The Plantation Golf & Country Club’s Manager Receives Designation

NAPLES, FL—January 27, 2009—James E. Mason, CCM, General Manager of The Plantation Golf & Country Club, which is managed by Coral Hospitality, achieved the designation of “Certified Club Manager” (CCM) with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

“We are extremely proud of James for making this commitment to grow both personally and professionally, which ultimately provides a better member and customer experience. We are privileged to have James as a member or our Coral family,” stated Lee Weeks, CEO of Coral Hospitality.

Mason was approved by the Certification Committee of CMAA after successfully passing a certification examination. He joins more than 1,400 club managers worldwide who have achieved this hallmark of professionalism. Mason qualified for the CCM examination as a result of fulfilling specific requirements in club management experience, education and association activity. The CCM examination contains nine subject areas including private club administration, sports and recreation management, managerial accounting, food and beverage operations and principles of management and marketing.

James has over 15 years experience in country clubs with an additional 15 plus years with distinctive restaurants and banquet facilities. Prior to coming on board as General Manager of The Plantation Golf & Country Club, Mason was the General Manager at another Coral property, the Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Ft. Myers.

Please contact Suzanne Lennon at or 239.434.2880 with any questions or interview requests.

About The Plantation Golf & Country Club
This gated community abounds in native trees, preserve land and striking fairways. The Plantation Golf Course designed by Hurdzan-Fry anchors the community and features numerous rolling hills as well as "Pinehurst" style bunkers. At the center of it all is the 38,000-square-foot Great House-a gracious golf and social clubhouse reminiscent of a fine British Colonial manor home. Spectacular views of the golf course and driving range can be enjoyed from the broad terraces, while also providing the perfect venue for an abundance of social events and memorable celebrations.

About Coral Hospitality
Coral Hospitality is a full-service hospitality management and investment company specializing in hotels, clubs and residential communities. John Ayres, Chairman, and Lee Weeks, Chief Executive Officer, bring more than six decades of five-star management experience to Coral Hospitality and its partners. With service and value as its major focal points, Coral Hospitality has widened its spectrum to include a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, marinas, spas and community associations. Currently managing a collection of more than 25 properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean, Coral operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. Coral Hospitality continues to pursue a growth plan to enhance its portfolio with new resorts and clubs, as well as identifying additional capital partners with similar interests in developing and managing unique properties within the hospitality industry.

Media Contact:
Suzanne Lennon
(239) 434-2880


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