Paradise Palms Cairns • Kewarra Beach, Queensland
The Grange Golf Club • Dapto, New South Wales
Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club • Bribie Island, Queensland
Mollymook Golf Club • Mollymook, New South Wales
Brookwater Golf & Country Club • Brisbane, Queensland
Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort • Wyong, New South Wales
President, Troon International Division
Mark Chapleski joined Troon Golf in 1999 and has more than 25 years of experience in the golf industry. Prior to joining Troon, Chapleski was a successful collegiate golfer and played professionally before entering the golf business working at several top private and resort properties. Chapleski joined Troon Golf as Director of Operations in Asia where he spent four years in Japan, during which time, Troon consulted on behalf of a variety of investment banks conducting due diligence on over 200 golf courses. He was appointed to Area Managing Director for Troon Middle East in August of 2004, where he is responsible for overseeing Troon Golf’s activity at some of the top golf courses in the region. In March 2017 he was named President, Troon International Division.
Vice President, Operations
Troon Golf, Middle East & Asia
DJ Flanders, a Member of the PGA of America, joined Troon Golf in 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry. During his tenure with Troon Golf, he has successfully managed properties around the world including the United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. During his tenure with Troon Golf, Flanders’ commitment to excellency has been recognized on multiple occasions, including Troon Golf’s Facility of the Year (2000, 2013); Troon Golf’s Most Improved Facility (2001, 2010), Troon Golf’s Turnaround Facility of the Year (2007), Troon Golf’s Ambassador Award (2006) and Troon Golf’s General Manager of the Year (2007). Flanders was also recognized by Golf Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 20 Most Admired Operators in Golf” in 2008. He was appointed to his current role as Director of Operations for Troon Middle East in February 2014, where he is responsible for overseeing Troon Golf’s operations at some of the top golf courses in the region.
Director, International Sales & Marketing
Ian joined the Troon team in March 2011 bringing over 30 years’ commercial leisure and golf experience to the team. Working closely with our Europe, Middle East and Africa managed portfolio, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing the regional sales and marketing strategy.
Before joining Troon, Ian has managed highly regarded golf operations including The Gleneagles Hotel and the Marriot portfolio of golf courses in the UK and Europe where he was key to securing, organising and hosting of many prestigious European tour events. After graduating with a degree in Sports Science, Ian has developed his commercial management expertise through theme park management, event organisation at the renowned Wembley Stadium and in private leisure club operations. More recently Ian has been operating his own successful golf consultancy business, undertaking a number of new build and development projects for top quality properties as well as providing sales and marketing services for a range of tourism, leisure and golf businesses.
Director of Agronomy
David Lunardelli has over 20 years experience in golf course construction and maintenance. He has held senior positions at some of Australia's leading golf courses, the most recent being as Superintendent at Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland's No. 1 course. David's experience also extends to course construction and development. David has Post Graduate qualifications in Crop Science from Sydney University and has now assumed the role of Director of Agronomy for Troon Golf Australia, Asia and Pacific.
International Administration & Operations Support Manager
Lisa Cole joined Troon Golf in 2000 and has 20 years experience in the golf industry. Lisa commenced with Troon as Golf Operations Manager at The Glades Golf Club in Queensland, Australia, transferring to the Troon Corporate Office in Brisbane for 8 years where she held the position of Office Manager and Manager, Corporate Programs & Compliance. Lisa relocated to the Middle East in 2009 where she worked in an operational capacity for both Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club for three years, and is now based in the Troon Middle East Corporate Office in Dubai.