Orchard Creek Golf Staff

Architect - Paul Cowley

Paul Cowley is a land planner and designer with over 25 years experience in resort development. He has successfully operated a design/build company with numerous projects throughout the Southeast. Some resort projects to his credit are Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida, The Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Club and The Hampton Club on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and The University Club, Columbia, South Carolina.

An avid golfer all his life, he began his golf career as a greens keeper at Pebble Beach in California. Paul draws upon his land planning and construction background to create the routing plan and real estate layout for a golf course community. His experience at Pebble Beach also gives Paul a unique insight into project challenges that very few in the business possess. He leads the design process, including the generation of plans, working with land planners and engineers to obtain permits from all necessary agencies. Then he supervises and coordinates the implementation of design plans with various contractors throughout the construction stage of the project. He will be involved on a consulting basis thereafter to insure a complete grow in to first class condition.

Paul has completed or is currently working on the following golf course construction projects. Six of these projects are collaborative new course construction efforts with Davis Love III's design company, Love Enterprises and Associates, Inc.

  • Ocean Creek Golf Course, The Fripp Company, Fripp Island, South Carolina
  • Laurel Island Links, The City of Kingsland, Kingsland, Georgia
  • Cabin Bluff, Sea Island Company & Mead Corporation, Kingsland, Georgia
  • Eagle Point Golf Course, Linkscorp, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Ocean Point Golf Links (renovation), The Fripp Company, Inc., Fripp Island, South Carolina
  • South Carolina National Golf Club (renovation), The Fripp Company, Inc., Cat Island, South Carolina
  • Orchard Creek Golf Course, Altamont, New York
  • The Love Course at Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  •  Legends Ridge Golf Course, Nashville, Tennessee
  •  The Ridge and Wild Acres Courses, Bellaire Mountain, New York


Numerous other real estate development land planning projects have been completed during his career.

Head PGA Golf Professional - Jeff Betti

Jeff grew up in Ballston Spa, New York, which is where his passion for golf began. He worked at Ballston Spa Country Club while in high school and then went on to study Professional Golf Management at Arizona State University, which set him on a path to become a member of the PGA.

 

During his time at Arizona State, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agribusiness with a concentration in Golf Course Management, Jeff took internships at a variety of courses including:

 

Desert Mountain (Renegade) - Scottsdale, Arizona

Foothills Golf Club - Phoenix, Arizona

Shadowridge Golf Club - Vista, California 

 

Jeff returned to the Capital Region in 2008 and worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club for three years under the tutelage of Kevin Hughes. In 2011 he took the position of Assistant Golf Professional at Albany Country Club, where he worked under Glenn Davis for seven years. 

 

In addition to being an avid sports fan, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife Alisha and son Jackson. He feels fortunate to be able to grow the game of golf in the Capital Region where he grew up.

 

Jeff is thrilled to be a part of the team at Orchard Creek Golf Club and is looking forward to bringing his expertise and enthusiasm to the golf course. He enjoys teaching golfers of all abilities and making the game of golf fun for everyone.




Assistant Golf Professional - Dave Shaver

Truly driven by his interactions with people, Dave brings an extraordinary level of enthusiasm and expertise to Orchard Creek Golf Club as the Assistant Golf Professional.  A lifelong resident of the capital region, Dave’s passion for the game of golf recently led him to Myrtle Beach, SC, where he completed his Associates Degree of Applied Business in Golf Complex Operations and Management at the Golf Academy of America, graduating at the top of his class.  In April 2016, Dave returned to the capital region, joining the team at the Northway 8 Golf Center where he worked as a Teaching Professional, as well as a Certified Club Fitter.  

Devoted to growing the game through the development of Junior Golf, Dave spent the summer of 2016 as an Assistant Coach for the Junior Golf Camps provided by the Parks and Recreation Department of Clifton Park, NY.  Additionally, while in Myrtle Beach, he served as an Assistant Coach with the First Tee program. 

As a Teaching Professional, Dave exercises a simplistic and user-friendly approach that is engineered to bring out the best in all walks of player.  His deep-rooted dedication to your success is at the forefront of his customer service standards and he looks forward to not just the discovery, but the cultivation of that success in every phase of your game.   

Golf Course Superintendent - Shaun Moffe

Welcome Shaun to the Orchard Creek Golf Club team for 2015.  
Shaun has been working in the golf industry since he was 19 years old.  His first course was the Mark Twain Golf Course which he fell in love with the game and knew this was the career he wanted to pursue.  He attended Cobleskill University and graduated in 2005.  Shaun received an AS degree and a BA technology in turf grass management.  During college he interned at Harbor Links Golf Course in Long Island, NY.  After graduation he became assistant at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, NY. a top 100 course rated by Golf Digest Magazine.  From there he started as an assistant and became Superintendent at Thousand Island Country Club on Wellesley Island, NY.  His knowledge of maintaining a championship quality golf course with suburb conditions will bring Orchard Creek to level every player expects and enjoys.

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Course News

The Golf Course and Cider House are open for the season. With the wet conditions, please call the Golf Shop ((518) 861-5000 ext 1) to check the availability of golf carts.  Please visit our restaurant page for spring hours.   Still booking weddings and  parties for 2018-19 season.  Gift Cards available ONLINE*