An ex-professional golfer, Ed Edwards has vast international experience in managing and establishing high end golf resorts throughout the world including in the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Ireland, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Qatar
Ed attended Methodist University in North Carolina on a golf scholarship and holds a BSc in Business Administration. On graduation, he joined Marriott Golf International and held senior Management positions at the JW Marriott Golf Club in Cairo as well as various other Marriott-managed golf clubs in the United States. He then assumed the role of Managing Director of a golf management company that oversaw several golf management agreements and consultancies worldwide.
More recently Ed was the General Manager of Emaar Hospitality Group's Leisure Division, overseeing the operations of The Address Montgomerie Dubai and Arabian Ranches Golf Clubs, The Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, The Dubai Yacht Club and four HAYYA Fitness & Leisure Clubs. In addition, he was responsible for the expansion of Emaar's golf properties worldwide.
Ed joined Qatar International Golf Club in 2012 during the early stages of the project. He is responsible for developing and implementing all pre-opening activities required to ensure a successful transition from development to operations, whilst evolving relationships, strategies and initiatives to bring to life the most innovative golf development in recent years.