The Golf Staff at The Highlands at Dove Mountain is extensive and professional. Each member of the staff brings many years of golf industry experience with them.  From the Head Golf Professional to the Course Superintendents to the Golf Professionals, you’ll find the type of course management you desire of your home course. 

mark_125pxlMark Oswald, Community Manager

As community manager of The Highlands, Mark Oswald has overall responsibility for the homeowners association, golf and food and beverage operations. Mark came to Tucson in 1997 as GM of the newly opened Golf Club at Vistoso, and from 2007-09 was GM of Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. From 2009 until 2015 Mark was the general manager of the Oro Valley Country Club. Mark had previously been the director of golf operations at Sunbird Golf Resort in Chandler, followed by roles as general manager of Great Eagle Golf Resort in Surprise and Prescott Country Club. Mark is a 28-year member of the PGA and in 2010 joined the Club Managers Association of America. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named in 2010 among the PGA National Play Golf America Top 100 Professionals.

Preston_Otte_125x130Preston Otte, PGA Head Golf Professional

Preston Otte was born in Burley, Idaho. Growing up he played many sports thoroughly enjoying the outdoors fishing and hunting with his family. Preston attended Utah State University where he double majored in human resource management and business management entrepreneurship. While at Utah State, Preston lettered all four years playing collegiate golf for the university. His professional playing accomplishments are many and quite impressive. Preston joined the Highlands team in 2015 as the club’s new Head Golf Professional. Preston has worked in the golf business for over 17 years and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the facility.
  • Multiple PGA National Championship Qualifier, made the cut multiple times
  • 2014 Merchandiser of the Year, Public, Rocky Mountain Section PGA
  • 2014 & 2012 Boise Open Qualifier
  • Rocky Mountain Section Championships, placed in top 3 multiple times
  • 2011 PGA Tour Section Winner, played in the Justin Timberlake PGA Tour Event
  • 2010 Southwest Section, Southern Chapter Assistant’s Champion
  • 2009 Southwest Section, Assistant Professional of the Year Award Winner

Mike_TreanorMike Treanor, GCSA Golf Course Superintendent

Born in Connecticut, Mike has lived in Arizona most of his life. Prior to entering the golf industry Mike worked in landscape management. Previous golf industry experience includes three years at The Westin La Paloma working as the irrigation manager and assistant superintendent. Mike began working at The Highlands in 1997 when he was hired as the assistant superintendent. Mike has served in his current role as the golf course superintendent since 2007.