Troon Golf has announced the appointment of Chris Card as new Group General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Card brings a wealth of experience in the golf industry and will oversee the entire club operations at each of the award-winning golf clubs, effective immediately.
Card boasts an impressive golfing CV, with over 18 years of experience in the industry, including a role as Director of Golf/General Manager at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Florida and, more recently, at famed Open Championship venue and the Troon-managed, Turnberry Resort in Scotland. He is also a fully qualified member of the PGA of America and the PGA of Great Britain.
Bruce Glasco, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations said; “We’re very excited to have Chris join the team in Abu Dhabi. Chris brings a diverse background of semi-private and professional tournament experience to this very dynamic and important position. Through these many experiences, Chris has developed an outstanding reputation and will maintain the industry leading standards already in place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.”
Card commented; “It is an honour to join the established team here in Abu Dhabi and become part of what is an exciting time in the region. As the attraction of golf continues to grow on an international scale, we will ensure that our guests experience the highest in service and quality and our industry partners enjoy a fluid working relationship, continuing on the great work that has already been done here.”
Both courses are located within fifteen minutes’ drive of the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Both venues are ideally positioned for domestic and international guests with outstanding accommodation options on site. Abu Dhabi Golf Club hosts the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and is a favourite amongst the world’s elite players. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a Championship venue in its own right having hosted The Saadiyat Beach Classic. The Troon managed properties combine quality course conditioning, unbeatable facilities and first-class hospitality throughout, making them the ideal option for any golf visitor.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club www.adgolfclub.com
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club www.sbgolfclub.ae