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Cocuzza, one of the first certified club managers in Europe (CCM), brings extensive leadership skills, energy, and significant private club experience to Desert Mountain. Originally from Nettuno, Italy (outside of Rome), Cocuzza was a club general manager for 15+ years before coming to the United States. He served as Chairman of the Club Managers Association of Europe, representing all golf and country clubs in continental Europe. READ MORE thegolfwire.com



The legendary Jack Nicklaus has endorsed ClubsHELP,™ a national initiative of golf clubs sourcing and delivering critical resources for frontline hospital workers, emergency services personnel, food banks, and nursing homes in their local communities in the fight against COVID-19. Part of his endorsement included issuing a challenge to Nicklaus Designs across the country to join the ClubsHELP movement. READ MORE The Golf Wire


Jackie Wooldridge, a 10-year employee of Desert Mountain, has been promoted to Director of Talent and Culture. She served as Benefits Manager for seven years before being promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources in 2016. READ MORE thegolfwire.com


After the coronavirus pandemic hit, golf was considered “essential” in many states, and was either never stopped or welcomed back quickly. And at properties where other outdoor activities are also popular, it wasn’t alone. READ MORE Club + Resort Business / Rob Thomas


Every golf course faces the challenge of finding a balance between keeping the layout challenging for top golfers and making it enjoyable for less skilled players. READ MORE Golf Inc.


Among the many lessons we’re learning from the pandemic is that we want—need, crave!—space. Not the outer kind, but right here at home. For both mental and physical reasons, first- and second-home buyers are ditching urban for rural where they can enjoy the quiet and savor the serenity that comes with social-distancing. READ MORE traveldreamsmagazine.com / Tim Cotroneo


For a case study on how some real estate communities are going about selling homes in spring of 2020, we take a look at Desert Mountain near Phoenix, Ariz. The sales force there instituted the Desert Mountain Dream Home Tour “to showcase featured listings at Desert Mountain and its newest community, Seven Desert Mountain.” READ MORE forbes.com / John Scott Lewinski


Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. boasts six Nicklaus Signature designs, a brand-new par-54 championship course and myriad activities for its members and residents. A signature clock at a high-traffic area may be the cherry on top. READ MORE clubandresortbusiness.com / Rob Thomas


Making the move to a golf course community is often a decision based on multiple factors: location, amenities, value. But for an avid golfer, hands down, the most important one is the course itself. And the choice is often subjective depending on your type of play. READ MORE mansionglobal.com / Jennifer Tzeses