Curtis Tyrrell named director of golf course operations at Bonita Bay Club

Curtis Tyrrell named director of golf course operations at Bonita Bay Club

Former Medinah Country Club turf leader will oversee maintenance of five Florida courses.

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January 8, 2018
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Bonita Bay Club has announced the hiring of Curtis Tyrrell as its director of golf course operations. Tyrrell, who holds CGCS and MG certifications, joins Bonita Bay after a successful tenure at famed Medinah Country Club outside Chicago. 

"I know from working with Curtis previously, that he is among the best thinking and well-organized superintendents today,” Bonita Bay general manager Dan Miles said. “I am confident that the golfing membership at Bonita Bay Club will benefit greatly from his extraordinary tournament and construction experience.”

In 10 years at Medinah, Tyrrell led the massive transformation three courses, practice facility and golf course maintenance facility. The work was completed before, during and after the club hosted the 2012 Ryder Cup.
 
Originally from Upper Marlboro, Md., Tyrrell received his first golf course management experience after graduating from Elon University with a degree in history. While working at Woodmore Country Club in Maryland, he decided to follow his new passion and enrolled at Penn State University to further his knowledge in turfgrass management, graduating with distinction in 1996. He served as the director of agronomy at Lake of Isles (Conn.) from 2003-07 and superintendent at Anthem (Nev.) Country Club from 2000-2003. Tyrrell and his wife, Bridget, have two daughters, Kaylie and Meredith.

Bonita Bay Club, located between Naples and Fort Myers, features three Arthur Hills-designed courses located within the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay community; two Tom Fazio courses, Cypress and Sabal at nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples, which provides a golf experience with no residential development on 1,035 acres of cypress wetlands and pine flats.