PGA Professional Joe Lewandoski, formerly the Head Golf Professional at Mission Inn Resort, has been named Director of Golf at the Timaquan Golf & Country Club. Joe, a native of Long Island, New York, will oversee all aspects of the golf operation at the semi-private facility in Lake Mary, Florida.
“I have always enjoyed the layout at Timaquan,” said Lewandoski. “It has the reputation of being a great tournament golf course and a popular club for members and daily-fee golfers. I am thrilled to be here and hope to build on that great reputation.”
Lewandoski spent four years at Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills in Lake County, where he oversaw member competitions and many high-profile regional and national tournaments on their two highly ranked golf courses- El Campeon and Las Colinas. Joe also earned a great reputation as an instructor for both groups and individuals. After graduating from Brown University where he played lacrosse, Lewandoski spent seven years in New York City at a large international bank in risk and credit analysis. In 2014, Joe moved to Florida and entered the PGA management program as an apprentice golf professional at Mission Inn, eventually earning his Class A Professional status in 2016.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Ron Garl, Timaquan Golf & Country Club features two distinctly different nines. The front nine has a Scottish links feel, with open fairways, mounding, sprawling bunkers and large greens. The back nine has more of a Carolina Low Country look featuring stately oaks, tall pines and several water hazards that demand precision off the tee to the green. The Foley Performance Academy is located at Timaquan.
There are many reasons why Golf’s governing bodies often choose the 7,000+ yard Timaquan course to host their tournaments. It has received rave reviews from the many PGA and LPGA Tour players who have competed in the $10,000 Timaquan Scramble during the annual PGA Merchandise Show in January.
PGA TOUR Professional and 2010 U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland said, “I really enjoyed the golf course. It is a great layout with a links-like feel to it. It can be testy in places if you get off the beaten path, but it is a very fair course, and in great condition.”
Florida’s favorite LPGA Tour star Brittany Lincicome said, “This is a terrific golf course. It is a good test of golf and you have to be able to move the ball around to be successful here.”
Timaquan Golf & Country Club is located 15 minutes north of Orlando off of Interstate 4 in the town of Lake Mary. Since opening in 1988, Timaquan has been one of Central Florida’s finest courses and a favorite of low handicappers as well as duffers. It has garnered many awards from various golf magazines, being ranked as high as Number 14 in Florida. Players agree with Orlando Magazine naming the beautiful par 4 second hole as the toughest hole in Central Florida. With its spacious clubhouse, the Golf & Country Club is a popular site for weddings, group outings and corporate meetings. Timaquan is a beautiful residential community with the golf course as its centerpiece. Various membership programs are available.
For more information visit GolfTimacuan.com, or call 407-321-0010 to book a tee time.