Vision Team

 

Bill Bower
Managing Partner

PGA

Bill is the co-founder and President of Vision Golf Management. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America with over 14 years of experience in private, semi-private and public golf operation management. He has experience leading and managing multiple golf course operations as well as new course construction.

Bill began his wide experience in amenity management at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and most recently he served as Senior Manager for 10 year with the Bonita Bay Group, a Bonita Springs based developer. Bill was an integral part of the team that established the Bonita Bay Group’s amenities management division, which manages golf clubs, and community association operations for Master- planned communities throughout Southwest Florida. Bill also served as the Director of Golf for Bonita Bay Club, a 1,500 - member club with 90-holes of championship golf.

Bill is a graduate of Indiana University, he and his wife Heather have three children, Claire, Luke, and Caleb.

 

 

Simon Coulls
Managing Partner
PGA, European PGA

In 1980 Simon started his professional golf career in Scotland serving for seven years at the world-renowned Turnberry Hotel and Golf Courses. He was involved in the 1983 British Amateur, 1986 Open Championship and two Senior British Opens.  He is a member of both the British PGA and the USPGA.
Simon had hoped during this time that he would obtain a Green Card. By the end of that year however, he returned to Europe to further his management skills, where he spent three years in The Netherlands at Golf Club Zwolle followed by three years at GolfanLage Schloss Ludersburg in Northern Germany.

In 1994 Simon returned to the United States and began working with Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. During his tenure at the 'Trail' he was Assistant Director of Golf at Grand National in Auburn/Opelika, Director of Golf at Silver Lakes in 1995, and subsequently became Director of Golf at Oxmoor Valley in 1996.

In 1997 Simon moved to Naples, Florida to work for The Bonita Bay Group as Director of Golf at The Bonita Bay Club, which had 1400 Memberships and 90 holes of golf becoming one of the largest private clubs in the world. In 2000, Simon was promoted to the position of General Manager at Twin Eagles, a new acquisition by The Bonita Bay Group that became home of the Champions Tour Ace Group Classic in 2001.

Simon returned to Alabama in April 2001 to join the Honours Golf Corporation as Vice President and General Manager of Limestone Springs an 800 acre master planned community. He had responsibilities for managing the country club, homeowners association, oversight of ARC and the construction of custom homes.

Simon has three children, Gemma, Max and Eimear. Simon's whole family became United States citizens in June 2004.

 

 

 

Bill Donathan
Chief Financial Officer

Bill has over 20 years experience in club and corporate finance.  He is responsible for all financial aspects of the Vision Golf Management portfolio.  Bill has over 12 years of hospitality/golf industry and HOA experience including operations and finances for multiple course properties and multiple course management operations.  His background includes serving as the controller for the Bonita Bay Group, which manages club and community association operations for master planned communities throughout  Southwest Florida .  He has extensive experience in IT and network operations.  Bill played baseball as a pitcher for Louisiana State University and received his B.S. in Accounting.