CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER NAMES 2008 "TOP 100 GOLF RESORTS"

Posted on June 03, 2008

Eleven Resorts with Troon Golf-Managed Courses Recognized on Prestigious List

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Condé Nast Traveler, one of the industry's leading consumer travel publications, has polled its readers and named the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" located in North America, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is honored to recognize those managed facilities that have been named to the highly esteemed list. Published in the June 2008 issue, the ratings are based on nearly 3,000 respondents, evaluating 447 golf resorts visited in the past three years. The annual poll rates properties on course design, speed of play, professional staff, accommodations, service, dining and the overall facilities.

Rankings of Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized as Top 100 Golf Resorts:

No. 13 - One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 19 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
No. 20 - Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 48 - The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 57 - The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland
No. 59 - The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 59 - St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, Calif.
No. 75 - One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
No. 87 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
No. 94 - The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hallandale, Fla.
No. 95 - Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Ocean Club Golf Course)

"We congratulate our resort partners and associates at these exceptional properties," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "Condé Nast Traveler is a leading travel publication and we place high value on receiving accolades such as this."

Troon Golf partners include Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. with premier golf properties under the flags of St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin and Sheraton. Troon Golf also partners with Kerzner International on its One&Only brand of ultra-luxurious hotels as well as Altabella Hotels and Baccarat Hotels and Residences.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 195 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 35 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England. Scottsdale, Ariz. - Condé Nast Traveler, one of the industry's leading consumer travel publications, has polled its readers and named the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" located in North America, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is honored to recognize those managed facilities that have been named to the highly esteemed list. Published in the June 2008 issue, the ratings are based on nearly 3,000 respondents, evaluating 447 golf resorts visited in the past three years. The annual poll rates properties on course design, speed of play, professional staff, accommodations, service, dining and the overall facilities.

Rankings of Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized as Top 100 Golf Resorts:

No. 13 - One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 19 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
No. 20 - Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 48 - The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 57 - The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland
No. 59 - The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 59 - St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, Calif.
No. 75 - One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
No. 87 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
No. 94 - The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hallandale, Fla.
No. 95 - Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Ocean Club Golf Course)

"We congratulate our resort partners and associates at these exceptional properties," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "Condé Nast Traveler is a leading travel publication and we place high value on receiving accolades such as this."

Troon Golf partners include Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. with premier golf properties under the flags of St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin and Sheraton. Troon Golf also partners with Kerzner International on its One&Only brand of ultra-luxurious hotels as well as Altabella Hotels and Baccarat Hotels and Residences.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 195 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 35 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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