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Laughlin Ranch Golf Club purchased by Glass Mountain Farms LLC

Katie Steele, the chief operating officer at Glass Mountain Farms, has relocated to the Bullhead City, Ariz., area and will serve as the onsite asset manager

Bullhead City, Ariz. (October 1, 2020) – Laughlin Ranch Golf Club in Bullhead City, Ariz. has been purchased from the Mariner Family by Glass Mountain Farms LLC, a Minnesota-based company owned by Christopher Olson, David Kuntz, and Katie Steele. Glass Mountain Farms’ COO Katie Steele has relocated to the Bullhead City area and will serve as the onsite asset manager. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, will continue managing the golf, restaurant, spa and club operations at Laughlin Ranch as the company has since August 2018.

9th hole at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club in Bullhead City Arizona
The 9th hole at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club in Bullhead City, Ariz.

In 2017, the Mariner Family acquired the Laughlin Ranch golf course, clubhouse, restaurant, and spa from IMH Financial Corporation. The Mariners made numerous club and course enhancements aimed at improving the guest experience, such as new equipment in the restaurant and spa; and a new fleet of golf cars. Glass Mountain Farms has exciting plans for the future of the golf course and facilities and will seek input from the Laughlin Ranch community at an upcoming town hall meeting which will be announced soon.

“The Mariner family grew, developed, and improved Laughlin Ranch over their three years as owners,” said Steele. “Glass Mountain Farms looks to continue the upward trajectory of the club, making it the cornerstone of the Laughlin Ranch community. We will continue to work with Troon Golf and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

About Laughlin Ranch
Laughlin Ranch features an 18-hole, David Druzisky-designed golf course, dining, and spa services at The Spa at Laughlin Ranch. The golf course plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,155 yards from the back tees. Overlooking the Colorado River Valley with spectacular views of the Colorado River, Laughlin’s casino strip and the nearby Black Mountains, the course features dramatic elevation changes, wide fairways and generously sized greens. Since opening in 2002, Laughlin Ranch has received numerous awards and accolades, including “Best Clubhouse in the United States” by Golf Inc. magazine and was named the “#14 Best Golf Course You Can Play in Arizona” by Golfweek Magazine in 2019. For more information on Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, visit or call 866-684-4653.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon 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 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information,

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