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Poston Butte appoints Leon as general manager

Florence, Ariz. (October 17, 2017) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is proud to announce that Steve Leon has been appointed general manager of Poston Butte Golf Club in Florence, Ariz. Leon will lead and direct all elements of the club from golf operations, agronomy, and sales/marketing to food & beverage operations. 

Leon, a Class A member of the PGA of America, has more than 17 years of golf and restaurant management experience. Leon comes to Poston Butte from Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. where he most recently served as director of golf. During his seven years at Troon North, Leon worked his way from assistant golf professional (2011-2012) to tournament coordinator and sales manager (2012-2014) to head golf professional (2014-2016) to director of golf (2016-2017). Prior to Troon North, Leon served in various golf professional and sales roles at three high-profile clubs, including Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif., Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Fla. and Wailea Golf Club in Wailea, Hawaii. 

“Steve is an outstanding leader and is the perfect person to assume the reigns at Poston Butte,” said Darrell Morgan, vice president, operations, Troon. “We look forward to Steve’s continued contributions in his new role at this award-winning facility.”

At Poston Butte Golf Club, Leon replaces Josh Clay who is relocating to the new Kissing Tree Golf Club, a fellow Troon-managed facility in San Marcos, Texas scheduled to open in 2018. Poston Butte Golf Club features an 18-hole Gary Panks-designed golf course and the anthem Grille, a Golf Inc. Magazine Golden Fork award recipient which recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities.  

About Poston Butte Golf Club

Located in Phoenix’s Southeast Valley, Poston Butte Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by world renowned Gary Panks that offers unequaled beauty with a challenging, yet rewarding layout. The course features memorable par three holes including the always exciting island green No. 17. Golfers will get a glimpse of the historic fire temple resurrected in the 1800's by Charles Poston from an Apache ruin on a butte nearby capturing the spirit of golf in the southwest. For more information on Poston Butte Golf Club, visit or call 520-723-1880. 

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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