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Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club welcomes new general manager

OCEAN VIEW, DELAWARE (October 7, 2021) – Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Ocean View, Delaware is pleased to welcome Saul Schwartz as the club’s new general manager. As the new general manager, Schwartz will oversee golf operations, food & beverage, agronomy, sales and marketing and maintenance operations for the 27-hole club.

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Schwartz has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry including positions as general manager, executive chef, and food and beverage director. Prior to arriving at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Schwartz served as general manager of The Reserve Club, a private club in Aiken, South Carolina. Before The Reserve Club, Schwartz was the executive chef and food and beverage director at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Schwartz has also served as executive chef at Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York, and at The Muttontown Club in East Norwich, New York.

“I look forward to elevating and exceeding the total member and guest experience at Bear Trap Dunes,” said Schwartz. “It is a privilege to work cohesively with Troon and The Carl M. Freeman Companies to provide such a wonderful golf destination in Delaware.”

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Schwartz graduated from Johnson & Whales University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. He is a current member of the Club Management Association of America and American Culinary Federation.

Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, manages Bear Trap Dunes. For more information on Bear Trap Dunes, visit or call 302-537-5600.

About Bear Trap Dunes
Located three miles west of Bethany Beach, Delaware, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club features a scenic Rick Jacobsen-designed golf course set on coastal terrain and abundant sand dunes. In 2015, 2018, 2019 Bear Trap was named in the “Top Five Best Golf Courses You Can Play In Delaware” by GolfWeek. Bear Trap was also named “#4 Best Golf Course” in Delaware in 2016 and 2017 by GOLF magazine.

About 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

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