Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monarch Beach Golf Links Appoints Eric Lohman GM

(DANA POINT, Calif.) – Monarch Beach Golf Links and OB Sports Golf Management recently appointed Eric Lohman as General Manager. Located at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in South Orange County on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Golf Links features a scenic Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed layout that was recently recognized as one of Golf Magazine’s Premier Golf Resorts for 2012. Lohman is responsible for all golf operations, agronomy, golf marketing, tournament/event sales and merchandising for this oceanfront resort facility that was recently ranked as one of the Top 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest.

Originally from Palm Springs, California, Lohman brings a wealth of Southern California experience to Monarch Beach. Prior to his appointment at Monarch Beach, Lohman was the Director of Golf at the Tom Fazio-designed Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California, the sister course for Pelican Hills Golf Resort. He has also served as general manager at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California.

Lohman has a history with OB Sports Golf Management as he worked at Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, Trophy Lake Golf & Casting in the Seattle area of Washington and the Reserve Golf Club in the Portland area of Oregon. An accomplished player, Lohman played collegiately for U.C.L.A where he earned a bachelor degree in International Relations/Political Science. Lohman is a Class A, P.G.A Professional that has garnered a number of awards including 2008 “Golf Professional of the year and 2011 public/resort retail er of the year from the Southern California Metro Chapter of the P.G.A of America. He is a accomplished golf instructor, featured writer and contributor for Southland Golf Magazine, PGA Magazine, California Golf News and Travel and Golf Champion (Southern California-based Korean Golf publication) and continues to be active within the Southern California community. Lohman resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife and two daughters.

“Monarch Beach Golf Links is a dream destination for me and my career,” stated Lohman. “I’m so honored to be part of the Monarch Beach Golf Links team and excited to elevate the golfing experience with new marketing and service improvements,, rejuvenated course conditions and enhanced food & beverage offerings at Monarch Beach. I look forward to working with all of St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort guests, members and the local community to create a truly special oceanfront golf experience,” added Lohman

“Eric is the perfect industry professional to have at the helm of the golf operations at Monarch Beach Golf Links,” stated Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer for OB Sports. “We are pleased to have him back on our team and directing our efforts that will no doubt make Monarch Beach Golf Links the preeminent oceanfront golf resort destination for years to come.”

For more information on Monarch Beach Golf Links call 949-240-8247 or visit


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