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Indian Wells Golf Resort welcomes new general manager

Indian Wells, Calif. (June 3, 2021) – Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. is proud to welcome Sven Wiedenhaupt as the club’s new General Manager. Wiedenhaupt will oversee all elements of Indian Wells Golf Resort, including the facility’s two 18-hole golf courses, The VUE Restaurant, multiple event and F&B venues, guest service, as well as associate training and development.

Wiedenhaupt is a highly experienced and passionate hospitality industry veteran having led the operations at a number of international five star hotels and resorts. He most recently served as the general manager at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, a 404-room, 18-villa luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prior to Zabeel Saray, Wiedenhaupt was the general manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi Waterpark, a five-star, 600-room resort in Dubai, where he led 2,000 associates representing 52 different nationalities. 

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“Sven’s brand of leadership and his focus on quality assurance, hospitality and the experience everywhere in the Resort will make a big splash rather quickly,” said Bill O’Brien, senior vice president, Troon.

Wiedenhaupt’s experience domestically and internationally has shaped his thoughtful leadership approach and commitment to embracing diversity, equity and hospitality for all. He has an exceptional track record with the development and building of teams, employee engagement, financial performance, sales, revenue strategies, F&B enhancements and change management.

“We are excited to welcome Sven to the Indian Wells Golf Resort,” said Indian Wells City Manager Chris Freeland. “Sven's extensive hospitality background and commitment to the customer experience will help the Golf Resort grow as a wonderful place for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Originally from Germany, Wiedenhaupt is familiar with the Coachella Valley having served as director of operations at nearby Miramonte Resort from 2000 through 2001. He resides in La Quinta.  

“I’m thrilled to be part of such an iconic world-class facility,” said Wiedenhaupt. “Working with both Troon and the City of Indian Wells is a unique and very special opportunity. It is going to be a tremendous journey working with the team!”

For more information on Indian Wells Golf Resort, visit or call 760-346-4653.

About Indian Wells Golf Resort
Indian Wells Golf Resort offers the finest in Palm Springs area golf. The 36-hole golf resort features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is the only facility in California with two courses ranked in the Top 30 "Best Courses You Can Play" in California by Golfweek Magazine. Indian Wells Golf Resort is located within walking distance of four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, making it the ideal venue for tournaments, destination weddings and group outings in the Palm Springs resort area. Home of the 2007 & 2008 Skins Game and host of Big Break Indian Wells, Indian Wells Golf Resort has collected a number of major golf industry awards in recent years, including being named “California Golf Course of the Year” by the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) in 2019. In addition, following a $1 million dollar, two-month renovation in the summer of 2019, the Resort’s VUE Restaurant was named a Golden Fork award winner “Most Improved – Public Golf Course” by Golf Inc. magazine.

About Troon
Indian Wells Golf Resort is professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-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 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit

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