Indian Wells, Calif. (August 28, 2023) – Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. is proud to welcome Robin Graf as the venue’s new general manager. Graf will oversee all elements of Indian Wells Golf Resort, including the property’s two 18-hole golf courses, The VUE Restaurant, multiple event and F&B venues, guest service, as well as associate training and development. His first day will be September 27th.
A proven hospitality industry leader with 30-plus years of experience, Graf specializes in operations, building extraordinarily successful teams and revenue generation. Prior to his arrival at Indian Wells Golf Resort, Graf served as the chief operating officer and general manager at The Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. There, Graf oversaw operations at both The Lodge of Four Seasons, a 358-room luxury resort property with 36 holes of golf, a spa and marina; as well as The Club at Porto Cima, a private facility with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, clubhouse and a yacht club. Before his work in Missouri, Graf spent several decades leading resort and hotel operations at properties across the Hawaiian Islands, Florida, California, Nevada, New Zealand, and Saipan.
"The City of Indian Wells is proud to welcome Robin Graf as the new General Manager of the Indian Wells Golf Resort," said City of Indian Wells City Manager Chris Freeland. “Robin has a proven track record, having served as the General Manager at the Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima. We welcome Robin's partnership as we work together to continue making our golf resort a gem of the community."
Graf is a military veteran having served six years in the United States Air Force after graduating with a degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a degree in Physical Education from California State University Northridge where he competed on the University’s cross-country team.
“Having had the privilege of working closely with Robin over the past 20 years, I'm thrilled for the City, its residents, and mostly the Resort’s management team. His collaborative style and team building skills make people feel good, while simultaneously tackling the most important work that benefits the community,” said Troon Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Kris Strauss.
For more information on Indian Wells Golf Resort, visit www.iwgr.com or call 760-346-4653.
About Indian Wells Golf Resort
Indian Wells Golf Resort offers the finest in Palm Springs area golf. The 36-hole golf resort features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is located within walking distance of four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, making it the ideal venue for tournaments, destination weddings and group outings in the Palm Springs resort area. Home of the 2007 & 2008 Skins Game and host of Big Break Indian Wells, Indian Wells Golf Resort has collected a number of major golf industry awards in recent years, including being named “California Golf Course of the Year” by the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) in 2019. In addition, following a $1 million dollar, two-month renovation in the summer of 2019, the Resort’s VUE Restaurant was named a Golden Fork award winner “Most Improved – Public Golf Course” by Golf Inc. magazine.
Indian Wells Golf Resort is managed by Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 825-plus locations, including 825-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 www.Troon.com.