ALPINE COUNTRY CLUB HOSTS TONY FINAU FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
Highland, Utah (September 17, 2018) – Alpine Country Club recently hosted the Tony Finau Foundation Golf Classic presented by PING. The Golf Classic was played less than 24 hours after Finau was named to his first Ryder Cup Team by American Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk. The celebrity golf event raised nearly $150,000 for underprivileged children and included fellow PGA TOUR professionals Cameron Champ (winner of July’s Utah Championship) and Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Zach Johnson. In total, more than 150 golfers teed it up for charity.
Finau, a Salt Lake City native, has been a member at Alpine Country Club, located approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City in Highland, since 2015. The Tony Finau Foundation Golf Classic is now in its fourth year and has been held at Alpine Country Club since 2016.
“Alpine Country Club is a great place filled with incredible people,” said Finau. “When I got on the PGA TOUR, I was looking for a private club to practice at and Alpine stepped up. It was a mutual thing, I love the area and I live about 10 minutes from here (Alpine Country Club). It ended up working out, to where, I love the golf course and again the people. The people that are here are incredible people filled with a lot of love for not only me, but for the members and it’s something I want to be a part of. I’m proud to be representing Alpine Country Club and just to be a member here.”
Alpine Country Club created a short video recapping The Tony Finau Foundation Golf Classic and posted it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2YYX3uHZ40&t=8s
“We’re excited to once again host The Tony Finau Foundation Golf Classic,” said Neil Maurer, general manager, Alpine Country Club. “We congratulate and support Tony and his foundation in raising funds for underprivileged youth. Our members and associates will be cheering extra hard for him at the upcoming Ryder Cup.”
About Alpine Country Club
Managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, Alpine Country Club sits at the base of American Fork Canyon and features beautiful views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. The Club was organized and chartered in 1958. In 1959, the club’s 18-hole William Neff, Sr.-designed golf course opened for play. In recent years, the course has undergone numerous renovation and improvement projects to modernize and enhance the golf experience. The 7,031-yard, par-72 course is widely praised for its smooth, fast greens, superb conditioning, scenic beauty and quick pace of play. Over the club’s 59-year history, the course has hosted the prestigious Utah State Amateur tournament eight times, including most recently in 2016.
In addition to an award-winning golf course, Alpine Country Club also features a vibrant member social calendar as well as an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse with multiple dining options for members and guests. The club’s swimming complex includes an L-shaped six lane pool, three-meter springboard, a waterslide, an oval wading pool with frog slide, locker rooms and a bar and restaurant.
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.