Singapore: Mark Isley has been promoted to the role of General Manager – Golf at Laguna National Golf & Country Club.
As Director of Agronomy and Project Manager since March 2016, Isley successfully completed four major projects at the award-winning, 36-hole Singapore club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
As well as a renovation and reconfiguration of the Classic Course, Isley oversaw the re-grassing of the fairways, tees and green surrounds on the Masters Course and the construction of the state-of-the-art Golf Course Maintenance Operations Centre.
He was also responsible for managing the construction of the Practice Facility’s short-game area and driving range fairway.
On December 1, 2019, Isley teed-off a new chapter in his career. As General Manager – Golf, he will manage and oversee all the golf departments as well as working alongside Eric Piatti, General Manager – Hotel, to ensure the integration of the club’s centralised services model between the operating divisions.
Isley brings with him significant golf general management experience from his past roles, most recently as General Manager at Indonesia’s Bali Golf & Country Club.
Isley has also had spells as General Manager at Bali Handara Golf & Country Club and Bintan Lagoon Resort as Club Manager where he managed the day-to-day operation of the clubhouse, pro shop, membership and its two golf courses.
At Laguna National, Golf Operations and Revenue Management, Golf Retail, Golf Course Maintenance, Teaching and Practice Facility and Club Operations will all fall under Isley’s remit.
Laguna National Chairman Peter Kwee said: “With Mark’s extensive prior experience in golf management, we are confident he will successfully lead Laguna National into this new and exciting era with its brand-new clubhouse, hotel and wide range of club facilities.
“Although we know he will be busy with managing the golf club as the General Manager, the conditioning of the golf courses will remain very high on his list of priorities. He is confident the courses will continue to be in excellent condition at all times.”
Isley, who began his career in golf in 1982 in the Sunshine State of Florida, said: “I very much look forward to taking on this new role at Laguna National. It’s an especially exciting time for the club with so many new and ground-breaking developments.”
Isley will work closely alongside Director of Golf Operations Mark Bates.