Mark King

The Club Group Ltd. recently announced that Chief Financial Officer Andy Sutton has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the property management firm.

Sutton began as controller in 2009, becoming chief financial officer in 2017.

Mark King founded The Club Group in 1986 as a sports and recreation management firm, focusing on golf courses and tennis facilities. Later they were hired to manage resort residential and commercial properties. King remains as chief executive officer, as Sutton takes over the operations role.

The Club Group connection with Sea Pines began more than 32 years ago, when the firm was hired by Prudential-Bache/Fogelman to manage its Harbour Town properties, including the Harbour Town Yacht Club and the Slip Owners Association of the Yacht Basin. The firm continues to manage these properties along with a number of home owner associations and The Shops at Sea Pines Center.

Since 1994, the Harbour Town Lighthouse itself has been managed by The Club Group, including its evolution to a museum, the addition of gift shops at the top and bottom, and the recognition of the Lighthouse as a venue for special events.

“It’s a privilege to work with people who were in touch with the founding visions of Sea Pines, on properties that were built into that original vision,” Sutton said. “The folks at Club Group put a personal dedication into their work, and it’s a pleasure to be part of that.”