Troon Golf and its Abu Dhabi properties; Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club have announced the appointment of Ed Edwards as Group General Manager. Edwards assumes the role with immediate effect, leading Troon’s team of service and hospitality professionals on behalf of the ownership group, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC).
An ex-professional golfer, Ed Edwards has a wealth of international experience in managing and establishing high end golf resorts throughout the world including in the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Ireland, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Qatar.
Ed Edwards, Group GM, said: “I have been fortunate enough to work with a host of thriving resorts, developing their offerings to much success. It is with great pleasure that I move in to the position of Group GM for two of the region’s leading golf clubs and re-establish my connection with the Troon organisation.”
Edwards’ appointment comes at the end of a successful year for the two Abu Dhabi clubs. Both have enjoyed international recognition on the TV screens as well as notable successes at various award ceremonies throughout the year.
Heralded as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s exceptional standards were recognised at the recent Middle East Golf Awards (MEGAs). Triumphing in two categories, the golf club was awarded ‘Best Overall Club Experience’ and ‘Best Teaching Professional’ which went to Abu Dhabi’s Danny Jakubowski.
Edwards said: “I am extremely impressed with the teams at both Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach who’ve continued to welcome guests with the highest levels of service this year. I am very much looking forward to working with the hardworking and devoted associates to develop our premium offerings and first-class service, in what will be a very busy and exciting inaugural year for me.”