Carol Cragan

Director of Finance


Carol has been with Houndslake Country Club since May 2001.  Prior to working at the Club she managed the Guest House from 1998 – 2000 and was Office Manager for John G. Ryan Beer Distributor from 1975 – 1998.  Carol attended Elmira College studying Accounting Principals 1 and 2.  Carol met her husband, Dan, in 1990 when he moved to Elmira from Mystic, CT. They have a four-legged hairy son named Bailey – their beloved Yellow Lab.  When time allows Carol and Bailey visit area nursing homes and deliver meals for their church.





Jeff Gattis

Golf Course Superintendent


Jeff is from Jackson, South Carolina, is a graduate of Horry-Georgetown Tech and has fourteen years experience in golf course maintenance. Jeff has worked at many local clubs such as Midland Valley and Cedar Creek in maintenance, Woodside Plantation as a Spray Tech, Sage Valley in maintenance and as Second Assistant Superintendent and Palmetto Golf Club as First Assistant for three years before coming to Houndslake in 2008.  Jeff is married to April and they have two children, Atalie and Jackson, and a dog named Dixie who you’ll see with Jeff at the course. Jeff loves sports, the outdoors, spending time with his family and is very passionate about providing you with the best playing surface.





Rob Lee

Golf Professional

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Rob started his career in the golf business in 2003 as a Golf Shop Assistant at Goshen Plantation Golf Club in Augusta, GA.  After a short period in trying to play golf professionally on the Tarheel Tour in 2004, Rob was introduced to the facilities of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.  As Rob started at Mount Vintage, he quickly joined the PGA/PGM Program to become a Class A PGA Professional.  Rob served as First Assistant Golf Professional for 2 years at Mount Vintage Plantation.  Rob is now the Head Golf Professional at Houndslake country Club.  With many years as a Golf Professional, Rob has progressed into a high quality teaching professional as well as being articulate in all aspects of the golf business. Contact Rob for golf lessons or to schedule a golf outing or tournament at Houndslake Country Club.




Arturo Costa

Director of Tennis


Arturo graduated with a Business Degree from USCA and played college tennis at USCA 1996 – 2000.  He also has his MBA from Augusta State University.   Arturo has been a USPTA level 1 pro since 2001, he has coached several successful USA Junior Team tennis teams – including the 12 and under Southern Champions in 2010 and he coaches Mead Hall’s tennis team and formerly Aiken Prep’s team.  Everyone that plays tennis with Arturo earns a nickname… his nickman is Tropical Brother. 




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