Carlos E. Arraya, CGCS, is the golf course superintendent at Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis, Mo. He earned his associate of science degree in electronics engineering technology in 1998 from ITT Technical Institute and subsequently obtained an associate degree in golf course operations in 2001.
Arraya has been leading private golf and country clubs his entire career, and since 1997, his teams have hosted, managed and prepared championship golf course conditions for several PGA and major state events. These tournaments include the 2008 and 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championships; the 1997, 2001, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Open qualifiers; and the 1998 Senior US Open qualifier. He is an accomplished executive golf course project manager and received recognition from Golf Digest in 2006 and 2007 for a nationally accredited top redesign. In 2012, Arraya earned the GCSAA Certified Golf Course Superintendent designation.