Meet David Martin
Landscapes Golf Management has named David Martin as General Manager of Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth Township, Pa. Martin joins the daily-fee, 36-hole Butler’s from the private Diamond Run Golf Club outside Pittsburgh. Previously, he was CEO of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, held leadership positions with other chambers, economic development and tourism organizations, and honed his hospitality skills as a cruise director with Carnival Corporation. Butler’s represents a special homecoming for Martin who, as a 14-year-old, learned to play golf with his dad at the course. In a short time at Butler’s, he revamped the Birdie Pass loyalty program, stay-and-play packages at the on-site B&B, and food-and-beverage offerings with spectacular utilization and business results. “Butler’s presents a terrific golf course and is fast becoming an important, go-to gathering place in the community’s lives,” says Martin. “With the tools and support of Landscapes Golf Management, Butler’s is not just a place to grab a beer after a round, but to enjoy amazing food and hang out with old and new friends in three unique food-and-beverage settings.” Butler’s par-72, 6,312-yard, classic Woodside layout features gently rolling terrain, routes through woods and overlooks the Youghiogheny River. Golf Digest calls Nos. 16 to 18 “amongst the best three finishing holes anywhere in Pennsylvania.” At par 72 and 6,689 yards, the Lakeside course boasts dramatic vistas, elevation changes and no parallel fairways. A joy to golfers’ senses, par 4 holes 14 and 16 slope downhill with fantastic views of the surrounding valley.