General Manager
Justin Japour
Justin Japour joined the Sunset Hills family at the beginning of 2010 and is a Class “A” PGA Certified Professional with a Master’s Degree in Business Management. Mr. Japour has been in the golf business since 1998 and has received PGA Certifications in Golf Operations as well as Teaching & Coaching. In College, he played at Valdosta State University where he earned Academic All-American, Honorable Mention All-American, and Student Athlete- of- The Year. Mr. Japour started his golf professional career with Sequoia Golf Clubs. While at Sequoia, he was responsible for golf operations at multiple clubs simultaneously, high traffic facilities, and low volume clubs while being accountable for member satisfaction, service, and profitability. Through all of his experience, Mr. Japour has maintained a deep rooted passion for golf as his main goal is to give the best all around experience possible at Sunset Hills Country Club.
Grace Li began her career at Sunset Hills Country Club in 2012. She brings years of accounting and auditing experience to her role as our Controller here in SHCC. Grace has extensive knowledge in GAAP and GAAS. Prior to joining SHCC, she worked in public accounting and state government auditing. Grace holds a Master of Professional Accounting degree from University of West Georgia and is a licensed CPA in Georgia. She lives in Douglasville with her husband Li Cao and enjoys playing ping-pong ball and working out at leisure time.
Assistant Superintendent
Derek Hendricks
A native of Maryville, Tennessee, Derek was raised in Carrollton before studying History at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Georgia Tech for a semester while evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. In 2008 he joined the staff at Sunset Hills, working his way up to the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent in 2017. In his spare time he enjoys reading, wood turning, and spending time with his loveable mutt, Zoë. He also has a cat.
Pro Shop Staff
Chris "Bernie" Collins
Food & Beverage Director / Executive Chef
Glenn Barnett
A UGA graduate, Glenn received his culinary training at the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduation, he worked at Tom Tom a Bistro under Master Chef Thomas Catherall, then The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead under renowned Chef Guenter Seagar. He was instrumental in the opening of Canoe, a cutting-edge California style Farm to Fork dining destination on the banks of the Chattahoochee. The next 10 years would find Chef Barnett forging his own creative style at the Historic Vinings Inn and River Room Restaurants, running culinary operations for Google Atlanta, opening Life University’s Culinary Center and most recently running culinary operations for Carlyle’s Catering. He was Executive Chef at Sunset Hills from 2013-2015 and is eager to promote the interaction of local seasonal specials with a variety of wines and spirits
Housekeeping Supervisor
Rebecca Cowart
Rebecca Cowart has been with Sunset Hills Country Club as the Housekeeping Supervisor since 2009. Ms. Cowart is originally from Savannah, Georgia and moved to Carrollton in 1992 with her family. The members, employees, and atmosphere is what Ms. Cowart loves best about Sunset Hills and looks forward to many years with the Sunset family.
Golf Course Superintendent
Adam Hoffman
Adam has been working in the golf industry for 23 years. It was a high school summer job that evolved into a career that took him to a variety of different courses. Adam earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design with a concentration in Turfgrass Management from the University of Tennessee in 2004. He spent the next 10 years serving as an Assistant Superintendent at several clubs in Tennessee and Georgia including three years at Marietta Country Club and five years here at Sunset Hills from 2010 - 2014. Since leaving Sunset Hills in 2014 Adam served as Director of Golf Maintenance overseeing multiple courses in Dekalb county, and most recently as the Golf Course Superintendent of The Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica. Adam has been married to Betsy Hoffman for 13 years and they have four children ages 9,7,4, and 2 which keep them busy for most of their time. Betsy is a teacher working in Douglas county and they currently live in Villa Rica.