The Edwards, Colo., property earned the honor through Troon’s annual awards. Brian Kelley of Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H., won “General Manager of the Year” and Jeff Cathey of Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla., earned “Superintendent of the Year.”
Troon® has recognized facilities and individuals for outstanding performance in 2016. Winners were announced at the 2017 Troon Leadership Conference which recently took place at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Congratulations to the following award winners and nominees for their outstanding performances:
“FACILITY OF THE YEAR”
Winner: The Club at Cordillera, Edwards, Colo.
(C&RB featured The Club at Cordillera in its August 2014 cover feature.)
Finalists for the award included:
- Audubon Country Club, Naples, Fla.
- Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, Fla.
- The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore.
- St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.
“GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Brian Kelley, Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.
Finalists for the award included:
- Anna Darnell – The Grove, Hertfordshire, England
- Sean Gradomski – Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville, Del.
- Chad Leonard – Craft Farms Golf Resort, Gulf Shores, Ala.
- Spencer Schaub – Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore.
- Jeff Thomasson – Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club, Georgetown, Texas
“SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Jeff Cathey – Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Fla.
“GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Jeff Fitzherbert from BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
“FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Lindsey Krause from St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.
“SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Paula Mount from NorthRiver Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
“MOST IMPROVED FACILITY OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas, Texas
“FACILITY NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR”
Winner: The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan, Wyo.
“TURNAROUND FACILITY OF THE YEAR”
Winner: St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.
“AWARD OF EXCELLENCE”
Dan Weitzel – Director of Agronomy, Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.
Brad McMillan – General Manager at Salina (Kan.) Country Club
Troon added a new dimension at this year’s Leadership Conference and had Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper present the Troon 2016 Rockstar Awards. Several evaluation surveys revealed the following top performers in areas of leadership, member and guest satisfaction, and overall performance.
- Associate Satisfaction Overall – The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, Savannah, Ga.
- Associate Satisfaction NPS (Troon) – The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.
- Guest Satisfaction Overall – The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
- Guest Satisfaction NPS (Troon) – Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Capay, Calif.
- Member Satisfaction Overall – Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.
- Member Satisfaction NPS – Wausau Country Club, Schofield, Wis.
- Troon Rewards Signups – Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Galloway, N.J.
- Troon Rewards Capture % – Centennial Golf Club, Carmel, N.Y.
- Top Lines Sales Improvement – Tennessee National, Loudon, Tenn.
- Membership Sales – Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, Peoria, Ariz.
- Retail – Audubon Country Club, Naples, Fla.
- Public Relations – Princeville (Hawaii) Makai Golf Club
- Grow The Game – Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Ariz.
- Social Media – Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.