Cerra appointed new GM at Downingtown CC

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Jeff Cerra

Downingtown Country Club, a Ron Jaworski Golf property, has named Jeff Cerra as its new General Manager. Cerra is a 15-year veteran of the hospitality/food & beverage industry, most recently having been part of the management team for five years with the PJ Welihan’s Group, serving as General Manager of the Pour House in Exton.

Previously, Cerra had worked for five years at Downingtown Country Club as a manager on the banquet and restaurant staff. Prior to that, Cerra served as General Manager of Kooma, an Asian fusion restaurant in West Chester.

Cerra is a graduate of West Chester University where he earned a business degree. He resides in Thorndale, with his wife Christy and their sons, Cameron and Gavin..

“We are very pleased to have Jeff re-join our team at Downingtown Country Club,” said Ron Jaworski. “His experience and expertise will be valuable assets for our club, and will further enhance the experience for our members and daily fee guests at Downingtown, as well as our wedding and banquet guests.”

Located in Chester County, Downingtown Country Club’s layout reflects many of the great features of classic Philadelphia-area golf courses. With subtle greens, strategically placed bunkers, and gently rolling fairways, the scenic course is a straightforward, fair test of golf, sure to please players of all ability levels from beginner to expert.

The 6,619 yard, par-72 golf course was designed by George Fazio and built between 1965 and 1967.  Fazio, the uncle of renowned modern course architect Tom Fazio, was a runner-up to Ben Hogan in the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, and the touring professional out of Pine Valley Golf Club for a number of years.

Besides the championship caliber golf course, Downingtown Country Club is also a popular and highly acclaimed venue for weddings, banquets and dining. Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 and Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, the Downingtown Country Club commitment to superior service ensures that all wedding receptions surpass even the greatest of expectations.

A venue accommodating up to 300 guests is perfect for both social and corporate events, with the picturesque and well-maintained golf course providing a perfect backdrop for pictures, as well as beautiful views from the ballroom and covered patio.  The club’s Seven Tap -Tavern restaurant features pub style fare and hosts live entertainment on Friday nights. Seven Tap- Tavern is also home to holiday special events.

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