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Indian Wells Golf Resort receives 3 prestigious awards

California desert resort wins honors from state Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Inc. magazine and the Association of Golf Merchandisers

Indian Wells, Calif. (January 27, 2020) – Over the last 90 days Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. has collected three major golf industry awards, including being named “California Golf Course of the Year” by the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA). Announced in late October at the CGCOA’s annual meeting, Indian Wells Golf Resort was selected by the CGCOA as “Golf Course of the Year” for its excellence in course quality, water stewardship, ownership and management, newly enhanced amenities, and impact on the community.

Indian Wells Golf Resort
Indian Wells (Calif.) Golf Resort

In addition, following a $1 million dollar, two-month renovation in the summer of 2019, Indian Wells Golf Resort’s VUE Restaurant was named a Golden Fork award winner “Most Improved – Public Golf Course” by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue.

Most recently, Indian Wells Golf Resort was named a 2020 Platinum Award winner by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM). The AGM is an international professional association of golf-related merchandisers and vendors headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The AGM’s Platinum Awards recognize premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors. 2020 marks the third time in the last four years that Indian Wells Golf Resort has been honored as a Platinum Award winner by the AGM. All award winners were recognized at the AGM’s Annual Retail Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, January 21st.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on a state and national level for our efforts to deliver an incredible product to guests,” said Indian Wells Golf Resort General Manager Steve Rosen. “We have an incredible team of professionals in every department – from our incredible golf operations and agronomy teams, to our fantastic merchandising and F&B teams – we appreciate and commend them for their hard work and dedication in making Indian Wells Golf Resort the very best.”

For more information on Indian Wells Golf Resort, visit or call 760-346-4653.

About Indian Wells Golf Resort
Home of the 2007 & 2008 Skins Game and host of Big Break Indian Wells, Indian Wells Golf Resort is the finest of Palm Springs area golf. The 36-hole golf resort features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is the only facility in California with two courses ranked in the Top 30 "Best Courses You Can Play" in California by Golfweek Magazine. Indian Wells Golf Resort is located within walking distance of four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, making it the ideal venue for tournaments, destination weddings and group outings in the Palm Springs resort area.

About Troon
Indian Wells Golf Resort is professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 470-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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Rob Myers