Rio Verde, Ariz. (May 27, 2021) – Rio Verde Country Club recently welcomed Josh Brown as the club’s new Director of Golf. Brown will oversee all golf operations for the 36-hole private club located in Rio Verde, Ariz., just east of Scottsdale and managed by Troon Privé.

Brown has 16 years of golf industry experience, having most recently served as the Head Golf Professional at La Cantera Resort and Spa, a 36-hole Troon Golf-managed facility in San Antonio, Texas. During his career, Brown has worked his way from guest service attendant, assistant golf professional, golf sales manager, first assistant golf professional, head golf professional, to his current position of director of golf. He has worked at golf facilities throughout the United States, with stops in Tucson, Ariz., Atlanta, Ga., Chandler, Ariz., Brewster, Mass., and San Antonio.

“We are extremely excited to have Josh as a part of the Rio team and we are looking forward to some new ideas and direction in our golf operations,” said Rio Verde Country Club COO and General Manager Dave Ulm.

A Class-A member of the PGA of America, Brown is a graduate of a Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

“I’m excited to be back home in Arizona and working with and amazing team here at Rio Verde Country Club,” said Brown. “Our goal is to elevate the experience for our members and their guests and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that.”

For more information about Rio Verde, visit or call 877-746-8373.

About Rio Verde Community and Country Club
Located between the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Rio Verde Country Club is a private 36-hole golf club in Rio Verde, Ariz. and is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Members who reside in the Rio Verde community enjoy unlimited access to dining and events, 36-holes of parkland-style golf, a driving range, three putting greens, bunker/chipping complex, tennis, pickleball, swimming, fitness, bocce, and dozens of special interest clubs. Full membership is also available to non-residents and provides unlimited access to tee times, golf events, and dining. With its low taxes, competitive real estate prices and tranquil location, Rio Verde appeals to primary and vacation homeowners. Comprised of custom-built homes, townhomes and villas in a wide range of prices, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned enclave with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain or desert views.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-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 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 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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