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Troon expands, opens new office in Newton, Mass.

Office to serve as Northeast headquarters for company's RealFood division

Newton, Mass. (October 30, 2020) – To accommodate regional growth interests and opportunities, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, has expanded and opened a corporate office in Newton, Mass., just outside of Boston. The Chapel Street location is home to a full team of associates, serving as the regional headquarters for RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, while supporting managed-clubs throughout Troon’s full family of brands, including Troon Golf, Troon Privé, and others.

RealFood Troon-Boston ribbon cutting
RealFood President Ed Doyle cuts a ribbon alongside his team and the City of Newton’s Economic Development Director, Devra Bailin, to mark the opening of Troon’s Boston office, from which RealFood will operate.

To mark the grand opening of the newest Troon office and RealFood headquarters, the local team, alongside the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 27. City of Newton Economic Development Director Devra Bailin was present to welcome Troon and RealFood to the vibrant community of Newton.

The new office’s physical footprint includes workspace for the organization’s current team of designers, project managers and specialists, as well as remote workstations and meeting areas to host visiting clients and partners. The build out, which aptly includes a custom kitchen design, was a collaboration of many people and local businesses.

“The office represents much of what makes this team of hospitality experts so remarkable,” said Troon President and CEO Tim Schantz. “Our Boston office will help service current and future facilities throughout the Northeast, while providing an ideal environment for team members to work.”

RealFood Hospitality Strategy and Design is a premier foodservice design and advisory firm serving the global hospitality industry. RealFood’s work has included concept development, foodservice design, operational advisory and brand development for more than 500 domestic and international clients, including: golf and country clubs; resorts and hotels; restaurant groups and independent operations; breweries and wineries; workplace and institutional dining facilities; family entertainment centers; and event and conference venues. RealFood’s recent client portfolio features Autograph Collection® Hotels, The Boston Beer Company, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Park Hyatt®, Trillium Brewing Company, and ZD Wines Napa Valley.

“Our new office is a major milestone. I am constantly reminded of all the time and effort dedicated to get us here. We are driven by our belief in the importance of the hospitality experience and that our people are our magic; our new office reflects just that, and it allows for an even more collaborative culture for the RealFood team, our Troon family and the many clients and partners we are fortunate to work with every day,” said Ed Doyle, president and original founder of RealFood and senior vice president of food and beverage at Troon. “The room to problem-solve and innovate is more important than ever, especially given that the work we are doing right now is shaping the future of hospitality.”

In addition to its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon now has offices in Newton, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Irvine, Calif.; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Seattle, Wash.; New Braunfels, Texas; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

About RealFood Hospitality Strategy and Design
RealFood, a Troon company, is a premier hospitality strategy and design firm meeting the foodservice design, development and strategic advisory objectives of the hotel, club and resort, institutional and restaurant segments of the global hospitality industry. Leveraging its team’s combined 250 years of food and beverage experience and using proprietary processes to achieve outcomes that are based in operational understanding, RealFood supports clients and partners in designing and delivering industry-leading hospitality experiences. RealFood’s portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies, James Beard Award-winning chefs, world-class clubs, leading developers and institutional operators. For additional news and information, visit rfhsd.com.

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 contacts:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com

Joëlle Creamer
RealFood
603.657.8157
joellec@rfhsd.com