TIMOTHY BLACKFORD NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF BAHÍA BEACH RESORT & GOLF CLUB

Posted on January 31, 2007
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that Timothy Blackford has been named general manager of Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico. The oceanfront golf course is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design and is scheduled to open this year.

Most recently, Blackford was general manager of Anthem Country Club in Nevada, Del Webb's most successful golf community. He previously served as general manager of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Wisconsin, which was named Troon Golf's "Facility of the Year" in 2003 under his leadership, and as clubhouse manager at the award-winning Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. He received his MBA from Atkinson Graduate School of Management in 1994 and has nearly a decade of golf club managerial experience in operations, food & beverage service, accounting, restructuring and sales & marketing.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tim to Bahía Beach because we know he will ensure that our golf course and clubhouse meet Troon Golf's exacting standards for which they are world-renowned," said Federico J. Sánchez-Ortiz, president of Interlink Group, the development managers of Bahía Beach.

Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club is taking shape along two miles of pristine beach on 483 acres of former coconut plantation and native maritime forest, 25 minutes from Puerto Rico's San Juan International Airport. World-renowned St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts will operate the intimate 150-room St. Regis Resort, Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico, which will include an ultra-luxurious hotel condominium slated to open during the winter of 2008-09.

The golf course at Bahia Beach marks the first design project by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in Puerto Rico. The site stretches across two miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean and through a native maritime forest with views of El Yunque rainforest from almost every hole. According to Jones, it will be a challenging golf haven that will delight your soul and spirit.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 30 states and 22 countries. Additionally, 34 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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