Birmingham, Ala. (November 11, 2020) – Cider Ridge Golf Club in Oxford, Ala. recently welcomed Brian Woods as the club’s new Golf Course Superintendent. Woods will oversee agronomy operations and a staff of 12 for the 18-hole daily fee facility.

Woods is a graduate of the highly-regarded Penn State University Turfgrass Management Program. He has built his pedigree at many fine properties including Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York and Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Woods most recently served as the Gold Course Superintendent at Tiburón Golf Club, a 36-hole, Troon-managed facility in Naples, Fla. He has been a part of many PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and USGA golf tournaments and strives to consistently provide championship level course conditions.

“We welcome Brian to the team at Cider Ridge,” said Lee Shurden, director of golf and club manager, Cider Ridge Golf Club. “Brian’s experience, attention to detail and incredible work ethic are invaluable as we continue to deliver pristine course conditions for guests of Cider Ridge and the City of Oxford.”

An avid outdoorsman, Woods enjoys playing golf, fishing and hiking in his spare time. Brian and his wife, Katya, recently relocated to the Oxford area.

Cider Ridge Golf Club is managed by Honours Golf, a Troon company. For more information on Cider Ridge, call (256) 831-7222 or visit

About Cider Ridge Golf Club
Cider Ridge Golf Club features a mountain-style golf course set within a 450-home golf community in Oxford, Alabama. The club, situated at the base of the state’s tallest mountain – Mt. Cheaha, was built on the grounds of an old apple orchard and takes its name from the history of the property. Under the direction of Honours Golf in 2010, the golf course underwent a one million dollar restoration and new maintenance procedures to improve overall course conditions were implemented. Since this time, Cider Ridge has received rave reviews and awards from numerous online review sites and regional golf publications.

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast’s leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours Golf was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours Golf currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information on Troon’s Honours Golf Division, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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