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Tiburon to reopen today after enduring Irma

Naples, Fla.  (September 15, 2017) – After suffering through 142 mph winds during Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever to hit Southwest Florida, Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. When the club’s Gold course reopens on Tuesday, golfers will enjoy incredible playing conditions at one of the top golf courses in the state of Florida.

“During these trying times, we hope that golf can provide a distraction and sense of normalcy. The facility did suffer some damage during Hurricane Irma, but our team has worked diligently to clean things up and secure the facility so we can safely reopen,” said Kevin DeDonato, general manager, Tiburón Golf Club. “We are excited to welcome our members and guests back to Tiburón.” 

In addition to the golf course reopening, Sydney’s Pub, a Contemporary American restaurant located in the heart of Tiburón Golf Club, will be closed until further notice. Tiburón will be offering food and beverage service in The Rotunda until the Pub reopens.

“The golf course did withstand some damage during the storm, but thanks to our tireless maintenance crew, the course is playable and is in great shape. All things considered, we’re very fortunate,” said Chad Nigro, director of golf.

The Black Course at Tiburón Golf Club is currently being remastered, and while Hurricane Irma caused some damage on that course as well, crews are continuing to make progress and the golf course is scheduled to reopen on November 1, 2017.

For more information, please call (239) 593-2214 or visit

About Tiburón Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club, proudly managed by Troon, is a golf club located in Naples, Florida. It has two championship golf courses, the Gold and the Black, both designed by Greg Norman, twice the winner of the Open Championship and formerly the top ranked player in the world. Tiburón is home to the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit

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