Meet Our Team
Our Team is Your Team
We’ve all heard that there is no “I” in team. But our team knows that “YOU” are our most important client.
That’s why our “hands-on” approach to each project ensures that you will receive the same attention to detail and level of service that every Watermark Golf client receives. And the way we guarantee that service is utilizing the team we’ve assembled below and their more than 100 yeras of combined experience in exceeding the expectations of clients across the United States.
Nathan Crace, ASGCA – Principal
Nathan is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and in 2020 was elected to a seat on the ASGCA Board of Governors. For more than 25 years, Nathan has been working with clients in all sectors of the golf industry from PGA Tour stops, private clubs and resorts to public courses, municipalities, Division I universities, and even the US Air Force. While Nathan has garnered a number of awards for his work over the quarter century, his primary objective to exceed client expectations by over-delivering and working to promote the game of golf for future generations. Nathan is a also a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and a published author who writings include a long-running golf column title “Lipouts” in a number of regional and national golf publications as well as a thriller titled “Vincent Vino” available from Moonbay Media.
You can learn more about Nathan’s background and experience on his page HERE.
- Golf Course Architecture
- Land Planning
- construction management
J. Michelle S. Crace – Owner & Dir of Communications
With more than 25 years of experience in education, Michelle provides the critical support needed for the firm’s communications, marketing, and promotional efforts. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University before earning her Masters Degree from William Carey University. Michelle has numerous hours of post-graduate work in communications and marketing with a specialized emphasis in Internet marketing, which she puts to good use in guiding Watermark Golf’s online presence.
In addition to her position as the firm’s owner, communications coordinator, and a member of the Advisory Board she is involved with Watermark Golf’s daily financial operations as well as long-term strategic planning for current and prospective projects. Add to this her ability to step back from each project and “see the big picture” from an objective point of view, and it’s easy to see why she is such a critical piece of the puzzle at Watermark Golf.
- Strategic Planning
Al Osteen, GCSAA – Consulting Agronomist
Al is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s Agronomy & Turfgrass Management program–one of the best in the Southeastern United States. As a member of the Advisory Board for Watermark Golf, his years of experience as an agronomist and superintendent at some of the top golf courses in the United States (including facilities hosting PGA Tour events) serve as a solid foundation to provide technical support to our principal in both golf course grow-in and the landscape function of master planning.
A Certified Golf Course Superintendent and long time member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the Louisiana/Mississippi Golf Course Superintendents Association (and two-time President of the LMGCSA), and Past President of the Mississippi Turfgrass Association, he is continually working to help others further their professional education by speaking at seminars conducted by these and other industry organizations.
- AGRONOMY AND LANDSCAPE
- CONSTRUCTION AND GROW-IN
- LONG-RANGE PLANNING
Landon Petty – Dir. of New Business Development & Content Director for Watermark Golf Media
Landon brings his expertise from both the golf industry and the aviation industry to the advisory board at Watermark Golf.
The former owner of one of the top regional golf publications in the southeastern United States, he sold the magazine to take a position as the Director of Golf of one of the top resorts in Louisiana, where he managed the day-to-day operations for years before being lured into the lucrative world of private aviation.
Landon’s real world experience and forward-thinking approach to developing potential opportunities also makes him the perfect sounding board for Nathan and Michelle. Landon also uses his years of experience in publishing, news, and media to serve as Content Director for Watermark Golf Media.
- NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
- PLANNING & MARKETING
- CONTENT – WATERMARK GOLF MEDIA
Martin Reeves, PGA – Facility Operations & Design Consultant
A well-respected Life Member of the PGA of America, Martin has years of experience not only as a managing golf professional, but also as a course owner/operator.
His career spans from years as a non-exempt player on the PGA Tour in his younger days to a club professional at courses from Texas to Mississippi.
As a member of the Advisory Board for Watermark Golf, Martin’s area of expertise is in providing support in the development and planning of a golf facility’s ancillary attributes such as the clubhouse, driving range, natural resources management center, etc. and helping to ensure that each works in synergy with one another.
- facility operations
- design consultant
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p: (601) 849-0461
Post Office Box 1250
Magee, MS | 39111 | USA
100 Lakeview Drive, Suite 210
Magee, MS | 39111 | USA