St. Andrews Country Club Boca Raton Announces Rick Dente Appointed to Chief Operating Officer and General Manager
BOCA RATON, FLA. – St. Andrews Country Club has promoted Rick Dente to serve as its new Chief Operating Officer and General Manager beginning November 1. Dente served as Assistant General Manager of St. Andrews from 2016 to present under Craig D. Martin, CCM who announced his retirement in June.
St. Andrews Country Club President, Ron Gallatin states, “The board of governors, members and staff are pleased that Rick will be leading the club into the future. Rick provides for a seamless transition and a continuation of the great quality of leadership that we have enjoyed from Craig.”
Earlier in his career, Dente served as the Club Manager at Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club; Clubhouse Manager/AGM at the St. Francis Yacht Club; and nine years of progressive experience at The Polo Club of Boca Raton as Director of Operations.
A native of South Africa, Dente resides in Boca Raton with his long-time girlfriend and their 5 rescue dogs and cat. He has numerous certifications in leadership, social responsibility and fine dining.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead St. Andrews Country Club into the future and appreciate the trust the board of governors, the membership and the staff have in my abilities,” said Rick Dente, Assistant General Manager. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have trained for this position under the tutelage of Craig Martin. His unbridled passion in delivering an exceptional member experience along with his vision to drive St. Andrews to an industry wide recognition as a premier club has paved the way for us to take the next step in the Club’s future.”
In June, St. Andrews Country Club announced to its membership the retirement of long-time Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Craig D. Martin, CCM effective October 31, 2019. Martin successfully managed the club for 12 years, overseeing $45 million in renovations and new construction, on time and on budget. Under his tenure St. Andrews received and maintains prestigious industry recognitions such as Distinguished Elite Club of the World by Boardroom magazine and is in the Top 10 of America’s Healthiest Clubs by Prevo Health Solutions. Martin isn’t done in the Private Club industry and with his 35+ years of experience is securing consulting roles with private clubs nationwide.
About St. Andrews Country Club
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Distinguished Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and recently completed $25 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and a new Fazio II. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club features a full-service spa and salon and a stand-alone fitness and tennis center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse, and five dining venues. A pristine recreation & aquatic center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.