Algarve, Portugal (June 4, 2024) – Jon Schauder has been named Troon Executive at Salgados Golf Club  in Algarve, Portugal by Salgados’ resort operator, Highgate Portugal, and Troon International. Schauder will oversee golf operations, agronomy and marketing for the Club set along Portugal’s Atlantic Ocean coastline.

A 24-plus-year golf and hospitality industry professional, Schauder has a wealth of experience in managing operations at international golf destinations and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Since joining the Troon family of associates in 2001, Schauder’s career has taken him to multiple continents while leading operations at some of the largest facilities in Troon’s portfolio, including One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico and The Clubs at St. James in North Carolina. From 2015 through 2020, he served as the Area Director for Troon International, overseeing facility operations for Troon-managed courses across Europe. In 2019, Schauder co-founded a golf advisory company providing services in Europe, Africa and South America.

“We are pleased to have Jon supporting the Salgados Golf team in its path to elevate the level of service and guest experience at this outstanding golf course,” said said Alexandre Solleiro, CEO Highgate Portugal.

Salgados Golf Club features an 18-hole par-72 layout originally designed by Pedro Vasconcelos in 1994 and renovated by renowned landscape architect Álvaro Mano in 2012. Set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Algarve Coast and located near Salgados Beach and Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve, golf holes are flanked by multiple water features, making accuracy key for golfers. With multiple surrounding hotel partners including Salgados Palace, Salgados Dunas Suites and Salgados Palm Village, Salgados Golf Course is a popular choice for local golfers and tourists.

“Jon is a consummate professional and is the ideal person to support Highgate and Troon’s mission of delivering memorable experiences for Salgados hotel guests and Algarve residents,” said Troon Senior Vice President Ricardo Catarino.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Schauder first arrived to the Algarve, Portugal with Troon in 2006 where he resides with his family and dog.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology and Humanities from Kansas University.

“I’m honored to be selected by such an industry leader as Highgate,” said Schauder.  “Being able to continue my career with Troon and utilize my local knowledge to benefit Highgate guests is an incredible opportunity.  I look forward to sharing the paradise of Portugal with all our Salgados Golf Club visitors.”

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About Highgate
Highgate is a leading global real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing footprint in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Waikiki, London and Lisbon.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, and via The Turn Podcast.

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