St. Andrews Country Club Boca Raton Selects Brad Nelson to Lead Course & Grounds Team

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St. Andrews Country Club announces the addition of Brad Nelson to the professional staff as Director of Course & Grounds. A 22-year veteran in the golf industry, Nelson joins St. Andrews from PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida where he served as Director of Argonomy directly responsible for tour conditions for the 2016-18 Honda Classic and 2013-15 WGC Cadillac Championships.

Brad Nelson joins St. Andrews Country Club Boca Raton as Director of Course & Grounds.

"Brad was the clear choice to meet and exceed our members’ expectations for both the Fazio II and the Palmer Course," said Craig D. Martin, CCM, COO/General Manager, St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club announces the addition of Brad Nelson to the professional staff as Director of Course & Grounds. A 22-year veteran in the golf industry, Nelson joins St. Andrews from PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida where he served as Director of Argonomy directly responsible for tour conditions for the 2016-18 Honda Classic and 2013-15 WGC Cadillac Championships.

“Brad’s reputation and commitment to the highest standards makes him the ideal professional for St. Andrews Country Club,” COO/General Manager Craig D. Martin, C.C.M. said. “After an extensive interview process, Brad was the clear choice to meet and exceed our members’ expectations for both the Fazio II and the Palmer Course.”

Nelson’s proficient work has not gone unnoticed as he has received multiple awards highlighting his skillset, including 2016 IAGTO Sustainability award under GEO, 2014 Top 100 Golf Course, Golf Digest and Golf Weekly, The Blue Monster, 2014 Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year Runner-Up, Public, The Blue Monster, 2005 Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year, Private, The Breakers Rees Jones Course, 1999-2000 Hooters Golf Tour Public Course of the Year, Bay Tree Golf Plantation.

“When you have the reputation that St. Andrews Country Club has, of being such a distinguished club, the best of the best, there is never any doubt what the standard is for the property. I’m committed to providing a stellar member experience by highlighting the diversity of the two golf courses which is quite unique. The Fazio II golf course is truly a championship test of golf since the renovation, with a strategic approach to shot making and an emphasis on firm, fast conditioning, while the Palmer golf course offers a more traditional approach to the game in regards to sight lines and Green contouring,” Nelson commented. “My family and I are truly blessed to be a part of the St Andrews culture. I’m excited to share my vision and to lead the Agronomy team to ensure we deliver the goals set forth by Craig and the Board of Governors.”

Nelson is a current member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Palm Beach County Golf Superintendents Association, Florida Turf Grass Association and is a U.S.G.A. Member.

About St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Distinguished Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and recently approved $25 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and a new Fazio II. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club features a full service spa and salon and a stand-alone fitness and tennis center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with five dining venues. A pristine recreation & aquatic center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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