TROON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH TURTLE BAY RESORT IN OAHU, HAWAII
Scottsdale, Ariz. (December 17, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Turtle Bay Resort is located on Oahu’s famed North Shore, approximately 50 minutes from Honolulu and features 36 holes of golf – the Arnold Palmer Course and the George Fazio Course.
Open since 1992, the Arnold Palmer Course was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer and course architect Ed Seay and is consistently rated as one of the top golf courses in Hawaii. The par-72, 7,218-yard course has two distinct nine-hole experiences. The front nine challenges golfers with a Scottish Links-style layout, while the back nine has a more tropical setting as it meanders through a tropical jungle and a forest of ironwoods. The 18-hole layout forms a horseshoe around the Punaho’olapa marsh, an unspoiled 100-acre wetlands and bird sanctuary. Water comes into play on 14 holes, with the 17th – the Palmer Course’s signature hole – offering panoramic Pacific Ocean views from the green.
Turtle Bay’s George Fazio Course opened in 1972. The 18-hole layout meanders through traditional Hawaiian Palms while skirting the North Shore on numerous occasions providing breathtaking ocean views on both the front and back nines. Over the years, the Fazio Course has tested the game’s best, including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Chi Chi Rodriguez in the first Champions Tour Skins Game. The Fazio Course also hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open from 1987 through 1989.
"We are pleased to be working with Turtle Bay," said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. "The golf courses and the resort property are absolutely stunning. We are excited to extend our popular Troon programs, which will contribute positively to the overall value and experience for local golfers, resort guests and those traveling to Oahu.”
"Our team at Turtle Bay looks forward to working with the best golf management team in the business,” said Jerry Gibson, Vice President & Managing Director for Turtle Bay Resort. “This partnership will enhance our ability to reach golfers from all over the world and showcase Turtle Bay as a premier golf destination.”
Troon-affiliated properties in the Aloha State, include Kapalua Golf in Lahaina, Maui; Mauna Lani on Hawai‘i Island; King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku, Maui; Kahili Golf Course in Wailuku, Maui; and Princeville Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Kaua‘i.
For more information on Turtle Bay Resort, visit www.TurtleBayResort.com.
About Turtle Bay Resort
Located on Oahu’s breathtaking North Shore known for legendary surf, Turtle Bay Resort encompasses nearly 1,500-acres. The resort showcases 410 guest rooms and suites, most with breathtaking ocean views, 42 romantic oceanfront beach cottages, 30 Ocean Villa studio, 3 & 4 bedroom units, a large welcoming lobby, 6 restaurants and bars, an 11,000-square-foot full service spa and salon, fitness center with upgraded equipment, contemporary wellness and fitness programming, surfing and swimming beach experiences and two swimming pools. This expansive beach resort features dynamic ocean, land and aerial adventures through its on-property, including helicopter tours, horseback trail rides, tennis courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 15 miles for walking and mountain biking, surf lessons, kayaking, and much more. For more information, please visit www.turtlebayresort.com.
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.