Eric Lohman, PGA General Manager of Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, CA, has been working in hospitality for more than 25 years. For the past 15 years, Eric has held managerial positions such as PGA Director of Sales and Marketing, PGA Director of Golf, and PGA General Manager.
Growing up in the Coachella Valley, Eric was an accomplished SCPGA junior and high school golfer at Palm Springs High School. As an amateur, he had a distinguished career including winning the 1993 Washington State Amateur. Collegiately, he golfed and lettered as a freshman at the University of Houston, and finished up his college career playing three additional years at UCLA. Now an active participant in Southern California PGA events, he qualified for the PGA National Club Professional Championship in 2014 & 2015.
Mostly working in the public/resort golf sector, Eric has worked for numerous management companies including current employer OB Sports based out of Scottsdale, AZ. Some of the golf clubs he has worked at are The Reserve in Aloha, OR, Trophy Lake in Port Orchard, WA, Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, and currently at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point where he serves as the PGA General Manager.
A PGA Member since 2000, Eric has served for several years on the Board of the Metro Chapter of the SCPGA, been an active participant in numerous Section Committees, and is currently an elected Independent Board Member of the Section. Some of his accomplishments as a board member include creating the Chapter Challenge, reintroducing the Southern California Golf Open which he hosted three years at Monarch Beach, and most recently he helped develop and host the very first Influencer Speaker Series as an arm of the Mentorship Committee, which he is also the chairperson.
For many years, Eric has been a Nike Golf Elite Staff Member, and currently is a member of the Callaway Master Staff program. He has been very fortunate to have strong support from such great companies. Eric, along with his wife Lauren and their two daughters Harper and Sutton, resides in Newport Beach, CA.