These new hires further add to ONE CLUB Gulf Shores’ “Best 45 Holes in Golf” reputation

Gulf Shores, AL – August 3, 2018 – UC Funds, a vertically-integrated commercial real estate specialty finance firm, has hired two new professionals for its recently unveiled ONE CLUB Gulf Shores. ONE CLUB Gulf Shores recently completed substantial renovations of its golf course, introduced resort-style amenities, and unveiled Bar 45, a new bar and restaurant venue in the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse to meet the growth of Gulf Shores as an increasingly popular golf and vacation destination. ONE CLUB Gulf Shores is located at 4000 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

PGA Professional Shane Allen is the new Head Golf Pro and a Class A PGA member. Allen was recently named a Golf Digest Best Teacher in Alabama, Gulf Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year 2017, and has won numerous other awards throughout his career. Prior to joining ONE CLUB Gulf Shores, Allen was a Head Golf Pro at Steelwood Country Club and was Head Coach of Women’s Golf at Spring Hill College, where he grew one of the largest junior programs in the Mobile County. Committed to golf education, Allen has completed TPI Level 1 and 2, K Vest Level 1, CAFS by Nike Golf Level 1, Operation 36 Level 1 and Level 2.

Joining Allen is Laurie Farris, Director of Property Operations. Most recently, she was an Area Vice President for multifamily owner RAM Partners. Farris specializes in training, leasing, and community management across a variety of asset classes. Farris will bring her community management experiences alongside the new resort amenities added to the new ONE CLUB to help UC Funds orchestrate a one-of-a-kind offering along all of the Emerald Coast.

“Shane’s skills in the professional golf world combined with Laurie’s operational expertise and ONE CLUB Gulf Shores’ new course is sure to make the golfing experience for our residents and outside play unparalleled,” said Daniel M. Palmier, President and CEO of UC Funds. “With our renovations and partnerships with nearby attractions, ONE CLUB Gulf Shores is part of ‘The Best 45 Holes in Golf.’ It attracts local and destination golfers alike with a wonderful play-to-stay atmosphere and our luxury condos and apartments are available to those seeking the best life has to offer 24/7. Shane will only enhance this experience through his level of talent and warm teaching style, whether players are continuing a lifelong golfing hobby or just picking up a club for the first time.”

ONE CLUB Gulf Shores has partnered with contiguous Craft Farms Golf Resort to present the “Best 45 Holes in Golf” for both ONE CLUB Gulf Shores residents and golf enthusiasts alike. As a result of this partnership, the new “Best 45 Holes in Golf” is expected to draw significantly more golfers from all over the United States as Gulf Shores and the Alabama coast become the new golf mecca.

Full upgrades include hiring Troon/Honours Golf as the new operations company overseeing the development of new water and sand challenges, installation of new bunkers, water features, irrigation, and water systems; a larger golf cart fleet; full landscaping; and new seasonal maintenance. ONE CLUB Gulf Shores also offers three bars and restaurants and luxury furnished stays just for golfers.

With the new golf renovations significant renovations have also come to the 15,000-square-foot Clubhouse, the Pro Shop, and its collection of amenities at ONE CLUB Gulf Shores. For atmosphere, “Bar 45” is a brand new 3,500-square-foot restaurant and bar overlooking the 9th hole and “Amen Corner.” Upstairs in the clubhouse is a newly renovated 3,500-square-foot fitness center.

For more information on condos available for sale at ONE CLUB Gulf Shores, visit or call 1-844-ONE-CLUB.

About UC Funds

Founded in 2010 by Dan Palmier, UC Funds is a vertically integrated commercial real estate specialty finance firm that originates, structures, underwrites, and asset manages its commercial real estate investments. A national balance sheet provider of both debt and equity capital solutions, UC Funds has provided over $2 billion of capital solutions to date. UC Funds offers quick and customized financial solutions throughout the entire capital stack, including joint venture equity. One of the nation’s most entrepreneurial lending institutions, UC Funds focuses on multifamily, retail, office, hotel, industrial/warehouse, adaptive reuse, and construction assets nationwide. The firm has developed strong relationships with past and current borrowers through their renowned customer service, creativity, speed, and reliability. In July 2017 UC Funds announced the launch of their industry leading non-recourse commercial mortgage bridge loan, UC GO. This is the most transformative and competitive commercial mortgage product available in commercial real estate. The variable rate non-recourse product, which starts at LIBOR +395, is available for loans as little as $5 million.  To apply for UC GO financing, please contact Joseph Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Production, at 1-844-UCFUNDS or email For more information on UC Funds, visit or


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