TROON GOLF NAME KEN KOSAK OF ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB “GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR”
Abu Dhabi Golf Club GM awarded prestigious award on eve of Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
MARCH 6, ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB, ABU DHABI, (UAE): Ken Kosak, General Manager at the recently refurbished Abu Dhabi Golf Club, one of Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses, has been announced as “General Manager of the Year” by Troon Golf®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing. As one of Troon Golf’s flagship venues, the course underwent significant lengthening and bunkering in the build-up to this years’ Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, and received critical acclaim from the world’s greatest players as they battled it out for the famous Falcon Trophy.
“It is an honour to receive this award, ahead of a number of other esteemed colleagues at Troon Golf,” remarked Kosak. “To be associated with Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which represents one of the Middle-East’s most luxurious and dynamic leisure facilities is an absolute pleasure. Blessed with some of the finest staff in golf, I accept this award with gratitude to all of those who have aided my work here over the years.”
Kosak, a Pinehurst, North Carolina native, has been with Troon Golf for several years, having previously held similar roles at high-profile venues including Pearl Valley Golf Estate, South Africa and The Montgomerie, Dubai. During his time at The Montgomerie, the venue was named “Troon Golf Facility of the Year”. Having been based in Abu Dhabi since July 2009, Kosak has developed a strong affinity to the region.
“Ken has shown consummate dedication to the development of Abu Dhabi Golf Club, helping to position it as one of the world’s finest golf courses through outstanding leadership abilities; he thoroughly deserves this award. The tour players have been incredibly complimentary of the course, which is testament to the first-class management and staff at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, headed by Ken. His accomplishment is made even more impressive by the unprecedented success of other worthy candidates from around the world, in a highly successful year for Troon Golf,” commented Bruce Glasco, Managing Director, Troon Golf Europe, Middle East and Africa.
About Abu Dhabi Golf Club:
Abu Dhabi Golf Club presents itself as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, working in unison with renowned worldwide golf resort management organization, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests. An oasis of tranquility carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship holes of golf, over 162 hectares of land. The course features an undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs with seven spectacular saltwater lakes. Situated majestically overlooking the golf course is the impressive Clubhouse, built in the shape of a falcon with its wings outstretched, peering over the 18th green. As you look across the lakes from the far end of the course, the Clubhouse dominates the scene. It’s a marvelously designed building that underwent a complete interior renovation in late 2010, creating a sophisticated atmosphere of relaxed elegance.
About Troon Golf:
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Troon Golf EMEA is committed to developing Troon Golf’s presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 29 courses in 11 countries including England, Greece, Spain and the United Arab Emirates with further expansion planned across all regions.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 45 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy; Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif; Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland, Australia; Mazagan Beach Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco; La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Spain; and The Grove, London, England.