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Hiddenbrooke Golf Club Welcomes New General Manager

Vallejo, Calif. (October 4, 2021) – Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo, Calif. recently welcomed Chris Johnson as its new General Manager. Johnson will oversee golf operations, agronomy, sales and marketing, food & beverage and facility maintenance operations for the 18-hole daily-fee facility located in the rolling hills of the East Bay and just minutes from Napa Valley and wine country.

Johnson has 25-plus years of golf industry experience. A Bay Area native, he is excited to return to the area where his career in golf began. After graduating from California State University – Sacramento with a degree in interior architecture, Johnson’s first jobs in golf came at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. and Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, Calif. In 2003 he moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. to be the tournament director at TPC Scottsdale.  During his time in Arizona, he held the positions of head golf professional at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, director of golf at Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale and general manager of StoneRidge Golf Club in Prescott Valley.  Johnson most recently served as general manager of McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale.

Chris Johnson

“We are incredibly excited to have Chris take over the helm at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club,” said Terry McGrath of McGrath Properties, Inc., owner of Hiddenbrooke Golf Club. “He has extensive experience and the right skillset to lead the process in bringing this amazing canvas back to the highest quality in all aspects. He is also returning ‘home’ in essence, which helps connect him and his family immediately to the surrounding community.”

A Class A Member of the PGA of America since 2003, Johnson holds advanced PGA certifications in general management, golf operations and golf instruction. Johnson is married to his wife of 19 years, Lisa, and they have two children, a 15-year-old daughter, who is an avid dancer and an 18-year-old son, who is a member of the University of Utah’s men’s golf team.

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club originally opened in 1995 and features an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. The 6,782-yard, par 72 layout has been recognized by Golf World and Golf Digest as one of the best public courses in California. Hiddenbrooke’s award-winning clubhouse includes a Grille and Patio, multiple meeting and banquet spaces and an expansive golf shop. With six indoor and outdoor venues capable of hosting groups of 10 to 200 guests, Hiddenbrooke is a popular location for weddings, business meetings and social functions. The beautiful outdoor spaces allow event attendees to enjoy and take full advantage of California’s excellent weather, while providing breathtaking views of Hiddenbrooke Golf Club’s first and ninth holes, overlooking the gorgeous rolling hills of the East Bay.

For more information on Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, visit or call (707) 558-0330.

About Troon
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon. 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, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers