TROON GOLF NAMES PAUL BLAZE GENERAL MANAGER OF WHITETAIL

Posted on July 24, 2002

Blaze to Implement The TROON GOLF EXPERIENCESM in McCall, Idaho

Scottsdale, Arizona – Troon Golf, the world’s leading luxury golf management, development, and marketing company, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paul Blaze as General Manager of Whitetail, the luxurious new private resort and golf club in McCall, Idaho.

Blaze comes to his new position with over 20 years experience in the hotel and food & beverage industries. He makes the move from KemperSports Management, where he served as Vice President of Operations, overseeing the company’s resort and private club facilities. Prior to that, Blaze was General Manager of the high-end Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois after holding various positions with the Marriott Corporation for 11 years.

“We could not ask for a more qualified individual than Paul to take the helm at our Whitetail facility,” stated Troon Golf President and Chief Operations Officer, Hud Hinton. “Paul is very comfortable with our philosophy and renowned high standards, and will contribute significantly to the experiences to be enjoyed at this sensational new property in Idaho.”

Experienced as well in the acquisition and development process, Blaze has played important roles in every aspect of club development from due diligence to clubhouse design. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and a 6-year member of the Club Manager’s Association.

“I am honored to join Troon Golf and to extend my experience and expertise to this fabulous new property,” said Blaze. “I am excited to become part of Troon Golf, and I am sure my work will prove to be an exciting new chapter in my career.”

Opened in June 2002, Whitetail is located along the scenic shores of Payette Lake, 100 miles north of Boise; offering guests a five-star experience in a natural, intimate rural setting. The Lodge offers 77 stunningly appointed guestrooms, most with lake views. The golf course features a design by Roger Packard and two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North, serving a private membership, as well as registered resort guests. Troon Golf oversees resort operations for Whitetail through an agreement with Shore Lodge, LLC.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 golf courses located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Whirlwind Golf Club, Gila River, Arizona; The Georgia Tech Club, Alpharetta, Georgia; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, California; The Vintage Golf Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Palmilla Resort & Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico.Scottsdale, Arizona – Troon Golf, the world’s leading luxury golf management, development, and marketing company, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paul Blaze as General Manager of Whitetail, the luxurious new private resort and golf club in McCall, Idaho.

Blaze comes to his new position with over 20 years experience in the hotel and food & beverage industries. He makes the move from KemperSports Management, where he served as Vice President of Operations, overseeing the company’s resort and private club facilities. Prior to that, Blaze was General Manager of the high-end Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois after holding various positions with the Marriott Corporation for 11 years.

“We could not ask for a more qualified individual than Paul to take the helm at our Whitetail facility,” stated Troon Golf President and Chief Operations Officer, Hud Hinton. “Paul is very comfortable with our philosophy and renowned high standards, and will contribute significantly to the experiences to be enjoyed at this sensational new property in Idaho.”

Experienced as well in the acquisition and development process, Blaze has played important roles in every aspect of club development from due diligence to clubhouse design. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and a 6-year member of the Club Manager’s Association.

“I am honored to join Troon Golf and to extend my experience and expertise to this fabulous new property,” said Blaze. “I am excited to become part of Troon Golf, and I am sure my work will prove to be an exciting new chapter in my career.”

Opened in June 2002, Whitetail is located along the scenic shores of Payette Lake, 100 miles north of Boise; offering guests a five-star experience in a natural, intimate rural setting. The Lodge offers 77 stunningly appointed guestrooms, most with lake views. The golf course features a design by Roger Packard and two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North, serving a private membership, as well as registered resort guests. Troon Golf oversees resort operations for Whitetail through an agreement with Shore Lodge, LLC.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 golf courses located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Whirlwind Golf Club, Gila River, Arizona; The Georgia Tech Club, Alpharetta, Georgia; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, California; The Vintage Golf Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Palmilla Resort & Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico.
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