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Gadsden Country Club welcomes new director of golf

Gadsden, Ala. (June 2, 2022) – Gadsden Country Club, a private facility located in Gadsden, Ala., recently welcomed Curtis Ohrn as the club’s new Director of Golf. Ohrn will oversee all golf operations for the 18-hole private club located northeast of Birmingham.

Ohrn has 20-plus years of golf and hospitality industry experience. He most recently served as the director of golf at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, Alabama. Prior to FarmLinks, Ohrn was the lead assistant golf professional at Shoal Creek Club in Birmingham for eight years. Early in his golf career, Ohrn worked at golf facilities throughout the state of Georgia.  

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“The opportunity to get back into the private club world is what intrigued me about the position here at Gadsden Country Club,” said Ohrn. “The way I was treated from the start made the decision to accept the job that much easier. My family and I could not be more excited for our new start.  The people of Gadsden and the members of Gadsden Country Club are so hospitable and have welcomed us with open arms.”

A graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Ohrn has been a Class-A member of the PGA of America since 2011.

“Out of almost two dozen highly qualified applicants, Curtis was our clear choice,” said Gadsden Country Club General Manager Mike Cook. “We were very impressed with not only his resume, but his ideas. When everyone on our search committee had him listed at No. 1, we knew our choice would be easy. We are very excited to have him on staff and look forward to the ideas and new life he can bring to our golf program.”

Founded in 1919 and nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Gadsden Country Club features an 18-hole golf course, a full tennis complex, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, as well as restaurant and banquet facilities. The club’s 28,000 sq. ft. clubhouse is home to multiple dining facilities including two grills, a casual dining room, a main bar, and several private dining rooms that are used for banquet and private events. 

Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon®, oversees all Gadsden Country Club operations, including golf, agronomy, sales and marketing, and food and beverage. For more information on Gadsden Country Club, visit or call (256) 546-0451.

About Gadsden Country Club
Gadsden Country Club includes a 6,657-yard, Bill Bergin-designed golf course, two practice putting greens, a practice range and a practice chipping area. Other golf amenities include a trackman launch monitor and an indoor simulator. The Club has active ladies golf and junior golf programs and has numerous member golf tournaments. Gadsden’s swimming pool complex has a 25-meter pool with depths ranging from three to twelve feet, a separate infant pool and a splash pad. The accompanying Pool House includes a snack bar, men’s and women’s dressing rooms with shower facilities and restrooms. The 3,600 sq. ft. tennis clubhouse is the hub for the Club’s tennis activities, which includes 12 courts (eight Har-Trusoft and four hard courts).

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 680-plus locations around the globe, including managing 665-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 630-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, ICON Management Services, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design and Casa Verde Golf. For additional news and information, visit

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