There’s a new Chief Operating Officer coming to two resorts in the Lake Area, as Christian Blood reports …
Parent company Troon is appointing Robin Graf as the new COO and General Manager at The Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima in Lake of the Ozarks.
Graf has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and comes to the lake after serving in a similar role with Provident Hotels and Resorts.
The Lodge of the Four Seasons has an 18-hole golf course on 350 waterfront acres.
The Club at Porto Cima opened in 2000 and has one of Missouri’s top golf courses, according to Golf Digest.
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (December 14, 2020) – The Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri recently appointed Robin Graf to serve as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. Graf will oversee operations at both The Lodge of Four Seasons, a 358-room luxury resort property with 36 holes of golf, an award-winning spa and marina; as well as The Club at Porto Cima, a private facility with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, a 17,000 square-foot clubhouse and a Yacht Club.
A proven hospitality industry leader with 30-years of experience, Graf specializes in operations, building extraordinarily successful teams and revenue generation. Prior to his arrival to Lake of the Ozarks, Graf served as the Regional Director of Operations for Provident Hotels and Resorts. Before Provident, he was the Vice President of Operations Hawaii, New Zealand, Saipan for Castle Resort & Hotels. Graf spent several decades leading resort and hotel operations at properties across the Hawaiian Islands, including the Kauai Beach Resort in Kauai and Waikoloa Beach Marriott on the Island of Hawaii.
“Robin is a recognized hospitality industry leader and someone we are thrilled to have at the helm of our Lake of the Ozarks properties,” said Rob DeMore, president, Troon Privé. “His experience managing destination resorts, while enhancing service standards and operations will prove valuable at both The Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima.”
Graf is a military veteran having served six years in the United States Air Force after graduating with a degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a degree in Physical Education from California State University Northridge where he competed on the University’s cross country team.
Troon has managed The Club at Porto Cima since December 2016, and The Lodge of Four Seasons since January 2018. In addition to being the world’s largest golf management company, Troon manages a variety of high-end, luxury resorts and residence clubs around the world, including Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon; The Inn at Entrada in St. George, Utah; and The Rocks in Scottsdale, Ariz.
About The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Lodge of Four Seasons was founded in 1964 by Harold Koplar, father of current owner, Susan (Koplar) Brown and is regarded a major destination resort in Missouri and the Midwest. Set on 350 peaceful waterfront acres, The Lodge offers more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space, five unique dining experiences, four swimming pools, a full service marina and the nationally recognized Spa Shiki. The Lodge’s golf offerings include The Cove, an 18-hole, par-71 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design and The Ridge, an 18-hole, par-72 Ken Kavanaugh layout. For more information on The Lodge of Four Seasons, visit www.4seasonsresort.com.
About The Club at Porto Cima
The Club at Porto Cima originally opened for play in 2000. The Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course has seven holes that play beside or over the lake and is considered one of Missouri’s top courses by Golf Digest. The Mediterranean-style golf clubhouse features a beautiful golf shop, men’s and ladies locker rooms – each with its own fitness area – meeting and banquet space, plus multiple food and beverage options in The Grille Room Restaurant, the 19th Hole Lounge, a private member dining room as well as outdoor dining overlooking the 18th hole and the Lake of the Ozarks. The Yacht Club, located adjacent to the golf clubhouse, features a 200-slip marina, a marina clubhouse, member swimming pool, tennis courts and a poolside dining option. While the surrounding Club at Porto Cima community offers single-family residential lots, custom homes and custom townhome products. For more information on The Club at Porto Cima, visit www.portocima.com or call (573) 207-8700.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.