Monterey, Calif. (January 18, 2022) – The Club at Pasadera is proud to welcome Will Pickering as the club’s new general manager. Pickering will oversee all elements of the private club located in Monterey, Calif., including the facility’s 18-hole golf course, F&B venues, member and guest service, as well as associate training and development.
An inspiring leader with 16-plus years of hospitality industry experience, Pickering most recently served as general manager of VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa in San Jose, Calif. where he led 300 employees and oversaw multiple facets of the business, including spa operations, food and beverage, fitness, aquatics, childcare and events.
Throughout his career, Pickering has demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning, and a passion for investing in people. He possesses a relentless focus on improving the member experience through a team culture in which every club associate is responsible for the entire product, not just his or her department. Two of Pickering’s first priorities will be to build a robust programming calendar of member events, and to communicate regularly with members to share updates, short-term and long-term plans, and get-to-know-the-staff highlights.
“The opportunity to serve the members and staff at Pasadera is a dream come true for my family and me,” said Pickering. “Moving to the Monterey Peninsula, leading such a prestigious club, and caring for this loyal membership is a real privilege and I cannot wait to get started.”
Pickering has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif., and a Master of Arts degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. Originally from San Diego, Calif., Pickering is married to wife Jeannine, and they have two children, Kai and Makena.
“Ownership and Troon are thrilled with Will steering the effort going forward,” said Troon Senior Vice President of Operations Bill O’Brien. “His passion for quality, teambuilding, training and putting the culture of the team and members first, align with the club’s long-term objectives to create a special place where members, their guests and employees can be the best version of themselves.”
The Club at Pasadera, a private country club in Monterey, Calif., opened as Pasadera Country Club in 2000 before being rebranded as The Nicklaus Club – Monterey in 2013. In 2019, The Club at Pasadera name was adopted. Set on a mountain ridge just off the Monterey/Salinas highway, The Club at Pasadera features the 6,801-yard, par 71 Nicklaus Signature Design with tee boxes set on mountaintops and extreme elevation changes. For information on The Club at Pasadera, visit www.theclubatpasadera.com.
Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, manages The Club at Pasadera. 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 www.Troon.com.