Troon Golf

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Best career move I ever made

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  • 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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    Just fine, provided you drink the Kool-Aid and don't mind skirting ethics in favor of profit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Troon Golf full-time

    Pros

    Golf benefits, friendly co-workers, decent pay

    Cons

    Unethical management, quick to fire, terrible benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company with integrity, but provides little stability and no advancement opportunities

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

    I have been working at Troon Golf

    Pros

    Troon Golf provides the following:

    --Leaders with great integrity
    --Freedom for employees to do their jobs
    --No micro-managing
    --Good benefits (except a low match within 401K)
    --Average compensation
    --Great corporate resources for every area of club operations
    --No cookie cutter approach
    --Very positive work environment

    Cons

    Company is great, but management contract basis itself is prone to high turn-over and employees are very vulnerable to the whims of property ownership.

    --Troon supports education, but rarely does property ownership agree to funding appropriately.

    --Corporate does not spend enough time maintaining relationships with course owners, so it places too much pressure upon its GMs to continually sell the value of the company.

    --They provide little to no opportunity for internal advancement. To often Troon GMs find out about new contracts after a GM has already been placed in the position. This is very discouraging to loyal GMs.

    -- Know of numerous managers that were left on the street when contracts were not renewed for no fault of their own (change in ownership, developer/builder declares bankruptcy, etc...). Troon does not support managers post contract and does nothing to help with securing temporary positions internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --Communicate potential new contracts early on in the process. GMs might have contacts within the prospective property that could help secure contract.

    --Do not knuckle under when owners seek to lower quality of operations in order to lower short term costs. Too often contracts turn bad due to lack of backbone by Corporate Executives.

    --Business Development staff should directly engage General Managers in soliciting other local clubs for contracts. By doing this GM are given opportunity for multi-course management and due diligence process now involves individual with local operating expertise.

    No opinion of CEO
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