CONDE NAST TRAVELER ANNOUNCES TOP GOLF RESORTS AROUND THE WORLD

Posted on October 24, 2003

Nine Troon Golf Facilities Honored, The Westin Turnberry Resort is Best in Europe

Scottsdale, Ariz. - The readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine have spoken. Based on their worldwide travel experiences, the 2003 Reader's Choice Awards in the November 2003 issue attest to their uncompromising judgment of destinations, accommodations, and transportation. Troon Golf,® the world leader in luxury golf management, development, and marketing, congratulates the premier resort properties from the company's golf management portfolio on their high placement in this prestigious ranking.

Considered the industry's toughest critics, over 28,000 world travelers were surveyed for their opinions on rooms, customer service, resort amenities and activities, food and dining, and location. Their responses were then formulated to determine the truly outstanding resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.

The Troon Golf-affiliated properties recognized for world-class excellence are:

Top 5 European Resorts
    No. 1 — The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland

Top 75 North American Resorts
    No. 3 — The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
    No. 23 — The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Dana Point, Calif.
    No. 35 — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
    No. 38 — The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
    No. 54 — The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Fla.
    No. 70 — The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Ariz.

Top 10 Latin American Resorts
    No. 4 — One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

Top 25 Caribbean/Atlantic Resorts
    No. 6 — Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
    

"As Troon Golf continues to grow its international portfolio of resort courses, we are especially proud to be associated with several of the world's great hotel operators. This is a prestigious recognition from a respected publication," stated Troon Golf President and Chief Operating Officer, Hud Hinton. "We congratulate these award-winning resort facilities, and thank them for their efforts to provide the best possible travel experiences for their guests."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 25 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Crosby Club, San Diego, Calif.; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Ga.; Vista Ridge Golf Club, Erie, Colo.; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; Green Academy Country Club, Fukushima, Japan; and The Grove, London, England.Scottsdale, Ariz. - The readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine have spoken. Based on their worldwide travel experiences, the 2003 Reader's Choice Awards in the November 2003 issue attest to their uncompromising judgment of destinations, accommodations, and transportation. Troon Golf,® the world leader in luxury golf management, development, and marketing, congratulates the premier resort properties from the company's golf management portfolio on their high placement in this prestigious ranking.

Considered the industry's toughest critics, over 28,000 world travelers were surveyed for their opinions on rooms, customer service, resort amenities and activities, food and dining, and location. Their responses were then formulated to determine the truly outstanding resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.

The Troon Golf-affiliated properties recognized for world-class excellence are:

Top 5 European Resorts
    No. 1 — The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland

Top 75 North American Resorts
    No. 3 — The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
    No. 23 — The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Dana Point, Calif.
    No. 35 — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
    No. 38 — The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
    No. 54 — The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Fla.
    No. 70 — The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Ariz.

Top 10 Latin American Resorts
    No. 4 — One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

Top 25 Caribbean/Atlantic Resorts
    No. 6 — Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
    

"As Troon Golf continues to grow its international portfolio of resort courses, we are especially proud to be associated with several of the world's great hotel operators. This is a prestigious recognition from a respected publication," stated Troon Golf President and Chief Operating Officer, Hud Hinton. "We congratulate these award-winning resort facilities, and thank them for their efforts to provide the best possible travel experiences for their guests."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 25 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Crosby Club, San Diego, Calif.; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Ga.; Vista Ridge Golf Club, Erie, Colo.; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; Green Academy Country Club, Fukushima, Japan; and The Grove, London, England.
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