YONA, Guam—Country Club of the Pacific Guam in Yona recently announced Brian Quichocho’s appointment as its newest Golf Course Superintendent.
He will assist the management team in overall golf course operations and maintenance. Quichocho has served as golf course superintendent for Onward Talofofo Golf Club since 2006, and previously as an assistant golf course superintendent at the Onward Mangilao Golf Club in 2005.
With over 26 years of experience in golf course operations, turfgrass management, and country club maintenance, Quichocho now joins CCP to further guide the progression of the Yona country club.
“I am excited to welcome Brian to the CCP team,” said Ben Ferguson, senior managing director of P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. and general manager of Pacific Islands Club. “His multifaceted professional experience speaks for itself, and he will serve a fundamental role in the ongoing and future developments of Guam’s oldest and most prestigious golf course.”
With a love of golf originating from his childhood, Quichocho first worked in the golf industry as a part-time starter at CCP during his college years at the University of Guam. His time spent at CCP sparked a deeper interest in the golf industry, which led him to pursue a certification in golf course management at the Mundus Institute, a golf management school located in Phoenix, Arizona.
After completing the certification program at Mundus Institute, he started at Raven Golf Club in Arizona as a spray technician. Quichocho eventually pursued work as an irrigation manager at other Arizona-based country clubs to include Estrella Mountain Ranch and Whirlwind Golf Club.
“Brian has a great hands-on approach to golf course management, and he has already been instrumental in making significant enhancements to the property,” added Jonathan Cramer, general manager of CCP. “We are excited to collaborate with him on how we can further grow and develop CCP into Guam’s premier golf course.”
CCP, which boasts some of the island’s most breathtaking views of southern Guam and the Pacific Ocean, is an 18-hole championship golf course that opened in May of 1973. It is currently open from 6m to 6pm. For more information or to make reservations, visit ccpguam.com or call 671-789-1361.
Ken Micronesia, Inc. P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. is part of the Ken Corp. group (Ken Corp), which was established as a high-end real estate company in 1972 and planted roots in Micronesia with the purchase of Aqua Resort Club in Saipan in 2004 and Pacific Islands Club in Guam in 2005.
Since then, it has added five additional hotels and a golf course to its Micronesia portfolio—Rihga Royal Laguna Guam Resort, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Guam, Hotel Nikko Guam, The Tsubaki Tower, and Country Club of the Pacific. The Ken Corp. Group has 27 hotels in Japan (2 are in development currently) and 9 hotels in the United States, Guam, and Saipan. As its acquisitions increased, so has its commitment to supporting Guam and Micronesia’s tourism industry. The company’s PHR Club (Premier Hotel & Restaurants Club), is Guam’s most upscale membership club, offering exclusive hotel, golf, spa and food and beverage benefits. The company also established its subsidiary P.H.R. Technical Services, Inc., in April 2012 to provide an unprecedented level of technical maintenance, service and repairs for its customers locally. (PR)