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Bonita National Golf and Country Club welcomes new head golf professional

Bonita Springs, Fla. (September 23, 2022) – Bonita National Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. recently welcomed JP Shepherd as the private club’s new Head Golf Professional. Shepherd will lead all golf operations for the club’s Gordon Lewis-designed 18-hole golf course.

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Shepherd has five-plus years of golf and hospitality industry experience, having most recently served as the First Assistant Golf Professional at Northriver Yacht Club, a Troon-managed facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At Northriver, Shepherd was actively involved in enhancing and improving the member experience, while also managing golf operations, merchandising, tournaments and overseeing the outside service staff. Prior to Northriver, he was an Assistant Golf Professional at Greensboro Country Club, a Donald Ross-design in North Carolina. He has also worked seasonally at White Bear Yacht Club in Minnesota and Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.

No stranger to Bonita National, Shepherd assisted on a Troon “task force” assignment in February and March of this year, where he was instrumental in assisting the golf operations team through the transition to a Troon Privé-managed club.

“We are very excited to have JP join our team and look forward to a very successful season with him at the helm,” said Bonita National Golf & Country Club General Manager Peter Serena. 

Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, manages Bonita National Golf & Country Club. For more information on Bonita National Golf & Country Club,

About Bonita National Golf & Country Club
Located in Southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Naples, the Bonita National community consists of 1,459 homes with all residents social members of the Golf & Country Club and 866 possessing full golf memberships. The Club’s 18-hole golf course opened in 2014 and winds its way through the community, which is bordered by a nature preserve. The Bonita National Tennis Center features eight Har-Tru tennis courts, while the Fitness Center has multiple exercise studios as well as the latest in cardio and strength-training equipment. Members also enjoy a variety of spa treatments at the Club’s U-Topia Spa. Bonita National’s 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has multiple dining venues, including the main dining room, the Grill Room, the Clubhouse Terrace, and screened-in poolside café. The resort-style pool has a zero-entry children’s area, a lap pool and a beautiful waterfall. Three satellite pools are also located throughout the community for residents to enjoy.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management Services and ClubUp. For additional news and information, visit

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