Marriott Golf Announces Filippa McDougall as newly appointed Director of Golf Operations at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Marriott Golf, the global golf division of Marriott International, Inc., today announced that Filippa McDougall has been promoted to the position of Director of Golf Operations at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. In her new role, McDougall will be responsible for overseeing all golf operations for the luxury 36-hole facility including membership, retail merchandising, tournaments, instructional programming, and customer engagement.
Filippa has spent the last 11 years at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been the Director of Golf for the past 3 years. Filippa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minored in English at Duke University, while also helping lead the Blue Devils to their first NCAA victory. Filippa spent several years as a touring golf professional before joining Marriott and Camelback Golf Club as an Assistant Golf Professional. She then was promoted to Head Professional and ultimately Director of Golf.
Host site of the annual LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club also features a unique, active lifestyle membership, combining golf privileges with multiple resort amenities, including spa, restaurants, and travel benefits.
“We are excited to have Filippa lead JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club”, said Claye Atcheson, Vice President, Marriott Golf. “Filippa is a proven leader and has been instrumental in our business success and customer satisfaction at Camelback for many years.”
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa opened in 2002, features golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo, routed through the Sonoran Desert, and is known for its luxury tier service and conditioning levels, and playability
Marriott’s Global Golf Division manages over 50 courses in 13 countries across 5 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Marriott Golf
Academy. Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.
Brett Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Director, Golf Marketing & e-Commerce
Marriott International, Inc. / Global Golf Division
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