Our People

Ken Nicholas

Role: Regional General Manager
Serving Since: 2019

Ken comes to the Hamlet with 30 years of Golf Course Management experience in St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, and Philadelphia markets. Ken was born in St. Louis and graduated from Indiana University. Married to wife Keely for 23 years with two children, Haley 21 and Alex 19.
Beginning his fourth year with ClubCorp, with his primary focus on The Hamlet, he currently holds the position of Regional Manger overseeing two properties in the Philadelphia area.

Hillary Epstein

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 631.499.5200

Hillary Epstein began her career with ClubCorp at The Hamlet Golf and County Club the day it was purchased in June of 2011. At that time Hillary was brought in as the Private Event Director. After two successful years in events at The Hamlet the position of Membership Director opened up and Hillary stepped into her new role. "In events you build relationships with people and when their event ends you often do not see them again. As Membership Director the relationships built carry on...this is my favorite part of my new role. You join a Country Club to enrich your life, as Membership Director this is what I get to help my Members do, every day."

Tara Booth

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 631.499.5200

Tara has been the Member Relations Director at The Hamlet since May of 2013.  Before that, she had been the dining room supervisor since 2009. 

With 15 years experience in hospitality and a degree in Business Management, Tara made it a priority to make her Members happy and always provide those special Magic Moments.  Now as the Member Relations Director, Tara takes pride in assuring great experiences for her Membership.

David Rosenberg

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 631.499.5200 x4676
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Bruce Moodnik

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2011

Bruce has been the Head Tennis Professional at The Hamlet Golf and Country Club for the past four seasons, and has been teaching tennis on Long Island for many years. He has been a Tournament Director for both Adult and Junior Leagues for various Long Island indoor tennis facilities. Bruce specializes in Adult, Junior lessons private or group, as well as singles and doubles strategy. He has coached many USTA teams to regional, sectional, and national tournaments. Bruce, over his long career has created some of the most innovative, and enjoyable social tennis events on Long Island. Bruce's enthusiasm and passion for tennis creates a wonderful learning environment for adults and children of all ages.

Steve King

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2019

Steve is a Long Island native with 23 years of experience on Long Island and he has a vast knowledge of the islands golf courses.  Steve’s most recent role prior to joining us at The Hamlet was as Regional Superintendent for Parkland Management Group where he oversaw the conditions of nine Long Island properties.  Steve is married to his wife Dana of fourteen years and has two children, Zachary (11) and Dylan (5).

Jim Farrell

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 631.499.5200

Jim is a PGA Class “A” Member who brings over 25 years of experience in the golf industry to The Hamlet.  Born and raised in Syosset NY, Jim went to Long Island Lutheran HS and later graduated college from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.  There, Jim met his wife Amy and today have three children. James, Patrick and Natalie.

Jim got his start in the golf industry at The Town of Oyster Bay Golf Club in 1990 and then went back to Kansas where he worked as an assistant at Mission Hills and Blue Hills Country Clubs.  In 2000, Jim began a seven-year career as the Head Golf Professional at Oakwood CC, a private club located in Kansas City, MO.  In 2007, Jim moved back to the Island where he took on the position as the Head Golf Professional at Muttontown CC until 2009.  Recently, Jim has been the Director of Instruction / First Assistant at The Creek Club in Locust Valley.

Jim is an accomplished teacher, merchandiser & tournament coordinator who has served on the Midwest Section PGA Board of Directors, the Metropolitan PGA Section Assistants Board and has been the Midwest Section Tournament Chairman.  Jim is also an accomplished player who most recently won the Long Island Open in 2015.  Jim has been recognized both locally and nationally as an accomplished club-fitter and in 2004 was named Callaway Golf’s “Golf Professional of the year.”  

Robert Murray

Role: Facilities Manager
Serving Since: 2019

Rob began his career in the NYPD and retired after 20 years as a detective in Brooklyn.  He then went on to the construction field and dock building after Hurricane Sandy.  Rob joined the Hamlet in May and is excited to bring a new level of detail to the Club.  Rob is currently engaged to his fiancé Melora and has two children Robert 15 and Ellon 11.