Joel Livingood, CCM

Joel Livingood, CCM

General Manager/COO, Interlachen Country Club
Edina, Minnesota

Joel Livingood is general manager/COO at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn. He found his passion for hospitality early on while working as a caddie at Oxbow Country Club in Fargo, N.D. In 2011, he was selected as the club’s general manager at age 22. While at Oxbow, Livingood led the development of a $35MM master plan for a new golf course, clubhouse and pool. He was also actively involved in the planning of a new 70-home development surrounding the club.

He previously served as general manager of North Oaks Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn. from 2014 to 2017 where he steered the development of a new strategic plan and gained approval for a major clubhouse renovation.

Since joining Interlachen in April 2017, Livingood has led a multi-million dollar turnaround of the club’s operating performance. He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a major facilities improvement plan that will be complete in June 2019.

Livingood is actively involved with the Club Management Association of America and serves as the education chair for the CMAA Upper Midwest Chapter.

He earned his Bachelors of Science in business from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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