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Todd Burrell

Contact Todd:

(803) 547-9688 Ext. 2

Todd A. Burrell, PGA Director of Golf & Operations Manager

Todd Burrell began his golf career in Toronto, Canada. He became a Class "A" PGA Golf Professional through the PGA of America’s Golf Professional Training Program in 2006. Todd became the Head Golf Professional at Carolina Lakes in the spring of 2010 and then the Director of Golf & Operations Manager in the fall of 2017. He was the Head Golf Professional & General Manager at Regent Park Golf Club in Fort Mill, SC before coming to Carolina Lakes. Prior to that, Todd was a 4-year letterman as a member of the Men's NCAA Golf Team at Queen's College in central Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration and a Minor in Psychology. Todd also serves as a co-host on a local golf & sports talk radio show from time-to-time in the Uptown Charlotte Area. Todd has been teaching golf for over three decades now yet maintains a simple teaching style. He emphasizes the fundamentals, ball striking, the short game, and a strong mental approach while working with the student's natural abilities.

Contact Melanie:

(803) 547-9688 Ext. 7

Melanie Mikulsky, Clubhouse Manager


 Contact Michelle: 

(803) 547-9688 Ext.6 chef@carolinalakesgc.com 


 Michelle Hasty, Head Chef


John Thompson

Contact John:

(704) 280-0130

John Thompson, PGA Director of Instruction

John is from Chapel Hill, NC. He became Director of Instruction at Carolina Lakes in August of 2010 after teaching golf at Regent Park Golf Club. Prior to Regent Park, John taught and worked as a Golf Professional at Butler National Golf Club and Conway Farms Golf Club in Illinois, at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, FL and at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, NC. John graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management and Business. In addition, John went through the PGA Golf Professional Training Program and earned his Class "A" teaching status. He has competed on the Nationwide Tour level and has already gained recognition as one of the best Club Professional players in the Carolinas. He enjoys working with people at all ability levels and emphasizes fundamentals and goal setting with his students. He makes the learning process simple and enjoyable by taking things one step at a time.

Daryl Ewing

Daryl Ewing, GCSAA Golf Course Superintendent

Daryl Ewing began gaining knowledge of golf course maintenance at an early age on his families 18 hole course in Lowville, New York. Daryl has been the Golf Course Superintendent at Carolina Lakes since June of 2010. Upon moving to Charlotte in early 1997 he gained a position at Myers Park Country Club on the maintenance staff, working his way up quickly through the ranks becoming a 2nd Assistant superintendent in two years. He graduated from Central Piedmont CC in 2008 with a A.S. in Turfgrass Management. 15 years of experience dealing with the challenges of bent grass greens in the South has helped Daryl, making Carolina Lakes one of the best public courses in the Charlotte area.

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Carolina Lakes Golf Club
23012 Kingfisher Drive
Indian Land, SC  29707
(803) 547-9688