Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hot Springs Village Appoints New Director of Golf

Troon Launches New Access Programs to Members like the Troon Advantage Program

(Hot Springs Village, Ark.) – Hot Springs Village, nestled in the foothills of Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains, proudly announces the appointment of Ray Metz as director of golf over its eight world-class golf courses. The welcoming of Metz to the community also marks the official launch of Troon access programs available to all members of Hot Springs Village, like the popular Troon Advantage Program.

Metz arrives to Hot Springs Village with an immense level of experience after more than 30 years in resort and country club golf management. His highly esteemed career includes leadership positions charged with developing and opening both domestic and international golf facilities and he most recently served as general manager of the Troon Privé-managed Knollwood Country Club in Michigan. Before returning to the United States in 2010 to open and manage Conestoga Golf Club in Nevada, Metz held international roles for Troon in Spain, Dubai and Mexico.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to contribute and build upon the great reputation of Hot Springs Village,” said Metz. “Working to exceed the expectations of our members and guests while finding creative solutions to improve upon a community that has already reached levels of high acclaim is a challenge I am excited to pursue.”

Members of Hot Springs Village now enjoy several special Troon benefits like the Troon Advantage Program. Through the Troon Advantage Program, Hot Spring Village members and up to three of their guests have access to special rates at participating Troon-managed facilities worldwide. Troon Advantage rates are available at world-class facilities like Troon North Golf Club in Arizona and Kapalua in Hawaii, as well as golf resorts in exciting destinations like Australia, Greece, Scotland, Spain and the United Arab Emirates to name a few.

For more information on the Troon Advantage Program, visit

The amenity-filled community of Hot Springs Village is set across 26,000 acres, featuring an unparalleled and fun-filled lifestyle. In addition to world-class golf, the community boasts 11 recreational lakes, 30 miles of nature trails, 13 tennis courts, a five-star fitness center, three swimming pools and a performing arts center.

All representing a notable collection of the industry’s highest accolades from the likes of Golf Digest and Golfweek magazine, each of the eight premier courses offers a unique experience with pristine playing conditions and a balanced variety of architectural styles. The golf facilities at Hot Springs Village include Balboa Golf Course; Coronado Golf Course; Cortez Golf Course; DeSoto Golf Course; Granada Golf Course; Isabella Golf Course; Magellan Golf Course; and Ponce de Leon Golf Course.

For more information on Hot Springs Village, visit Contact: Dannet Botkin, 501-922-5561.

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