world-golf-villageSt. Augustine, Fla.–The World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. recently welcomed Rick Waters as the club’s new Director of Food & Beverage. Waters will oversee all food and beverage operations at The King & Bear and Slammer & Squire including AJ’s Kitchen & Cocktails (a Southern Coastal dining venue that opened to rave reviews last summer), the Legend’s Grille, WGV Eats food trailer, beverage cart operations, on-premises and off-premises catering and social events.

Waters joins the World Golf Village Resort with a strong background in developing food and beverage operations and enhancing guest service standards. Waters began his hospitality career at The University Club at State in Tallahassee, Fla. and went on to work at The University Club in Jacksonville, Fla. He then went on to the highly acclaimed oceanfront resort The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. where he worked with current World Golf Village’s Chef Chris Pickren. Most recently, Waters served as assistant general manager at the historic and exclusive Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club in Jacksonville.

“Rick’s combination of experience, personality, and collaborative leadership style make him the ideal fit,” said Lon Grundy, general manager, World Golf Village Resort. “Rick is accomplished at delivering unparalleled member and guest experiences.”

Home to two award-winning golf courses, the Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus codesigned King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, a Bobby Weed original design in collaboration with Sam(the Slammer) and Gene(the Squire) Sarazen, and the recently celebrated AJ’s Kitchen & Cocktails, the golf and club operations at The World Golf Village are professionally managed by Honours Golf, a division of Troon, the world leader in golf management. For more information, visit www.golfwgv.com or call (904) 940-6088.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast’s leading development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 25 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including The Frog at the Georgian in Villa Rica, Ga., Maggie Valley Club & Resort in North Carolina, Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours brand through third-party management. For further information please visit HonoursGolf.com