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Troon selected to manage The Golf Club At Fiddler’s Creek in Naples, Florida; Gradomski named executive director of hospitality

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 7, 2021) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek®, a private club in Naples, Fla. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will oversee club operations and has named Sean Gradomski as The Golf Club’s new Executive Director of Hospitality, overseeing golf operations, agronomy, and merchandising.  Additionally, Gradomski has been appointed Executive Director of Hospitality for The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek®, The Tarpon Club®, Marco Beach Ocean Resort® and Sale e Pepe® restaurant, all among Fiddler’s Creek’s esteemed lifestyle clubs and amenities.

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Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning, resort-style residential community developed by the Naples-based Gulf Bay® Group of Companies, one of the largest privately owned development companies in Florida.  Fiddler’s Creek residents enjoy amenities that include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa, featuring a resort-style multi-pool complex, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball facility, and both casual and fine dining restaurants.  Residents of the 4,000+/- acre master-planned community have the opportunity to join The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek, featuring The Creek Course, an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course, recognized by Golfweek as one of the “Top 100 Residential Courses in the U.S.” for the last 16 consecutive years.  In addition to championship golf, residents also have the opportunity to join The Tarpon Club, which offers a beach and boating experience that includes beach access at Marco Beach Ocean Resort and benefits at the full-service Tarpon Club Marina. 

“Troon Privé’s reputation as a leader in private club management of clubs worldwide is aligned with our ongoing commitment to continually enhance the membership experience here at Fiddler’s Creek,” said Ron Albeit, General Manager. “We are also excited to welcome Sean to our team.”

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Gradomski has 18-plus years of golf and hospitality industry experience, having most recently served as general manager of Bayside Resort Golf Club, a Troon Privé-managed, private facility in Selbyville, Delaware. Golfweek Magazine recognizes Bayside Resort Golf Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course as Delaware’s top golf course. Prior to Bayside, Gradomski was the general manager of The Diplomat Golf, Tennis & Yacht Club, a semi-private club in Hallandale, Fla. He began his career in golf with Marriott International at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club in St. Kitts-Nevis in the Caribbean, working his way from head golf professional to general manager. Gradomski is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. where he earned a degree in marketing and professional golf management. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Fiddler’s Creek community as the golf course and amenities are already incredible,” said Ricardo Catarino, vice president, operations, Troon. “We’re also thrilled to have Sean Gradomski leading our Fiddler’s Creek team. He is a rock star in enhancing the member experience, and in elevating service and agronomy standards.”

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About Gulf Bay
Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning master-planned residential development from Gulf Bay Group of Companies. Founded in 1986 by Aubrey J. Ferrao, Gulf Bay has successfully completed 16 luxury properties along the 1.5-mile stretch of Gulf-front land within Pelican Bay, including the new luxury high rise, Mystique. In addition to its history in Pelican Bay, Gulf Bay’s other award-winning developments include The Brittany high rise on Park Shore Beach and Marco Beach Ocean Resort® on Marco Island.  Gulf Bay’s completed and under development build-out market value of luxury residential properties is estimated in excess of $8 billion.

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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