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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa hosts 5th Annual Desert Patriot Golf Tournament

Event in Rancho Mirage, Calif., benefits Folds of Honor Foundation

Rancho Mirage, Calif. (November 18, 2019) — The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa recently hosted the 5th Annual Desert Patriot Golf Tournament to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. Played on the resort’s Pete Dye Course on Saturday, November 9th, the tournament raised more than $5,000 for Folds of Honor and its mission to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled in the line of duty.

The $5,000 donation equals one Folds of Honor educational scholarship that will be awarded to a spouse and/or child of a wounded or fallen service member. In 2019, the Folds of Honor Foundation awarded 100 scholarships.


“Our Desert Patriot Golf Tournament continues to grow larger every year,” said Hale Kelly, director of golf, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. “In just completing our fifth tournament, we’ve raised more than $25,000 for Folds of Honor. We appreciate and value the support of local sponsors such as The General Air Conditioning and Plumbing. Without their help, this sizeable donation would not be possible.”

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa enjoys a prime 360-acre setting in sunny Rancho Mirage boasting luxurious accommodations and championship golf and more than 75,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The world-class golf resort features three pool and two golf courses – the Pete Dye Resort Course and Gary Player Signature course for resort guests and daily fee golfers to experience.

For more information on golf at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, visit or call 760-328-3198. For more information on the Folds of Honor, visit

About Folds of Honor Mission
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Our motto says it best. Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.

About Troon
The Westin Mission Hills’ golf operations are proudly managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon 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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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