We’re proud of our team here at Burlingame.
Chief Operating Officer/General Manager
A hospitality veteran and private club expert who holds more than four decades of experience in the industry, Brian McEnteer joined Burlingame Country Club in April of 2014. In his role as General Manager/COO, McEnteer oversees day-to-day operations, including management of the club executive team and more than 50 club employees, as well as the rollout of a multi-million-dollar renovations program in 2017 and 2018. The renovations included a completely new main kitchen, roof replacement, new bar and lounge and dining areas.
Prior to his current role at BCC, McEnteer served as Assistant General Manager at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before changing his career path in 1999, McEnteer was an Executive Chef at boutique restaurants, private clubs and hotels in Connecticut and New York City. Early in his culinary career, Brian was employed by the Helmsley family in NYC to work in the exclusive Park Lane Hotel and in their private residence.
Today, when he is not tending his member’s needs, he enjoys cooking for his wife, working in his shop, shopping on Amazon and patiently waiting on grandchildren.
Meet the Team
Arrived to Burlingame in 2011 and with an abundance of accomplishments and; Ranked Number 1 Junior in North Carolina for 3 years, there were bound to be improvements to individual swings! Johns knowledge and experience includes Past President of the Carolinas Chapter of the PGA Association. John played professionally for 2 years in the PGA circuit and has won 2 Major and over 20 other professional tournaments, both team and individual. John graduated from NC State with a degree in Sports Management on a full scholarship for the golf team.
John is an excellent one on one coach while also being team oriented.
Tom is a Florida Native and a Highly Ranked Junior Tennis Player.
While Tom was playing tennis and a Finance Major at Florida State University, he found his passion for teaching Tennis and Has pursued that passion ever since.
He began teaching Tennis in 2002 in Lake Mary, Florida.
Tom has been in charge of coordinating and managing tennis programs in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Though Tom has much experience in playing the game he also brings a host of additional qualifications, some of those include: High-Performance Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Personal Trainer (NASM), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR).
Tom comes to Burlingame CC from Winter Springs, Florida, where he was the Tennis Director at Tuscawilla Country Club.
Tom is a Certified Pickleball Professional and is knowledgeable in Golf Croquet.
Tom joined us in 2018 as an Assistant Tennis Professional and has built rapport with both the Tennis, Croquet and Pickleball Members.
Membership & Marketing Director
Jennifer arrived to Burlingame Country Club the early spring of 2016. She arrived with an abundance of experience in the club and hospitality industry.
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, she set sail for the South Carolina Yacht Club, HHI, SC. After 3 years of valuable experience, Jennifer then went to work as the Executive Pastry chef for Westin Hotels and Resorts in HHI, SC for 5 years. Then Marriott Hotels and Resorts for 5 years and was afforded the opportunity to work as a Task Force team member, helping new construction resorts in training and event/ menu planning. Jennifer then re-entered the club industry and resided in Brevard for 8 years, then discovered, a jewel in Sapphire, NC – Burlingame Country Club! Jennifer has worked in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, St. Kitts, West Indies and various other resort locations. Please call Jennifer 828.966.9200 to further explore the host of opportunities that Burlingame Country Club can offer with a membership!!
Food & Beverage Manager
Lina, native of Medellin, Colombia came to the USA in 2000. Lina began her American tour in Florida, where she met her Husband, John.
John introduced Lina to the hospitality industry and started spending their winters in Palm Beach, FL and Summers in Sapphire, NC, all while studying for her citizenship and becoming an American Citizen about 6 years ago.
Lina has become a valued member of the Burlingame management team for 10 years.
Executive Chef, CEC
Chef Gerry comes to us from Wake Forest, NC where for the past three years he has been the Executive Chef at North Carolina State University – Centennial Campus. His responsibilities included the overseeing of operations for the Alumni Center, Chancellor’s Residence, The State Club and Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
Chef Fong is working on menus for all of our dining, events, specials and some fun surprises. A graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, his professional work experience has included a Ritz Carlton in CA; a quaint restaurant in Pinehurst, NC; a waterfront business on the coast of NC and most recently as Executive Chef for the Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. All have heightened and shaped his skills. He has a deep appreciation and understanding of flavors, culture, authenticity, and trends. He has won numerous awards and accolades, such as NC Competition Dining, Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and Top 100 Chefs in NC.
Chef Fong brings a positive attitude and contagious smile along with motivation and excitement to create culinary delights. He has built strong connections with farmers and local purveyors to ensure seasonal products are at their best. His emphasis for local and sustainable products brings the true farm to table experience.
Andrew arrived to Burlingame CC in the summer 2021 with a host of experience in club management. He is a Certified Club Manager through the CCMA, which is a club industry professional organization. Andrew is also a Graduate of The University of Alabama and Alabama native.
Andrew comes to Burlingame CC with a strong understanding and knowledge of club operations and Member services. We are excited to have Andrew as a member of the Burlingame CC management team!