Murray grew up in Stettler Alberta and lived there up until he graduated from High School. He spent the next few years in San Diego where he graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy and dabbled a bit on the Golden State Tour. Murray did his PGA of Canada apprenticeship at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort before becoming the Head Golf Professional/Manager at the Nanton Golf Club. He stayed at Nanton for 12 years before becoming the Executive Golf Professional/General Manager at The Ranch Golf & Country Club in 2006. After three seasons at The Ranch, Murray accepted a life time contract that included ownership.
Murray was extremely proud and honored to be recognized by the PGA of Alberta in 2013 winning the Top 100 Award for Professional Development, in 2016 winning Club Professional of the Year, and in 2019 winning Executive Professional of the Year.
Away from the golf course he had a very successful few years as part of BNI (Business Network International). Murray was part of this networking organization to help grow the business of both The Ranch and our sister company we own called Tough Stuff Promotions. In 2016, as President of our Chapter, we were recognized as Chapter of the Year in BNI Alberta North and he was awarded the President of the Year.
Murray was also the General Manager of the Okotoks Bisons Junior Hockey Club for 11 seasons. During that time they won the league championship 7 of his 11 years and played in 8 Provincial Championships.
Murray is the host of the YEG Golf Show on TSN1260 where each Sunday from May through September he gets to promote the game of golf in the Edmonton area through his radio show. Each week Murray invites various guests on the show to discuss topics such as junior golf, lesson programs, big events happening in the area along with guests from many different golf courses to promote their facilities.
Murray is married to his beautiful wife Jessica and they welcomed their son Luke to the world on April 22, 2018.
Outside the Tee Box:
My Personal Journey and Secrets of Success in the Golf Business
by Murray McCourt
Awards of Recognition
PGA of Alberta
2013 Top 100 Award Winner
2016 President of the Year