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Kapolei Golf Club welcomes new general manager

Gordy Walker will oversee golf operations, agronomy, sales and marketing, food and beverage and facilities maintenance operations for the 18-hole daily-fee facility on Oahu, Hawaii

Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 10, 2020) – Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, is pleased to welcome Gordy Walker as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Walker will oversee golf operations, agronomy, sales and marketing, food & beverage and facilities maintenance operations for the 18-hole daily-fee facility.

Kapolei Golf Club general manager Gordy Walker
Gordy Walker, the new general manager at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu, Hawaii

Walker has 25-plus years of golf industry experience having worked at many of the top golf facilities in the world, including: The Pebble Beach Company in Calif.; Kapalua Golf on Maui; Sherwood Country Club in Los Angeles; Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif.; and The Club at Hokuli’a on Hawaii island. Prior to his arrival at Kapolei, Walker served as the general manager and chief operating officer for The Tradition at Wolong Valley, a private residential golf club in Chengdu, China. For the last seven years, Walker has lived and worked in China.

“I have been fortunate to work at some of the finest golf properties around the world,” said Walker. “Kapolei’s customer experience, course conditions, facilities and amenities are best-in-class. Kapolei ownership’s continued commitment to excellence is steadfast and I am truly grateful to lead the team by serving our resident, domestic and international tourist markets with a world-class golf experience.”

Walker has been an active member of the PGA of America since 1998, and is a member of the Club Management Association of America. He also has a sound understanding of golf course agronomy best practices, as he carries an Advance Turf-Grass Management Certificate from Ohio State University.

“We are fortunate to have Gordy leading the golf and club operations at Kapolei,” said Alex Nakajima, operations leader, Troon. “His well-rounded skillset leading both resort, public and private golf facilities, and keen focus on delivering exceptional guest experiences, will help us enhance an already fantastic property.”

Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, began managing Kapolei Golf Club earlier this year. For more information on Kapolei Golf Club, visit www.kapoleigolf.com or call 808-674-2227.

About Kapolei Golf Club
Located 35 minutes northwest of Honolulu, Kapolei features a scenic Ted Robinson-designed golf course set on 190-acres of a former sugar cane plantation. Colorful floral gardens, waterfalls and five lakes deliver a striking contrast to the course’s lush fairways and greens. Kapolei opened for play in 1995 and has hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open from 1996 through 2001, and the PGA TOUR Champions’ Pacific Links Championship from 2012 through 2014. In 2020, Kapolei was named one of the top “Courses You Can Play in Hawaii” by Golfweek magazine.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-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 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus 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 Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

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