Travis Daniels, the Country Club of Ocala's new Head Golf Pro, joined the staff in the 2017 new year and brings over 18 years of experience with him. Most of that experience has been in the private and resort sector, with an employment history to include: The Club at Seabrook Island (SC), North Fork CC (NY), Grand Cypress and Walt Disney World (FL), Woodway CC (CT),Juliette Falls GC (FL), and Laurel Links CC (NY). He is a Massachusetts native and a huge New England sports fan. He began his professional career in the restaurant industry, becoming a Sous Chef at a quaint American Bistro in Western Massachusetts. Among his many attributes, he is an accomplished instructor to golfers of all skill levels. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Travis Daniels

Head Golf Professional
(352) 237-6644 ext. 1


As a native of Massachusetts, Chris was born in Acushnet, the home of Titleist.  In his early teens he caddied at Country Club of New Bedford, which began his love for golf.  In his later teens the Lopes family moved to Florida where Chris graduated from the College of Central Florida with a degree in Hospitality Management. Chris began his golf career at Black Diamond Ranch where he worked for 24 years and is now excited to bring his experience and passion of golf to Country Club of Ocala.  

Chris Lopes

Asst. Golf Professional
(352) 237-6644 ext. 1

Private and group instruction is available year round from our professional staff for all skill levels.