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Fairwood appoints Wake as head golf pro


Renton, Wash. (September 24, 2019) – Kathy Wake has been named the new head golf professional at Fairwood Golf & Country Club, a Troon Privé-managed private club located 19 miles southeast of downtown Seattle in Renton, Washington.

Kathy Wake

Kathy Wake

Wake has more than 30 years of experience in the golf industry, including leading the golf operations at 18-hole and 36-hole, daily-fee and private club facilities. She has an extensive retail background having served as the golf retail manager at a Carlsbad Golf Center and a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Prior to arriving at Fairwood Golf & Country Club, Wake was the site manager at Jackson Park Golf Course in Seattle.

“We’re excited to welcome Kathy to Fairwood Golf & Country Club and to have her lead our golf operations,” said Anthony Paino, general manager, Fairwood Golf & Country Club. “Her expertise and experience will be an asset to our club and membership.”

Wake is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif. with a degree in Physical Education and is a member of the PGA of American and LPGA. She is a past recipient of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division (T&CP) “National Professional of the Year” award and was recently nominated for the “Merchandiser of the Year” award for Western Chapter of the Pacific Northwest PGA.

Fairwood Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole, par-71 Bill Teufel-designed golf course; a new state-of-the-art fitness center offering everything from weight training and cardio machines to group fitness and yoga classes; and a newly remodeled and well-appointed clubhouse. Fairwood’s pool complex is the newest and largest in Washington State and provides members of all ages with a first-class recreational and competitive sport amenity. Members enjoy the heated eight-lane, junior Olympic-sized pool for lap swims, open family swims and competitions. Food and beverage options at Fairwood include multiple outlets for dining, banquets and intimate gatherings. The Club’s menu is regionally inspired and incorporates local and healthy cuisine options, as well as many traditional favorites.

Fairwood Golf & Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Troon Privé currently manages more than 80 private clubs, half of which are member owned. Members of Troon Privé-managed clubs have exclusive access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits through the Troon Privé Privileges program.

For more information on Fairwood Golf & Country Club, visit or call 425-226-9700.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 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, Green Golf Partners, 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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