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Indian River, Michigan

The Friendliest Club in the North

Indian River Golf Staff


Corey Crowell is the PGA General Manager of Indian River Golf Club.

I grew up in Kalamazoo and have spent the majority of my career in Northern Michigan. I have been at Leland Country Club, Manistee National Resort and Wilderness Valley/Black Forest in Gaylord. I served most of my apprenticeship as an assistant pro in the Chicagoland area and have spent many winters in Palm Beach County, FL. So, like many golf pros, I have been around some. It only took one year in Green Bay (actually just a few months) however to realize how much I missed Northern Michigan, so I am very happy to have landed here at Indian River.

A graduate of Ferris State University and their Professional Golf Management Program, Corey has over 25 years experience in the golf business.  

"A golf club should be an integral part of the community and to that end, I look forward to working with the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and charities.  My goal as General Manager is to enhance existing amenities and create new programs at Indian River Golf Club for the mutual enjoyment of its membership and the surrounding community".


Before coming to Indian River Golf Club John Paul Westbrook served as the PGA Head Golf Professional at Little Traverse Bay Golf Club and Restaurant from 2004 to 2013. Prior to that, he was an assistant professional at two of Michigan’s older, traditional private country clubs: Bloomfield Hills (1909) and Kent (1896) Country Clubs. His experience has covered four states and eleven facilities; public, private and resort. JP became a PGA member in 1998 after fulfilling his requirements through a PGM education at Ferris State University.  In the off season, he works at Nub's Nob Ski Resort as a chairlift operator and loves to spend time with his family.

JP plans to bring a first-class tournament package, award winning merchandising, state of the art instructional program and professional business administration to our fine club.

JP was awarded the Michigan PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Public award in 2011 and 2013. He also served on the Michigan PGA Employment committee for two years and is a member of the Michigan PGA Special Awards committee.

John Paul and his wife, Okee, live in Harbor Springs and have two wonderful children: Charlotte and John.

John Paul is excited to be returning to the staff at Indian River Golf Club and looks forward to welcoming you back to your northern Michigan summer paradise!

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About Indian River Golf Club

If you haven't visited us lately, you don't know what you're missing. From our community golf tournaments to holiday brunches you are assured of having a great time here at I.R.G.C. Memberships are currently available and if you compare our services, golf course and dining facilities with other area courses we know we can top your list.

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