The Hoffmann family of companies took a full swing into golf on Friday, buying the Old Corkscrew Golf Club from Estero and appointing Iain Mossman President of the Hoffmann National Golf Division.
Steps follow the Naples-based company’s acquisition of Old Collier Golf Club and the announcement of the construction of a 12-hole championship course in Augusta, Missouri.
Mossman is a former South Florida PGA Section Professional of the Year and has ties to Southwest Florida. He worked at Pelican’s Nest in Bonita Springs and the Gateway Golf Club in Fort Myers and was General Manager at Old Collier from 2007 to early this year when he directed the construction and management of the Aurora International Golf Club in the Caribbean for nine months. The native Scotsman also spent 11 years at Piping Rock Golf Club in New York and Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California.
“I’ve known Iain for many years,” said David Hoffmann, the founder of the Hoffmann Family of Companies, in a press release. “He is very respected by the members and the community
and will do a phenomenal job in the national position in monitoring our golf courses. “
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“I am honored to be part of the Hoffmann corporate family and am delighted with theirs
Vision for the Golf Division, “said Mossman in the press release.” Hoffmann golf courses and clubs are outstanding and best in class. “
Hoffmann Family of Cos. grabbed a number of local businesses including Hertz Arena, Florida Everblades hockey team, Naples Princess Cruises, and Naples Transportation & Tours.
According to the press release, Mossman will focus on developing, operating,
Staff, Food & Drink, and Membership Programs.
Old Corkscrew was designed by Jack Nicklaus and was originally called The Retreat before the economic downturn stopped it before it was fully built. Tom Fazio designed Old Collier, and Rees Jones will design the 12-hole course in Missouri, with the Hoffmann company providing three well-known architects. The Missouri Golf Course is part of a $ 125 million investment to turn the site into a wine destination.
Old Corkscrew was featured in Golf Magazine’s “Best Course You Can Play”.
“We are very pleased that David Hoffmann is the new owner of Old Corkscrew Golf
Club, “said Phil Anderson, majority owner of Old Corkscrew, in a press release.
“We appreciate David’s commitment and investment in Southwest Florida and
look forward to Old Corkscrew joining the Hoffman Group of Companies. “
“It’s a great addition to our golf portfolio and a wonderful course,” said Hoffmann. “The hilly greens are known to be fast and challenging. It really is one of the best courses out there. “
The Hoffmann family of companies operates 36 companies in Florida and employs 2,500 people, most of them in Southwest Florida. It has over 240 total companies worldwide and 6,000 employees.
Greg Hardwig is a sports reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @NDN_Ghardwig, email him at [email protected]. Support local journalism with this special subscription offer at https://cm.naplesnews.com/specialoffer/