Denzil B. Palmer
Denzil B. Palmer has 42 years of experience as General Manager of two highly successful golf and country club operations. In his current role as VP, Clubs & Hospitality, Denzil serves Palmer & Associates clients from his office in London, Ontario, but continues to spend time in Montreal, Kingston, and other client communities.
For the previous 28 years, Denzil served as the General Manager and Secretary of The Royal Montreal Golf Club. Over 1,500 Members enjoy 45 holes of golf, in-ground swimming and a full calendar of social activities in their gracious and spacious Clubhouse. Under Denzil’s leadership, the Club hosted several successful amateur and professional tournaments, including three Canadian Opens, as well as The Presidents Cup. He is an Honorary Life Member of The Royal Montreal Golf Club.
Denzil started his career in the Hotel Industry (commencing at Fairmont Chateau Laurier and ending at the flagship Holiday Inn Tower in London). Denzil was then engaged as General Manager to launch the opening of Greenhills Country and City Clubs in London, Ontario. Over a 14-year period, he successfully developed both of these member-oriented Clubs, which ultimately featured 27 holes of golf, 22 tennis courts (8 in a steel structure for year-round play), in-ground swimming, 2 handsome Clubhouses and a robust calendar of social and instructional programs to a full and highly satisfied roster of Members.
Denzil has proudly received the Club Manager of the Year Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award; only the third recipient of this award in over two decades. Also, the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) presented Denzil with the President’s Award, recognizing him as one of CSCM’s longest standing and highly regarded General Managers. At the same time, he was elected a CSCM Honorary Life Member.
Denzil Palmer’s enviable reputation and vast network throughout the Club Industry (golf, city, yacht, et cetera) and other sectors of the Hospitality Industry are an asset to our clients at Palmer & Associates.
VP, Clubs & Hospitality