Hohman named executive director of golf at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, announced the appointment of Rich Hohman as executive director of golf effective Nov. 30, 2015. Hohman will be responsible for one of the largest golf operations in the United States, with nine
championship golf courses designed by masters of the game - Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer — as well as the famed Pete Dye- designed TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST.

Hohman will also be responsible for operating five clubhouses and two private country clubs, The Club at PGA WEST and The Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort. It is also home to the PGA WEST Golf Academy.

With more than 25 years of experience, Hohman previously served as President of Kitson & Partners Golf Division where he oversaw assignments for the Mauna Kea Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island, Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami and PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. During his career, he has held senior executive posts responsible for more than 150 public, private and resort golf facilities throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Hohman’s tenure includes positions in planning, construction and operations of world class golf developments within The Ginn Company in Florida and operations and management posts within the American Golf Corporation, where he advanced to senior vice president of operations overseeing 95 golf facilities in the eastern United States.

“We are exceptionally pleased with this appointment, especially given Rich’s diverse background and wealth of expertise,” said Paul Cherrett, managing director of La Quinta Resort & Club. “His vision and top-line ability to drive revenue, along with his demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of the hospitality and golf industries are an invaluable asset to the La Quinta team.”

Hohman received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He is a volunteer for The First Tee and enjoys reading and all sports. Rich and his wife Teresa will be relocating to the Palm Springs area from Palm City, Fla.

La Quinta Resort & Club features 620 casitas and suites and 98 villas. It also has a 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta, 41 swimming pools, 53 hot spas and 23 tennis court

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 landmark destinations.

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