Intrawest Golf, the development and operational managers of Trilogy Golf Club at La Quinta (La Quinta, Calif.) in partnership with national community builder Shea Homes, is proud to announce Ralph Bernhisel as the new general manager for the 18-hole facility and the current host of the Merrill Lynch Skins Game set to take place Nov. 25-27, 2005. Bernhisel will start his new position Sept. 25.
Most recently with the Phoenix Country Club where he served as director of golf for 18 years, Bernhisel is an experienced manager and educator who received the PGA 2004 National Horton Smith Award. Bernhisel, a lifetime member of the PGA of America (30 years) and three-time president of the Southwest section PGA (1980, 1992, 1994) will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the golf club.
"Ralph brings an invaluable wealth of experience, and industry knowledge to the property," said Kirk Kokoska, vice president of operations for Intrawest Golf. "The staff is gearing up for the peak season, the course is about to celebrate its third anniversary and the Merrill Lynch Skins Game is bringing Tiger Woods and Fred Couples back to the Coachella Valley – it’s really an exciting time at the course."
Trilogy at La Quinta is part of Shea Homes’ Trilogy Active Adult community network located throughout the western United States. In addition to La Quinta, other Trilogy Golf communities include Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, both in Arizona, as well as Trilogy Golf Club at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, Washington.
Intrawest Corporation (IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is a world leader in destination resorts and adventure travel. The company has interests in 10 resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Intrawest owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, and an interest in Abercrombie & Kent, the world leader in luxury adventure travel. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest – a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.
Intrawest Corporation’s shares are listed on the New York (IDR) and Toronto (ITW) stock exchanges. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is located on the World Wide Web at www.intrawest.com.
For more information on Intrawest Golf, please contact Katelin Hill, at email@example.com or visit www.intrawestgolf.com. For information on Trilogy by Shea Homes, visit www.trilogylife.com.