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Mystic Creek Golf Club welcomes new general manager

Stuart Pierce takes over at the course, recognized by Golfweek as the No. 1 'Golf Course You Can Play in Arkansas'

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 6, 2020) – Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas recently welcomed Stuart Pierce as the club’s new general manager/director of golf. Recognized as the No. 1 “Golf Course You Can Play in Arkansas” by Golfweek in 2019, Mystic Creek is an 18-hole, Kenneth Dye, Jr-designed course managed by Troon’s Honours Golf division.

Stuart Pierce

Pierce is a 25-year member of the PGA of America and a 30-year veteran of the golf industry. Throughout his career Pierce has served in leadership roles at many fine clubs, including membership director at a private club in Atlanta, director of golf at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida and head golf professional at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Monterrey, California. Pierce returns to the Honours Golf/Troon family after a few years away, having previously served as a general manager at an Honours Golf-managed club in Alabama.

“We’re proud to welcome Stuart to Mystic Creek and have him lead our golf operations,” said Matt Hurley, president, Honours Golf. “As we begin work on a spectacular new clubhouse at Mystic Creek and improve upon an already pristine golf experience, Stuart is the perfect person to lead the Mystic Creek team.”

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Pierce started playing golf with his father when he was six at Dallas Country Club. Though he loves the game, his true passion in life is fly fishing. He is excited to be able to frequent the rivers of North Arkansas where he has had the pleasure of fishing years before.

Open since May 2013, Mystic Creek Golf Club is nestled among the cathedral pines of southern central Arkansas. Just after opening in 2013, the semi-private course was named one of the “Best New Courses” by Golf Digest. With impeccable course conditions and outstanding service, Mystic Creek continues to be recognized as the regions premier course. A new clubhouse will open at Mystic Creek in 2020 adding high-quality food, beverage and function options for a multitude of events to the already remarkable property. The facility proudly hosts the Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as well as the Duck Commander’s NCAA Intercollegiate Championship.

For more information on Mystic Creek Golf Club visit or call (870) 312-0723.

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party management.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 465-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

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