Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
- 4150 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas, 75038, U.S.A.
Director of Golf
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 1998
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Director of Golf, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
- Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, San Antonio; Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas
- Houston, Texas, USA
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, University of Texas at Austin
Golf is as much a social function as it is a competition to Paul Earnest, golf director of
Earnest’s love of the game began at his father’s side while growing up in Houston. Though his father wasn’t much of a golfer, playing together turned out to be a great way to connect. Early success on the junior circuit through the Houston Golf Association and American Junior Golf Association brought Earnest respect on the course. By the time he’d won his first college tournament while a student at the University of Texas, he was hooked.
Despite a full schedule, Earnest still finds time to play, most notably in annual “golf marathons” to raise money for a local cancer centre in the name of Terry Fox, a Canadian athlete who lost his own battle to cancer in 1981. Over the past decade, Earnest’s marathons have raised about $250,000 for the cause. “It’s gruelling, but also part fun,” he says, “because it’s more golf than I get to play any other day.”