PGA member Rich Barcelo has been named Head Golf Professional at Bluejack National, an exceptional private club and resort-style community featuring the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course in the United States. Barcelo joins Bluejack National as a skilled professional with over 15 years of playing on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.
“We are very lucky to add Rich Barcelo to the Bluejack roster,” said Casey Paulson, President of Bluejack National. “His global golf experience and genuine demeanor combined with his career achievements on the course and as a coach is an ideal fit for Bluejack. Rich presents a distinct awareness into high-level golf operations that will deliver an elite experience for all golfers.”
Michael Abbott, President of Beacon Land Development added, “Rich Barcelo knows member services, turf conditions, playability and overall golf knowledge. His expertise and insight will complement the extraordinary golf experience for our members and guests. In addition to being a highly-skilled golf professional, Rich is a great guy and a family man, and that’s central to the Bluejack culture.”
Rich Barcelo has played in more than 250 events on the PGA TOUR and the Web.com Tour, and his success on tour includes a 2009 victory at the Web.com Tour Cox Classic of Omaha. Throughout his accomplished career, Barcelo competed on some of golf’s greatest and grandest stages with appearances at the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews and the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach. Prior to playing professionally, Barcelo was an NCAA collegiate All-American golfer at the University of Nevada-Reno. His best round on tour was a 62 at Champions Run in Omaha, Nebraska, and he shot a 59 in a non-competitive round at Arizona National Golf Club in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.
“The quality of the team that Bluejack is assembling is truly impressive and I am honored to be a part of it,” Barcelo said. “The natural beauty of the landscape and undulating topography is not only remarkable for this part of the country, its ideal for golf.” “I have always been interested in the business of golf and after years of playing and coaching, this is the perfect opportunity for the next phase of my career. Having the chance to create memories for Bluejack’s members and guests is incredibly motivating and I am humbled.”