CHRIS NEAR, PGA
Chris is the Head Professional at the Port Carling Golf and Country Club. During a golf trip in his early teens to Muskoka, Chris quickly realized this was where he wanted to work and live. He set his sights on making this dream a reality by learning as much as he could in different roles within ClubLink (including at Blue Springs Golf Club, King’s Riding Golf Club, and Corporate Office Member Services). He became the Operations Manager at Oak Bay Golf & Country Club in 2014 and was then hired as the Head Professional at Rocky Crest, one of Canada’s top-rated golf courses, before becoming Director of Operations at The Lake Joseph Club and then moving on to the Port Carling Golf and Country Club. Chris proudly serves on the Golf Muskoka Board, is the Chair for the Muskoka Chapter of the PGA of Ontario, and is excited to further invest himself in the local community by joining the Board of the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Chris and wife Kelsey have one child, Reese.