Vice-President of Operations, General Manager, & Head Golf Professional
Doug was born in Hays, KS and attended Ft. Hays State University before transferring to Coastal Carolina University. Doug graduated with a degree in marketing and participated in the professional golf management program.
While in Kansas, he helped coach a high school golf team to their first two state championship appearances in the school’s history. Doug’s teaching philosophy is intended to give the students and understanding of their problems, not just a solution. He has taught golfers of all ability levels, from beginners to touring professionals.
While away from the course, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda and daughter Kyleigh.
Jim Knaffle, CGCS
Director of Agronomy
Jim was born in in Lewiston, ME. He moved to Myrtle Beach in 1994 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Agronomy. Jim also studied Business Management at the University of Southern Maine.
In 1999, Jim was hired to oversee the construction and grow-in of the International Club Golf Course, and has remained ever since. Also, during his tenure, Jim was the Director of Agronomy overseeing maintenance operations for the Classic Golf Groups seven courses when the International Club was managed by them.
Jim lives in the International Club development with his beautiful wife Sloan, his daughter Smith, and his son Jay.
Our Professional & Friendly Staff
Yellow Shirts Are Our Pro Shop Staff
Blue Shirts Are Our Starters, Rangers, & Bagdrop Staff
Pink Shirts Are Our Food & Beverage Staff (of course the white shirt is our chef)