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Westhaven Golf Club welcomes new director of food and beverage

Franklin, Tenn. (January 13, 2022) –  Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee recently welcomed Karol Gajda as the club’s new Director of Food and Beverage. In his new role, Gajda will oversee all food and beverage operations at the private club, including associate training, menu development, procurement and elevating the club’s culinary experience. 

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Gajda most recently served as the Director of Food and Beverage at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev.  Prior moving to Las Vegas in 2019, Gajda served as general manager at several high profile restaurants, including Halls Chophouse in Charleston, South Carolina and Kona Grill in Richmond, Virginia. He has 23-plus years of food and beverage experience, with more than eight years working with Morton’s, the Steakhouse in management positions.

"Karol brings a tremendous breadth of experience to our club,” said Westhaven Golf Club General Manager Mark Lammi, PGA Master Professional. “Although we are primarily a golf club, we also pride ourselves on a first-class food and beverage experience, and his combination of private club and premier restaurant knowledge will help elevate our food and beverage departments to meet the high expectations of our membership. Beyond his background, Karol clearly leads with kindness, which is a key tenet of both the Southern Land Company and Troon Privé leadership principles."

A graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University, Gajda has recently relocated to Franklin with his wife Tamara, and their two boys Kyle and Logan.

For more information on Westhaven Golf Club, visit or call (615) 224-2990.

About Westhaven
Southern Land Company, the developer of Westhaven, creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land and what consumers and neighbors want. Offering a fully integrated platform, the Southern Land Company team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers, and community liaisons. Westhaven is built on the principals of Traditional Neighborhood Design and showcases community living at its finest, including a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, villas, and condominiums.  At completion the community will be home to more than 3,500 families in the quaint town of Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville.  For more information, visit or contact Westhaven Realty at 615-599-1764.

About Troon
Westhaven Golf Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-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 615-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, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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