Who’s Who: Larry George Director of Golf & Hospitality at River Landing
Meet Larry George, Director of Golf & Hospitality at River Landing
Located just 35 minutes away from Wilmington in Wallace, NC, River Landing boasts over 1,600 acres of high-end home sites, hotel accommodations, golf courses, wedding venues, and fitness opportunities.
In our latest article featuring the “Who’s Who” of the Wilmington area, we get to know Larry George, who oversees River Landing’s two championship golf courses and hospitality operations for the award-winning community.
WT: Where are you from?
Larry George: Savannah, GA
WT: How did you end up in Wilmington?
Larry George: My father worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was transferred in 1968. I grew up in Wilmington and went to college at UNCW.
WT: What is your favorite part about living in the area?
Larry George: I’ve been in Wallace since I started working at River Landing in 2003. My favorite part of living in Wallace is feeling safe in an ever-changing world. Right behind “feeling safe” is the traffic – or lack of it!
WT: What are 3 words your customers would use to describe you?
Larry George: Honest, caring, and dedicated.
WT: What is your average workday like?
Larry George: No two days are the same. Because I oversee golf and hospitality, I work with many fellow staff members throughout our various departments, the membership, and our owners on a daily basis. If the workday doesn’t go too long, hopefully, I get to play a few holes of golf with my wife, members, and friends, or maybe spend some time looking for wildlife in our beautiful community – especially owls.
WT: What made you choose your profession?
Larry George: Initially, the love of the game, but it doesn’t have too much to do with the golf business. In my case, the golf business has led to a much larger picture in the River Landing hospitality outlets.
WT: What do you enjoy most about what you do for a living?
Larry George: I love people and working hard to improve their game to where they can enjoy it for a lifetime.
WT: What is the most difficult part of your job?
Larry George: Making everyone happy is not hard, but it can be challenging sometimes. Whether they are members, staff, or reps, the reality is some people are happy almost all the time. I’m blessed to have many people who lift me up with their personalities. It’s the ones who are the opposite that make it feel like the most work.
WT: What would you tell someone who was thinking about working with you but was unsure?
Larry George: My belief in God and that Jesus Christ is my savior. Everything and anything someone might perceive as good in me ultimately comes from God; He gets all the glory, not me. I believe I have had the most wonderful life and the credit goes to Him for putting my wife Patty in my life and giving me the best family, friends, job anyone could ask for.
WT: Do you have any future goals for the company?
Larry George: To grow River Landing and all of our businesses. If people only knew of the serenity and happiness this community brings – it’s almost like an addiction!
WT: What are some of the next steps to achieve those goals?
Larry George: Marketing and communicating the message to more people to help them realize how great River Landing is and how life fulfilling it will be for them!
WT: What is the best way for our readers to contact you and support you and River Landing?
Larry George: Come play a round at River Landing with our “Stay and Play Package” and spend the night at the Holiday Inn Express, Club Cottages or Clubhouse Suites, tour one of the beautiful homes for sale, or just become a Member! Host or attend a golf tournament. Take golf lessons.
You can also have the perfect wedding or plan your next meeting at one of our many venues. Plus, our businesses also include Mad Boar Restaurant & Pub and Village Store & Subs, so stop by and have a bite to eat or fill up your vehicle. We’ve got you covered!
WT: Favorite Movie?
Larry George: Forrest Gump
WT: If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?
Larry George: Wisdom – was there anyone smarter than Solomon?
WT: Favorite song out right now?
Larry George: Over the Rainbow – classic and always will be!
WT: Favorite Hobby or hobbies besides Golf?
Larry George: Snow skiing – it’s the greatest rush besides driving too fast, which made Patty mad.
WT: Favorite quote or mantra?
Larry George: For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son.
110 River Village Place
Wallace, NC 28466
For more information visit https://riverlanding.com