Desert Mountain names PGA director of golf

The former PGA director of golf at Congressional Country Club in Maryland has been named to that position at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale.

John Lyberger was most recently the vice president of club operations at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., following his work at Congressional in Bethesda, Md. During his time at Congressional, the club played host to two U.S. Open Championships and seven PGA Tour events.

John Lyberger

Lyberger will oversee a golf staff of 75 employees serving 1,900 members across six golf courses and pro shops, according to a release.

“The game of golf has always been my passion, and I could not be more excited to lead Desert Mountain’s extensive golf operation,” Mr. Lyberger stated. “When this opportunity was presented to me, I jumped at the chance to join one of the greatest golf communities in the country.”

Along with the six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, in early 2019 Desert Mountain Club will open a new, par 54 course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain, and celebrate the reopening of its original course, Renegade, following a renovation, the release stated.

The golf operations also include a $1.6 million Jim Flick Golf Performance Center, a one-stop facility designed to address golf instructional needs, including technique, fitness, and mental game performance.

“We are thrilled about the future of our golf operation and John’s ability to continue improving upon the quality of the golf experience we offer our members and their guests,” stated Desert Mountain CEO Damon DiOrio.

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