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Claye Atcheson, Vice President, Global Golf Division
William Nault, Vice President, Global Golf Division
Jim Keane, Senior Director, Golf Operations & Development Planning
Brett Stark, Senior Director, Golf Marketing & e-Commerce
Robert Waller, Senior Director, Golf Grounds
David Robinson, Senior Director, Golf Grounds
Marriott Golf manages 55 courses in 15 countries across five continents, offering almost 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy.
Marriott has managed golf operations since 1971 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises.
“Marriott Golf has a simple vision: to be the world’s premier provider of quality golf experiences,” the company says on its website. “This goal is pursued by managing every component of its business with diligence and scrutiny to ensure that it delivers value to everyone involved. Whether it is managing an existing golf property, or developing and constructing a new golf facility, Marriott Golf properties consistently reach exceptional standards.”
Among the Marriott properties in the United States are Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Desert Springs Golf Resort and Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert, California, and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Outside the U.S., Marriott runs golf properties in locations such as the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Fiji, Portugal and Spain.
Marriott golf resorts are home to more than 125 PGA and LPGA teaching professionals who offer golf instruction, clinics and casual pointers. Marriott Golf guests can also receive customized instruction at the Marriott Golf Academy or Golf Digest Schools.
Hotels and golf courses have long gone hand-in-hand, and travelers playing golf on a business trip or vacation often seems almost as old as the game itself. Marriott Golf holds a unique spot within this space, owning and operating 55 prestigious courses in more than a dozen countries. In the U.S., Marriott manages courses from Arizona to Virginia.
In addition, through its Golf Course Management business arm, Marriott is also responsible for the management of more than 1.5 million rounds of golf annually on more than 1,000 holes of championship golf.