Golf Professionals


John Keller - PGA Director of Golf


John was born in Statesville, North Carolina and was raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. Shortly after attending The University of Alabama on a golf scholarship and graduating in 1982, John played professional golf on the Florida mini tour circuit. After 18 months of tournament golf, John returned to Pompano Beach and went to work as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Pompano Beach Golf Course. It was in Pompano that John and his wife Barbara were married in 1985. John became a member of The PGA of America in 1987 and was recently elected to membership in the Quarter Century Club of the Professional Golfers Association of America. From 1989-1992 John and Barbara divided their time between Linville Golf Club, Linville, North Carolina, and The Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, Florida. It was at Broken Sound that John had the good fortune to enhance his teaching skills working with noted Teaching Professional, Peter Kostis. John accepted his first Head Professional position in 1995 at Blue Ridge Country Club located just outside of Linville Falls, North Carolina. In 1999 John and Barbara moved to Kiawah Island, South Carolina where John served as the Senior Assistant at The Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. John joined The Reserve Club team as Head Golf Professional in September of 2004 and was recently promoted to Director Of Golf. “We have the opportunity to become one of the premier private clubs in the South. It’s exciting to be involved at this stage of The Reserve Club’s development. I look forward to coming to work each day and challenging myself and the golf staff to doing a better job than we did the day before.”

Mike Cotela - PGA Head Golf Professional


Mike is originally from the Springfied, Massachusetts area. He has experience at several private clubs and resort facilities. Mike joined The Reserve Club in 2009 after leaving the South Florida PGA Section. This is his 25th year as a “Class A” PGA Professional. His father, Mickey was a 50 year member of the PGA and his Brother, Steve is a 24 year member. One could say golf is in his blood.