Scottsdale, Arizona – Troon Golf,® recognized as the world’s leading luxury brand golf management, development and marketing company, has hired Paul Dellanzo as Vice President of its newly formed European Division. Dellanzo will oversee Troon facilities and seek out new business opportunities throughout Europe, the Middle East and North African markets.
Troon Golf chose Dellanzo for his executive skills and accomplishments in the hotel and golf industries. He makes the move from his recent positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Pevero Golf Resort in Italy.
“We are fortunate to have an experienced individual such as Paul join Troon Golf as we continue our global expansion,” stated Troon Golf Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dana Garmany. “His knowledge and experience in club operations throughout Europe and the Middle East will prove invaluable as we introduce Troon Golf in these new regions.”
“I have always been impressed by the top-level position Troon Golf holds in the golf management industry,” said Dellanzo. “I look forward spearheading Troon Golf’s expansion into the European markets as well as others. Troon’s reputation, management philosophies and brand standards will be great assets to the facilities and golf enthusiasts.”
Dellanzo’s interesting and varied career path began in England, where he graduated in politics and law from Childwall Hall College. Turning to golf, Dellanzo earned Class-A credentials in the Canadian, British, and European PGA Associations and played on the Canadian and U.S. Mini Tours, capturing five professional championships.
Beginning with his 6-year tenure in the 1980s as Director of Golf for Whistler Golf Resort, British Columbia, Dellanzo’s career in club management includes positions at East Sussex National Golf Club, England; Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland; Doha Golf Club, Qatar, Persian Gulf; and most recently as General Manager for Pevero Golf Resort, Costa Smeralda, Italy, in association with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Troon Golf’s European Division, which will be based in Milan, Italy, has been created to provide the resources necessary to expand the Troon Golf brand throughout Europe. The formation of this new division represents a continuation of Troon’s global strategy to introduce its renowned products and services to golfers worldwide. The Milan office will join Troon’s existing international offices in Brisbane and Tokyo.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 clubs located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado; The Revere Golf Club, Henderson, Nevada; The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and Palmilla Resort & Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico.