Welcome New Director of Golf Operations, Phillip Wright

Thu, August 18, 2016 | Golf

As Director of Golf Operations, Phillip Wright will be responsible for overseeing all golf operations at Bella Vista, POA. Wright previously oversaw all club operations while serving as the General Manager/Director of Golf at Pelican Point Golf Club Gonzales, Louisiana for the past 9 years. Prior to moving to Louisiana, Wright oversaw all golf operations at Ballantrae Golf Club in Birmingham, Alabama while serving as the Head Golf Professional for over 3 years.  His previous employment also includes the General Manager/Director of Golf position at the Capstone Club in Brookwood, Alabama, Head Golf Professional at Tuscaloosa Country Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Assistant Golf Professional at Augusta Country Club located in Augusta, Georgia.  Phillip Wright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Science from the University of Alabama in 1987.  He played college golf at Brevard Junior College and walked on at the University of Alabama Golf Team in 1986.  Phillip has competed on the Nike Tour and holds the course record at North River Yacht Club of 63 as well as the course record at Ballantrae Golf Club of 62.  He is 25 year Member of the PGA and thoroughly enjoys working in the golf business helping Members and Guests enjoy the game of golf. Phillip has been married to his wife, Rebecca, for over 26 years.  They have three children; Caroline, 21, Julia, 19, and Andrew, who is 13.


Member, Professional Golfers Association of America

Member, Club Managers Association of America

Member, Professional Club Marketing Association

Member, National Golf Course Owners Association

Member, Association of Golf Merchandisers

Published in Golf Business Magazine, March 2016

Mackel Cup Match Play Louisiana Team, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Ascension Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ascension Class of 2014

Panelist, Tennessee PGA Business Summit, 2013

Gulf States PGA Merchandisers of Year Recipient, 2008

PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game, 2006-2013

Dixie Section PGA Finance Committee Chairman, 2006 -2007

APGM “Arnold Palmer Guest Obsession” National Recipient 2002