The Club at Pasadera brings in new superintendent

The Club at Pasadera brings in new superintendent

The rare superintendent who is also a club member, Brad Coleman moves over from San Jose Country Club.


The Club at Pasadera in Monterey, California, has hired Brad Coleman as its new golf course superintendent. Coleman will oversee agronomic maintenance of The Club at Pasadera’s 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course and the club’s practice facilities.

Coleman became a member of The Club at Pasadera 18 months ago and brings a unique member perspective to his new position.

Coleman has 25 years of golf course management experience in Northern California, most recently at San Jose Country Club, where he worked as the superintendent for the last three years. He has also worked for the Pebble Beach Company as assistant superintendent at Spyglass Hill and at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, as well as at courses in Arizona, Colorado and in his native Ohio.

“Brad’s passion for the game of golf combined with his hands-on Monterey Peninsula agronomy experience set him apart,” said Kurt Burmeister, COO and general manager of The Club at Pasadera. “He has a proven track record of producing superior playing conditions, building a team environment and connecting with members.”

Coleman is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute, where he earned an associate’s degree in Turfgrass Management. He has focused on water management and strategic planning, and has hosted both PGA TOUR and USGA tournaments. His professional experience also includes training staff in all aspects of golf course improvement and maintenance.

“As an avid golfer and member here for the past 18 months, I’ve been able to see this course the way the golfers see it and to make agronomic decisions based on playability, aesthetics and long-term sustainability,” Coleman said. “I’d like to express my appreciation to management and members for their commitment to me, our team and this golf course.”

The Club at Pasadera is a private country club. It opened as Pasadera Country Club in 2000 that was rebranded as The Nicklaus Club – Monterey from 2013 to 2019.