Senior Golf Professional
Director of Marketing & Communications
Senior Manager - Sales & Partnerships
Executive - Sales & Partnerships
Golf Course Manager
Cluster Director of Agronomy
An Edinburgh lad who was born to golf. At age 11 he joined his father on the fairways and went on to turn professional at 17. Elliot served his apprenticeship under Jimmy Hume at Gullane Golf Club in 1985, later becoming Scotland’s Trainee of the Year under the PGA programme. Elliott has worked across various clubs in Dubai, South Africa and the USA. In 2004 he opened the Golf Division of the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, becoming GM in 2009. His goal is to play in a Senior Open Championship in Scotland before he turns 60.
Born in Durham, England, Adam is a die-hard Sunderland fan but unfortunately it’s not so easy to watch them on the TV now that they’re in League One! Adam graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Applied Golf Management Studies along with his PGA status. Adam joins the team with a wealth of experience from clubs around the world including Ramside Hall in the UK, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, The Address Montgomerie in Dubai, Royal Golf Club in Bahrain and The Els Club Malaysia.
Born and raised in Dubai, Jim started playing golf at the age of 3. After schooling, he went across the pond to the US for a Business Management Degree in Golf. Following his passion, he joined Troon Golf as the Outside Services Supervisor at The Grove in the UK before returning to Dubai to continue his career. After spending time working with Golf in Dubai on the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and Omega Dubai Desert Classic, he returned to Troon to work at Abu Dhabi National Golf Club as Retail Manager. Having just turned Professional, when the position came up to join the team at Dubai Hills Golf Club, he leapt at the opportunity and is looking forward to creating a memorable experience for all.
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dilanthi completed her hotel front office management studies at Ceylon Hotel School and School of Tourism and joined Arabian Ranches Golf Club in 2004 as part of the pre-opening team as a Golf Receptionist and was promoted as a Senior Receptionist in 2005. In 2007 Dilanthi was promoted to the role of Membership Officer and has been the go to person for all our members over the years. As an integral part of the team she has won the Associate of the Month award 7 and Associate of the Year 3 times. In her spare time Dilanthi enjoys watching movies and cooking.
Hailing from the Emerald Isle of Ireland and moving to Dubai at the age of 8 has given Stephen a wider view of the world. He first started playing golf at 12 and it quickly became a passion. This was compounded by the explosion of Tiger Woods onto the golfing scene who became Stephen golfing idol growing up. Being as passionate as he is about golf, it was a natural progression into the industry when the position became available and he is loving every minute of it. Whilst not on the golf course, he enjoy scuba diving, playing pool and spending time with family and friends as well as a bit of travel.
A proud Australian who has lived and breathed golf from an early age, Darren sees working in the golf industry as a privilege. Whilst having played football professionally and represented Australia in track and field, golf has always been Darren's number one sport. He played in the 2013 Audi Quattro Cup World Cup Final and finished second. However, what matters most to Darren is the relationships built on the fairways and the experiences that come with exploring new courses. Darren’s golfing highlights include playing Cypress Point and the Old Course at St Andrews as well as attending the 2010 Masters at Augusta National.
Australian born, Sean first completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics and worked in variety of industries before turning his passion for golf into a full-time career. Hailing from a farming family made greenkeeping an obvious choice. Completing an apprenticeship at Yamba Golf Club and being awarded the AGCSA National Graduate of the Year Award in 2006, he has gone on to work in the US, Russia, India, and now the UAE, where he has been based for the past 4 years. Sean has also been associated with Troon Golf for more than 10 years. He provides support and agronomic oversight for Dubai Hills Golf Club, Address Montgomerie and Arabian Ranches Golf Club.
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Michael grew up on his grandparent’s golf course. His childhood memories consist mostly of following his grandfather around the course observing, learning and selling range balls and rounds of golf before he could see over the counter. As he grew older, Michael moved to grounds operations and began to enjoy preparation of the golf course as much as playing the game. After attending turf school, he landed a job as a superintendent at the age of 19. He has been lucky to work in Canada, America, the UK, and now Dubai, where for the last 3 years, as an Agronomist Project Manager, he has completed various projects in golf and landscape.