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Fairwood appoints Paino as general manager

Renton, Wash. (March 21, 2018) – Anthony Paino has been named the new general manager of Fairwood Golf & Country Club, a Troon Privé-managed private club located 19 miles southeast of downtown Seattle in Renton, Washington. 

Paino has more than 10 years of private club management, marketing and operations experience and most recently served as general manager at The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Paino was the clubhouse manager at The Argyle Club in Silver Spring, Maryland. Paino began his professional career in the early 2000s in state politics, working closely with the governor of Vermont, while running for state senate and representative offices. 

“We’re thrilled to have Anthony lead the club operations at Fairwood Golf & Country Club,” said Bill O’Brien, vice president, Troon Privé. “Anthony’s expertise in creating remarkable member experiences, building connections, an acute attention to detail and leading teams, aligns well with Troon Privé’s mission of delivering a premium country club experience for Fairwood members.”


A graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, Paino has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with dual minors in philosophy and history.

Fairwood Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole, par-71 Bill Teufel-designed golf course; a new state-of-the-art fitness center offering everything from weight training and cardio machines to group fitness and yoga classes; and a newly remodeled and well-appointed clubhouse. Fairwood’s pool complex is the newest and largest in Washington State and provides members of all ages with a first-class recreational and competitive sport amenity. Members enjoy the heated eight-lane, junior Olympic-sized pool for lap swims, open family swims and competitions. Food and beverage options at Fairwood include multiple outlets for dining, banquets and intimate gatherings.  The Club’s menu is regionally inspired and incorporates local and healthy cuisine options, as well as many traditional favorites.  

Fairwood Golf & Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Troon Privé currently manages more than 80 private clubs, half of which are member owned. Members of Troon Privé-managed clubs have exclusive access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits around the world. All members can choose to receive Troon Privé Connect, Troon’s digital magazine developed specifically for the private clubs, as well as access to experience packages through Privileged Connections and premium tickets to sporting and concert events at the best price. Qualified members receive reciprocal access to other private clubs in the portfolio at a preferred Privé Privilege rate, and tee times at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program.

For more information on Fairwood Golf & Country Club, visit or call 425-226-9700. 

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 35 states and 33 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; 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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