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Fargo C.C. appoints Hockett as G.M.


Fargo, North Dakota (April 11, 2019) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing is pleased to announce that David Hockett, PGA has been named the new general manager of Fargo Country Club in Fargo, North Dakota. As general manager, Hockett will lead all elements of the Troon Privé-managed club from golf and tennis operations, agronomy, and membership marketing to food & beverage operations.


A native of South Dakota, Hockett is a 20-plus year veteran of the golf industry, having led operations at numerous high-profile clubs, including The Estancia Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., Anthem Golf & Country Club in Anthem, Ariz., Ancala Country Club in Scottsdale, and The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, Minn.. In addition to his club-level experience, Hockett has also served as the chief operating officer of Millennium Golf Management, where he led operations for the City of Tempe Arizona’s golf facilities, and was the director of golf operations for the City of Phoenix, overseeing the city’s six golf courses.

“We are thrilled to have David lead the club operations at Fargo Country Club,” said Rob DeMore, president, Troon Privé. “Having grown up in South Dakota, David is excited to return to the Upper Midwest. He is a proven leader, a great communicator and we look forward to many great successes for the club.”

A Class A member of the PGA of America, Hockett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of South Dakota. He is a past “Merchandiser of the Year” award recipient in the private club category from the Southwest Section of the PGA.

“On behalf of the Fargo Country Club Board of Trustees, we are very excited to welcome David to our club and community,” said Club President Chris Hoffmann. “We look forward to David’s leadership in improving the member experience throughout all areas of the club.”

For more information on Fargo Country Club, visit or call 701-237-9122

About Fargo Country Club
With a rich history dating back 120 years to 1898, Fargo Country Club is North Dakota’s oldest club and golf course. The club features an 18-hole, 6,992-yard championship golf course and a family-friendly, 9-hole executive course. The championship course has been rated as the No. 1 private golf course in North Dakota by Golf Digest. An expansive practice facility with a driving range, two putting greens, short-game practice areas and a 128-yard “19th hole” round out the club’s golf offerings.

In addition to golf, Fargo Country Club amenities also include a beautiful 20,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooking the Red River and the championship golf course. Inside the clubhouse, members enjoy multiple dining options, including a main dining room, the front bar and a sports bar, while the club’s banquet facilities can accommodate up to 240 guests. Fargo Country Club is also home to one of the region’s most active tennis programs, with two Har-Tru tennis courts and two artificial grass courts for members to enjoy throughout the season. The club’s swimming facility features a heated-pool, a separate two-foot-deep infant pool and a water play area for toddlers.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 430 locations around the globe, including managing 470 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 45 states and 33 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, OB Sports, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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