We are excited to announce the addition of Daren Johnson as the new Director of Golf for The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. Daren has served as a PGA Golf Professional at some of the finest clubs in the country. Most recently, Daren served as Director of Golf at Adena Golf and Country Club, a high-end private club in Ocala, FL. Daren earned a reputation as a complete golf professional that worked tirelessly to enhance the member experience at the facilities he has served.

Daren started his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Walt Disney World golf courses where he learned the importance of customer service and attention to detail. He served as an Assistant Golf Professional for two years at the famed Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey, ranked as the #1 golf course in the country by many golf publications, before becoming the Head Golf Professional at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa for 10 years. Daren was given the opportunity to become the Head Golf Professional at Mountain Top Golf and Lake Club, a Discovery property in Cashiers, NC, that was previously nationally recognized as the “Best New Golf Course” in the country by Golfweek magazine. There he helped establish a golf operation from the ground up that was known for outstanding customer service and a truly unique golf experience for the members. Daren moved back to Florida to be closer to family and was the Director of Golf at Carrollwood Country Club for four years before going to Adena. 

We truly believe Daren is going to fit very well with our membership and continue to enhance and grow the golf operation. He is very well liked by his peers in the industry, a good team builder and, most importantly, very highly thought of by the members at the places he has served. 

Daren is married and has two daughters ages 10 and 6. His interests include football, family activities and running. He graduated from Stetson University in 1999 where he played Division 1 Golf for four years. He is working on getting to Texas and will begin work the first week in September. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Head Golf Professional Jacques LeBlanc, Assistant Golf Professionals Katie Dillard, Cabott Hanes, Roman O’Rourke and Merchandise Manager Camille Furgeson for all of their hard work over the last couple of months during the transition period.

Please stop by and wish Daren a warm Texas welcome once he gets started.

Marc DeWall, PGA
General Manager

Marc DeWall, PGA, is the General Manager of The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 830.336.9000.


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