Winthrop’s Bear Creek gets new operators

Updated: February 2, 2018

Bear Creek Golf Course in Winthrop, Wash. will have new operators this year. Ash and Linda Court, owners of Bear Creek Golf Course, announced that the operation of their property will be taken over by Mike and Laurie Hilton. The Hiltons will be taking over operation of Bear Creek Golf Course from Terry and Debbie Evans who have operated the course for the last three seasons.

The Hiltons moved their family and their construction business from Seattle to the Methow Valley in February of 2005. They have raised their three daughters in the Methow Valley while running their custom design/build business, Hilton Construction, Inc. They will continue to maintain their construction business but will only take on limited client work. Mike is originally from Houston, TX where he received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A & M University. Laurie is from Traverse City, MI and has an undergraduate degree in French and Business from Western Michigan University, as well as a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.

The Hiltons plan to make their operation a family affair, echoing the Court’s experience of raising four children while operating the course. Their main focus will be on maintaining and improving the quality of the greens while also increasing the reach of their membership. The Hiltons are committed to offering a fun and challenging course for experienced golfers.