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Troon honors Audubon’s Rodriguez


Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 31, 2019) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development and marketing, recently recognized Audubon Country Club’s Michael Rodriguez as the company’s “General Manager of the Year” at the 2019 Troon Leadership Conference at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. In total, more than 30 Troon-managed facilities and associates were honored for their outstanding performances in 2018 during the annual leadership conference.

Michael Rodriguez, the general manager at Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla.

Michael Rodriguez, the general manager at Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla.

Troon’s “General Manager of the Year” award recognizes the top-performing leader among the company’s 460-plus managed facilities around the world in the areas of service, quality, and hospitality. During 2018, Rodriguez guided Audubon Country Club through a complete course renovation project which involved closing the club’s Joe Lee-designed golf course for six months. Under Rodriguez’s direction the club saw gains in member satisfaction scores and membership sales in 2018.

“Congratulations to Michael on this exceptional achievement,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “Michael is an outstanding leader and serves Audubon Country Club with passion and is committed to excellence.”

Rodriguez is currently overseeing a $7 million renovation and expansion project of the club’s Courtside Café building. The former single-story building is being replaced with a new two-story, 19,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center with tennis and fitness operations and a new casual indoor/outdoor dining area. Construction crews are working on the new member amenity, with completion slated for December of 2019. The project will both modernize and expand the club’s fitness offerings, while also providing members with a breathtaking new dining experience.

“The Board of Directors and membership at Audubon Country Club are immensely proud of Michael and his receipt of this very prestigious award,” said Pam Davis, President, Audubon Country Club Board of Directors. “Michael’s outstanding leadership is evident in everything he touches at Audubon – from the fabulous team he has built, his oversight of capital projects and budget management, his open-minded interaction with membership and his unwavering commitment to excellent service. There is no one who works harder or is more dedicated to ensuring our member’s experience is second to none. He epitomizes the ‘best’ in everything he does. Way to go Michael!”

Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community with natural preserve areas along all 18 holes. Audubon offers an array of amenities and an extensive social calendar for an active, healthy, and social lifestyle.

Audubon Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. For more information on Audubon Country Club, please call 239-592-4000 or visit

About Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club is a private, gated golf community in Naples, Florida located only minutes away from the white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Club community has 410 homes spread over 755 acres, of which 59 percent of which is dedicated to natural preserves. Audubon is one of 800 communities in the entire world that have the honor of being a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis 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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