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Troon to manage Saticoy Club


Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 4, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage The Saticoy Club, formerly Saticoy Country Club, in Somis, California, a small town located just north of Los Angeles in Ventura County. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will oversee the course and club operations at The Saticoy Club. 

Founded in 1921, The Saticoy Club was the first private club in Ventura County. Nestled in the hills of Somis, the 18-hole course was designed by noted architect William F. Bell and is regarded as one of top golf courses in California by Links Magazine. Over its storied history, the club has hosted USGA Championship Qualifiers as well as Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championships. Over the years, the course has been refined by notable golf course architects Robert Muir Graves, Tom Doak and John Harbottle, who is responsible for creating the classic capes and bay-style bunkers that exist today.

The Saticoy Club was recently purchased by Saticoy Partners. The new ownership group has committed to a number of course enhancements, including new bunkers, tee complexes and improved sight lines. In addition to on-course changes, plans also call for improvements to be made to dining spaces, locker rooms, the pool area and fitness facilities.

“The Saticoy Club is an exceptional private club with a storied history, an outstanding golf course and wonderful team of employees,” said Bill O’Brien, vice president, Troon Privé. “We’re delighted to be working with The Saticoy Club and look forward to elevating the Club back to prominence.”

In addition to exceptional golf, The Saticoy Club offers members a variety of amenities including fitness, swimming, social functions, concerts and exceptional dining using locally-sourced produce. The Club’s well-appointed clubhouse features multiple dining options, including an upscale casual dining room, a sun room, a bar and lounge, an outdoor terrace and a poolside patio. 

“The Saticoy Club is without question a great golf course,” said Bill Apfelbaum, managing partner, Saticoy Partners. “Our grand vision will be to do whatever it takes to return this magnificent property into the ranks of the nation’s elite golf clubs and to deliver a service and product standard to its members befitting the honor.”

The Troon Privé Division 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 around the world. Qualified members receive reciprocal access to other private clubs in the portfolio at a preferred Privé Privilege rate, and tee times at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program. All members can choose to receive Troon Privé Connect, Troon’s digital magazine developed specifically for the private clubs, as well as access to experience packages through Privileged Connections and premium tickets to sporting and concert events at the best price. 

For more information on The Saticoy Club, visit or call 805-485-4956.

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit

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