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.
“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.”
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 same quality services, card programs, course conditions, and food and beverage options they enjoy today.
“I am so pleased and excited about the next chapter for Premier Golf,” said Bill Schickler, founder, Premier Golf Centers. “Our clients, associates and golfers will benefit greatly from the additional support and resources of OB Sports and their parent company, Troon.”
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 been working together to enhance customer services and 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.
“The Troon family continues to grow,” said Tim Schantz, president and chief executive officer, Troon. “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. 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.”
About OB Sports
OB Sports Golf Management is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. Acquired by Troon in April 2019 and currently providing managed services to more than 60 golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States, OB Sports has been known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit obsports.com to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.
About Premier Golf Centers
Established on 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Premier Golf is the leading golf course management services company for municipalities in the Pacific Northwest. Premier Golf’s mission is to provide the highest quality facility and service to our patrons that will enable us to achieve customer satisfaction second to none. This mission encompasses all our amenities, golf course, practice facility, instructional programs, pro shop and restaurant. Our ultimate goal is to provide a fun experience for all who visit Premier Golf Centers.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 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 Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.