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Rio Verde Country Club welcomes new team members, debuts new non-resident membership offer

Private club in Rio Verde, Ariz., introduces Megan Liborio as director of membership sales and marketing and Nick Gabos as assistant food and beverage director

Rio Verde, Ariz. (November 18, 2020) – Rio Verde Country Club, a private 36-hole golf club in Rio Verde, Ariz., recently welcomed Megan Liborio as the club’s new Director of Membership Sales & Marketing, and Nick Gabos as Assistant Food & Beverage Director. In addition, Rio Verde unveiled a new non-resident membership offer in which the club’s initiation fee has been reduced to $6,000 for a full couple or $4,200 for an individual from $12,500. New prospective members have 30 days to take advantage of the incentive from the date they first play the course(s) or tour the club.

Megan Liborio
Megan Liborio

Liborio comes to Rio Verde Country Club from The Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she served as the Golf Sales Manager. A graduate of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Liborio earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing while competing on the University’s women’s golf team and earning numerous Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) honors, including All-RMAC First Team in 2015 and 2016, as well as RMAC All-Academic First Team 2016, 2017 and 2018.

As the club’s new Assistant Food and Beverage Director, Gabos will assist F&B Director Chris Mirza, while leading restaurant employee scheduling and ensuring the club is within proper state health code standards, and service areas are fully stocked. Gabos most recently worked at Fire Rock Country Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., where he was the food & beverage supervisor.

Located between the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Rio Verde Country Club recently completed a $3.75 million clubhouse renovation project. The club’s restaurant, kitchen and pro shop we’re all reimagined and upgraded, with all new furniture, fixtures and equipment added throughout the entire facility. The 48-year old club now proudly offers its members and guests the Box Bar Grille at Rio Verde – named after the Box Bar Ranch which Rio Verde sits on today.

Rio Verde Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Members who reside in the Rio Verde community enjoy unlimited access to dining and events, 36-holes of parkland-style golf, a driving range, three putting greens, bunker/chipping complex, tennis, pickleball, swimming, fitness, bocce, and dozens of special interest clubs. Full membership is also available to non-residents and provides unlimited access to tee times, golf events, and dining. There are no food and beverage minimums or trail fees (non-residents receive complimentary use of the club’s carts), and Full Members also receive preferred access and rates to private, resort and daily fee clubs around the world through Troon. Troon Privé Privileges offers tee times at participating Troon Privé-managed private clubs for just $35 to $55 per round. Troon Advantage provides tee times at participating Troon Golf-managed resort and daily-fee clubs at a rate guaranteed to be 15 percent off the lowest published price. Day Pass access to other amenities such as fitness, spa, tennis, pickleball and more is also available through both programs.

For more information about Rio Verde, visit www.rioverdearizona.com or call 877-746-8373.

About Rio Verde Community and Country Club

Rio Verde is located in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains at the edge of the Tonto National Forest. Its low taxes, competitive real estate prices and tranquil location appeal to primary and vacation homeowners. The award-winning, country club development features a clubhouse and community center, 36 holes of parkland-style golf, a par-3 course and world-class practice facilities, tennis, swimming, pickleball, fitness center, bocce, special events, clubs, and other amenities. Comprised of custom-built homes, townhomes and villas in a wide range of prices, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned enclave with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain or desert views.

About 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 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 490-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 Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

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