Contact Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club

Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club is located on the historic St. Johns River.

It is only 6 miles from downtown Jacksonville, and just 30 minutes from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches of Northeast Florida.

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club
1830 Epping Forest Drive
Jacksonville, 32217

  • Phone Directory
    • Main Line (904) 739-7200
      Fax Line (904) 448-7070
      Membership Office (904) 421-2236
      Catering Office (904) 421-2226
      Fitness Center (904) 739-7023
      Tennis (904) 739-7023
      Marina (904) 739-7150
      Security (24 hours) (904) 739-7285
  • General Manager, Dan Cook
    • Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club General Manager Dan Cook has an extensive hospitality and club career that spans nearly three decades. His resume includes management positions with The Lodge & Club and Marriott Sawgrass Resort both in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and the Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club and the Orangeburg Country Club both in South Carolina. From 1996 to 2009, he was the Assistant General Manager and Director of Catering at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club.

      He is past Chairman of the Northeast Florida Hospitality Council and past President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of National Association of Catering Executives (NACE).

      Dan lives in Jacksonville with his family.

      Email Dan Cook
      (904) 739-7200

  • Director of Membership, Kimberly Patterson Younkin

    • Kimberly joins Gate Hospitality Group as the  Director of Membership for both Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club and The River Club.  Kimberly has over 12 years of experience in hospitality.  Her expertise covers hotel sales, food & Beverage sales, marketing and revenue Management.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management with a specialization in Event Management and Marketing.   Kimberly is a Jacksonville native that grew up in the Tampa Bay area and returned to Jacksonville in 2008 .  In her off time she enjoys spending time with her two boys, hosting tailgate events throughout the nation, traveling, sports, and boating.  

       “Happiness is a habit &  an attitude. Each day we have a choice to either make ourselves miserable, or embrace the positive and share a smile. The amount of work is the same and up to each individual.” 

      Kimberly Patterson Younkin
      (904) 421-2236
  • Director of Catering Sales, Linda Henry
    • Linda was born and raised in the Philadelphia area; with a degree in marketing, her family was in the hospitality industry so it only made sense to apply her sales and marketing efforts in the same scope.  She held several positions as Senior Catering Sales Manager and Director of Catering Sales with Hyatt, Doubletree, Embassy Suites and an area Country Club. 

      Linda relocated to Jacksonville and continued her career with the Kessler Collection as the lead Catering Sales Manager at the Casa Monica Hotel in St Augustine, Florida.   She was most recently awarded as the top producing million dollar Catering Sales Manager in the entire collection of ten hotels and was appointed as the Catering Sales subject matter expert to train and develop the company’s catering sales managers. 

      Linda has an effortless way of making clients instantly feel at ease with her in any environment, she knows that gaining a client’s trust is the first step and Linda is the living text book example of how to gain and maintain customer loyalty.  Linda has coordinated weddings and events for many high profile clients such as President Bush, Bill Gates and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal assistant.

      Linda is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Florida Chapter of NACE -National Association for Catering and Events; married to husband Bob, they have two sons and a new Golden Retriever named Jackson. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, going to the beach and it’s no surprise to everyone that knows her she is passionate about catering and event planning!

      Email Linda
      (904) 739-7200

  • Harbormaster, Keith Keller
    • Keith was born in Miami but raised in Northeast Florida, Keith’s life experiences have always been centered on the outdoors with a keen interest in water sports.  While earning the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout by age sixteen, he became an avid sailor, surfer, paddle boarder, whitewater canoeist and certified scuba diver.


      After graduating from the University of North Florida, Keith embarked on a career that blended his love for adventure water sports and travel.  He has sailed and surfed throughout Florida, Central America, the Caribbean, Bahama Islands, Mexico, California and the south of France. 


      He is a professional Stand up Paddleboard athlete having competed nationally.  He is also a respected member of such industry organizations as the American Canoe Association and the World Paddling Association.  He is a steward and advocate for small craft access in Jacksonville and the St. Johns River.


      When not on the water, Keith is an assistant coach of a youth soccer club and an adult volunteer leader and merit badge counselor with Boy Scout Troop 35 in Jacksonville.


      As Harbormaster, he will organize, direct and manage all marina operations as well as oversee sailing and boating instruction, programming and activities.


      Keith lives locally with his wife, Heather, their son Sebastian and golden retriever, Samson.

      Email Keith



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