Become a Member

Learn About Desert Island Membership

Email Membership@digcc.net to get membership information. Include your phone number if you would like to receive a phone call.

A Desert Island representative will respond within the next business day.

Membership@digcc.net


For Information:


Membership Information:
Membership@digcc.net

Golf Shop Inquiries
Golfshop@digcc.net

Banquets/Special Events
Events@digcc.net

Club Management


Carol Gatherum, PGA, LPGA

Head Golf Professional & Management Team Member

Desert Island employee since 1994.
LPGA National Professional Club Champion in 1993. 
Competed in two US Open Championships (1981 & 1995).
Competed in two LPGA Championships (1991 & 1994). 
Her LPGA and PGA Class A status is a distinction held by 
approximately 300 U.S. woman professionals.
Recognized as one of the Top 50 U.S. women instructors. 
Graduate of UCLA


Mike Olson

Golf Course Superintendent & Department Head 

Desert Island employee since 2007.  
A student of Turf Grass Management at both Penn State 
University and Anoka Technical College. Mike began his 
career at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 
and has forty years experience maintaining superior level 
golf courses. Current Member of the Desert Hi-Lo Golf 
Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf 
Course Superintendents Association of America. 


Jeff Buck

Controller & Management Team Member

Desert Island employee since 2003. 
In addition to several years working with accounting firms
and in business management, Jeff held the position of 
Assistant Golf Professional at DI for ten years prior to his
current position as Controller. He was an honors graduate 
with a degree in Golf Business and Management from the
Golf Academy of America. Overall Jeff has thirty years of 
varied experience in business, accounting and the golf 
industry.


Joan Preston

Executive Assistant, Member Relations & Management Team Member

Desert Island employee since 2004.
In addition to her executive assistant duties, Joan held 
the position of Membership Director from 2004-2013, 
and Food & Beverage Manager 2013-2015. She has
thirty years experience in the hospitality business
(hotels and country clubs) including catering and
convention sales management, membership sales and
marketing, event planning and business management.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

For Information:


Membership Information:
Membership@digcc.net

Golf Shop Inquiries
Golfshop@digcc.net

Banquets/Special Events
Events@digcc.net