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Wickenburg Ranch appoints Foster as GM

Wickenburg, Ariz. (August 15, 2017) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce that Corby W. Foster has been named as the new general manager at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz. Troon recently began managing the golf and club operations at the award-winning facility located just outside of Phoenix. To celebrate the new partnership, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club will be hosting a pair of Customer Appreciation Days on August 24th and 31st. The all-day event will give Troon Card holders and past guests a chance to play Wickenburg Ranch for just a cart fee. 

Foster has worked with Troon since 2003 and most recently served as the general manager at Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz. Prior to Golf Club of Estrella, Foster served as the assistant general manager at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has also worked in the Troon corporate office in a variety of roles, including financial analyst and operations director. A graduate of Arizona State University, Foster is a member of the Club Managers Association of America. 



Located in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, approximately one hour northwest of downtown Phoenix near the intersection of Highways 89 and 93, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club will ultimately become an exclusively private club reserved for members and their guests. For a limited time as the community builds out, this spectacular club will be open to a controlled amount of unaccompanied non-member play.

“Corby is the perfect person to lead the golf and club operations at Wickenburg Ranch,” said Mitch Harrell, president, Troon Golf. “He is a great leader, an outstanding communicator and his experience operating multi-amenity clubs is impressive.”

The Golf & Social Club is the centerpiece of the Wickenburg Ranch community. The club’s 18-hole par 71 course, known as Big Wick, opened in 2015. Since opening, Big Wick has received numerous accolades including being named No. 4 on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 10 Best New Courses in North America” in 2015 and No. 5 on Golfweek’s 2017 list of “Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona.” 

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About Wickenburg Ranch

Located in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious all-ages community with a modern Western flair, offering championship golf, innovative home designs, and a 5-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information, visit

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit

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