Club Management

Ankeny Golf & Country Club strives to provide the best team of staff members possible to our membership. Many of our team members have been at the Club for a long period of time and enjoy the teamwork and comradery of the staff. They have developed a connection with our members and provide them personal and exceptional service. Sit back and relax while we take care of the details, and come up with the fun!

Our Team

Ken Norland
Ken Norland
General Manager
515-964-3721 ext. 4

Ken became a member of the PGA in 1999 and has enjoyed all the aspects of managing golf since. He has been around golf his whole life, from childhood memories learning the swing from his dad, to his playing days at the University of Northern Iowa, to 25 years of managing golf properties in Minnesota and Iowa. As much as he enjoys playing golf and helping others to learn and enjoy the game…. he loves the business of golf even more!
My wife Lindsay (Ankeny native – Petterson) helps to keep me in line, along with our busy (4) children. We live in Ankeny and our kids will feed into Centennial – Go Jags! When I am not at the club, I will be doing some coaching of youth basketball for ACBC, and I officiate Varsity basketball locally as time permits.

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Ken Norland
General Manager

Ken became a member of the PGA in 1999 and has enjoyed all the aspects of managing golf since. He has been around golf his whole life, from childhood memories learning the swing from his dad, to his playing days at the University of Northern Iowa, to 25 years of managing golf properties in Minnesota and Iowa. As much as he enjoys playing golf and helping others to learn and enjoy the game…. he loves the business of golf even more!
My wife Lindsay (Ankeny native – Petterson) helps to keep me in line, along with our busy (4) children. We live in Ankeny and our kids will feed into Centennial – Go Jags! When I am not at the club, I will be doing some coaching of youth basketball for ACBC, and I officiate Varsity basketball locally as time permits.

Phil Van Roekel
Phil Van Roekel
Superintendent | Certified Pool Operator

Phil grew up on a dairy, hog, and crop farm in northwest Iowa. In 1984, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy. He married his wife, Laura, (who helps him a lot on the course) in 1985. Together, they share two sons: Ben, who lives in Austin, Texas, and Jake, who lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia with his beautiful wife, Emily. Phil has been involved in the turf business since 1991. He’s spent time at Sioux City’s Green Valley and Floyd golf courses, Briarwood (located here in Ankeny), a year at the local sports complex, and the last fourteen years at AGCC. He enjoys helping out at his church, Prairie Ridge, with the Sunday school and youth group programs. In their free time, Phil and Laura like to travel, which mainly consists of flying to Texas or Virginia.

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Phil Van Roekel
Superintendent | Certified Pool Operator

Phil grew up on a dairy, hog, and crop farm in northwest Iowa. In 1984, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy. He married his wife, Laura, (who helps him a lot on the course) in 1985. Together, they share two sons: Ben, who lives in Austin, Texas, and Jake, who lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia with his beautiful wife, Emily. Phil has been involved in the turf business since 1991. He’s spent time at Sioux City’s Green Valley and Floyd golf courses, Briarwood (located here in Ankeny), a year at the local sports complex, and the last fourteen years at AGCC. He enjoys helping out at his church, Prairie Ridge, with the Sunday school and youth group programs. In their free time, Phil and Laura like to travel, which mainly consists of flying to Texas or Virginia.

Chris Goode
Bar Manager

Chris was born in Des Moines and was a graduate of Johnston High School. After high-school he traveled south to Attend the University of Kansas where he got his first taste of the restaurant business which immediately told him where his career path should lead. After college Chris moved back home to start a career in the restaurant industry in the Des Moines metro area. He has been in restaurant management for the past 18 years. His passion for hospitality is shown each day in his work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to detail with each AGCC member. His goal is to make AGCC a better place for its members and employees each and every day. He is an avid sports fan, loves to cook, play golf, and spend time with friends and family.

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Chris Goode
Bar Manager

Chris was born in Des Moines and was a graduate of Johnston High School. After high-school he traveled south to Attend the University of Kansas where he got his first taste of the restaurant business which immediately told him where his career path should lead. After college Chris moved back home to start a career in the restaurant industry in the Des Moines metro area. He has been in restaurant management for the past 18 years. His passion for hospitality is shown each day in his work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to detail with each AGCC member. His goal is to make AGCC a better place for its members and employees each and every day. He is an avid sports fan, loves to cook, play golf, and spend time with friends and family.

Cory Hockey
Golf Professional
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Cory Hockey
Golf Professional
Cindy Gordon
Cindy Gordon
Dining Manager
515-964-3721 ext. 2

Cindy was born and raised in Charles City, Iowa. She currently lives in Ankeny with her husband, Kevin, and her two sons, Beau and Brody. Cindy has worked at Ankeny Golf & Country Club for the last seventeen years with one goal in mind: to make everyone’s dining experience exceptional. She goes above and beyond to make sure that our members are well taken care of, and the club is like a second home to her. During her free time, Cindy loves to bake, watch movies, and spend time with her family.

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Cindy Gordon
Dining Manager

Cindy was born and raised in Charles City, Iowa. She currently lives in Ankeny with her husband, Kevin, and her two sons, Beau and Brody. Cindy has worked at Ankeny Golf & Country Club for the last seventeen years with one goal in mind: to make everyone’s dining experience exceptional. She goes above and beyond to make sure that our members are well taken care of, and the club is like a second home to her. During her free time, Cindy loves to bake, watch movies, and spend time with her family.

Brian Pearson
Brian Pearson
Kitchen Manager

Brian was born and raised in Colorado. He moved to Iowa in 1974 where he attended Oskaloosa High School. After graduation he moved to Des Moines and worked in the service industry at several hotels and clubs around the metro. He came to Ankeny Golf & Country Club in 1997. He thoroughly enjoys working at Ankeny Golf & Country Club and feels a connection with the membership. Brian has one daughter who recently graduated Arizona State University and is now teaching in Glendale, Arizona. Brian enjoys hunting as well as visiting his daughter and granddaughter in Arizona, when he has time.

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Brian Pearson
Kitchen Manager

Brian was born and raised in Colorado. He moved to Iowa in 1974 where he attended Oskaloosa High School. After graduation he moved to Des Moines and worked in the service industry at several hotels and clubs around the metro. He came to Ankeny Golf & Country Club in 1997. He thoroughly enjoys working at Ankeny Golf & Country Club and feels a connection with the membership. Brian has one daughter who recently graduated Arizona State University and is now teaching in Glendale, Arizona. Brian enjoys hunting as well as visiting his daughter and granddaughter in Arizona, when he has time.