Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that Sandra M. Simonson has been appointed vice president, human resources. An executive with 15 years experience, she most recently served as director, human resources with Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix and has practiced in a wide variety of industries including financial services, semiconductor and aerospace manufacturing, education and emergency services.

Simonson obtained her business management degree, with an emphasis in human resource management, from Arizona State University and later returned there to complete her MBA. She is passionate about the field because she believes that employees are the greatest competitive edge a company can have. According to Simonson, “In a service related industry, such as golf, having passionate, engaged employees is of particular importance. Very often, the customer experience is a direct reflection of how a company’s employees feel about their jobs and the company, overall. I believe that Troon Golf understands the importance of the employee experience and builds policies and practices that create a positive balance for employees, which in turn impacts the company’s business growth potential and bottom line.”

Simonson’s broad range of human resources experience has included facilitating in the growth of international business units; and this is invaluable experience for Troon Golf as the company continues its worldwide expansion. Currently Troon Golf has international offices in Australia, Japan, Dubai — United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 29 states and 22 countries. Additionally, 34 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.