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.

Our Team

General Manager
515-964-3721 ext. 4

General Manager

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General Manager

General Manager

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.

Kim Hull
Kim Hull
Food and Beverage Director
515-964-3721 ext. 3

Kim will serving as the Food & Beverage Director with the charge to provide top quality bar and dining experience for our members and guest.  She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Iowa in 2015.  Kim spent part of her career in Banking and then upon moving to Iowa began working as the Concession Manager for Spectra Food Service at Wells Fargo Arena/Iowa Events Center.  She enjoyed being able to experience once in a lifetime events and making memorable experiences for all the guests.   Kim and her husband, Jeff, will celebrate 25 years in November,  Happy Anniversary!  They have two daughters, Kayla, 21, is currently enrolled at the DMACC Nursing School in Newton and Kylie, 17,  is a senior at Ankeny Centennial.  Kim enjoys being outside with her family hunting and playing with their new puppy.  

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Kim Hull
Food and Beverage Director

Kim will serving as the Food & Beverage Director with the charge to provide top quality bar and dining experience for our members and guest.  She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Iowa in 2015.  Kim spent part of her career in Banking and then upon moving to Iowa began working as the Concession Manager for Spectra Food Service at Wells Fargo Arena/Iowa Events Center.  She enjoyed being able to experience once in a lifetime events and making memorable experiences for all the guests.   Kim and her husband, Jeff, will celebrate 25 years in November,  Happy Anniversary!  They have two daughters, Kayla, 21, is currently enrolled at the DMACC Nursing School in Newton and Kylie, 17,  is a senior at Ankeny Centennial.  Kim enjoys being outside with her family hunting and playing with their new puppy.  

Gene Bears
Gene Bears
Golf Professional
515-964-3721 ext. 1

Gene was born in Tucson, Arizona on arguable the luckiest day of the year, December 31,1958. Golf has been with him since day one. As a third generation golf professional, he knew from the start it’s a game and career he would pursue. As youngster Gene’s Father and Grandfather were big influences on him, teaching him all aspects of the golf profession, and golf course maintenance.

After graduating high school in Williamsburg, Iowa Gene went on to pursue his passion for the game by joining the PGA and attending business schools . Gene honed his skills working for Jim Tuller at Newton Country Club . A move to the Des Moines area and a job at Jester Park Golf Course set his career in motion. Gene met and married his wife Fran in 1984. They soon headed to Arizona where Gene was the Golf Professional for several of the great courses in Arizona. In 1992 Gene & Fran adopted a son, Timothy. As much as they enjoyed their time in Arizona, they decided to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. Gene has continued his love for the game and is the Head Golf Professional at Ankeny Golf & Country Club.

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Gene Bears
Golf Professional

Gene was born in Tucson, Arizona on arguable the luckiest day of the year, December 31,1958. Golf has been with him since day one. As a third generation golf professional, he knew from the start it’s a game and career he would pursue. As youngster Gene’s Father and Grandfather were big influences on him, teaching him all aspects of the golf profession, and golf course maintenance.

After graduating high school in Williamsburg, Iowa Gene went on to pursue his passion for the game by joining the PGA and attending business schools . Gene honed his skills working for Jim Tuller at Newton Country Club . A move to the Des Moines area and a job at Jester Park Golf Course set his career in motion. Gene met and married his wife Fran in 1984. They soon headed to Arizona where Gene was the Golf Professional for several of the great courses in Arizona. In 1992 Gene & Fran adopted a son, Timothy. As much as they enjoyed their time in Arizona, they decided to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. Gene has continued his love for the game and is the Head Golf Professional at Ankeny Golf & Country Club.

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.