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

Nathan Porter
Nathan Porter
General Manager
515-964-3721 ext. 4

Nathan is originally from Ames, Iowa, and studied Hospitality Management at Iowa State University. He worked at Willow Ridge Golf Course in Fort Dodge and spent six years at Wakonda Club in Des Moines—prior to Ankeny Golf & Country Club. His love of the Cyclones has grown throughout the years, and he tries to attend as many football and basketball games as he can. He has a mini Goldendoodle named Maddux that keeps him busy at home. He also enjoys traveling and dining at new restaurants throughout the metro.

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Nathan Porter
General Manager

Nathan is originally from Ames, Iowa, and studied Hospitality Management at Iowa State University. He worked at Willow Ridge Golf Course in Fort Dodge and spent six years at Wakonda Club in Des Moines—prior to Ankeny Golf & Country Club. His love of the Cyclones has grown throughout the years, and he tries to attend as many football and basketball games as he can. He has a mini Goldendoodle named Maddux that keeps him busy at home. He also enjoys traveling and dining at new restaurants throughout the metro.

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.

Ken Bach
Ken Bach
Bar Manager
515-964-3721 ext. 3

Ken was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin—a cheesehead through and through. He and his wife, Sue, have lived in Des Moines since 1990. They have two wonderful daughters, Molly and Anne. Ken has worked at Ankeny Golf & Country Club since 1998, and he truly enjoys the staff and members that make our club a special place.

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Ken Bach
Bar Manager

Ken was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin—a cheesehead through and through. He and his wife, Sue, have lived in Des Moines since 1990. They have two wonderful daughters, Molly and Anne. Ken has worked at Ankeny Golf & Country Club since 1998, and he truly enjoys the staff and members that make our club a special place.

Bob Vanscoy
Bob Vanscoy
Golf Professional
515-964-3721 ext. 1

Bob was born and raised in Colorado. He started in the golf business in 1981, working at both public and private courses. He came to Ankeny Golf & Country Club in 2013 after a twenty-year run at Waveland/Grandview in Des Moines. He has two daughters, one who lives in Montana, and one who’s following his footsteps in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bob enjoys watching sports and traveling, and he has a deep appreciation for the members of AGCC. He looks forward to serving them for years to come.

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Bob Vanscoy
Golf Professional

Bob was born and raised in Colorado. He started in the golf business in 1981, working at both public and private courses. He came to Ankeny Golf & Country Club in 2013 after a twenty-year run at Waveland/Grandview in Des Moines. He has two daughters, one who lives in Montana, and one who’s following his footsteps in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bob enjoys watching sports and traveling, and he has a deep appreciation for the members of AGCC. He looks forward to serving them for years to come.

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.