Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz. recently welcomed John B. Patzwald as the club’s new director of golf. Patzwald will oversee all golf operations for the 18-hole daily-fee facility located just east of Scottsdale.
A 25-plus year veteran of the golf industry, Patzwald comes to Eagle Mountain from The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he served as general manager since 2017. Under his direction, The Course at Aberdeen was named ‘Most Improved Facility’ in 2018 for the Indigo Sports Midwest Region, while Patzwald was named 2020 Indigo Sports Midwest Region ‘General Manager of the Year’. Prior to Aberdeen, Patzwald served in management roles at Indigo Sports-managed facilities in Illinois and Minnesota, including director of golf at George Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, Ill.
Incredibly, Patzwald made a hole-in-one while playing the 183-yard, par-3 5th hole at Eagle Mountain during his third day on the job. It was Patzwald’s third ace.
Patzwald returns to the busy Scottsdale golf market for the first time since 2009. He previously was the director of golf at Sanctuary Golf Course (now McDowell Mountain Golf Club) for eight years, and an assistant golf professional at SunRidge Canyon Golf Course in Fountain Hills for three-and-a-half years.
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“It’s great to have John back in Scottsdale and leading the golf operations at Eagle Mountain,” said Eagle Mountain General Manager Bret Greenwood. “He’s a proven leader, who’s passionate about golf and introducing the game to others.”
Originally from Mason City, Iowa, Patzwald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. He has been a Class-A member of the PGA of America since 2002.
For more information on Eagle Mountain Golf Club, visit www.eaglemtn.com or call 480-816-1234.
About Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Located in the ravines and foothills of the McDowell Mountains just east of Scottsdale, Eagle Mountain Golf Club features an 18-hole Scott Miller-designed golf course that opened for play in 1996. In 2020, the par-71, 6,800-yard course moved under the Troon Golf brand and is now managed by the resort and daily-fee division of the leading golf management company. During the summer of 2021, the course underwent a complete renovation focused on turf health and supporting firmer and faster conditions, while improving course drainage, irrigation and bunkers.
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 www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.