Copper Point Superintendent Marc Lilley
A Kimberley, British Columbia native, Marc has dedicated the majority of his career to golf. At the age of eleven Marc began his journey by working with an entomologist from the University of British Columbia to eradicate pine beetle from over 500 Ponderosa pine trees on and around the Kimberley Golf Club. His interest in golf maintenance, design and construction was heightened in 1980 when the golf club decided to expand to 18 holes and hired Golf Course Architect Norman H. Woods to design and over see the construction. Marc spent 10 years at the Kimberley Golf Club before going to the University of Victoria and studying Environmental Sciences (1982 – 84). Marc earned a diploma in Turfgrass Management Technology from Fairview College in Fairview Alberta in (1984 – 86).
In 1987 Marc’s professional career began by accepting the Assistant Superintendents position at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course in Kananaskis Alberta (1987 – 2000). Three years later Marc was hired to be the Superintendent at the Paradise Canyon Golf & Country Club in Lethbridge Alberta, where he over saw the construction, grow-in and operations (1990 – 1996). After six years in Lethbridge another opportunity came about to oversee the development of the Silvertip Golf Resort in the Rocky Mountain community of Canmore Alberta where Marc spent 9 years as Superintendent and 2 years as General Manager.
Marc recently joined Robert Kains Golf Course Design in December 2009 and was responsible for CADD design, construction management and Golf Course Operations Development for many projects.