Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Fountaingrove Club in Santa Rosa, Calif. is pleased to welcome Russ Bond as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Bond will lead all elements of the member-owned club from golf operations, agronomy, and sales/marketing to food & beverage and athletic/fitness club operations.
A strong leader with a keen eye for detail, Bond is a 30-plus year club and hospitality industry veteran, having worked for Marriott International for nearly four decades. Prior to his arrival at The Fountaingrove Club, Bond was the general manager at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. Throughout his career Bond has led operations at many fine clubs and resorts, including the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he managed all aspects of the property’s private club with more than 1,000 member families. Bond’s experience managing first-class club fitness and food and beverage operations will be a benefit to members at the growing club.
“The Fountaingrove Club Board of Directors is excited to have Russ join our Club and community,” said Board President Marshall Andrew. “He has the experience and leadership qualities to help us implement our vision and strategic plan during these critical and challenging times. We know that Club Members and associates will appreciate and enjoy working with Russ and his team.”
From 1989-1995, Bond and his family lived in nearby Novato, Calif. while he served on the executive committee at the Stanford Court Hotel.
“I’m thrilled to return to Northern California and lead the exceptional team at The Fountaingrove Club,” said Bond. “I believe my hospitality background will blend well with the values of both The Fountaingrove Club and Troon.”
Located in the hills northeast of Santa Rosa, The Fountaingrove Club continues to experience a revitalization following the Tubbs Fire of October 2017, which destroyed 5,643 structures in Santa Rosa including Fountaingrove’s clubhouse and maintenance facility. The Fountaingrove Club features a beautiful Ted Robinson Sr.-designed golf course that boasts spectacular views of the Hood and Taylor Mountains as well as the rolling hills of Santa Rosa Valley. The golf course was spared from the Tubbs Fire and has remained fully operational, hosting member play and numerous tournaments. The Club’s Athletic Center complex features five tennis courts and a 25-yard infinity swimming pool. Members also enjoy an impressive array of fitness opportunities including martial arts, yoga, aquatics, personal training, spin and strength training.
The Fountaingrove Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. For more information on The Fountaingrove Club, visit www.thefountaingroveclub.com.
About The Fountaingrove Club
The Fountaingrove Club is Sonoma County’s only member-owned private facility with first-class services that leverage a plethora of outstanding amenities. The Fountaingrove Club itself is nestled in the hills above Santa Rosa, offering picturesque views of Fountaingrove Lake and, in the distance, the Coast Mountains. Old-growth oak trees dot the property where wildlife, including deer, abounds.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.