Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 10, 2017) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has promoted Rob DeMore to president of its Troon Privé Division. DeMore replaces Ryan Walls, who has moved to BallenIsles Country Club (a Troon Privé-managed facility) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to become the club’s new chief operating officer and general manager. DeMore has served as senior vice president of Troon Privé since fall of 2016 and has more than twenty years of blended hospitality and golf experience.
As Troon Privé Division president, DeMore will oversee the division’s growing collection of fine private clubs around the world. The Troon Privé Division currently manages nearly 70 private clubs, half of which are member owned, including BallenIsles Country Club. Since joining Troon in 2003 from Wyndham International, DeMore has been instrumental in leading numerous private club transformations including strategic land acquisitions, member equity conversions, and start-up operations. His expertise in leading private club operations has led to national recognition as Golf Inc. magazine recently named DeMore one of the “10 People Who Are Shaping The Future Of Private Clubs.” In addition, during his time working with the Inn at Entrada, the luxury Utah property was named a “Top 25 Resort” by Trip Advisor.
“Rob has been an integral part of the growth of Troon’s private club management services business over the past 10-plus years and is a highly talented and multi-faceted executive,” said Mike Ryan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Troon. “We are proud and pleased with the company’s depth of talent and the opportunities it affords.”
DeMore will continue to be based in Troon’s Scottsdale offices.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.