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La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST Name Lon Grundy to Executive Director Role for PGA WEST



Bonnie Crail

For La Quinta Resort & Club

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La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST Name Lon Grundy to

Executive Director Role for PGA WEST


LA QUINTA, Calif. – February 27, 2013 -- PGA WEST has appointed California’s Lon Grundy to the position of executive director, with Grundy set to join the acclaimed multi-course golf destination this week.


Grundy brings to his new position more than 22 years as an award-winning leader of golf complexes, joining PGA WEST from his long-term role as general manager for Troon Golf in greater Palm Springs. Winner of Troon Golf’s most-improved facility of the year award and nominated by Troon Golf as General Manager of the Year and leader of that company’s Facility of the Year, Lon Grundy is an experienced director not only of golf management teams, but also of golf clubhouse, restaurant and retail operations.


“We are delighted to welcome a passionate, proven golf professional like Lon Grundy,” said Gary Sims, managing director, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST. “Lon’s management track record is unparalleled in the sport, and we look forward to working with him as he leads PGA WEST to further acclaim as a top international golf destination.”


Prior to moving to greater Palm Springs, Grundy was general manager for Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he oversaw that brand’s flagship facility and also served as a company regional director, opening multiple new golf facilities worldwide. A PGA member, Grundy’s career highlights also include golf pro positions at Camelback Golf Club and Kierland Golf Club, both in Scottsdale, and at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek in Fort Worth, Texas. Grundy studied at the University of North Texas and followed that with four years of training in Club Management through PGA of America.


“It is an honor to join the team at PGA WEST,” said Grundy. “PGA WEST represents the pinnacle for pro and amateur golfers alike, and I am inspired by all that its courses and facilities have to offer. I am committed to further raising the bar on the outstanding golf that exists here at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST, and I can’t wait to get started.”





About La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST®

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 796 elegantly-appointed casitas, suite and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie’s at PGA WEST and elsewhere throughout the resort. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named “North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses, designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. The resort is a member of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call 760-564-4111 or visit


About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.



Bonnie Crail
Crail Communications