Meet the General Manager


General Manager/COO


John Spiess, PGA Master Professional

John is a Certified Club Manager through the Club Management Association of America and is also one of the few PGA Master Golf Professionals in the country. His almost forty years of industry experience includes the management of semi-private, private and resort clubs. Prior to joining us in 2021 at Sara Bay, he was the General Manager at The Country Club of Roswell in Atlanta, Georgia. His previous management experience includes roles at The Heritage Club in Wake Forest, NC., The McLemore Club in Chattanooga, TN. and TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN. Originally from Archbold, Ohio; he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Golf Management and Marketing from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. John is excited to be part of the Sara Bay CC family and helping us to achieve our mission of being one of the best Donald Ross designed Golf Clubs in America. John resides in Sarasota with his wife Diane. They have two adult children, Ryan and Courtney.