Punta Gorda, Fla. (August 3, 2021) – Burnt Store Marina Country Club recently welcomed John Abbott as the club’s new general manager. Abbott will oversee all elements of the semi-private facility located in Punta Gorda, Florida including the club’s 27-hole executive golf course, the Linkside Café, member and guest service, as well as membership sales and marketing.
Abbott has 20-plus years of golf and hospitality experience having most recently served as the head golf professional at Herons Glen Golf & Country Club in North Fort Myers, Florida since 2012. A native of Olney, Maryland, Abbott’s love for golf sprouted while a member of his high school golf team and has progressed from there. During his career, Abbott has served as an assistant golf professional, teaching professional, head golf professional and general manager. He has worked at public and private golf facilities in Maryland, Delaware and Florida. In addition to his golf industry experience, while living in the Washington D.C. area Abbott launched a successful contracting business and later opened a beverage retail business.
“We’re delighted to welcome John to Burnt Store Marina Country Club and have him lead the club’s operations,” said Troon Director of Operations Zack Vervaecke, PGA. “His knowledge and enthusiasm will be a great addition as we continue to elevate the country club experience.”
Abbott has a degree in business administration from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.
Located on the Lee/Charlotte County line, Burnt Store Marina Country Club features a 27-hole executive golf course designed by Ron Garl and Mark McCumber. The 9-hole Heron, Osprey and Pelican courses meander through native woodlands with lakes and water features coming into play on 21 of the 27 holes. Burnt Store Marina Country Club is owned by the PGI Section 22 HOA and has a vibrant and active social calendar. The club’s Linkside Café is open to the public for lunch seven days a week, and open to members-only for dinner on Tuesday evenings. The club has a variety of golf and social memberships available for purchase.
The Burnt Store Marina community is located on the east side of Charlotte Harbor, just 10 miles east of the Intra-Coastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The privately gated waterfront community is comprised of more than 1907 residences. Burnt Store Marina is a first-class yachting resort with 525 in-water slips, plus 450 dry docks.
Honours Golf, the Birmingham, Alabama-based division of Troon, began managing Burnt Store Marina Country Club in June of this year. For more information on Burnt Store Marina Country Club, visit www.bsgac.org.
About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast’s leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours Golf was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours Golf currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information on Troon’s Honours Golf Division, visit www.honoursgolf.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.