Tahoe Donner Promotes James Murtagh to Golf Manager
Truckee, Calif. (April 25, 2016) – James Murtagh was recently promoted to golf manager of Tahoe Donner Golf Course. Murtagh brings to the golf team and visitors alike a magnitude of experience, including 19 consecutive seasons of working in the golf business, 18 of which have been at Tahoe Donner Golf Course.
With several years of management and ten years of experience as a golf professional, Murtagh is ready to kick off the golf season with great greens and new energy. “I’m really grateful to have this opportunity,” said Murtagh, originally from Vermont. “The golf club members and staff members have always been my west coast family.”
Murtagh, who spends his winters managing a ski school of about 80 instructors, enjoys playing golf and teaching golf at Tahoe Donner. “Teaching golf and skiing for years has taught me that to be an effective instructor you must have a good eye and be able to adapt to different teaching and learning styles,” explained Murtagh, who has been teaching golf at Tahoe Donner for a number of years. “Golf is a sport where you are constantly working on your swing or on course management to improve your scores.”
Ironically, as much as Murtagh enjoys the sport now, back in his adolescence he had no interest in golfing. “I didn’t start playing golf until I was 17,” he recalled. “I was always into skiing and tennis, but never really had a desire to play golf. Finally, a friend of mine who was an avid golfer talked me into trying it and I fell in love with golf instantly.”
Today Murtagh loves golf and even has a favorite hole on Tahoe Donner Golf Course. “I would have to say no. 15 because it’s my only double eagle.”
Tahoe Donner Golf Course is open to the public and scheduled to start the season May 13; the driving range will open sooner. Murtagh will be available to assist members, guests and the general public all summer long with their golfing needs. Until then, golf enthusiasts are encouraged to buy early bird season passes and packages to enjoy the most savings this summer season. Some packages are up to 36 percent off. Pricing will increase after April 30.
To learn more about Tahoe Donner Golf Course and season passes and packages, visit tahoedonner.com/golf.
2016/2017 season passes are now on sale at early bird rates! Buy today and ski for FREE the rest of the 2015/2016 season! Plus, you’ll enjoy food and retail discounts for the rest of the season too. Already have a pass this year? Purchase now to secure the best pricing! And don’t forget about summer golf. Golf passes and packages are now on sale too. Buy today and save up to 10%! Act now—golf and ski pass deals end April 30.