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Champion Hills marks 30 years

CHAMPION HILLS CONTINUES TO GET BETTER WITH AGE

Hendersonville, North Carolina (August 28, 2018) – Champion Hills, the 730-acre residential community set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Three decades-in, the award-winning community continues to improve and get better with age.

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In May, Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, began managing Champion Hills and brought in Dana Schultz to oversee operations of the club and the community’s Property Owner’s Association. Schultz, a 19-year golf industry veteran, immediately set out to enhance the club experience for members and guests. By focusing on new and improved member programs; enhancing the food, beverage and wellness offerings, including new TroonFIT healthy menu items in the restaurants and promoting more non-golf fitness activities and apparel; the club has seen steady improvements in member satisfaction and membership growth.

Champion Hills continues to be a huge supporter of local charities, causes and the arts, working with non-profits such as the Blue Ridge Humane Society, the Brevard Music Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County. In recognition of its support, in 2014 the Boys and Girls Club inducted Champion Hills into the Founders Circle Hall of Fame, and in 2017 Champion Hills received Brevard Music Center’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, the community recently announced that thirteen Champion Hills employees and two employee dependents will receive educational funds totaling nearly $69,000 in tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Champion Hills Scholarship Fund. The Fund began in 2013 when an employee voiced his desire to return to school but lacked the financial means to a Champion Hills Club member. The empathetic member helped form a committee that spearheaded the scholarship fund. Since 2013, $235,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to Champion Hills’ employees.

Named one of the “Top 100 Planned Communities” and a "Best Mountain Views" community by ideal-LIVING magazine, Champion Hills is a year-round residential community providing four-season beauty. The Champion Hills Club is the centerpiece of the community and features a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole par-71 golf course that has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top private courses in North Carolina. In addition to its award-winning golf course, Champion Hills also features a 25,000 square foot clubhouse with multiple dining options; a new fitness center with classes and personal training; two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts; a heated pool, hydro spa and sun deck; Bocce ball courts; and 18 miles of marked and well-maintained walking trails.

For more information on Champion Hills, visit www.championhills.com or call 828-696-1962.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

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

Heather Myers
Champion Hills
828.692.9380
Heatherm@championhills.com