The Staff

Tom Fowler
Director of Operations

Jasper, Ga. native Tom Fowler is the Director of Operations at Achasta. Most recently head professional at The Oconee Course at Reynolds Plantation, a position he held since the course opened in 2002, he was formerly head professional at the Plantation Course, a position he took one year after becoming a PGA member in 1994. Fowler has also served as the tournament director of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf when it was held at the Plantation Course from 1995 through 1997. Fowler was also appointed golf coach of the first men’s and women’s golf teams at North Georgia College & State University in January 2009.

Fowler was named Assistant of the Year for the Georgia Section of the PGA of America and also served as the section’s assistants division as president and tournament director. His Oconee Course golf shop was among the Top 100 Resort Golf Shops in Golf Digest in 2004. Fowler and his wife Dana have been married for 18 years and have one daughter, Hannah.

His passion for golf is working with junior golfers and using golf as a tool to teach life skills.

Jordon Arnold
Head Golf Professional

Jordon Arnold is a PGA member and Head Golf Professional at the Achasta Golf Club. Jordon is originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He earned a Bachelors of Science from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. He has worked at several great facilities in the southeast before joining the staff at Achasta Golf Club. Jordon and his wife Marletta have been married for 3 years and live in Dahlonega.

Prior to establishing his career as a golf professional, Jordon spent four years competing on professional golf tours all over the country. Jordon offers a wide range of teaching programs and services including private lessons, golf clinics and our Achasta Game Improvement Program. Jordon is also responsible for the Men’s and Women’s Golf Associations at Achasta Golf Club.

David Walker
Golf Course Superintendent

David grew up in the Greater Atlanta area and graduated from Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County. After High School, Dave received a baseball scholarship to Young Harris College in North Georgia.

Soon after round one of college, David went to work for Champions Club of Gwinnett (now called Gwinnett Country Club) on the grounds crew. He also worked a summer internship at Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut, proving to be an invaluable experience. Soon after, he was promoted to the Irrigation Technician position at his golf course. And then, the following spring, promoted again to Assistant Superintendent.

His next exciting opportunity in his golf centric career was the “grow in” of Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River. After moving to Dahlonega in 2000, David and Jeff Bridwell oversaw the construction and “grow in” of the beautiful golf course we now know as Achasta. Adding to the excitement of this wonderful opportunity, David was invited to caddy for Jack Nicklaus during his inaugural round! David was also responsible for heading the newly completed Audubon Cooperate Sanctuary certification for Achasta this past year.

David completed his Environmental Horticulture degree in 2005. That fall he married Sabrina who is a Sales Director in the golf business too. David and Sabrina live and love Dahlonega and are proud to call it home.