Club Staff

Jason Jacobsen, PGA

208.523.5762 Golf Shop

Jason started working outside services at the club on September 11th 2001 and has been the Head Professional since 2007. He is a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy and became a PGA member in 2008. He holds additional certifications in Golf Operations (PGA), and as Master Club Fitter with Callaway. Jason is known as “Pelz” and enjoys the opportunity to grow the game of golf through teaching, Jr. Golf, and creating fun activities for all ages and skill levels. Jason also enjoys music, playing bad guitar, and most games you can play with a beverage. He has a 323 yard hole in one on #13 here at the club and has bowled a perfect game 300. He and his wife Erin live in Ammon with their 2 dogs.

Robyn Clegg

208.523.5757 Office

Robyn is the new Office Manager at your Idaho Falls Country Club. She is a Bookkeeper and HR Professional with 25 years of experience from great companies such as Potandon Produce and NPG of Idaho. She enjoys crafts, family gatherings, and the great outdoors.

Josh Benson, GCSAA

208.523.5757 Office

Josh Benson has been the Golf Course Superintendent here at Idaho Falls Country Club since 2009. He was born in Livingston and raised in Billings, MT where golf was a part of his life from an early age.  Josh received an Associates degree from Flathead Valley Community College and a Bachelors degree in Horticulture from Montana State University.  Josh interned at Meadow Lake Golf Resort in Columbia Falls, MT and after graduating became Assistant Superintendent at Idaho Falls Country Club in 2007.  Josh is a Class A superintendent, registered member of GCSAA and currently serves on the board of directors as President for the Idaho Golf Course Superintendent Association. In Josh’s spare time he loves to golf, camp, hunt and hang out with his family!

Robert Cannizzaro


208.523.5757 Office


Robert is a chef with over 23 years of experience, from establishments like The Snakebite and Harris Ranch, in locations such as Santa Barbra and Switzerland. He brings a level of sophistication to the food here at IFCC.

Robert is a veteran of the Marine Core and a major sports fan. “Anything from the Bay Area!” He says when asked who his favorites are. The Staff here at the Club think he and Chef Shane will make a great team.

Travis Hackett


The ever energetic and determined Travis is a local boy. Born and raised here in Idaho Falls. He studied at Blue Mountain Community College and will be taking his final exams for his PGA Degree in Golf Management in Spring of 2020.

Travis has been in the Golf Industry for nine years and has worked at Sage Lakes, The Tualatin Country Club, and good Ol’ IFCC. As well as Golf he loves Hockey, Baseball and Fishing.

Shane O'Dell


A local chef with a great passion for cooking and a background in Caribbean Culinary. Chef Shane O’Dell has become the new Executive Chef here at IFCC.

An Idaho native, O’Dell, began his culinary journey in California and was formally trained in French Cooking.

“(I) went to California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Then from there I spent 10 years in the Virgin Islands working as Executive Chef at a couple different resorts,” he said.

In 2009, O’Dell and his family made the move back in Eastern Idaho, when he opened Chef Shane’s Perspective.

Chef Shane joined the IFCC Staff at the beginning of the 2019 Season.  


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