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Château Élan Golf Club welcomes new director of food service operations

Jason Luna joins leadership team at club in Braselton, Ga.

Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 27, 2020) – Château Élan Golf Club in Braselton, Georgia is pleased to welcome Jason Luna as the club’s new director of food service operations. Luna will oversee all culinary facets, menu mix, personnel and guest satisfaction at Château Élan’s Sarazen’s Bar & Grille as well as catering operations at the Château Élan Golf Pavilion. Château Élan Golf Club is located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta and is part of the beautiful Château Élan Winery & Resort.

Luna is a 17-year veteran of the hospitality and food & beverage industries having owned and operated a popular wine and cigar bar, served as a golf club general manager and directed the F & B operations at country clubs and clubs throughout the Southeast. Outstanding guest satisfaction scores, creative and delicious menu selections, and increased revenues have been constants throughout Luna’s career.

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Bryan Easley (left), the general manager at Château Élan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., welcomes Jason Luna as director of food service operations.

“We’re excited to have Jason lead our food and beverage operations at Château Élan Golf Club,” said Club Manager Bryan Easley, who himself moved to Château Élan Golf Club this past October. “Jason is very creative and extremely passionate about outstanding service and serving delicious food. He will help us take Sarazen’s to the next level in terms of service and food quality.”

Easley has been in the golf industry for more than 18 years, leading the club operations at daily-fee, resort and private clubs in Louisiana, Texas and Georgia. Prior to his arrival at Château Élan, Easley was the general manager at Stonebridge Golf Club in New Orleans.

“Bryan’s experience leading multi-course facilities is impressive,” said Guy Sugden, vice president, operations, Troon. “Between Bryan and Jason, the club and F & B operations at Château Élan are in great hands.”

Located at Château Élan Golf Club’s Château and Woodlands courses, Sarazen’s Bar & Grille was completely renovated in 2018 and features an All-American menu with grilled meats, sandwiches and salads, as well as a large variety of hand-crafted cocktails. The new Sarazen’s includes a large central bar, an open dining room layout, a 1,053 square-foot back porch for outdoor dining and a “backyard” area with lounge seating and fire pits for before or after dinner enjoyment. The nearby Golf Pavilion, also renovated in 2018, is the perfect location for private events, meetings and celebrations.

For more information on Château Élan Golf Club, visit www.chateauelan.com or call (678) 425-6050.

About Château Élan Golf Club
Château Élan Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole par 3 Short Course – all three courses are open to resort and daily-fee play. The Club’s Château Course opened in 1989 and was designed by Denis Griffiths. The 7,030-yard, par-71 course winds along three lakes and two creeks with water coming into play on 10 of the 18 holes. The Woodlands Course, also a Denis Griffith’s design, opened for play in 1996. The rolling hills and tree-lined fairways of this stun­ning 6,735-yard, par-72 course, provide spectacular views on nearly every hole. The Club’s Short Course is located behind the Inn at Château Élan and features beautifully landscaped holes varying in length from 100 yards to more than 200 yards.

About Château Élan Winery & Resort
The Winery, with its 32 acres of vines, is located at 100 Tour De France in Braselton, Georgia just 40 minutes north of Atlanta. Château Élan Winery & Resort is North Georgia’s premier meeting, event and vacation destination. On the 3,500-acre estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000-square foot European spa mansion, championship golf, tennis center, multiple dining outlets and more. For more information call 678-425-0900 or visit www.chateauelan.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 470-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-plus 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 Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com