Bear Trap Dunes announces promotions

May 10, 2021

Bear Trap Dunes, a semi-private golf course in Ocean View, has named Eric Mason as the club’s head golf professional and Jonathan Tupper as executive chef.

“Eric and Jonathan have been an integral part of our team since they came onboard. We are excited to watch them grow into leadership positions in each department,” said Brian Rashley, PGA general manager of Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club. The golf course is owned by Carl M. Freeman Companies and managed by Troon, the world’s largest golf management company.

Mason started as an assistant golf professional at Bear Trap Dunes in April 2016. During his time at Bear Trap, Mason graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a bachelor’s degree in PGA Golf Management and Hotel & Restaurant Management. He was also elected to PGA membership as a Class A member in May 2019.

Tupper has been a sous chef at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes since March 2019. In 2017, he received his associate in arts degree with honors in Culinary and Hospitality Management. He has produced numerous sold-out events for Bear Trap Dunes including an Italian Wine Dinner, and looks forward to hosting more themed specials.

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