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Troon selected to manage Austin Country Club in Austin, Minnesota

Club founded in 1919 features an 18-hole golf course originally designed by Willie Livie and Robert Carlson

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 28, 2020) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Austin Country Club in Austin, Minnesota. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will oversee golf and club operations, food & beverage operations as well golf course agronomy and club/membership marketing.

Austin Country Club in Austin, Minnesota

Located in the northeast corner of Austin, Austin Country Club was founded in 1919 and is home to an 18-hole golf course originally designed by Willie Livie and Robert Carlson. The par 72, 6,520-yard course plays through towering pine and oak trees, while Dobbins Creek snakes its way through the property. The course is well known for its small and speedy greens. Additional golf offerings include a driving range with hitting bays, a full-service pro shop and club storage.

“Austin Country Club is a gorgeous club and course,” said Rob DeMore, president, Troon Privé. “Troon’s proficiency managing member-owned private clubs, combined with our company’s vast resources will help elevate the member and guest experience at Austin Country Club, while concurrently shaping a sustainable future for the facility and its members.”

Austin Country Club also features a full suite of country club amenities, including a heated pool, lighted tennis courts, locker room facilities and sauna. The clubhouse includes a popular bar and grill, as well as a fine dining restaurant, while meeting rooms and spacious banquet facilities can accommodate functions up to 120 guests.

“Troon’s ability to consistently enhance service, standards and expectations, while increasing overall value for members is ultimately what led us to select them to manage our club,” said Austin Country Club Board President Tony Roehl. “In discussions leading up to our decision, it was clear that Troon operates under a ‘what is best for the membership and club’ philosophy and will deploy their talent and resources to help us reach our goals.”

Troon and its family of brands continue to expand throughout the Midwest, having added daily-fee facilities in Iowa, Wisconsin and in Sauk Centre, Minnesota in recent months. In 2019, following the acquisition of Green Golf Partners, Troon opened a Chicago office to support its growing collection of clubs in the region.

For more information on Austin Country Club, visit www.austincountryclub.net or call (507)437-7631.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 485-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 43 states and 31 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 www.Troon.com.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com