Michael Beliz

Food and Beverage Manager


Alvin, Texas


Wife – Joni 
Daughter – Emersyn 
Son – Zane

How did you choose this career?

I chose this career path at the age of 15. I started out as a bus boy at Hearthstone Country Club in Houston in 1995 and thoroughly enjoyed serving and taking care of members. I have lifelong friendships from those early days. I will continue to grow as a manager at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch and enjoy this Hill Country living.

How did you become employed at The Clubs of  Cordillera Ranch?

Working in the club business in Houston, you get to meet and work with a lot of great people. Graham House and I worked together at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston. Through the club network, along with my love for this area of Texas, I have been blessed to be able to work in such a beautiful place.

What past work history prepared you for The Clubs?

My love for golf, along with working in a great team have always been a passion for me. This industry makes it fun to wake up and go to work each day. Working for different types of clubs such as corporate, member equity and now private ownership provides well-rounded insight to all levels of service. I get to bring good tactics and new ideas wherever I go. I am looking forward to helping my new team.

What makes your colleagues an asset to The Clubs?

Our T.E.A.M. works great together and we all have had different experiences in different scenarios over our years of service. Developing game plans and ideas is easy when we all have the same vision: Member Satisfaction! Our staff is eager to learn and looking for opportunities to grow. It is always great to watch your team members grow into bigger roles. 

What has been your most rewarding professional experience?

I would have to say it was having over 20 couples that were club members in our wedding. The value of the friendships I have made over the years is the most rewarding. As much as I try to be engaging, it’s always fun when your membership is engaging, too. It really makes for a successful understanding of everyone’s needs.  

What has been your greatest professional challenge?

Balancing work with my kids’ and wife’s schedules. My daughter Emersyn is in cheerleading and basketball. My son Zane wants to play everything and be everywhere. I try to spend as much time dating my wife as possible.

What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch?

The people in this area are just laid back and so nice. They are hard-working people with great American values. Plus, I have always loved this part of Texas! It is a blessing to get to come to work and look out over God’s country.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love to golf and play Golden Tee. I enjoy playing pool, cornhole and anything competitive. When I can get away, I enjoy deep sea fishing and going on golf trips. At home, I love to grill steaks and slow cook pork ribs on my smoker. Love me some patio time! I am also a huge Dallas Cowboys’ fan. Go Cowboys! 

Favorite quote or motto?

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I am grateful to have this opportunity for a new chapter in life, and I’m looking forward to meeting new people and making new relationships in this area. 

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