Southern Trace Country Club hole with bunker

Shreveport, Louisiana (May 25, 2021) – Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana recently welcomed Paul Veneziano as the private club’s new general manager. Veneziano will oversee all elements of Southern Trace, including club facilities, programming, staff training and development, and membership sales.

Veneziano has 26 years of experience in the private club and hospitality industries and is a 10-year veteran of Troon, Southern Trace Country Club’s management company. He is a proven leader with a passion for mentoring and developing high-performing staff members who provide exceptional experiences for members and guests. His success managing private clubs and resort operations has earned him high praise throughout the golf industry.  Veneziano recently served as general manager at Colonial Country Club in Cordova, Tennessee, and prior to that, was the general manager and golf course construction supervisor at Santa Maria Golf and Country Club in Panama City, Panama. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Veneziano’s career has taken him throughout the Caribbean and the Southeast United States, including the British West Indies, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“I am looking forward to helping the membership achieve their immediate and future goals, while playing a role in bringing Southern Trace Country Club back to prominence,” said Veneziano.

A Class-A member of the PGA of America, Veneziano holds a degree in communications from Central Connecticut State University where he was a member of the collegiate golf team.

Established in 1988, Southern Trace Country Club features a beautiful Arthur Hills-designed golf course that plays through open meadows and a dense oak forest. The 7,015-yard golf course has appeared atop Golf Digest’s ranking of top courses in Louisiana several times and has a proud history of hosting high-level professional and amateur tournaments, including the WEB.Com Tour’s Southern Open from 1990-2002, multiple state amateur championships and the AJGA David Toms Junior Invitational. In addition to an award-winning golf course, Southern Trace members also enjoy a host of club amenities, including eight tennis courts, a resort-style swimming pool complex and a fully equipped fitness center.  Arthur’s Bar and Grill overlooks the first hole, has two outdoor patios to dine al fresco and multiple televisions.

Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon®, manages golf, club and food & beverage operations as well golf course agronomy and membership marketing at Southern Trace Country Club.

For more information on Southern Trace Country Club, visit or call (318) 798-8300.

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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