Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 27, 2021) – Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, is pleased to welcome Jim Swieter as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Swieter will oversee golf operations, agronomy, sales and marketing, food & beverage and facilities maintenance operations for the award-winning 18-hole daily-fee facility.
Swieter has 30-plus years of experience in business management, business operations and business development, including 23 years in the golf and hospitality industries. Prior to arriving at Kapolei Golf Club, Swieter served as general manager of Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, also on Oahu. Throughout his career in the golf industry Swieter has managed private clubs in Hawaii, California and Texas. Apart from his golf pursuits, Swieter co-founded Zoom Sports, a comprehensive sports medicine business, in 2003 in Frisco, Texas.
“I’m excited to join an amazing organization like Troon and work with the outstanding team at Kapolei Golf Club,” said Swieter. “I’m committed to making Kapolei the ‘must play’ golf course on Oahu for visitors and the favorite golf course for locals to play.”
Originally from Iowa, Swieter has a degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa, where he was a member of the school’s wrestling team, and completed the Executive Business Management Program at the University of California Riverside. He is a current board member for the Hawaii State Fellowship of Christian Athletes, where he leads the organization’s development team.
“Jim is an excellent leader, a team builder and great communicator,” said Alex Nakajima, operations leader, Troon. “His experience in private club operations and delivering exceptional member and guest service will be assets as we continue to enhance the Kapolei experience.”
Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, manages Kapolei Golf Club. For more information on Kapolei Golf Club, visit www.kapoleigolf.com or call 808-674-2227.
About Kapolei Golf Club
Located 35 minutes northwest of Honolulu, Kapolei features a scenic Ted Robinson-designed golf course set on 190-acres of a former sugar cane plantation. Colorful floral gardens, waterfalls and five lakes deliver a striking contrast to the course’s lush fairways and greens. The current home to the LPGA LOTTE Championship (2021 & 2022), Kapolei opened for play in 1995 and hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open from 1996 through 2001, and the PGA TOUR Champions’ Pacific Links Championship from 2012 through 2014. In 2020, Kapolei was named one of the top “Courses You Can Play in Hawaii” by Golfweek magazine.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-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 610-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.