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Shelby, NC Private Club Hires New Head Golf Professional

Cleveland Country Club

Shelby’s only private golf club, Cleveland Country Club, is excited to announce that Keith Williams will be joining the club as the new Head Golf Professional. In addition to a genuine passion for golf, Williams brings extensive instructional knowledge to his new role.

Originally from Georgetown, SC., Williams is a proud veteran of the US Army and served 12 years of active duty. Prior to joining the Cleveland Country Club team, Williams attended the Golfers Career College and served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Dolphin Head Golf Course in Hilton Head, SC., and at The Landings Club in Savannah, GA. Williams is certified by the United States Golfers Teaching Federation and is a member of the PGA Apprenticeship Program.

“I am honored to join the Cleveland Country Club family,” said Keith Williams, Head Golf Professional at Cleveland Country Club. “This historic club has a great sense of community and comradery, and I look forward to working with the rest of the staff to enhance the golf experience for our members and guests.

Located in Shelby, North Carolina, Cleveland Country Club is a full service, year-round, private country club featuring a challenging but fair 18-hole, par 72 golf course, seven Har-Tru and two hard tennis courts, an elegant, recently renovated clubhouse, and pool facilities that are to be renovated next. The club also offers a wide variety of instructional programs catering to all types of golfers.

“Keith’s unique background will bring our golf instruction at Cleveland Country Club to the next level,” said Allyson Darling, General Manager of Cleveland Country Club. “His passion and vast experience in the golf industry make him a welcome addition to the Cleveland Country Club team.”

Cleveland Country Club is managed by Bobby Jones Links, based in Alpharetta, GA. For additional information on the community and membership opportunities, please visit

About Cleveland Country Club

Established in 1927, Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, North Carolina, offers its members and guests a traditional private club experience with a unique blend of southern hospitality. The course features a par 72, 18-hole golf course with newly renovated bunkers and spans 6,409 yards with a 71.2 USGA golf course rating. Additional amenities include a recently renovated clubhouse, full-service pro shop, golf lounge, card room, putting and practice facility, golf lessons and clinics, tennis instruction for juniors and adults, a swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining options.

About Bobby Jones Links

Bobby Jones Links is an Atlanta-based club management company. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating more than 200 clubs worldwide. Bobby Jones Links expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs with work on additional projects and amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, and real estate development. Visit and get to know how Bobby Jones Links creates experiences all over the world. 

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