March 4, 2022
We are very excited to announce the addition of our new General Manager/Head Golf Professional, Zach McArthur, PGA & Course Superintendent, Gustavo Rodriguez, GCCSA.
Both Zach and Gustavo are very excited to become part of The Links family and can’t wait to showcase their skills to provide you with an unforgettable experience at one of the top ranked public golf courses in the country, The Links of North Dakota!
Zach was born and raised in Darlington, Wisconsin and developed a love of the game of golf when introduced to it at Darlington Country Club by his father at 6 years old. After becoming the 3x MVP and 3x Scoring Champion of Darlington’s Golf Team, he went to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater to further his education through a marketing degree.
Upon graduation, Zach moved to Napa, California to work in the wine industry. After a short stint in the wine business (due to his inability to be trapped in a cubicle) he moved to Fresno to become an Assistant Professional at San Joaquin Country Club and begin his PGA Class-A education journey. Zach was awarded PGA Class-A Membership after just 1.5 years, and upon completion, was offered the Head Golf Professional job at Old Works in Anaconda, MT.
After 2 very successful seasons that saw a 50% increase in rounds YOY, record breaking merchandise sales & a net profit for the first time in 20+ years, Zach turned his sights to The Links of North Dakota to continue his career development as the General Manager and Head Golf Professional.
Zach looks forward to meeting you all, developing relationships and adding value to an amazing piece of property!
Gustavo was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and raised in Ravenna, Nebraska where he learned to play golf and worked at Ravenna Golf Club in the summers.
After high school, Gustavo attended The University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his Bachelor’s in Turfgrass & Landscape Management. Gustavo then moved to Scottsdale to be an assistant at TPC Scottsdale. From there, he worked at Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha through their bunker and golf course renovation project. Gustavo also spent a little bit of time with Landscapes Unlimited working on golf course construction and grass grow-in projects. After his time there, Gustavo headed back to TPC Jasna Polana, where he interned years prior, to be an assistant.
In 2020, Gustavo accepted the Head Superintendent job at Fox Run Golf Club where he would spend 2 years improving the overall course conditions and playability.
Now, with The Links of North Dakota, he expects to do great things in improving the golf course conditions and regular maintenance practices.