Missouri Golf Post

New Staff Members at Old Kinderhook


STEVE BELTON, Director of Amenities/Operations

Old Kinderhook would like to welcome to the team Steve Belton. Steve will fill the position of Director of Amenities/Operations at Old Kinderhook and will oversee the day to day operations of the golf course, ice rink/volleyball courts and spa. We are excited to add his vast experience and background in the golf industry to the management group at Old Kinderhook. Steve started in the golf business in 1986 at Marriott’s Tan-Tar-A as an Assistant Golf Professional becoming Head Professional in 1991. While at Tan-Tar-A Steve was involved in overseeing golf operations of two courses and sat on the Executive Committee for the hotel. Through his twelve years at Tan-Tar-A Steve was responsible for the training of over fifty golf professionals that are now Head Pros or higher in the PGA.

In 1998 Steve was named the Director of Golf at Osage National Golf Resort becoming General Manager in 2000. While at Osage National Steve was responsible for all aspects of the golf resort and increased rounds by over 50% as additional courses were added to the lake area. He is grateful for his time at Osage and wishes them continued success in the future.

Old Kinderhook would like to welcome Steve’s wife Joy and two children Bobby and Lindsy to our family.

The expertise and experience Steve adds will be a great asset to The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, scheduled to open March 2015 and as amenities are added we are looking forward to growing with Steve as an intricate part of our management team.

LIZ BERENDZEN, Trophy Room Management
Executive Chef John Biggs and the entire family at Old Kinderhook would like to welcome Liz Berendzen to the management team at The Trophy Room.

Liz was born in Virginia and graduated from High School locally at Eugene. She attended college at Lincoln University and Missouri State University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration with an emphasis on club management. Recruited out of college by The Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown St. Louis she completed her management training and managed the high volume facility for nine months before moving back to Lake of the Ozarks.

The excitement and energy Liz brings to The Trophy Room has been well received by the guests and members alike. Liz stated “I’m more that excited about Old Kinderhook and I’m so happy that I am a part of the team” and we are happy to add her to the management team here at Old Kinderhook. With the opening of The Lodge at Old Kinderhook we are looking forward to growing Liz’s manage experience as we grow with her.

For more information on Old Kinderhook, please visit www.OldKinderhook.com.



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