Founded in 2001, the management portfolio of the Seattle, Wash.-based company includes 11 golf clubs within six municipalities in the Puget Sound region. OB Sports and Premier Golf Centers established a working relationship in 2018 that was further enhanced after OB Sports joined the Troon family of brands in April 2019.
OB Sports Golf Management, part of the Troon family of brands, has acquired Seattle, Wash.-based Premier Golf Centers, LLC.
Founded in 2001 by Bill Schickler, the Premier Golf management portfolio currently includes 11 golf courses within six municipalities in the Puget Sound region, including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Bellingham.
In 2018, OB Sports and Premier Golf Centers established a working relationship. Under the leadership of OB’s Senior Vice President Ryan Whitney, the organizations have worked together to enhance customer services and the financial performance of the Premier Golf portfolio. In April 2019, OB Sports joined the Troon family of brands, bringing additional resources and support to OB Sports-affiliated clients.
Premier’s Seattle-based office will remain and continue to serve as its headquarters, while also supporting current and future OB Sports and Troon clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. The current executive and course-level Premier Golf associates will continue as Premier Golf employees under the added support and supervision of OB Sports. Customers at Premier Golf courses will continue to experience the services, card programs, course conditions, and food-and-beverage options they enjoy today.
“OB Sports and Premier Golf have been successfully working together as operational partners since 2018,” said C.A. Roberts, President, OB Sports. “This acquisition is part of a designed succession plan that provides a solid foundation for long-term success for all involved. The transition will be smooth and seamless for Premier’s valued clients, team members, and loyal customers.”
Added Bill Shickler, Premier Golf Centers’ founder: “I am so pleased and excited about the next chapter for Premier Golf. Our clients, associates and golfers will benefit greatly from the additional support and resources of OB Sports and its parent company, Troon.”
Added Tim Schantz, Troon’s President and CEO: “The Troon family continues to grow. We extend a heartfelt welcome to all Premier Golf associates and the golfers who enjoy Premier Golf-managed locations.
“Golf continues to thrive throughout the Pacific Northwest, and Troon looks forward to growing our presence in the region by providing readily available resources to existing and prospective clients,” Schantz continued. “Much like the recent acquisition of Green Golf Partners jump-started our expansion efforts in the Midwest, we are happy to add Premier Golf to the Troon family.”