Yorba Linda, Calif. (July 28, 2021) – Yorba Linda Country Club is pleased to welcome Tom Forburger as the club’s new General Manager. Forburger will oversee all elements of the country club, including golf and tennis operations, food and beverage, member services, as well as associate training and development.
Forburger is an experienced hospitality industry veteran and has a deep knowledge of customer operations. He loves golf and is passionate about elevating the member experience. Prior to arriving at Yorba Linda Country Club, he served as Marriott International’s West Region Area Director leading 18 Marriott select brand hotels in Arizona and New Mexico where the focus on creating memorable experiences consumed his brand of leadership. Throughout his career, Forburger has an incredible track record of building strong, enduring relationships and developing high performing teams within a warm, inclusive culture.
A graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a degree in finance, Forburger has been awarded Marriott’s “Innovator of the Year Award” and recognized with the “Top Guest Satisfaction Survey Award” by Host Hotels and Resorts. ‘
“Private clubs are spaces where the worlds of hospitality and recreation overlap,” said Forburger. “My understanding of both arenas and focus on the overall member experience will be essential as we continue to enhance Yorba Linda Country Club.”
Yorba Linda Country Club is set in the rolling hills of North Orange County, not far from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. The club’s Harold Rainville-designed course opened for play in 1957, plays to a par of 71 and measures 6,834 yards. The golf practice facility includes a practice range, a large putting green and a short-game practice area. Yorba Linda’s clubhouse features an elegant formal dining room; a casual members’ grill; men’s and women’s locker rooms; a full-service golf and tennis pro shop; and a variety of meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Club amenities include eight lighted tennis courts, a heated Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and a wading pool.
Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, began managing the private facility in April 2021.For information on Yorba Linda Country Club, visit www.yorbalindaclub.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.