Mosaic Clubs will now manage Santee National Golf Club

BY SHARRON HALEY
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 9/14/18

SANTEE - Santee National Golf Club is under new management.

Mosaic Clubs, an Atlanta-based golf management company, took over the reins at Santee National in late August.

"Santee National Golf Club is one of the most reputable courses in the …

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Mosaic Clubs will now manage Santee National Golf Club

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SANTEE - Santee National Golf Club is under new management.

Mosaic Clubs, an Atlanta-based golf management company, took over the reins at Santee National in late August.

"Santee National Golf Club is one of the most reputable courses in the area," said Steve Willy, Mosaic's president, in a news release. "It's a pleasure to support Santee in continuing the growth of the beloved and beautiful course. We look forward to partnering with the Santee National Team to further facilitate community development."

Robert Brock, a vital part of the Mosaic Club team since 2015, has been named Santee National's new general manager.

"I am excited to join the Santee National team," Brock said. "I look forward to helping maintain and enrich Santee's already well-established reputation for providing a challenging and enjoyable player experience."

Brock, who recently served as the director of golf and assistant general manager at Osprey Cove in Georgia, is a New Jersey native and a member of the Professional Golf Association.

He has strong ties to South Carolina and its club community that extends back more than a decade. Brock and his wife, Lindsay, an officer in the U.S. Navy, moved to South Carolina in 2005. For 10 years, Brock worked at Crowfield Golf Club in Goose Creek, starting out as its cart attendant and moving up its ranks to head golf professional before joining Osprey Cove. In September 2017, Brock and his family were transferred back to Charleston, where he continued to work for Mosaic Clubs in the role of New Business Development.

Golf Digest ranks Santee National as the only four-star course in the area. Located off Interstate 95 and just minutes from Interstate 26, Santee National features 6,858 yards of rolling hills, beautiful moss-draped live oaks and pristine white sand bunkers. Paired with a contrast of highland terrain and well-manicured playing conditions, the 18-hole course possesses all the charms of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Santee National at 8636 Old Number Six Highway is a staple within the local and national golf community.

Players tee off to a wide open and well-guarded front nine. They finish with a narrow, tree-lined back nine where accuracy is the name of the game. While the back nine is quite challenging, it is forgiving.

Santee National had a blusterous beginning in the late 1980s when Hurricane Hugo ravaged the course just weeks before it was scheduled to open.

On the club's website, owners Cholly and Delaine Clark used a quote from the Greek philosopher Plato to describe the days following the hurricane that demolished their soon-to-open golf course. "Necessity is the mother of invention."

"I got up and went up to the golf course to check out how we fared," Cholly Clark reminisced on the club's website. "There were folks so turned around and lost amongst the hundreds of fallen trees and debris that cars were coming across the bridge at No. 18 tee box. They thought they were on the secondary road off the freeway. I couldn't believe my eyes."

With a demolished golf course, a 180-room hotel to fill and a family to support, Cholly Clark embarked on a plan to "tell the country about his hometown and invite them for a visit." Now, almost 30 years later as thousands of golfers enjoy their vision on an annual basis, Santee National Golf Club is one of the premier golf courses in South Carolina.

To enjoy a round of golf at Santee National, call (803) 854-3531 or book your tee time by logging onto www.santeenational.com.