Meet Our Staff

Eddie Carpernter, General Manager                                                                      ecarpenter@dakotadunescountryclub.com 

Eddie has twenty-five years of experience in the golf industry primarily at high-end private country clubs.  He is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America as well as the Club Managers Association of America.  He came through the club management ranks beginning as a Golf Professional and Director of Golf working at Cullasaja Club in Highlands, NC and Weston Hills Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  He was promoted to the position of General Manager and has served in that capacity for fourteen years at such notable clubs as Hamilton Mill Golf Club in Atlanta, Oyster Reef Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, and TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, NC.  As a General Manager, Eddie’s focus has been on improving the overall quality of the club, staff development and leadership, maintaining sound financial plans and mostly enhancing the member experience.

 

Justin Arlt, Head Golf Professional (PGA Member)
jarlt@dakotadunescountryclub.com

Justin has 18 years experience in the golf industry and has been a part of the Dakota Dunes team since 2001. Justin attended the University of Nebraska where he majored in Business Communication he also attended the San Diego Golf Academy where he received a Degree in Golf Complex Management.  The PGA of America elected him to membership in April of 2005 after also completing the Golf Management educational curriculum. Justin is certified in club repair, advanced teaching methods, rules of golf and club fitting.  While at Dakota Dunes Justin is proud to have been honored with the following awards: 2002 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, Nebraska PGA 2008 Regional Club Fitter of the Year, Ping Golf 2010 Merchandiser of the Year, Nebraska PGA 2013 Golf Digest Top Teachers, #2 in South Dakota.  Justin currently serves on the education committee for the Nebraska PGA and is a National staff member for Taylormade golf.

Jim Tieck, Food and Beverage Director
jtieck@dakotadunescountryclub.com

 

 

Al Clark, Executive Chef
aclark@dakotadunescountryclub.com

Chef Clark started his culinary career at the Marina Inn, now Kahill’s Restaurant.  He ventured out of the Siouxland area to work in Phoenix, AR at Pointe Resort and Hilton Inn Green Street Restaurant in Colorado Springs, CO before deciding to come home to Sioux City.  Upon his return, he worked as the Sous Chef at Plums Restaurant at the Mayfair Mall.  Chef Clark worked in the Private Country Club arena as Executive Chef at Sioux City Country Club for twelve years.  This is where he honed his skills of communicating with the Members of the Club.  From these conversations and his expert culinary knowledge, he excelled at developing world-class menus and exceeding expectations for a smaller, more discerning clientele.  Most recently Chef Clark served as the Executive Chef for Centerplate at the Sioux City Convention Center.  With the Convention Center, Al was sent to represent Centerplace as Chef for four Super Bowls, three Detroit Auto Shows, two Orange Bowls, Notre Dame football games, and many more.  But he wanted to return to the more intimate and personalized setting of a Private Club.  We are very fortunate to bring him aboard at Dakota Dunes Country Club.

 

Rachelle Muhlbauer, Events Coordinator
rmuhlbauer@dakotadunescountryclub.com

 

 

Doug Hausman, Golf Course Superintendent 
dhausdd@longlines.com

With over 20 years of golf course experience, Doug worked with the Arnold Palmer Course Design Company to construct the golf course which opened in 1991. Doug and his staff have attained  the best course in South Dakota as rated by Golf Digest magazine. In addition, the golf course maintenance staff was given the National Environmental Steward Award in 2001 for conservation efforts developed at Dakota Dunes. Doug is a member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America.

Don’t let Jake’s calm demure fool you.  Once off of the golf cart, he spends his day working on the course.  He loves chasing geese off of the greens, moving bunnies from the flower beds and being petted by young and old.  He has been with the club for three years and works for kibble. 

Jerry Zatloukal, Building  Maintenance Supervisor

Jerry joined Dakota Dunes in July of 2014 as your Maintenance Supervisor. Jerry's background includes certifications in HVAC, Refrigeration, Pool Operator, Freon Recycling, and is also Serve-Safe certified. Prior to working at Dakota Dunes Country Club, Jerry was in the restaurant business as an owner/operator of several restaurants for over 15 years, and feels very at home in the kitchen. Jerry's background and experience in various aspects of the service industry make him invaluable to DDCC. Jerry is an avid golfer, and absolutely loves Dakota Dunes Country Club. Jerry continually offers insight as to how his skills and experience can add value to the Club, and has the drive to ensure the Members of Dakota Dunes Country Club are provided with the best facilities possible.  

 

Linda Church, Accounting Clerk
(605) 232-3000