Indian Wells Golf Resort Hires New GM

Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells  is proud to welcome Robin Graf as the venue’s new general manager. Graf will oversee all elements of Indian Wells Golf Resort, including the property’s two 18-hole golf courses, The VUE Restaurant, multiple event and F&B venues, guest service, as well as associate training and development. His first day will be September 27th 


A proven hospitality industry leader with 30-plus years of experience, Graf specializes in operations, building extraordinarily successful teams and revenue generation. Prior to his arrival at Indian Wells Golf Resort, Graf served as the chief operating officer and general manager at The Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. There, Graf oversaw operations at both The Lodge of Four Seasons, a 358-room luxury resort property with 36 holes of golf, a spa and marina; as well as The Club at Porto Cima, a private facility with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, clubhouse and a yacht club. Before his work in Missouri, Graf spent several decades leading resort and hotel operations at properties across the Hawaiian Islands, Florida, California, Nevada, New Zealand, and Saipan.


“The City of Indian Wells is proud to welcome Robin Graf as the new General Manager of the Indian Wells Golf Resort,” said City of Indian Wells City Manager Chris Freeland. “Robin has a proven track record, having served as the General Manager at the Lodge of Four Seasons and The Club at Porto Cima. We welcome Robin’s partnership as we work together to continue making our golf resort a gem of the community.”


Graf is a military veteran having served six years in the United States Air Force after graduating with a degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a degree in Physical Education from California State University Northridge where he competed on the University’s cross-country team.


“Having had the privilege of working closely with Robin over the past 20 years, I’m thrilled for the City, its residents, and mostly the Resort’s management team. His collaborative style and team building skills make people feel good, while simultaneously tackling the most important work that benefits the community,” said Troon Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Kris Strauss.


Robin Graf, new General Manager of the Indian Wells Golf Resort.

Photo courtesy of Troon Golf LLC Scottsdale AZ