TROON GOLF TO MANAGE LA QUINTA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB IN MARBELLA, SPAIN

Posted on December 18, 2008

New Director General and Golf Course Superintendent Announced

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage La Quinta Golf & Country Club in the Costa del Sol just outside Marbella, Spain.

Situated in the heart of Costa del Sol's golf valley, La Quinta Golf & Country Club features 27 holes designed by golf course architect Manolo Pinero. Each course is integrated into the natural surroundings with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Blanca mountain range that surrounds the valley. Three nine-hole courses share similar characteristics of sloping fairways and deep bunkers that challenge players of every skill level. While La Quinta Golf Resort is home to a myriad of upscale amenities, plans are currently being finalized for a substantial course renovation to begin in 2009.

Exciting changes at La Quinta Golf & Country Club include the appointment of the new director general, Scott Evans, along with Antonio Pineda, the new golf course superintendent. Evans' impressive resumé features leadership and general manager positions at several highly acclaimed golf clubs in Dubai and England, including Bearwood Lakes in London. Evans' led Bearwood Lakes to a full membership status, as well as a top 100 ranking and most recently worked for Troon Golf on a number of European projects. Pineda brings valued agronomic experience to the club after working at three well-known golf courses in Spain. Most recently, Pineda served as the project manager and agronomy director at a facility previously managed by Troon Golf in Estepona, Spain. Pineda has a Master's degree in Environment and Water Resources and graduated from the Turfgrass Management Program at Michigan State University.

"La Quinta Golf & Country Club is an exciting addition to our portfolio," stated Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf's senior vice president & managing director, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "We are confident that the strength and depth offered by both Scott Evans and Antonio Pineda will make a positive impact at the facility."

Besides a Westin hotel with state-of-the-art Arabic-style spa and kid's club, current amenities at La Quinta Golf & Country Club also include banquet suites, private meeting rooms and the La Quinta Golf Academy. Located in the clubhouse, La Quinta Restaurant offers a creative menu that features a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant's spacious outdoor terrace also provides the perfect location to enjoy an unforgettable meal while taking in the extraordinary views of the sea.

Borja Pascual, owner of La Quinta Golf & Country Club stated, "We see the collaboration with Troon Golf as a great opportunity to enhance the quality of service as well as the maintenance of the golf course. After 20 years in the golf industry on the Costa del Sol and the recent construction of many new golf courses, we understood that we had to differentiate ourselves from the rest. We definitely believe that Troon Golf, with Scott and Antonio leading the team, is the perfect choice. I am certain La Quinta Golf and Country Club will return as the course of choice in the area."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Club at St. James Plantation , Southport, N.C.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club , Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove , London, England. For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog. Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage La Quinta Golf & Country Club in the Costa del Sol just outside Marbella, Spain.

Situated in the heart of Costa del Sol's golf valley, La Quinta Golf & Country Club features 27 holes designed by golf course architect Manolo Pinero. Each course is integrated into the natural surroundings with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Blanca mountain range that surrounds the valley. Three nine-hole courses share similar characteristics of sloping fairways and deep bunkers that challenge players of every skill level. While La Quinta Golf Resort is home to a myriad of upscale amenities, plans are currently being finalized for a substantial course renovation to begin in 2009.

Exciting changes at La Quinta Golf & Country Club include the appointment of the new director general, Scott Evans, along with Antonio Pineda, the new golf course superintendent. Evans' impressive resumé features leadership and general manager positions at several highly acclaimed golf clubs in Dubai and England, including Bearwood Lakes in London. Evans' led Bearwood Lakes to a full membership status, as well as a top 100 ranking and most recently worked for Troon Golf on a number of European projects. Pineda brings valued agronomic experience to the club after working at three well-known golf courses in Spain. Most recently, Pineda served as the project manager and agronomy director at a facility previously managed by Troon Golf in Estepona, Spain. Pineda has a Master's degree in Environment and Water Resources and graduated from the Turfgrass Management Program at Michigan State University.

"La Quinta Golf & Country Club is an exciting addition to our portfolio," stated Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf's senior vice president & managing director, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "We are confident that the strength and depth offered by both Scott Evans and Antonio Pineda will make a positive impact at the facility."

Besides a Westin hotel with state-of-the-art Arabic-style spa and kid's club, current amenities at La Quinta Golf & Country Club also include banquet suites, private meeting rooms and the La Quinta Golf Academy. Located in the clubhouse, La Quinta Restaurant offers a creative menu that features a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant's spacious outdoor terrace also provides the perfect location to enjoy an unforgettable meal while taking in the extraordinary views of the sea.

Borja Pascual, owner of La Quinta Golf & Country Club stated, "We see the collaboration with Troon Golf as a great opportunity to enhance the quality of service as well as the maintenance of the golf course. After 20 years in the golf industry on the Costa del Sol and the recent construction of many new golf courses, we understood that we had to differentiate ourselves from the rest. We definitely believe that Troon Golf, with Scott and Antonio leading the team, is the perfect choice. I am certain La Quinta Golf and Country Club will return as the course of choice in the area."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Club at St. James Plantation , Southport, N.C.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club , Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove , London, England. For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog.
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