Rolland Vaughn named general manager with James Hildebrand promoted to assistant general manager at idyllic White Mountain luxury golf community
Feb. 22, 2022 (Show Low, Ariz.) -- Desert Troon Companies, a Scottsdale-based real estate development and investment firm, is strengthening its management team at Torreon Golf Club in Show Low with two recent changes. Rolland Vaughn has been hired as the new general manager for the high-performing team. Additionally, valued team member James Hildebrand has been named assistant general manager and continues as director of food and beverage for Torreon Golf Club, which is proudly managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Scottsdale-based Troon.
Vaughn brings a wealth of experience to his new position at Torreon and will be a strong addition to the already exceptional team. Vaughn most recently served as general manager for the prestigious Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif for nearly six years. Prior to that he was the head golf professional at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona. Additionally, he has served in golf and management positions in California at both Indian Wells Golf Resort and Indian Wells Country Club. For Vaughn, the opportunity to lead at Torreon Golf Club was serendipitous. “When I was at Southern Dunes, I had the chance to visit Torreon and loved the community, the mountains, and the feel,” explained Vaughn. “When the opportunity presented itself to lead at Torreon, I jumped.”
Torreon’s membership has nearly doubled the past five years with additional growth anticipated for the 2022, 2023 seasons. Torreon Golf Club currently has 1,100 memberships including those that love golf, and those that simply love the tranquil community surrounded by peaceful ponderosa pines and cool mountain temperatures.
“Rolland is an exceptional professional with an impeccable track record at high-caliber clubs across the southwest,” shared Daniel Smith, president of Desert Troon Companies. “As our membership continues to expand, he has the experience and vision to build on the club’s existing strengths and deliver an elevated Torreon experience that our valued members deserve.”
Born in Michigan, Vaughn went to Ferris State University, the first university in the country to have a professional golf management program sanctioned by the PGA of America. The curriculum included five semesters of internships allowing him to experience golf management in a variety of locations. Vaughnbelieves that background will serve him well in this new role. “I see myself as a supporter of the entire Torreon team. I’m there to help them so they can excel in each of their individual positions as well as working together as a unified crew.”
“We’re thrilled to have Rolland leading the team at Torreon,” said Jeff Thomasson, vice president of operations, Troon. “His passion for quality, teambuilding, training and the member experience, align with the Torreon’s long-term objectives to be a special place where members, guests and associates can enjoy life.”
Vaughn’s primary focus at Torreon remains the same as it has throughout his career, to elevate the golf and hospitality experience for members. “I’m looking forward to focusing on all service levels, the day-to-day operations and doing whatever I can to take the experience level to the next step at Torreon and fine-tuning it to exceed expectations.”
Vaughn, his wife Allison, their daughter Sawyer, and the family’s rambunctious one-year-old Chocolate Lab Moose Tracks will soon be moving to Show Low. Vaughn officially begins with Torreon in early March.
Located just three hours from Phoenix in Show Low Arizona, Torreon is a luxury golf community nestled in the White Mountains of Northeastern Arizona. It offers convenience, world-class recreation, and amenities for the entire family. Featuring a range of premier amenities such as a sprawling outdoor pool, expansive fitness center, award-winning food at Torreon Grille – as well as a family and game center, fishing pond and endless trails throughout the community, every member or guest is sure to enjoy time at Torreon.
In addition to Torreon, Desert Troon Companies continues to develop and manage a diverse portfolio of commercial, retail and lifestyle property investments. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona for more than 30 years, the company’s depth and breadth of experience includes corporate build-to-suit, office, retail, hotel, master-planned community, and mixed-use and historic preservation projects.
To learn more about Desert Troon Companies, its commercial, retail or lifestyle projects or for corporate or leasing information, please call 480-563-5247 or visit http://desert-troon.com/
Desert Troon Companies created the residential and recreational community of Torreon in the pristine forests of Show Low, Arizona just three hours from Phoenix or Tucson. It’s an easy weekend escape and a close-by vacation sanctuary with a variety of real estate offerings from ready-to-build lots, single-family homes and condos, to fully furnished villas. Torreon Golf Club’s 36 holes of championship golf, designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect Robert Von Hagge and his partners Mike Smelek and Rick Baril, is one of Arizona’s most exhilarating and picturesque golf experiences. Come to play golf, ski, hike, fish, play pickleball, ride bikes, gather with friends and family or grab a bite or drink in the award-winning Torreon Grille. Torreon offers mild four seasons with summer temperatures in the 80s. Visit https://www.torreon.com/ to learn more.
ABOUT DESERT TROON COMPANIES
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona for more than 30 years, Desert Troon Companies manages a diverse portfolio of commercial, retail and lifestyle property investments. The company’s depth and breadth of experience includes corporate build-to-suit, office, retail, hotel, master-planned community, mixed-use and historic preservation projects. Notable lifestyle projects include Scorpion Bay, Torreon Golf Community and Hassayampa Golf Club. For corporate or leasing information please call 480-563-5247 or visit http://desert-troon.com/
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, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.