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The Vail Golf Club is located approximately 100 miles west of Denver and 147 miles east of Grand Junction along Interstate 70. Take exit 176, turn on to South Frontage Road (east), travel east approximately 1.5 miles, then turn right on Vail Valley Drive. Follow this road approximately ½ mile until you arrive at the Vail Golf Club.
Alice Plain, Director of Golf
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
PGA Member since 1996
Oklahoma State University, B.A. Degree 1990
Plain, a longtime resident of the Vail Valley, previously worked at the Vail Golf Club in the early 1990s and returned to Vail in 2007 after working at Eagle Ranch Golf Club. Plain is passionate about junior golf programs and aims to bring young people to the Vail Golf Club through the First Tee Golf Program. Plain has extensive experience in the golf industry. She played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University and spent two years as a professional on the Future’s Golf Tour. She is an avid cyclist, hockey player and skier.
Chris Johnson, Head Golf Professional
Hometown: Chelsea, MI
Ferris State University, B.A. Degree 2007
Chris Johnson is looking forward to his 4th season at the Vail Golf Club. He has been a PGA member since 2007 and has a passion for assisting players of all abilities to improve and enjoy the game of golf. Johnson is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University in Michigan.
Scott Todd, Golf Course Superintendent
Justin Gompf, 1st Assistant Superintendent
Hometown: Cardington, OH
Ohio State University, A.S. 2000
GCSAA Member since 2000
Gompf joined the Vail Golf Club in 2007 and takes great pride in helping to maintain and improve Vail’s course conditions. Prior to Vail, Gomf spent five years at The Piqua Country Club in Ohio where he assisted in maintaining the Donald Ross-designed course.