Scottsdale, Ariz. — Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing continues its strategy to expand throughout Asia by appointing David Townend as director of business development for Troon Golf in that region.
David Townend, a 23-year member of the PGA of Australia, possesses a wealth of valuable experience having lived and worked in Asia for the past 19 years. In addition to his extensive Asia-Pacific experience, Townend holds an impressive portfolio in all areas of club and hotel management and has been responsible for pre-opening and operations management at numerous highly acclaimed facilities, including Troon Golf Australia’s Brookwater Golf Club. Townend is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and possesses language skills in Mandarin, Japanese and Bahasa Malayu.
“David is a longtime Asia veteran, and coupled with his past history of working for Troon in Australia, he was the perfect candidate to work closely with our team to help drive our growth in Asia,” stated Ryan Walls, Troon Golf’s senior vice president, managing director, Australasia division. “We are confident that David’s skills will help position Troon Golf for success in a highly competitive market.”
Headquartered in Queensland, Australia, Troon Golf Australasia is committed to developing Troon Golf’s presence in the region with additional support offices in Seoul, South Korea and Hong Kong. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at nearly 20 properties located in Australia, China and South Korea.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona, Ariz.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.