• Lee Finkel

Lee Finkel
Vice President of Operations

Lee currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for CourseCo.  Lee joined the company in 2020 as the Vice President of Revenue Management and was promoted to VP of Operations in 2022.  In his current role, Lee assists in overseeing the day-to-day operations of golf course operations, revenue management and development of key team members.

Lee grew up in San Diego, California and is a graduate of the University of San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and an MBA in Venture Management.   Lee began his career in aerospace and communications.  However, his passion for golf led him to change paths.  His background in golf spans almost 20 years with experience in operating and managing over 100 Courses.  Lee joined American Golf in 2003.  He gained experience as the General Manager of five different San Diego golf courses before he was promoted to Regional Director of the Northeast in 2009.  During that time, he lived and worked in New York and was responsible for overseeing courses in New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Virginia, and Detroit.  In 2015, he was promoted to Regional Vice President for the East and added the management of Dallas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee courses to his existing responsibilities.  In 2016, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and oversaw the management and operations for all American Golf’s Public Courses throughout the entire country.

Lee is an active member of the golf community and involved in promoting the game, advocacy and legislative review.  Currently, he serves as President of the California Golf Course Owners Association and is a Board Member for the California Alliance for Golf.

Lee currently lives in Petaluma with his wife April.  He enjoys playing golf and traveling.  He is a diehard San Diego Chargers Fan and still looking for their first Superbowl win.