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Chris Coen - Director of Agronomy

Chris began his employment with Glen Oaks Country Club as the Assistant Superintendent in April of 1993. He served in that position throughout the construction and "grow-in" of the golf course and was promoted to the Superintendent position in 1997.

Chris and his wife Cindy live in West Des Moines and have four grown children and five grandchildren. You can reach Chris by cell phone at 515-778-7750, follow his Facebook page at, or stop by the maintenance facility at the north end of the driving range with any questions or concerns you may have.

Kirk Hudson -  1st Assistant Superintendent

Kirk began his employment with Glen Oaks Country Club in the fall of 2013. He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent the following spring.

Kirk grew up in Pleasant Hill, and currently lives in Des Moines with his wife Molly. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor degree in Horticulture (emphasis in Turfgrass Management). Kirk was awarded “Assistant Superintendent of the Year” in 2016 by the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association. In his free time, Kirk enjoys golfing, woodworking, and playing guitar.

Reed Warman - 1st Assistant Superintendent

Reed began his employment with Glen Oaks Country Club as an intern in the spring of 2014, and was promoted to a full-time member in the spring of 2015.

Reed is originally from Jefferson City, Missouri, but was raised here in West Des Moines. He has an Associate degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Turf Maintenance from the Des Moines Area Community College. Reed is an avid musician, and enjoys playing guitar and drums.  

Bryce Eichmeier - 2nd Assistant Superintendent

Bryce began his employment with Glen Oaks Country Club in the spring of 2015 after interning at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club in Wyoming.

Bryce is originally from Ackley, Iowa and now lives in West Des Moines with his wife Mikayla. He has an Associate degree in Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass from Kirkwood Community College. Bryce is passionate about sports, and enjoys playing golf and slow pitch softball.

Chris Horton - Equipment Manager
Chris began his employment with Glen Oaks Country Club in the summer of 2010. He was promoted to Equipment Manager in 2012.

Chris currently lives in Milo, just south-east of Indianola with his wife Madison. He graduated high school in Indianola, and is a member of the Equipment Manager’s section of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. In his free time, Chris enjoys sprint car racing, and frequently competes at Knoxville Raceway.

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