Aaron Thomas named Marriott Grounds Manager of the Year

Aaron Thomas (submitted photo)

Aaron Thomas (submitted photo)

Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, has announced its annual awards for golf excellence across the company’s portfolio of properties, including Scottsdale’s Aaron Thomas.

Aaron Thomas, Director of Grounds Operations at JW Marriot Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, was recognized as Golf Grounds Manager of the Year.

Mr. Thomas led the renovation and is responsible for sustaining the day to day maintenance program for the award winning Ambiente golf course as well as the Padre course at Camelback, according to a press release.

Further, under Mr. Thomas’s leadership, and backed by a unique grassing plan to responsibly utilize natural resources, the property conserved more than 30 million gallons of water in 2015.

Some of the criteria for this award include: overall turf grass condition, successful large scale renovation or construction projects, member and guest satisfaction scores, employee satisfaction scores, loss prevention efforts, staff development, financial management, and continuing education with active pursuit of certification from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

“Aaron Thomas represents the best of Marriott Golf and is deserving of the Golf Grounds Manager of Year recognition,” said Grounds Senior Director David Robinson, in the release.  “There are so many talented individuals working across our portfolio of properties and Aaron stands at the head of the class for his exceptional performance and commitment to excellence.”

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