World Golf Village Appoints New Director of Golf Operations


Seth Henrich

St Augustine, Florida, United States: Seth Henrich has been named Director of Golf Operations at The World Golf Village Resort.

Home to two award-winning golf courses, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, the golf and club operations at The World Golf Village are professionally managed by Troon’s Honours Golf Division.

Henrich is a 20-plus-year veteran of the golf industry. Prior to arriving in St Augustine in early March, Henrich most recently served at the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico where he was the General Manager of golf operations for the last 12 years. He was responsible for managing the 18-hole championship course, along with the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Tennis Centre, Sunset Grill, golf retail, agronomy and landscaping.

Additionally, Henrich has served as Director of Golf at the 36-hole Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, and as the Head Golf Professional at the 36-hole Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

“Seth is a seasoned leader, who brings with him more than 20 years of golf operations experience,” said Lon Grundy, General Manager of Golf Operations at The World Golf Village. “I know Seth and his wife, Paola, are excited to start their family’s new adventure in Florida.”

Henrich is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management and is a Class A Member of the PGA of America. He has been recognised as the ‘Merchandiser of the Year’ and ‘Golf Professional of the Year’ multiple times by the South Florida Section PGA – Island Chapter.

Henrich has also served as Secretary and Vice President for the South Florida Section PGA – Island Chapter and has won the PGA’s Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentoring fellow PGA Professionals, and the Horton Smith Award for outstanding and continuing contributions in developing and improving education opportunities.

As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at The World Golf Village Resort are designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting.

The King & Bear is the only golf course in the world to be co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. The course o­ffers a mixture of two di­fferent design styles that come together to form one masterpiece.

The Slammer & Squire course was designed by architect Bobby Weed in conjunction with Hall of Fame Members Sam Snead (the ‘Slammer’) and Gene Sarazen (the ‘Squire’).

The World Golf Village Resort is located a short drive from Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orlando.

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