Troon Golf Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company with room to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Troon Golf full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was fortunate to have some really good and caring bosses while I worked for Troon. I started with the company in college and my boss helped me get a good job once I graduated. I was actually offered 3 different positions (all in different states). I worked for Troon for 5 1/2 years. The company's managers and upper level executives seem to care about their employees and want to help them advance. Overall, I had a great experience despite one club and one boss (same job) that didn't work out so well.

    Cons

    These cons are more pertaining to the golf business not so much Troon specific - the pay is lower than an equivalent job outside the golf/sports industry and you typically have to be willing to move to move up.

    Advice to Management

    It's been a few years since I worked for the company, but based on my experience I would say keep doing what you're doing!

  2. An organization that understands and values the importance of the workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bag Room Attendant in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Bag Room Attendant in Armonk, NY

    I worked at Troon Golf full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers always make a weekly effort to talk to the attendants, assistants, and greenskeepers, to understand the issues that they might not have the opportunity to see. If an individual is qualified, there are clearly defined chances to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Workload is highly volatile based on the number of tee times, tournaments, events, etc. Individuals must be able to adjust to challenges easily.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to consult those below you, as they can often shine the best light on how well services are received by patrons and members.

  3. Helpful (1)

    A great and supportive coporate structure!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Troon Golf full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very supportive higher ups, great corporate support system (VP's, etc...)
    - Good work/life balance
    - Free golf
    - Staff that care

    Cons

    - Pay isn't the highest, but expected because of a good work/life balance
    - Management/Ownership of Club sometimes feels the needs to cut corners to save on productivity and quality
    - Not coporate management, but individual club management often placates corporate management in an effort to look like they are doing something, when in reality they are awful
    - Not a stong sense of promotion within. Hard to move up the ladder, especially if you are doing well at a specific property

    Advice to Management

    Please take a closer look at club operations. Management is often shifty and pulls the blanket over your eyes.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    As a high school student, it was probably one of the best jobs in the area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Operations in Greenville, DE
    Former Employee - Outside Operations in Greenville, DE

    I worked at Troon Golf part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Most of the work takes place outside--better than sitting at a desk all day in my opinion.
    -Course is a beauty... great overall atmosphere
    -Members aren't the uppity types
    -If you're making tips, it pays well. Members are all wealthy and tip generously, which is interesting because the course has a policy that they don't have to tip. They definitely take good care of you there.
    -If you like golf, you get a big employee discount on merch from the golf shop, and you can order whatever you want at wholesale prices (or WS + 10%)--which means clothes are very cheap.
    -Also, you get the chance to play golf there every once in a while as long as you call ahead to make sure it isn't busy. (Be careful not to abuse this though)
    -Restaurant makes an employee lunch every day-- everybody always looks forward to Fieldstone burger day. On weekends you might get an order of chicken tenders if you're lucky.

    Cons

    -Communication is difficult at times just by the nature of the job--- there are a ton of people involved in operations management.
    -There's this thing called "the pit" on the side of the driving range. Basically its a steep hill of really tall grass where hundreds of golf balls collect every day... its our job, once a week, to go in there and hand-pick each ball out of there individually. It is easily the worst part of the job, as usually only 1 or 2 people are assigned to the task of pulling out 2-3 trash barrels of balls out of there in a 2-3 hour period.
    -There's a tendency for the pros to micromanage a little too much. The course is pretty elite, so they try to make sure every little detail is perfect. Completely understandable, but at times it can get annoying.
    -Every once in a while, and in all honesty it doesn't happen often, you'll come across a member that is either really rude or snarky.
    -This is probably the most important thing to know going into the job: You are not going to make tips for the first year that you work there. Don't expect it, and don't begrudge other employees for making more tips than you--that's how most of the problems start, and has led to more than a few people being asked to leave. If you work hard, have a good attitude, and are very respectful and attentive to what members need, then you'll get there. Be patient

    Advice to Management

    Between the Head Pro, 2 Asst Pros, PGA Apprentice, and Pro Shop workers, it seemed like the organization structure felt really tall and difficult to manage at times. I didn't feel like I had 1 boss. The #1 problem is always communication because 1) The weekly schedule changes every week (so it takes extra effort to figure out who needs to know what)... 2) there are so many people that need to be on the same page. I'd tell management to experiment with different organization styles like cross-functional teams/unity of certain pros with workers--so everyone knows who they answer to.

  6. At my location, it took you YEARS to advance, and even when you did you wouldn't get the raise you were getting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Maricopa, AZ
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Maricopa, AZ

    I worked at Troon Golf

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate side of things was very structured had great guidelines.

    Cons

    My location wasn't ran exactly in accordance with how corporate structured things.

  7. Great company to learn the basics from.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Southport, NC

    I have been working at Troon Golf

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oppotunities throughout the world. As a management company you get to work with people that do not work for Troon so they can provide a different perspective on the operations as a whole. Troon properties are located in some of the most beautiful areas of the world and the company is always looking to expand into areas that are superior to their competitors.

    Cons

    Since Troon works for the owners of the properties they manage sometimes the compensation for the employees can take a back seat. The educational reimbursement plan is nothing to brag about either. Sometimes coming to a property where a different school of thought was already in place is a challenge to overcome when working for a management company. There are times when property employees will express their dissatisfaction with Troon employees because they may feel as if the Troon employee is not a property employee.

    Advice to Management

    To retain good employees compensation would have to increase with inflation or else good employees will leave to secure their financial future.

  8. Best career move I ever made

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Golf Professional
    Current Employee - Head Golf Professional

    I have been working at Troon Golf full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greater feeling of job security than if I was working for an individual owner

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for upper management sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus on the bottom line and forget about the company culture and the people that make this company what it is. Golf is a fun game, working in golf should be too.

  9. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Troon Golf

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    facilties are generally high end

    Cons

    lower pay scales compared to non-managment company facilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more

  10. A great company with great benefits and room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Troon Golf

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ablility to transfer and to grow within your club or the company. The benefits are great, and management is always communicating.

    Cons

    As it is a large corporate company there are the corporate drawbacks. Where as a smaller company sometimes things can get done alot easier

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. It is a great company to work for and with all the future growth it is great for everyone.

  11. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Troon Golf

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and even better people

    Cons

    grew too big too fast

    Advice to Management

    make sure to have solid support structure in place

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