Scottsdale, Arizona – Troon Golf,® the world leader in upscale golf management, development and marketing, has announced the appointment of Jim Bellington as Vice President, Operations. His responsibilities will include overseeing day-to-day operations of a portion of Troon Golf’s North American portfolio, management of all transition activities, as well as the recruitment of general managers for newly acquired properties. He will report to John Easterbrook, Jr., Executive Vice President, Operations.
Bellington comes to Troon Golf following a 13-year tenure with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where he served at various resorts including Four Seasons Resort and Club, at Las Colinas in Dallas, Texas and The Four Seasons at Aviara in San Diego, California.
Originally from the Chicago area, Bellington is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a degree in business and marketing. He immediately went to work as a golf professional in the Washington D.C. area, at the prestigious Burning Tree Country Club. Bellington returned west to spend his next eight years at Marriott Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, before leaving to oversee the corporate golf operations for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“In order to further serve our clients we are expanding to three North American Vice Presidents and Jim brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience in overseeing distinguished properties,” said John Easterbrook. “With Troon Golf’s continued growth in upscale golf, Jim’s expertise fits in immediately with our philosophy and we are proud to have him on our team.”
“It’s great to be back in Arizona with a company as dynamic as Troon Golf. I have had the occasion to interact with this company over the last four years and have been fascinated by their staggering growth,” said Jim. “I am honored to be associated with this organization and to play a role in its future growth.”
With its high standards and level of excellence demonstrated throughout the United States, and in such countries as Mexico, Scotland, Australia, and Japan, Troon Golf adheres to superior agronomic practices, providing championship-level playing conditions, as well as exceptional customer service.
“Our global vision of golf management and development is simply not possible without people of Jim’s qualifications and experience,” said Hud Hinton, Troon Golf President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are fortunate to be able to rely on the years of experience running luxury golf that Jim brings to this position.”
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf represents over 75 management and development contracts in 14 states and nine countries. Troon Golf properties include Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses & Spa, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico; Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado; Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois; and The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, Tampa Bay, Florida.