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Brian Bartolec

Professional Overview

About Brian

Brian Bartolec attended the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration and General Management. While attending the college, he excelled as a member of the golf team.

Currently, Bartolec is the Chief Operating  Officer and General Manager of Shadow Wood Country Club. Shadow Wood Country Club is a private, member-owned club that features over fifty holes of championship golf, two clubhouses packed full of amenities, nine lighted har-tru tennis courts, and so much more. If you ask any member, they would tell you that Shadow Wood is a beautiful, well-kept property that not only offers golf but more importantly, the opportunity to form life-long relationships with other members. 

Brian Bartolec took his passion for golf, management, and hospitality and ran with it after college. He managed several golf courses, including Pelican Marsh and TPC Eagle Trace, before coming to Shadow Wood. If you ask Brian, he would tell you that he finally found his “home” at Shadow Wood. He revels in providing an over the top experience for each and every visitor. The members of Shadow Wood Country Club have come to expect the elite level of service that Bartolec ensures at his club.

Having already had many years of management under his belt, Brian Bartolec clearly understands how to run a successful organization, and Shadow Wood is a testament to that. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bartolec and his team made sure that not only did employees maintain their jobs but members felt secure as well. In fact, membership not only stayed the same during the pandemic, it actually increased! This was all due to Bartolec’s leadership.

While Brian held his father and grandfather and extremely high esteem, he did not want to make a career out of golf. Instead, he used his management skills and love of golf to get to where he is now.

When Brian Bartolec is not at Shadow Wood Country Club, you can likely find him spending time with his kids, enjoying the sunshine.  Of course, golf is still a huge part of his personal life as well. Bartolec participates in tournaments and coaches other golfers.

Brian Bartolec takes great pride in providing the best possible experience to the members of Shadow Wood Country Club. With courses designed by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills, any golfer is sure to enjoy their time at Shadow Wood Country Club! To learn more about Brian Bartolec, check out


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