Sonnenalp Club has new golf boss |

Sonnenalp Club has new golf boss

Daily staff report

EDWARDS — Jim Miller has joined the Sonnenalp Club’s executive team as the director of golf club operations. Miller, who has a background in both golf and resort operations, has previously worked at Castle Pines Golf Club; The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California; Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs; and most recently at Timbers Resorts in Carbondale.

“I am thrilled to be part of this exceptional team and honored that Mr. (Johannes) Faessler has given me this unique opportunity to be part of the club’s rebirth in the Vail Valley,” Miller said. “Between the new 10,000-square-foot fitness facility, Kelly Liken’s new Harvest restaurant, the best greens in the valley and the club’s new vertical membership offerings, Sonnenalp is truly an innovator in the new wave of sustainable and successful club models.”

Miller, a PGA Professional, is familiar with the Vail Valley as he has spent time professionally with The Sebastian — Vail, Timbers Bachelor Gulch and the Cordillera Group.

Pete Roach, the Sonnenalp Club’s longtime golf professional, continues leading day-to-day golf operations as the club’s head golf professional.

The Sonnenalp Club began restructuring and enhancing its experience in January, adding sports memberships to full membership offerings, as well as partnering with ClubCorp of America, extending membership benefits to more than 250 private club facilities throughout the country. This was quickly followed by the construction and renovation of the fitness center and new restaurant, Harvest by Kelly Liken, and the hiring of Shaun Evans as director of health and fitness.

For more information about the Sonnenalp Club or membership opportunities, go to or call Heidi Cofelice, director of membership sales and marketing at 970-477-5375.

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