Woods Valley Golf Club recently announced that PGA Professional Ryan Darland has accepted the position of Head Golf Professional. Darland, who had been the Head Golf Professional at Reflection Bay Golf Club, began his first day at Woods Valley Golf Club on April 3, 2017.
Darland, born and raised in Valley Center, was accepted into the University of Nevada Las Vegas to attend the Professional Golf Management Program. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Recreation and Sports Management and became a PGA Class A Member in 2010.
Ryan has worked for public courses, resort courses and private clubs including Spanish Oaks Golf Club in Austin, Texas and San Antonio Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. He spent seven years in Las Vegas working for the Paiute Golf Resort, Angel Park Golf Club and Painted Desert Golf Club and most recently, two years at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Lake Las Vegas as Head Golf Professional.
“Taking the Head Golf Professional position at Woods Valley Golf Club and working closely with JC Resorts is the most excited I have ever been in this business,” said Darland. “I have worked with multiple management companies in the past and I have never felt so welcomed like I have with JC Resorts. They have gone above and beyond to except me into their family.”
Since returning to Valley Center, Darland has been welcomed by neighbors and colleagues and has enjoyed getting reacquainted with the community.
“Ryan is a natural fit for Woods Valley and fits perfectly with the JC Resorts culture,” said Erik Johnson, Director of Operations for JC Golf. “We look forward to him being at the course for many years to come.”
Woods Valley Golf Club
14616 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Phone: (760) 751-3007