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Todd Bohn named director of agronomy at Desert Mountain

Experienced professional brings robust experience to oversee seven golf courses

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 8, 2020) – Todd Bohn has been named Director of Agronomy for Desert Mountain Club, effective July 5.

A Midwest native, Bohn arrives at Desert Mountain from the famed Big Cedar Lodge where he served as Director of Agronomy and oversaw conditioning of five premier golf courses, three of which he also managed during construction.  Located in the Ozark Mountains, in what is becoming one of America’s great golf destination resorts, Bohn worked with some of the top names in golf at Big Cedar: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The Ozarks National Golf Course was Golf Digest’s unanimous selection for “best new course in America” in 2019, hosted five PGA Tour Champion events, and the inaugural Payne’s Valley Cup.

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At Desert Mountain Bohn will be reunited with Nicklaus Design, at the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses.  The community’s latest course, No. 7, is an 18-hole, par-54, USGA-rated, championship layout, designed by Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett. 

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Todd into our Desert Mountain family,” said Damon DiOrio, CEO, Desert Mountain Club. “His expertise and previous successes with operations at world-class golf courses makes him the perfect fit for Desert Mountain as we continue to dedicate resources and attention to golf in our community.”

Bohn got his start as an intern at the nationally renowned Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. He subsequently moved through the golf course superintendent ranks becoming the Golf Course Superintendent at Wolf Creek Golf Club in 2011 near his hometown of Kansas City. 

An innovative leader in agronomic science and conditioning, Bohn is known for his skills in finance, construction, and turf biology. The vast knowledge he possesses has forged his reputation for developing quality turf, with a clear understanding of course conditioning details that players desire.  Bohn will oversee all agronomic operations of Desert Mountain’s seven courses and a dynamic team of 230 agronomy employees. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in golf course management from Kansas State University. Bohn, his wife, and daughter will relocate to the Scottsdale area this summer.

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About Desert Mountain
Sitting from 2,400 up to 4,500 feet high in the picturesque Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top private clubs in the nation. Desert Mountain is recognized as a Distinguished Club from Boardroom Magazine and is among the top 15 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs in the country and the only club in Arizona to be ranked in the top 100. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and a new 18-hole, par-54 course, No. 7, designed by Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett.  Sitting on 8,000 acres, Desert Mountain is also home to a newly remodeled spa, tennis on three surfaces, pickleball and ten restaurants and grills, plus 20 miles of private hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding and more than 40 social clubs.  A full suite of recreational, dining and luxury experiences await members and residents in the majestic Desert Mountain community. Homes are selling now at Seven Desert Mountain™, the community’s newest luxury residential enclave. Learn more about membership and Seven Desert Mountain at

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