Crystal Mountain Names Jamie Davison, Director of Golf
The family-owned four-season resort Crystal Mountain is pleased to introduce its new Director of Golf, Jamie Davison, who has a wealth of experience in golf operations and leadership at various country clubs nationwide.
“After working from all corners of Michigan including the Upper Peninsula, and then down south in Georgia, Texas and South Carolina, I finally feel at home here at Crystal,” said Davison. “This resort has such a remarkable legacy already, especially among the snow sports industry, and I’m looking forward to helping create a northern Michigan golf legacy as well.”
Davison most recently comes from Gladstone Golf Club in the Wolverine State, where he served as general manager and head golf professional. Before that, he spent several years working for ClubCorp, recently rebranded to Invited, which owns and operates more than 200 private clubs worldwide.
“He checks all the boxes,” said Everett Leonard, Senior VP of Finance overseeing golf. “Jamie understands the complexity of resort golf and has the passion and drive to succeed. He is a proven leader with great business sense; he is tech savvy and has phenomenal customer service skills.”
Davison earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Lake Superior State University and an Associate Arts Degree from Bay College in Escanaba. He later returned to LSSU in 2009 as the head coach of the Division II men’s golf team and the first-ever women’s golf team.
“I had the privilege of recruiting new student-athletes and sharing my knowledge and love for the game with them,” added Jamie. “Growing the game is a passion of mine, so being able to work alongside Crystal Mountain’s award-winning golf school team is invigorating.”
As Director of Golf, Davison will lead most golf operations. Greg Babinec will remain the head golf professional, Brandon Dean will be the assistant golf professional, and Trevor Mills will be the golf course superintendent.
“His addition to the team makes me even more excited for the future of golf and golf instruction at Crystal Mountain,” added Leonard.
In addition to his golf background, Davison has been a registered official for high school and college basketball in both Michigan and Georgia for 26 years and continues to referee in Michigan. A native of the Upper Peninsula, Jamie now lives in Traverse City with his wife Kayla and their 2-year-old daughter Lorelei.
Established in 1956 Crystal Mountain is located 28 miles of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 1,500-acre resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, Peak Fitness, the ‘Park at Water’s Edge’, Michigan Legacy Art Park, a conference center, and real estate options.
Please visit CrystalMountain.com for more resort details or information about Four Seasons Club memberships.