About OnCourse Operations & Founder
From that successful beginning, our company steadily grew to become the most trusted name in golf by developing an award-winning portfolio that includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues. Today, we continue to develop and manage a broad range of private clubs, golf resorts, public golf courses and municipal golf courses, and we have expanded our management expertise to include conference centers, lodging operations and recreational facilities.
Creating superior customer experiences and customized solutions for our clients is our mission, and we are proud of the success we’ve achieved for a wide range of clients, which include public agencies, investors, real-estate developers and private owners. We achieve this success by employing the best people in the industry to provide our clients with operational excellence and deliver an exceptional customer experience. Throughout our nearly four decades in business, we’ve stayed true to our core values of tradition, honor and integrity.
We invite you to learn more about our company by taking a moment to browse our website and read about our recent news as well as our awards and accolades, or better yet visit one of our properties and meet our people.
Founder Cathy Harbin’s pedigree includes Class A membership in the PGA of America since 1992 and a PGA Master Professional status since 2000. She is also a member of the LPGA and CMAA. With over 20 years as an operator in the golf business, including 12 years managing the World Golf Village golf courses, Cathy has perfected training and operational systems that created a consistent world class experience and sustainable profits.
As Executive Director of Golf 20/20 for three years, Cathy helped drive the World Golf Foundation mission: to increase awareness and participation in the game of golf. She lead the successful launch of Get Golf Ready, a national instructional program, and the initiative continues its dedication to the future health of golf.
Cathy’s history as Vice President of Public Golf, Golf Academy and Programming for ClubCorp in Dallas, Texas, provided experience overseeing over 150 clubs, helping to drive rounds and revenue, as well as guiding exceptional member and guest experiences.
Harbin has been inducted into three Halls of Fame, including the North Florida PGA Section, Florida First Coast of Golf and Brown County High School Athletics. She also has served on several national committees and been involved with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association (formerly the Executive Women’s Golf Association) since 1991.
Cathy’s dedication to the game of golf combined with leadership acumen has resulted in an esteemed reputation with numerous accolades. Golf Inc. magazine named Cathy as one of the Most Admired Golf Course Operators, Golf News magazine named her as Woman of the Year and United Athletes Foundation named her Athlete of the Year. In addition to receiving numerous PGA Chapter and Section awards from the PGA of America, Cathy has been honored by the community at-large with recognition from the Florida Times Union as one of the 7 Most Powerful Women in Sports and the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Women of Infuence.