Thompson Golf Group acquires Longbow GC

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 1, 2022) – Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. has been acquired by Gilbert, Ariz.-based Thompson Golf Group from Phoenix, Ariz.-based Longbow Golf Club Associates. With the addition of Longbow Golf Club, ThompsonGolf Group is now the owner/operator of 4 daily-fee golf clubs, including Power Ranch Golf Club in Gilbert; Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club in Cave Creek, Ariz.; and Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria, Minn.  Thompson also manages Sunland Springs Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Thompson is the Managing Partner of the Thompson Golf Group, which was founded on 2000.

“We are very excited in regards to the addition of Longbow Golf Club to the portfolio. Longbow Golf Club has long been known for its wonderful playing surfaces, wonderful hospitality as properly as its involvement and advancement in all levels of the game of golf,” stated Managing Partner of Thompson Golf Group, Ryan Thompson.  “My group and I look forward to continuing these traditions, forging new ones, and welcoming all Longbow Golf Club customers to the Thompson Golf Group.  I am also looking forward to building our relationship with Troon and providing our clients all that Troon and Thompson Golf bring to the sport.”

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Longbow Golf Club will proceed to be a Troon-affiliated facility, with the main golf administration company supporting gross sales and advertising efforts, and will continue to take part within the industry-leading Troon Card program, in addition to the popular Troon Rewards and Troon Advantage programs. In addition, as part of a joint technique, Troon may also determine advertising and marketing opportunities via the Troon Media Network, concentrating on golfers together with Troon Magazine and Troon’s digital and e-mail marketing platforms.

“Congratulations to Thompson Golf Group on this exciting addition to their family of golf equipment,” stated Troon Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Kris Strauss. “Longbow Golf Club has lengthy been a favorite of residents and guests alike, as properly as an excellent host venue for junior, collegiate, novice and professional golf occasions. We look forward to supporting the ‘next chapter’ within the successful and famend history of Longbow Golf Club.”

Open since 1997 and constructed by the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft company, the title Longbow Golf Club was inspired by the image of the medieval archer, a convention which is a metaphor for larger distance and accuracy. The name also was adopted as the identify of the Apache Longbow helicopter, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas in the plant later purchased by The Boeing Company throughout the road from Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. 

Longbow Golf Club is the centerpiece of Longbow Business Park, a 330-acre mixed-use land project, being developed by Phoenix-based Daedalus Real Estate Advisors that includes office, gentle industrial, retail, resort and residential uses surrounded by desert vegetation. Longbow Golf Club features an 18-hole golf course, a large follow facility, non-public and group instruction facilities, a contemporary clubhouse with a spacious outdoor event patio and The Grille at Longbow Golf Club restaurant and bar. A big supporter of the Arizona golf group for the past 20 years, Longbow Golf Club hosts the Fisher Bryan Golf Academy yr round, plus the First Tee-Phoenix, in addition to tournaments for the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, American Junior Golf Association, Arizona Golf Association, NCAA, USGA, and LPGA. The club has also sponsored multiple junior, collegiate, amateur and professional golf events, plus charity and neighborhood outings. 

Led by General Manager Bob McNichols, Longbow Golf Club Associates purchased the prevailing golf membership from the Boeing Company in 2001. McNichols commissioned original course architect Ken Kavanaugh to lead a complete course renovation and expansion, which was accomplished in 2003. Kavanaugh’s second version of Longbow Golf Club exceeded the size, design and playability of “The Old Course.” It has since earned the popularity as “The Essence of Arizona Golf.”

“A heartfelt thank you goes out to the ‘friends of Longbow Golf Club’ including the hundreds of golfers, many gifted opponents, staff, distributors and suppliers who I’ve had the pleasure of working with through the years,” stated McNichols. “I take nice satisfaction in what we’ve accomplished right here at Longbow Golf Club. From the rankings, awards, tournaments, and academic packages, to our growing the sport initiatives, we’ve made a difference and have lots to celebrate. We all welcome the model new ownership, Thompson Golf Group, to Longbow Golf Club.”

For more info on Longbow Golf Club, go to or call 480-807-5400. For more data on the Thompson Golf Group,

About Longbow Business Park and Golf Club
Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use growth, being developed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, that incorporates office, gentle industrial, retail, hotel and residential makes use of surrounded by desert vegetation, a major road transportation design and options the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Longbow Golf Club was originally designed by Ken Kavanaugh in 1997. Daedalus commissioned Kavanaugh to execute a whole redesign of the golf course creating an entire refresh structure, accomplished in 2003. The clubhouse and patio at Longbow Golf Club were lately honored as a “Top 50 Clubhouse within the U.S.” and a “Top 10 Golf Club Patio in the U.S.” by Club + Resort Business Magazine.

Media Contacts:
Shawn Lasher
Thompson Golf Group
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Nick Ciaglia
Longbow Golf Club
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Rob Myers
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