Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 24, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 42 of its affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's 2018 “Best Courses You Can Play” in each state list, while two managed-facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious "Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S." (post 1960) ranking – Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 45) and Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 57).
Two Troon-affiliated courses were recognized as the top course in their respective state, including Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware and Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii, and five courses were voted No. 2 in their state, including Quintero Golf Club in Arizona; Mystic Creek Golf Club in Arkansas; Old Works in Montana; Cascata in Nevada; and The Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Texas.
“Congratulations to all of the stakeholders, associates and agronomic teams at our 42 affiliated facilities on receiving these tremendous accolades,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. ”Their tireless work, combined with unwavering commitments from our clients, lead to these impressive rankings.”
Troon-affiliated courses named among Golfweek's Best include:
Top 100 Modern Courses
No. 45 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 57 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 4 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg
No. 6 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 7 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 12 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Carefree
No. 14 Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson
No. 15 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Carefree
No. 16 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 23 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills
No. 2 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado
No. 19 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 25 Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa
No. 26 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells
No. 28 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 29 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells
No. 9 The Ridge, Castle Pines North
No. 3 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View
No. 12 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 23 Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee
No. 14 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah
No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 12 Kapalua (Bay), Maui
No. 13 Mauna Lani Resort (North), Kohala Coast
No. 5 Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia
No. 5 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood
No. 4 Grand Bear, Saucier
No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 2 Cascata, Boulder City
No. 5 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 9 Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township
No. 6 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 2 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 8 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 14 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas
No. 4 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi
No. 5 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 5 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village
No. 9 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores
Among the criteria used by Golfweek's panel of course raters include:
- Ease and intimacy of routing - The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner.
- Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s - Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
- Basic quality of conditioning - Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
- Walk in the park test - Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.
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 35 states and 33 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; 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 www.Troon.com.