Torreon Golf Club strengthens its team with a new Executive Chef


Show Low, Arizona. (November 2, 2022) – Desert Troon Companies, a Scottsdale-based real estate development and investment firm, is bolstering its team at Torreon Golf Club in Show Low with the hiring of Chief Executive Jeffrey Jacobson. With over 40 years of success in fine dining, casual dining and catering, Jacobson brings a wealth of experience to Torreon’s already vibrant restaurant community.

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Jeff’s caliber on our team,” said general manager Rolland Vaughn. “He brings a wonderful combination of experience and fresh ideas to our team and our menu. Her enthusiasm and culinary creativity are exactly what we were looking for.

Jacobson comes to Torreon from Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif., where he has spent the past six years. Previously, he was Executive Chef of La Rue Café Wine Bar in La Quinta, California.

“I’ve been in the desert for a long time, so when the opportunity presented itself to work in a place like Torreon, surrounded by dense forests, I couldn’t pass it up,” Jacobson said. “I look forward to the change of scenery and the change of seasons. I look forward to exploring the area around Show Low.”

Although Jacobson said he’s not looking to change things up too much on the menu, he’s happy to add his own twist to it. “Torreon’s clientele is different from where I’ve been and I’m delighted. I can play a lot more with foods and flavors while making the most of the local produce available in the area.

Jacobson said he hoped to help bring Torreon to the same award-winning level he recently enjoyed; his previous club was named the most improved facility of 2018 among Troon properties. The award takes into account revenue growth, improved food and beverage quality, and general improvement in course conditions.

Torreon general manager Rolland Vaughn worked with Jacobson at Shadow Hills before moving to Show Low earlier this year. “I’ve seen what Jeff does in the kitchen and the impact he has on the whole club. I’m delighted to work with him again and can’t wait to see what he does here at Torreon.

Torreon Golf Club is proudly managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, based in Scottsdale.

Located just three hours from Phoenix in Show Low Arizona, Torreon is a luxury golf community nestled in the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. It offers amenities, world-class recreation and amenities for the whole family. Featuring a range of first-rate amenities such as an expansive outdoor swimming pool, expansive fitness center, award-winning cuisine at the Torreon Grille – as well as a family and game center, fishing pond and Endless trails throughout the community, every member or guest is sure to enjoy the time at Torreon.

In addition to Torreon, Desert Troon Companies continues to develop and manage a diverse portfolio of commercial, retail and lifestyle real estate investments. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona for over 30 years, the company’s depth and breadth of experience includes custom construction projects, offices, retail, hotels, planned communities and mixed-use and historic preservation.

To learn more about Desert Troon Companies, its business, retail or lifestyle projects or for business or rental information, please call 480-563-5247 or visit


Desert Troon Companies created the residential and recreational community of Torreon in the rainforests of Show Low, Arizona, just three hours from Phoenix or Tucson. It’s an easy weekend getaway and nearby vacation sanctuary with a variety of real estate offerings ranging from ready-to-build lots, single-family homes and condos to fully-furnished villas. Torreon Golf Club’s 36 championship golf holes, designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect Robert Von Hagge and his partners Mike Smelek and Rick Baril, provide one of the most exhilarating and scenic golf experiences in arizona. Come golf, ski, hike, fish, play pickleball, bike, gather with friends and family, or grab a bite or a drink at the award-winning Torreon Grille. Torreon offers four mild seasons with summer temperatures in the 80s. to learn more.


Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon is the world’s largest golf management and golf-related accommodation company, offering services at over 750 locations, including over 725 18-hole equivalent golf courses worldwide . In addition to golf, Troon specializes in the management of homeowners associations, private residence clubs, property management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 600 dining establishments located at golf resorts, private clubs, coin golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in over 45 states and over 30 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Private, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDYMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For news and additional information, visit


Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, for more than 30 years, Desert Troon Companies manages a diverse portfolio of commercial, commercial and lifestyle real estate investments. The depth and breadth of the company’s experience includes custom construction, office, retail, hotel, planned community, mixed-use and historic preservation projects. Notable lifestyle projects include Scorpion Bay, Torreon Golf Community and Hassayampa Golf Club. For business or rental information, please call 480-563-5247 or visit

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