Scottsdale, Ariz. – Arnaldo Cocuzza, CCM, has been named Director of Athletics & Sonoran Clubhouse, it was announced by Damon DiOrio, CEO, Desert Mountain Club.
Cocuzza, one of the first certified club managers in Europe (CCM), brings extensive leadership skills, energy, and significant private club experience to Desert Mountain. Originally from Nettuno, Italy (outside of Rome), Cocuzza was a club general manager for 15+ years before coming to the United States. He served as Chairman of the Club Managers Association of Europe, representing all golf and country clubs in continental Europe.
“We are thrilled to have Arnaldo join our Desert Mountain family,” said DiOrio. “His vast leadership and operational experience is perfectly matched to our physically-active, exercise-centric community.”
Most recently, Cocuzza and his family lived in Rockville, Maryland where he managed clubhouse operations at Woodmont Country Club. He previously served as Director of Operations at Charlotte Country Club where he led a large team of employees for this U.S. top-10 rated country club.
Cocuzza will oversee operation of the expansive, 42,000-square-foot Sonoran Clubhouse and The Ranch, the community’s 33-acre, wilderness amenity, and staff. The beautifully designed clubhouse offers fitness, personal training, and physical therapy all within a modern, airy setting. Personal training and physical therapy are available, as are pools, nine tennis courts, pickleball facility, croquet lawn, and the Sonoran Café. The state-of-the-art Sonoran Spa, with full salon, body treatments and facials, is another element of this on-site amenity. The Ranch includes horseback riding and stables, glamping, and 20+ miles of private hiking trails.
For additional information on the Desert Mountain community, access the web site at www.desertmountain.com.
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About Desert Mountain
Situated as high as 4,500 in the picturesque Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top private clubs in the nation. Often referred to as The Best Golf Club in the World, Desert Mountain is recognized as a Distinguished Club from Boardroom Magazine and is among the top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs in the world and the only club in Arizona to be ranked in the top 20. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and a new 18-hole, par-54 course, No. 7, designed by Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett. Sitting on 8,000 acres, Desert Mountain is also home to a newly remodeled spa, tennis on three surfaces, and ten restaurants, plus 20 miles of private hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding and luxury camping. A full suite of recreational, dining and luxury experiences await members and residents in the majestic Desert Mountain community. New homes are selling now at Seven Desert Mountain™, the community’s newest luxury residential enclave. Learn more about membership and Seven Desert Mountain at http://www.desertmountain.com .
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