From the PGA
PGA Vice President Don Rea, Jr. Appointed to Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Board of Directors
PGA of America Vice President Don Rea Jr. during the 106th PGA Annual Meeting at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/PGA of America)
Rea is the Owner and General Manager of Augusta Ranch Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, which has been rated the “Best Executive Golf Course in Arizona” by the Arizona Republic. He is recognized throughout the golf industry for his leadership and expertise in growing the game.
“I am honored to join the Board of Directors of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association,” said Rea. “Arizona’s tourism sector remains one of the nation's best. Joining the board is a great opportunity for me to promote the hospitality industry and help educate the public and Arizona legislators on golf industry water usage. I am excited to represent the perspective of the PGA Professional and the golf industry, as together we strive to elevate Arizona tourism and the jobs we help create.”
A Member of the Southwest PGA Section, Rea served on the PGA of America’s national Board of Directors from 2016-19. President of the Southwest PGA Section from 2013-14, Rea also was a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwest PGA Section, National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and the Arizona Tourism Alliance.
Rea resides with his wife, Karen, in Gilbert, Arizona, and has two children, Don III and Katie.