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Bayside Resort Golf Club welcomes new Director of Golf

Selbyville, Delaware (April 5, 2023) – Bayside Resort Golf Club, a Troon Privé-managed, semi-private facility in Selbyville, Delaware, recently welcomed Eric Mason as the club’s new director of golf. As director of golf, Mason will oversee all golf operations, tournament operations and retail management for the award-winning, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course, which Golfweek Magazine ranks as one of the state’s top golf courses. 

Mason has been a part of the Carl M. Freeman Companies family for the past seven years, starting at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Del. where he began as an assistant golf professional, and moving his way up to head golf professional, a position he has held since 2019. He is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program and Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Mason discovered a passion for golf operations and retail during his time at Bear Trap Dunes.  He is six-time Association of Golf Merchandisers Platinum Award Winner for excellence in retail, a two time Coastal Styles "Best Golf Professional" award winner, and, most recently, nominated for PGA Professional of the Year in the Philadelphia Section; the highest honor a PGA Professional can receive in our Section.

“We are excited to welcome Eric to this award-winning property and see the growth and development he will impart on the operation,” said Bayside Resort Golf Club General Manager Brian Rashley. “He has shown a tremendous ability to elevate events and provide extraordinary touch points that make these events memorable for all participants.”  

Owned by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, the Bayside community is thoughtfully designed to enhance the land’s beauty, while providing plentiful amenities and residential choices. Bayside Resort Golf Club is annually rated as one of Delaware’s top golf courses. Bayside offers unique amenities, including community pools, fitness, tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, stocked ponds, a dog park, poolside bars, life enrichment classes, kids’ programming, community events, and an integrated retail and entertainment venue.

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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 740-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, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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