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Prairie Dunes Country Club

4812 E 30th Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67502

Office: 620.662.0581
Clubhouse: 620.662.0582

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Staff

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Jay Johnson

Title

General Manager/COO

Jay Johnson joined the Prairie Dunes family in October of 2019. Prior to that, he spent his previous 17 years in North Carolina where he graduated from Catawba College, and then spent 6 years in management at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, and 7 ½ years at Governors Club in Chapel Hill where he was the Assistant General Manager. Jay grew up in Lakeland, Florida where he credits his passion for golf, hospitality, and the University of Florida Gators. Jay earned his Certified Club Manager designation in 2016 and his Certified Sommelier title in 2019. Jay and his wife, Hannah, married in 2018 and welcome the newest member of their family, Norah Josephine Johnson, in February 2021. When he’s not at the Club, he and his wife enjoy golfing, discovering new restaurants & breweries, and spending time with their two rescue dogs: Max & Tucker.

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John Lanham

Title

Head Golf Professional

A native of Moville, Iowa John graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina with a degree in Business Administration. In 1995 following graduation he spent five years as an assistant golf professional at El Paso Country Cub in El Paso, Texas. From there he spent three years as the lead assistant at Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas, Texas. While at Preston Trail he gained valuable experience from several members of the Club including, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, and Byron Nelson. In 2003 John assumed his position as Head Golf Professional at Prairie Dunes becoming the third Golf Professional in the Club’s history following Charles Craig (1971-2002) and Ross Wilson (1937-1970). He is a two time award winner as the Midwest Section Merchandiser of the Year. John and his wife Kelly have four children, Emma, Jack, Will and Avery.

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Jim Campbell & PD

Title

Superintendent

Jim has had the pleasure of working at Prairie Dunes for over 23 years. He started at Prairie Dunes as an assistant on May 27, 1997 and after a few years was elevated to the position of Associate Superintendent. Prior to starting a career in the golf industry Jim owned and managed a farm 45 miles northwest of Hutchinson. This back ground gives him insight into the ever changing weather of central Kansas. After farming Jim moved to Texas to obtain his degree in the golf course management. While attending school he also worked at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas.

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Chauncey Ford

Title

Office Manager

Chauncey has been employed as the Office Manager for Prairie Dunes since 1995. She grew up in Great Bend, KS and attended Barton Community College and Kansas State University. She and her husband enjoy traveling with, Colorado and Tennessee being two of their favorite locations. Chauncey has had the pleasure of working at Prairie Dunes and having the opportunity to meet such wonderful people. She is looking forward to more years to come.

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Rhonda Holliday

Title

Food & Beverage Director

Rhonda grew up in far off Nickerson, Kansas, where she graduated from Nickerson High School in 1995. She played basketball for Pratt Community College before joining Prairie Dunes as a waitress in 1998. In 2000, Rhonda took an opportunity to make the move to the Hutchinson Town Club, which would be her professional home for the next 14 years. Rhonda then came back to Prairie Dunes, this time as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager. She held this position for 2 years, before returning to the Town Club as the General Manager. After the Town Club closed, Rhonda brought her experience and expertise back to Prairie Dunes, this time as the Food and Beverage Director. Rhonda has been steadily working her way up in the industry, serving the members of Hutchinson and beyond for 22 years. She has built a strong rapport with the members and is happy to have met some great people.

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Rick Carr

Title

Executive Chef

Chef Rick has been the Executive Chef of Prairie Dunes since 2012. He previously spent 14 years working for the Marriott Corporation. In 2002, Chef won the prestigious Iron Chef award obtaining the highest ranked guest satisfaction scores in Corporate Marriott Midwest Region. Prior to his success at Marriott, he was the Exec. Chef at Terradyne Country Club in Wichita. Chef entered the food industry in 1986 and would go on to join the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in 1993. He has trained in classical culinary arts through multiple programs, including the ACF Culinary classes, apprenticeships with Certified Exec. Chefs, the National Restaurant Administration, and Marriott International. He and his wife Debra were married in 2017, and they have 5 children between them. They are members of the Kansas Pond Society, enjoy spending time outdoors around their Koi pond with their 2 boxers. Chef's hobbies are restoring classic cars, pinball machines, gardening and of course, cooking.

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Max Pyle

Title

Director of Tennis & Wellness

Max is a Kansas Native, and has been actively coaching tennis for the past 5 years. He is a USPTA Certified Professional, as well as a member of the USPTA Missouri Valley Board of Directors. His coaching philosophy focusses on the fundamentals and creating a fun learning environment for all his students.

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Anna Pool

Title

Director of Member Experiences

Anna grew up in Coffeyville, KS where she became the Kansas Girl’s Class 4A State Golf Champion. She then went on to play golf at the University of Central Oklahoma where she met her fiancé, Dathan Holik. After her time at UCO she put her passion for golf into a career as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, OK before joining the Prairie Dunes team as the Director of Member Experience. Anna and Dathan now both live in Hutchinson, KS and both work at Prairie Dunes CC. They have one daughter named Hadley.

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Theresa Teufel

Title

Event Coordinator

Theresa joined the PDCC team in June 2019. Theresa holds bachelor's degrees in Print Journalism and Political Science from Kansas State University and a bachelor's degree in Business Organizational Management from Sterling College. She brings a wealth of experience in event planning to her position, having served as President of the Nickerson Chamber of Commerce for seven years where she led a small, yet dedicated, team of volunteers in planning and executing Klear Nearly Days each summer. She has served as a board member for the Nickerson Public Library and was extensively involved with 4-H as a community leader in Geary County, KS prior to relocating to the Hutchinson area. Theresa and her 15-year-old daughter Mallory enjoy participating in Family Community Theater productions and can often be seen on-stage together. Theresa, Will, and Mallory have called Nickerson home since 2006.