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Lake Presidential hires Forgash as GM

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland (March 15, 2019) – Lake Presidential Golf Club, a semi-private club in Upper Marlboro, Md., has named Craig Forgash as the club’s new general manager. Located just east of Washington D.C., Lake Presidential Golf Club is part of the beautiful Beechtree Community.


A native of Alexandria, Va., Forgash began his professional career at Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria, where he worked for almost a decade, beginning as a high school bag/cart attendant before completing his PGA apprenticeship. He spent 11 years with Marriott Golf and served as a head professional and director of golf at clubs in Arizona, Georgia and Hawaii. In 2010, he returned to Northern Virginia. Following a brief stint at National Golf Club in Maryland, Forgash began working at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, a Troon-managed facility in Leesburg, Va. Forgash served as the director of golf at Lansdowne for seven years, helping to grow the membership, programming and rolling out the resort-wide staff hospitality program.

Forgash has been a member of the PGA of America since 1997. Craig and his wife Michelle are both graduates of Virginia Tech, where their oldest child currently attends as a freshman.

Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, began managing the golf, restaurant and club operations at Lake Presidential Golf Club in February 2019.

Lake Presidential Golf Club opened in 2008 and is one of Maryland’s most popular courses, having been named No. 2 on Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Maryland” list in 2016. The par 72, 7,230-yard layout meanders through heavily wooded and rolling terrain. The club’s 11,000-square-foot clubhouse features a golf shop, restaurant, and event facilities that can accommodate up to 275 guests. The Grille at Lake Presidential offers a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner with panoramic views of 30-acre Lake Presidential.

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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, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. 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 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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