Nathan Charnes

General Manager

photo of  Nathan Charnes

Phone: 636-561-9464 x230
Email: [email protected]

Nathan Charnes is from Evansville, Indiana, and has been with WingHaven Country Club since May 2004. Nathan has many years of experience in the golf business coming from Oak Meadow Golf Club in Evansville, Indiana and The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He was elected to the PGA of America in March 2004, and has been exposed to a lifetime of golf management through his father, who is a Life-Member of the PGA of America. Nathan possesses a history of success in overall country club management, team building and leadership, managing golf operations, merchandising, tournaments, corporate outings, teaching, and delivering high level member service and events. Nathan served his local PGA Section for 8 years, he served on the National PGA Board of Directors as District 7 Director from 2018-2022 representing the Gateway PGA, Midwest PGA, and South-Central PGA Sections, and he was elected in 2022 to serve as the Secretary of the PGA of America. More importantly, Nathan has been married to his wife since 2003 and has 3 wonderful children who share his love of faith, family, sports, and the St. Louis Blues / St Louis Cardinals.


National PGA of America

-Appointed to the National PGA Membership Committee, 2010 to 2012.

-Appointed to the National PGA Member Benefits Committee, 2015 to 2016.

-Elected to the National PGA Board of Directors for District #7, 2018 – 2021.

-Elected Secretary of the PGA of America in 2022.

-PGA of America Secretary, 2023-2024.

-PGA of America Vice President, 2025-2026.

-PGA of America President, 2027-2028.

-PGA of America Honorary Past President, 2029-2030.


Gateway PGA Section

-Section Education Chairman, 2007 – 2010.

-Section Board Member/Secretary (Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010)

-Gateway PGA Section Secretary, 2011-2012.

-Gateway PGA Section Vice President, 2013-2014.

-Gateway PGA Section President, 2015-2016.

-Gateway PGA Section Honorary Past President, 2017-2018.


Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

-Member of the St Louis Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America.


Professional Golfers' Association of America {PGA}

-2022 Gateway Section Golf Professional of the Year

-2015 Gateway Section Herb Graffis Award

-2012 Gateway Section Golf Professional of the Year

-2008 Gateway Section Horton Smith Award Recipient

-2005 Gateway Section Assistant Professional of the Year Recipient

-2004 Gateway Section Acushnet Scholarship Winner (92% Test Average)

-Elected to the PGA of America in March 2004