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Rio Verde Country Club welcomes new general manager

Rio Verde, Ariz. (November 30, 2021) – Rio Verde Country Club in Rio Verde, Ariz. recently welcomed Anthony Paino as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Paino will oversee golf operations, food & beverage, agronomy, sales and marketing and maintenance operations for the 36-hole club located just east of Scottsdale.

Paino has more than 13-plus years of private club management, marketing and operations experience and most recently served as general manager at Fairwood Golf & Country Club, a Troon Privé-managed club located 19 miles southeast of downtown Seattle in Renton, Washington. Prior to Fairwood, Paino was the general manager of The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, Paino was the clubhouse manager at The Argyle Club in Silver Spring, Maryland. He began his professional career in the early 2000s in state politics, working closely with the governor of Vermont, while running for state senate and representative offices.

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“A general manager like Anthony – experienced, talented and full of energy – is an asset for any club,” said Rio Verde Country Club Board President William Lewis. “His remarkable skills will be a great addition to our team and Rio Verde Country Club.  We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Anthony.”

A graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, Paino has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with dual minors in philosophy and history.

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About Rio Verde Community and Country Club
Located between the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Rio Verde Country Club is a private 36-hole golf club in Rio Verde, Ariz. and is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Rio Verde Country Club members enjoy access to dining and events, 36-holes of parkland-style golf, a driving range, three putting greens, bunker/chipping complex, tennis, pickleball, swimming, fitness, bocce, and dozens of special interest clubs. Full membership is also available to non-residents and provides access to tee times, golf events, and dining. With its competitive real estate prices and tranquil location, Rio Verde appeals to primary and vacation homeowners. Comprised of custom-built homes, townhomes and villas in a wide range of prices, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned enclave with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain or desert views.

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, Indigo Sports, 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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