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World Golf Village hires Grundy as golf GM


St. Augustine, Fla. (September 4, 2018) – Lon Grundy has been named general manager of golf operations at The World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Home to two award-winning golf courses, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, the golf and club operations at The World Golf Village are professionally managed by Troon’s Honours Golf Division.


A highly experienced general manager, Grundy brings 28 years of club-operations experience to the popular resort. Grundy is a 20-year Class A member of the PGA of America and has served as general manager at several world-class properties, including: Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.; PGA West La Quinta Resort & Club in Calif.; and Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. Additionally, Grundy served for five years as a regional director at Troon’s corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, where he oversaw properties in multiple states and five Caribbean islands.

“We are delighted to have Lon heading up our World Golf Village team,” said Bob Barrett, CEO of Honours Golf. “With his 28 years in hospitality and varied property experiences, Lon brings an exciting and bright future to the club.”

As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at The World Golf Village Resort are award-winning championship courses designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting. The King & Bear is the only golf course in the world to be co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. The course o­ffers a mixture of two di­fferent design styles that come together to form one masterpiece. The Slammer & Squire course was designed by architect Bobby Weed in conjunction with Hall of Fame Members Sam Snead (the “Slammer”) and Gene Sarazen (the “Squire”). The course is a fun treat for players of all abilities. The World Golf Village Resort is located just a short drive from Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orlando.

For more information on The World Golf Village Resort, visit or call (904) 940-6088

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party management.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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