Broken Arrow, Okla. (July 27, 2021) – Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla. recently welcomed David Carlisle as the club’s new general manager. Carlisle will oversee all elements of Forest Ridge Golf Club, including its 18-hole golf course, the Rocking “R” Ranch House Restaurant, the Ridge Club fitness/tennis center, guest service, and sales and marketing.
Carlisle has 29 years of golf and hospitality experience with a strong background in guest service. He most recently served as the general manager of Eaglerock Golf Course in Billings, Montana. Prior to Eaglerock, Carlisle was the head golf professional at Kissing Tree Golf Club, a Troon-managed facility in San Marcos, Texas. During his career, Carlisle has served as an assistant golf professional, head golf professional, teaching professional, director of golf, and general manager. He has worked at public and private golf facilities, with stops in Maui, Hawaii, Aspen, Colorado, and clubs throughout Texas.
“We are excited about welcoming Dave as our general manager at Forest Ridge,” said Forest Ridge Developer Joe Robson. “His breadth of knowledge, commitment to customer service and friendly personality make him the perfect choice.”
Forest Ridge Golf Club opened for play in 1989 as the area’s first upscale, public golf club and is the centerpiece of the Forest Ridge master-planned community. The golf course was designed by native Oklahoman Randy Heckenkemper and has been honored as one of the top golf courses in the state by Golf Digest. The par 72 layout measures 7,083 yards from the tips. The Forest Ridge golf clubhouse includes the Rocking “R” Ranch House Restaurant where guests can enjoy hand-cut steaks, chicken fried steak, prime rib, and generations-old Robson family recipes with modern twists. The ranch-style restaurant is open to the public for dinner, lunch or hearty breakfasts.
“What a blessing to call Forest Ridge home now. I am beyond excited to be here, we have an amazing team that will continue to work hard to improve the experience at Forest Ridge,” said Carlisle, who is a Class-A member of the PGA of America.
Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee management division of Troon, began managing the semi-private facility in May 2021. For information on Forest Ridge Golf Club, visit www.forestridge.com.
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 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 Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.