The management firm’s resort and daily-fee club operations division will manage the golf, restaurant and club operations of the 22-year-old Mesa, Ariz. property. The club was purchased in 2001 by Bob McNichols, developer of the Longbow Business Park located across the street from where The Boeing Company manufactures the Apache Longbow helicopter.
Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. has selected Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, to manage its golf, restaurant and club operations.
Opened in 1997 and inspired by the image of the medieval archer, Longbow Golf Club was named after the Apache Longbow helicopter, which was manufactured by The Boeing Company across the street from the Longbow Business Park and Golf Club in Mesa.
Longbow GC features an 18-hole golf course, a large practice facility, private and group instruction facilities, a contemporary clubhouse with a spacious outdoor event patio and The Grille at Longbow Golf Club restaurant and bar.
As a major supporter of the Arizona golf community, Longbow Golf Club has hosted The First Tee of Phoenix programming since 2010 and multiple junior, collegiate, amateur and professional golf events, plus charity and community outings.
“Troon is universally recognized as the industry leader in club management,” said Bob McNichols, developer of Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. “Troon’s expertise in agronomy, food and beverage, marketing and delivering world-class service will enhance our entire Longbow Golf Club experience. We’re excited about this big change to start the 2019 New Year.”
McNichols purchased Longbow Golf Club in 2001 and commissioned a total course renovation and expansion that was completed in 2003. Led by original course architect Ken Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh’s second edition for the club exceeded the length, design and playability of the “old course.”
“The new Longbow Golf Club quickly turned into an Arizona gem that has played host to numerous competitive events, including the AJGA Heather Farr Classic, LPGA Symetra Tour, USGA and professional events, as well as being a favorite course for both visitors and Arizona residents,” said Mike Ryan, Troon’s Chief Operating Office. “We’re excited to be on board and look forward to enhancing and supporting this popular club and its host of fans and frequent players.”