My Internship at the Vineyard Golf Club
By Justin Holmes | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Clubhouse from the 18 Fairway
Earlier I mentioned that PGA Golf Management students are required to do internships. For my three-month internship, I chose the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Massachusetts as my destination. Edgartown is on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The Vineyard Golf Club is the only fully private golf course on the island, along with being the only pesticide-free and organic fertilizer course in the country. Donald originally designed the course, but Gil Hanse, the same man who designed the golf course the Olympics will be played on, just finished the Front Nine renovation. This is a truly magical place, and I feel honored to work here. My parents always told me that when you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life, and that is exactly what I feel here. Living not but a few steps away from the front door of the Clubhouse, I am surrounded by great people, beautiful nature, and world-class golf.
This island holds a lot of rich history and the First Vineyard Vines Store. The food on this island is absolutely delicious, and if you know me, you know how much I love food! The seafood is so fresh that in every bite you can taste the seawater. The lobster roll is probably one of the most coveted dishes on the island. A lobster roll is chunks of lobster mixed in mayo and greatness and then served on a roll by the pound. The island does not permit any restaurant or store chains, which allows the native islanders’ businesses to succeed. I now see why this place is one of the most sought-after vacation spots in the world!