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<p>Laughlin Ranch names Wright as G.M.</p>


Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 24, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce that JC Wright has been named the new general manager of Laughlin Ranch Golf Club in Bullhead City, Ariz. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, began managing the golf, restaurant, spa and club operations at Laughlin Ranch on August 1st. As the new general manager, Wright will lead all elements of the club from golf operations, agronomy, and sales/marketing to spa and food & beverage operations.


Wright has more than 15 years of club operations experience and most recently served as the director of golf & recreation at Lookout Mountain Golf Club at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.. Prior to Lookout Mountain, Wright was the head golf professional at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., and prior to that, he served as the director of golf operations at Continental Country Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. Wright is a 2002 graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy and became a Class-A member of the PGA of America in 2009.

“We are excited to have JC lead the golf and club operations at Laughlin Ranch,” said Guy Sugden, vice president operations, Troon Golf. “He is an outstanding leader, a great communicator and we look forward to many great successes for the club and ownership.”

For more information on Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, visit or call 866-684-4653.

About Laughlin Ranch Golf Club
Established in 2002, Laughlin Ranch features an 18-hole, David Druzisky-designed golf course, dining, and spa services at The Spa at Laughlin Ranch. The golf course plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,155 yards from the back tees. Overlooking the Colorado River Valley with spectacular views of the Colorado River, Laughlin’s casino strip and the nearby Black Mountains, the course features dramatic elevation changes, wide fairways and generously-sized greens. Laughlin Ranch is currently ranked No. 13 on Golfweek magazine’s list of “Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona” and has been recognized as the “Best Clubhouse in the United States” by Golf Inc. magazine.

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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