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42 Troon courses make Golfweek lists

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).

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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
Arizona
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

Arkansas

No. 2 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

California
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

Colorado
No. 9 The Ridge, Castle Pines North

Connecticut
No. 3 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington

Delaware
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View

Florida
No. 12 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach

No. 23 Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee

Georgia 

No. 14 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah 

Hawaii
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

Indiana

No. 5 Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia

Kansas

No. 5 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

Mississippi

No. 4 Grand Bear, Saucier

Montana

No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda 

Nevada
No. 2 Cascata, Boulder City

No. 5 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite

New Jersey
No. 9 Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township

Oregon
No. 6 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend 

Texas
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

Utah
No. 4 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 5 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George

Vermont
No. 5 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village

Virginia
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. 

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 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.

Media contact:

Rob Myers
Troon 
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com