Owned by Warminster Township (PA) and managed by Spirit Golf Management, Five Ponds Golf Club is a shining example of how a public/private partnership can result in a profitable and growing enterprise which contributes to community. Five Ponds Golf Club operations are fully supported by the Township.
Over the past year, once we reopened the range from a COVID shutdown we offered to add range credit to each individual based on the package(s) they bought. They then bought an e-range key which promoted touchless transactions in the future and earned 25% more buckets (i.e. $100 purchase received $125 in range credit)
Five Ponds also increased its junior programs by double in the past 4 years. They have had many more parent-junior events to even engage the non-golfer siblings in the family to come play golf, practice and rate the hot dogs. They also promote reunion events, for example a GGR (Get Golf Ready) class will have a tee time booked for every clinic participant two weeks after the clinic ends to get them back to facility and playing golf.
FIVE PONDS ANNUAL PREFERRED TEE TIME PASS IS BACK!
It is our pleasure to provide you with our 2021 Preferred Tee Time rates and application. The pass includes pre-paid savings, association benefits, and range plans. Our goals are to provide you with a guaranteed tee time and offer you a menu of additional items that provide you with added value to take advantage of the range, golf association, pro-shop and Food and Beverage to improve your enjoyment of your weekend golf at Five Ponds.
PGA, President of Spirit Golf Management, Inc.
Mike Attara is a certified PGA Professional, golf industry executive, and the founder and president of Spirt Golf Management. Serving as the PGA General Manager for Five Ponds Golf Club. Mike is Trustee of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, Board Member of the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association, and Board Member of the GAP Public Golf Committee. Mike served two terms as a NJ PGA Board of Director and has been a long-time supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Mike’s love for the game of golf began when he first picked up a club at the age of 12. He enjoyed success playing competitively and earned his Class A PGA certification in 1990 and certification in general management in 2006. Mike graduated from Bucks County College and went on to attend Wilmington University. During Mike’s 30 + years as a PGA Professional, Mike spent 10 years serving as a Regional Vice President for a national golf course management company, 10 years as the Director of Operations at Eagle Ridge Golf Club and the past 12 years as the President of Spirit Golf Management.
Mike began representing Five Ponds Golf Club in 2014 assuming the position of PGA Head Golf Professional and Outing Coordinator. In 2016, Spirit Golf Management was hired to professionally manage the full golf and maintenance operations at Five Ponds Golf Club. In 2018, Spirit Golf took over full operations of the food and beverage department and since Spirit Golf has increased overall operational revenues for Warminster Township and continue to build a strong team dedicated to providing a top tier public golf, dining and golf academy programs to the residents and guest of Warminster Township.
Kevin Beirne rejoined the Spirit Golf Management team in 2017 and is the Vice President of Golf Operations, Kevin works day to day alongside the key staff members to execute daily operations as well long range goals.
Kevin worked alongside Mike Attara for 12-years at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, advancing to the position of Head Golf Professional. Kevin has proven to be a leader and an asset to any team he has been part of throughout his career. Kevin has been recognized as the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NJPGA Player Development Award winner as well as the 2018 and 2019 Youth Player Development award winner for his exceptional contributions in Growing the Game of Golf. He is considered a leader within the section and nationally in creating and executing player development programs. Kevin has also been honored as the 2015 NJPGA Merchandiser of the Year for public facilities for promoting the game and business of golf and skillfully merchandising his golf shop retail space. Kevin is a four time Coach of the Year while heading the Ocean County College golf program from 2007-2013, during that time Kevin led OCC to the National Championships 5 times.
Kevin was elected to the NJPGA Board of Directors in 2015, served two 3-year terms and chaired several committees during that time. In 2020, Kevin was elected to serve as an officer of the section and is currently the Secretary of the NJPGA. Kevin teaches the game at a high level, as a US Kids Certified Professional and US Kids Top 50 Honorable Mention teacher, teaching many outstanding Junior, High School, and Collegiate players during his career. Kevin played soccer and golf collegiately on nationally ranked teams while attending Greensboro College in NC and ultimately graduating from Salisbury University (MD). Kevin is a regular volunteer and contributor to many NJPGA and New Jersey Golf Foundation initiatives.
Kevin is married to his wife Vicki and they have three kids, Landon, Madelyn, & Reese. You can find Kevin and Vicki watching the kids play their sports and enjoying the beach on LBI in their free time.
PGA Apprentice/Assistant Golf Professional
Garret is PGA Apprentice/Assistant Golf Professional at Five Ponds Golf Club. He began his journey as a high school Golfer and started his apprenticeship at Makefield Highlands Golf Club. Garret is working towards his Class A PGA Membership with a passion for player improvement. Garret is TPI certified (Titleist Performance Institute), Operation 36 certified, a Mizuno club fitter, and a certified U.S. Kids Golf Coach. Continuing his love and passion for Golf is his goal. Garret believes each player is different, no two players think alike or swing alike so two different players should never be taught alike. Garret Promises to deliver an exceptional golf experience to anyone he encounters and is thrilled to be your director of Junior Golf.
Golf Course Superintendent
Kurt is the golf course superintendent at Five Ponds Golf Club. Kurt grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York. After a short stint as a software developer Kurt realized being behind a desk was not his true calling. Kurt’s love for sports, being outside and the change of the seasons pushed him toward a degree in turf maintenance.
Kurt started his turf maintenance career at Copake Country Club concurrently while attending SUNY Cobleskill. After getting his turf degree 2004, he spent one year at the Neuse Golf Club in Clayton, NC. With the urge to be closer to home Kurt moved to Bucks county and accepted the second assistant superintendent position at Trenton Country Club. Wanting to advance his career as quickly as possible he worked as an assistant or first assistant at several private country clubs in the Delaware Valley. The list includes Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club, Squires Golf Club, Overbrook Golf Club and Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Kurt gained knowledge and philosophies from these well-established and successful superintendents. Kurt has molded all this knowledge and brought his own philosophy of turf maintenance to Five Ponds in 2016.
In the short period of time Kurt has been at Five Ponds he has looked to improve the overall experience for the golfer. Cleaning the naturalize areas and removing dead and dying trees has been the priority. Removing unwanted trees has not just improved the aesthetics of the property it also improved the overall health and quality of the turf. Kurt’s goal every season is to have some of the best putting greens in the area. Having “Private Club” greens at a public golf course. Kurt continues to work on projects in the off season to improve playing conditions and the look of the property.
Kurt and his wife Courtney have two enthusiastic kids, Jackson and Samantha. Kurt is active in the community helping with the Upper Moreland Little League and Basketball Club.
Food & Beverage / Events Manager
Marley is our Food & Beverage and Events Manager at Five Ponds Golf Club. Her career in the food & beverage industry started when she was 16. Marley started as a hostess in a fine dining restaurant and worked her way up to bar manager. She then changed gears and went into event planning. Which then turned into working as a Wedding Coordinator for about 6 years at a boutique hotel in Lancaster, PA. She has planned and executed hundreds of weddings and events. Planning events is her passion and she takes pride in bringing her clients vision to life and executing all aspects of the day to make it perfect. When her and her husband moved to Warminster she knew she needed to change her career to be closer to home, that’s when she contacted us about the Event Sales position with Spirit at Five Ponds Golf Club. Since starting with Spirit she has learned so much more about the golf business and loved every moment of it.
She has been able to do what she loves in planning events ranging from golf outings to Showers & Weddings and everything in between. She has also found a new hobby in playing golf. “ I work for the best course in Bucks County and am fortunate enough to get out there as much as I can to work on my golf game.” When Marley is not at the Course you may find her shopping at Target or walking her dogs Montana and Pablo.
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