Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas announces Anthony Williams is the new Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscaping at the acclaimed golf resort, spanning 400 acres (160 hectares) of property.
Williams joins the Four Seasons Dallas family after a 30-year career with Marriott Hotels, a run that culminated with Anthony receiving the brand’s highest honour – the J.W. Marriott Award of Excellence – an award given to only a few individuals per year within the company. In a most recent role with Marriott, Anthony was responsible for 36 holes of golf at the Stone Mountain Golf Club and was also the arborist for 3,200 acres (1,300 hectares) of Stone Mountain Park.
“I am blessed to have experienced all that I have throughout my career,” says Williams. “I have worked with amazing people and I truly believe that by empowering your staff, your organisation will thrive by leaps and bounds. I look forward to working with my new team at Four Seasons Dallas and taking great care of the property grounds and golf courses.”
Anthony, a Georgia native, was a highly-decorated superintendent within the Marriott organisation and for pioneering leadership in environmental stewardship. Williams was awarded both the Superintendent of the Year and Distinguished Service Awards in the Georgia section of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association (GGCSA). In 2009, Anthony was awarded the TurfNet Media Group Superintendent of the Year, a nationally recognised honour. In addition to the accolades, Anthony is also an accomplished speaker and writer, having published the book titled The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit: How to Build, Implement, and Maintain an Environmental Plan for Grounds and Golf Courses. Writing skills are put to great use on a regular basis, as Williams is an Environmental Contributing Editor at Golfdom magazine.
Anthony has acquired a host of certifications in the golf industry including: Golf Course Superintendent, Arborist, Ornamental Landscaping, Grounds Manager and Master Gardener. Additionally, Anthony is certified as a Life Coach and as a Franklin Covey Coach and Trainer. Over the course of a prosperous career, Anthony has maintained many cultivars of bentgrass in the difficult Transitional Zone while continuing to do research and applications with both ultra dwarf Bermuda grasses as well as the more shade tolerant zoysia grasses. Within the industry, Anthony has served the USGA through the Green Section Committee and the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, both within the Georgia Section, as a Board Member and Officer and on the Environment and Leadership task forces.