Scottsdale, Ariz. – Woodland Hills Country Club, a private club located in Woodland Hills, Calif., is pleased to welcome Ron Banaszak as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Banaszak will oversee all elements of the club from golf operations, agronomy, and sales/marketing to food & beverage and fitness club operations.
Banaszak has 25-plus years of club management experience having led operations at yacht and country clubs throughout California. Prior to Woodland Hills Country Club, Banaszak served as the chief operating officer at The Fountaingrove Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., where he helped lead the 900-member club through a rebuilding process following the October 2017 Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,643 structures in Santa Rosa including Fountaingrove’s clubhouse and maintenance facility. Banaszak’s career has included leadership roles at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Long Beach Yacht Club in Long Beach, Glendora Country Club in Glendora and Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar. “
“Ron has a great deal of passion for the member experience and for creating environments where employees can do their best work,” said Troon Privé Senior Vice President Bill O’Brien. “He’s committed to understanding the Club’s people and working tirelessly to insure the member experience remains a point of pride for everyone.”
A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Hospitality Management, Banaszak is a member of the Club Management Association of America, having served as a president of the Southern California chapter in 2005 and on the Association’s national board of directors from 2010 to 2014.
Woodland Hills Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. For more information on Woodland Hills Country Club, visit www.woodlandhillscc.org or call (818) 347-1511.
About Woodland Hills Country Club
Located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in the west San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills Country Club is located minutes from Los Angeles, northern Los Angeles County and east Ventura County. With a rich history dating back to 1925, Woodland Hills features a William “Billy” Bell Sr.-designed golf course. The par 70 layout is known for quick rounds; fast greens; narrow, oak tree-lined fairways; and for being fun and easy to walk. The course has hosted several regional and USGA sectional tournaments, including the Western Regional for the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, qualifying for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship and qualifying for the California State Senior Amateur Championship. In addition to golf, Woodland Hills Country Club also includes a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse with a main dining room, multiple event spaces, men’s and ladies locker rooms and a golf shop. Additional member amenities include a new fitness center, massage room, indoor golf hitting bays and a kids club.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-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 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus 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.