Wilson Country Club has a one of a kind staff derived from all walks of life, but all coming together to manage a magnificent club. Check out the bios below. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff if you have a question.
Meet the Pro's
Mark Updike, General Manager
Mark Updike served as the Assistant GM in the early 2000 at the Wilson Country Club and rejoins the team after serving as GM / COO of Henderson Country Club Henderson NC and High Meadows Golf and Country Club Roaring Gap NC. He has been in the service industry for over 50 years from privately owned restaurants to national chains around the country and clubs including The Surf Golf and Beach Club Myrtle Beach SC., Druid Hills Golf Club Atlanta GA. as just a few of his stops along the way of an amazing career. Now back with WCC as your GM is an exciting challenge during ever changing times and dedicated to the next steps of WCC future. His wife's career with Truist has brought them back to Wilson and they are happy to be back to a wonderful area and can't wait to see what happens in this part of their adventure!
Craig Clemmer, Golf Course Superintendent
Craig Clemmer is our Golf Course Superintendent. Golf course maintenance has long been a passion of Craig’s since he first took a job working on a course as a teenager. His prior experiences include one mountain course which is now closed, MacGregor Downs, Pine Needles Resort (where he helped to host the US Women’s Open in 2001) and North Ridge Country Club. Craig served as the Superintendent over the Oaks Course at North Ridge for nearly 7 years before coming to WCC and has been here nearly 12 years now. With 29 years of experience, he has done a great job with maintaining the course and all of the tree work and projects that have been completed since he started. His knack for solving problems and fix it mentality is what lead WCC to approaching him 3 years ago about taking on the title of Assistant General Manager. With that title, he largely oversees and executes the maintenance of the clubhouse from both a day-to-day standpoint as well as from a capital improvement side.
Jody Barnes, Office Controller & Membership Coordinator
Jody Barnes controls all of the Country Club's finances. She can assist you with any membership information at your request.
Reid Hill, Head Golf Professional
Reid Hill has been the Head Golf Professional for over 18 years. Prior to Wilson Country Club, Reid was the Head Golf Professional at Pine Brook Country Club in Winston-Salem from 1992-1998 and Carolina Lakes Golf Course in Sanford from 1984-1992. The Carolinas PGA awarded Reid Hill with the Bill Strausbaugh award for 2014. This award is presented to those PGA Members who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves in the field of Club Relations, causing dramatic improvements in employment conditions in the Section and/or the PGA of America. Reid was the Carolinas PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2000 and was awarded Americas 100 Best Golf Shops in 1986. Reid Hill graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School in 1977 and Atlantic Christian College in 1981 with a B.S. in Mathematics, where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Reid Hill continues to provide the Carolinas PGA with capable Assistant Golf Professionals.
Jonathan Bissette, Assistant Golf Professional
Jonathan is from Black Creek, NC. He is the Assistant Golf Pro. He can help assist anyone with their golf needs to the best of his ability.
Kim Clark, Tennis Professional, USPTA & PTR
Kim Clark has been the Tennis Director at Wilson Country Club for 28 years. Kim Clark began her professional tennis teaching career as the Tennis Director of the YMCA in Albany, Georgia from 1980-1983. After moving to NC in 1983, Kim Clark was the Head Women's Tennis Coach at UNC-Wilmington from 1983-1989. During this time Ms. Clark was also the tennis teaching professional at Echo Farms Country Club, Empie Park, and Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation. Kim Clark has won three NC State Tennis titles including 25 and over Mixed Doubles, 40 and over Mixed Doubles, and 45 and over Women's Doubles. Kim was also awarded the NC Tennis Associations Pro of the Year in 2002.
Will Tew, Executive Chef
Will Tew is the Executive Chef at Wilson Country Club. As a Chef and lover of all things food, Will's passion is what drives him in the food and beverage industry. Will is continuously striving to learn, create, and try new ideas and techniques to keep a fresh approach to the food at Wilson Country Club. His goals are to bring members the food they love and are familiar with, but with a unique spin while utilizing fresh and in season ingredients. Will is a Wilsonian born and raised and a graduate from East Carolina University with B.S. in Management Information Systems and a Minor in Business. With over 15 years experience in the Food and Beverage industry he has worked and cooked everything from fine dining to down home southern comfort food. Will hopes to bring his experience, passion, and love of food to WCC to create an experience each member looks forward to each and every week.
April Linsey, Food & Beverage Director