Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 2, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi, Utah. Troon Golf, the daily-fee and golf resort operating division of Troon, will lead all golf, club and food and beverage operations at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club.
Named one of the “Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Utah” by Golfweek Magazine, Thanksgiving Point Golf Club opened for play in 1997. The 7,714-yard course was designed by Johnny Miller and is recognized as one of the longest courses in the state. Thanksgiving Point has hosted numerous high-profile golf events, including the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship; The Champions Challenge, which featured the likes of Jack Nicklaus, John Daly, Laura Davies, Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player and more; and the Utah State Amateur Championship.
“We are very excited about the future of Thanksgiving Point Golf Club and are very fortunate and humbled to be chosen by Beesmark Investments (Ashton Family Office) to manage this iconic Utah club,” said Mitch Harrell, president, Troon Golf. “We would also like to recognize and thank Vanguard Golf for their long-term commitment to the club. Their professionalism and assistance through the transition process has been appreciated.”
Thanksgiving Point Golf Club is located adjacent to the Thanksgiving Point Institute, approximately 25 miles south of Salt Lake City.
“We welcome the Troon team to Thanksgiving Point,” said Dave Harkness, president of Beesmark Investments. “Troon is the recognized worldwide leader in club operations, development, sales and marketing. They will undoubtedly enhance the entire experience at Thanksgiving Point – from customer service, infrastructure, agronomy and food and beverage operations.”
About Thanksgiving Point Institute
Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a farm, garden, and museums. It is dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning and fostering an environment where positive, meaningful experiences naturally happen. Founded in 1995 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than 2 million annual visitors from all 50 states and around the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, Utah. For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.
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.