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Potomac Shores Golf Club welcomes new general manager

Craig Luckey takes position at Jack Nicklaus Signature design managed by Troon Golf

Dumfries, Va. (March 6, 2020) – Potomac Shores Golf Club in Dumfries, Va. recently welcomed Craig Luckey as the club’s new general manager. Named one of the “Top Golf Courses You Can Play in Virginia” by Golfweek magazine, Potomac Shores is an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature design managed by Troon Golf.

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Potomac Shores Golf Club in Dumfries, Va.

Luckey is a 22-year golf and hospitality industry veteran and has been with Troon, the industry leading club management company, since 2000. Prior to arriving at Potomac Shores Golf Club, Luckey was the director of club operations at The Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester, Vt. Throughout his career Luckey has served in leadership roles at many fine clubs including Little River Golf Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. and Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah Harbor, Ga. During his tenure at Savannah Harbor, the club was recognized as the Troon Facility of the Year in 2008. Luckey is a Class A member of the PGA of America.

“We are excited to have Craig lead the club operations at Potomac Shores,” said Mitch Harrell, president, Troon Golf. “He is an outstanding leader, a great communicator and has raised the experience level at every club he’s led.”

In April 2019, Potomac Shores completed a multi-phase course enhancement project which included re-grassing fairways and bunker renovations. Phase one of the course improvement project was completed in September 2018 and focused on replacing bent grass fairways with Latitude 36 Bermudagrass. Phase two began in mid-October and involved eliminating and renovating bunkers. The total number of bunkers decreased from 77 to 74, while the total square footage of bunkers was reduced by 40 percent, from approximately 103,000 square feet to approximately 63,000 square feet.

Potomac Shores Golf Club originally opened for daily-fee play in May of 2014. Upon opening, the facility was named one of the “Best New Courses” in the U.S. by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

For more information on Potomac Shores Golf Club, visit www.potomacshoresgolfclub.com or call (571) 383-3050.

About Potomac Shores
Located just 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C., Potomac Shores Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Potomac Shores community being developed by SunCal, one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities. Potomac Shores covers 1,920 acres and features nearly two miles of shoreline, 1,000 acres of preserved hardwood forests and streams and traditional Virginia Tidewater architectural designs. This transit-oriented development is planned for a mixed-use town center, a new VRE commuter rail station and a waterfront village. Its master plan also includes two public schools, multiple sports fields, 10 miles of trails and over 3,800 residences. The community offers the 13,000 square-foot Shores Club, a private recreation and fitness complex, and has sold over 900 new homes. For more information on the Potomac Shores community, visit www.potomacshores.com.

About Troon
Potomac Shores Golf Club is professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 485-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 43 states and 31 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