Wesley Chapel, Florida – The new owners of the Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort, in keeping with their desire to bring it back to its stellar reputation as one of the leading resorts in the country, have chosen Troon to manage the golf operations at the resort. Mast Capital, a Miami-based real-estate investor and developer recently purchased Saddlebrook and will soon, together with Amzak Capital Management, make a significant investment to transform and update the property, including renovations to the resort and golf courses.
The resort rests on 480 acres of rolling terrain surrounded by lagoons and towering cypress trees, and was purposely planned as a car-free walking village, ensuring guests could easily walk throughout the entire property. The resort’s 500+ suites are clustered around nine courtyards complete with gardens, stone benches, stone paver walkways and native Florida landscaping. HEI Hotels has been hired to manage the resort’s accommodations and food & beverage operations.
“We are excited to partner with Troon at Saddlebrook. We plan to make a significant investment to renovate the resort, with improvements to the golf and tennis experiences being an important focus. Our goal is to restore the grandeur of Saddlebrook,” said Mast Capital Managing Director Jordan Kornberg.
Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort offers a host of amenities, including two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses-the Palmer and Saddlebrook, 45 tennis courts, a resort-style pool, a fitness center, over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, and Saddlebrook Prep, an instructional school for aspiring golf and tennis players. Tennis greats Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis and Andy Roddick all trained at Saddlebrook.
“We are honored to be selected to manage Saddlebrook Resort and look forward to working with Mast, Amzak and HEI. We will be diligently working to improve the golf course conditions, service levels, and product offerings to elevate the experience for the membership and resort guests,” said Troon Director of Operations Zack Vervaecke, PGA. Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe. Besides the golf operations, Troon will also oversee membership sales and marketing.