Meet Our Staff

Sven Nelson III – General Manager

Sven’s background includes formal training at the Florida Culinary Institute, Golf Professional and General Manager for large Golf Management Companies. Sven has served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. His 25 year career has included every facet of the golf and hospitality industry with extensive experience working for management companies with the focus on “startup” and “turn around” facilities. Sven’s history of golf management includes Adena Golf & Country Club in Ocala, FL, The Tides Golf Club in Seminole, FL, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in St. Leo, FL and Hunter’s Green Country Club in Tampa, FL. In addition to golf, Sven’s hobbies include fishing and hockey. Sven is happily married to his wife Ashley of 11 years and they have a beautiful son named Blaine.

Robert D. Carter – Golf Course Superintendent 

Robert is a 35 year resident of Sarasota. He has been the Golf Course Superintendent at such clubs as Gulf Gate Golf and Country Club, Laurel Oak Country Club and The Meadows Country Club. His 35 year career has included every facet of Turf Grass and Agronomic Management. Truly a great addition to the Management Team at  The Palms Golf Club. We look forward to having Robert take the golf course to another level of greatness.