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Jamie Davison named Director of Golf at Crystal Mountain

THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. (August 8, 2023) – Crystal Mountain is pleased to introduce Jamie Davison as director of golf. Davison comes to Crystal with a wealth of experience in golf operations and leadership at various country clubs across the nation.

“After working from all corners of Michigan, including the U.P., and then down south in Georgia, Texas and South Carolina, I finally feel at home here at Crystal,” said Davison. “This resort has such a remarkable legacy already, especially among the snow sports industry, and I’m looking forward to helping create a northern Michigan golf legacy as well.”

Davison most recently comes from Gladstone Golf Club in Gladstone, Mich. where he served as general manager and head golf professional. Prior to that, he spent several years working for ClubCorp, now rebranded to Invited, which owns and operates more than 200 private clubs worldwide.

“He checks all the boxes,” said Everett Leonard, Senior VP of Finance overseeing golf. “Jamie understands the complexity of resort golf and has the passion and drive to succeed.  He is a proven leader with great business sense, he is tech savvy and has phenomenal customer service skills.”

Davison earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from Lake Superior State University (LSSU) and an associate of arts degree from Bay College in Escanaba. He later returned to LSSU in 2009 as the head coach of the Division II men’s golf team and the first-ever women’s golf team.

“I had the privilege of recruiting new student athletes and sharing my knowledge and love for the game with them,” said Davison. “Growing the game is a passion of mine, so being able to work alongside Crystal Mountain’s award-winning golf school team is invigorating.”

As Director of Golf, Davison will lead most golf operations. Greg Babinec will remain the head golf professional, Brandon Dean the assistant golf professional and Trevor Mills the golf course superintendent.

“His addition to the team makes me even more excited for the future of golf and golf instruction at Crystal Mountain,” said Leonard.

In addition to golf, Davison has been a registered official for high school and college basketball in Michigan and Georgia for 20 years, and continues to ref in Michigan.

A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Davison now lives in Traverse City with his wife Kayla and their 2-year-old daughter Lorelei.

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About Crystal Mountain:
Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 1,500-acre resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, Peak Fitness, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings, a conference center, and real estate options. Visit for more resort details or information about Four Seasons Club memberships.