The Pinnacle Golf Properties Team
Kim Worrel, PGA
Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Kim is a Class-A PGA Professional with over 30 years of industry experience in the private, semi-private, resort and daily fee arenas and is the co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Course Manager. Kim is responsible for the overall operational activities of the Course Manager. His experience involves the management of multiple course operations throughout the United States as well as new course construction. In 2008, Kim was voted as one of the World’s 20 Most Admired Operators by Golf Inc. Magazine. Prior to forming Pinnacle Golf Properties, Kim was employed by Benchmark Golf where he was the Director of Golf Operations for their 18-course management arm of Benchmark Hospitality. He served for five years as Vice President and Director of Golf Operations for Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a 24-course operation consisting of over 700 employees. He also directed all golf operations for the Woodlands Resort and Country Club in Houston, Texas, which included construction management for the addition of 36 holes to their eighty-one hole course operation. Kim spent over 10 years working with the Jack Nicklaus organization in their Club Management and New Club Development group. Kim was a project manager for the construction of Valhalla Country Club in Louisville Kentucky (site of the 2000 PGA Championship) and served as their first Director of Golf. Additionally, Kim has held the position of Director of Golf for Kauai Lagoons Golf and Racquet Club in Hawaii and Frenchman’s Creek Golf Club in North Palm Beach, Florida. Kim is a native of Indiana and attended Ball State University. Kim has three boys and lives in Charlotte with his wife, Sue.