EIGHT TROON GOLF FACILITIES EARN "100 BEST GOLF SHOPS IN AMERICA"

Posted on January 24, 2003

Golf World Business Recognizes the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE at the Retail Level

Scottsdale, Arizona - Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury golf management, is honored by Golf World Business Magazine's recognition of eight Troon Golf facilities among the "100 Best Golf Shops in America" for 2002. The selection criteria are based on such categories as innovative promotions, involvement with local businesses and strategically based-inventory levels. The magazine honored the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE at work at Legend Trail Golf Club, Troon North Golf Club, The Phoenician, and Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona; The Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas; and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia.

Legend Trail Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
The spirit of Old West anchors Legend Trail Golf Club. The golf shop's western motif creates the look and feel of a warm and amiable hacienda, appointed with heavy wooden territorial-style fixtures, and adobe-tinted walls adorned with western fine art.

Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Set in the rocky foothills beneath Pinnacle Peak in north Scottsdale, the striking 30,000-square-foot Troon North clubhouse features the casually elegant golf shop with a look and feel of the traditional Southwest.

Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Built by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Southwestern-styled clubhouse at Talking Stick Golf Club purposely reflects the indigenous Native American culture and art forms. Inside, the intricately woven basketry, pottery, and other artifacts are on display in a collection that dates back to the turn of the century.

The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
The luxurious Phoenician offers one of the finest resort golf experiences in the Southwest. Housed in stunning Mediterranean architecture beneath Camelback Mountain, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, the golf shop serves three unique nines that combine the very best of a tropical oasis and desert-style play.

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
A Wyndham International facility, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is a secluded and intimate hideaway set in the Sonoran desert foothills of Tucson's daunting Santa Catalina Mountains. The golf shop is a sedate operation matching the intimacy of the 50 guest clubhouse suites.

The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
The Westin La Cantera Resort's golf shop boasts a comfortable environment, where natural light streams in through 18-foot picture windows overlooking the golf course. The vaulted 24-foot ceiling creates a spacious open-air atmosphere and enormous black wrought iron chandeliers carry off the Mediterranean architecture.

The Palmer Course at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas
The Palmer clubhouse reflects the architectural heritage of the Spanish Colonial period. Reminiscent of older Mission-style architecture, the bell tower has become a prominent landmark, visible for miles in San Antonio's Hill Country. Inside guests are able to in an unimpeded flow in the open and spacious interior of the golf shop.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia
Set along the Savannah River, and with customary Southern grace, The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort golf shop presents a its own sense of history and tradition, operating a fabulous course designed by the legendary Sam Snead and renowned golf course designer Robert Cupp.

"We are honored by the recognition Golf World Business has given to these very commendable Troon Golf operations," stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. "These awards demonstrate our commitment to provide the most complete day of golf available to guests at Troon Golf facilities."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 130 clubs located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 25 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Quintero Golf & Country Club, Lake Pleasant, Arizona; Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, Rhode Island; Anthem Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada; Glades Golf Club & Spa, Queensland, Australia; and Palmilla Resort & Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico.Scottsdale, Arizona - Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury golf management, is honored by Golf World Business Magazine's recognition of eight Troon Golf facilities among the "100 Best Golf Shops in America" for 2002. The selection criteria are based on such categories as innovative promotions, involvement with local businesses and strategically based-inventory levels. The magazine honored the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE at work at Legend Trail Golf Club, Troon North Golf Club, The Phoenician, and Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona; The Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas; and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia.

Legend Trail Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
The spirit of Old West anchors Legend Trail Golf Club. The golf shop's western motif creates the look and feel of a warm and amiable hacienda, appointed with heavy wooden territorial-style fixtures, and adobe-tinted walls adorned with western fine art.

Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Set in the rocky foothills beneath Pinnacle Peak in north Scottsdale, the striking 30,000-square-foot Troon North clubhouse features the casually elegant golf shop with a look and feel of the traditional Southwest.

Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Built by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Southwestern-styled clubhouse at Talking Stick Golf Club purposely reflects the indigenous Native American culture and art forms. Inside, the intricately woven basketry, pottery, and other artifacts are on display in a collection that dates back to the turn of the century.

The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
The luxurious Phoenician offers one of the finest resort golf experiences in the Southwest. Housed in stunning Mediterranean architecture beneath Camelback Mountain, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, the golf shop serves three unique nines that combine the very best of a tropical oasis and desert-style play.

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
A Wyndham International facility, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is a secluded and intimate hideaway set in the Sonoran desert foothills of Tucson's daunting Santa Catalina Mountains. The golf shop is a sedate operation matching the intimacy of the 50 guest clubhouse suites.

The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
The Westin La Cantera Resort's golf shop boasts a comfortable environment, where natural light streams in through 18-foot picture windows overlooking the golf course. The vaulted 24-foot ceiling creates a spacious open-air atmosphere and enormous black wrought iron chandeliers carry off the Mediterranean architecture.

The Palmer Course at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas
The Palmer clubhouse reflects the architectural heritage of the Spanish Colonial period. Reminiscent of older Mission-style architecture, the bell tower has become a prominent landmark, visible for miles in San Antonio's Hill Country. Inside guests are able to in an unimpeded flow in the open and spacious interior of the golf shop.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia
Set along the Savannah River, and with customary Southern grace, The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort golf shop presents a its own sense of history and tradition, operating a fabulous course designed by the legendary Sam Snead and renowned golf course designer Robert Cupp.

"We are honored by the recognition Golf World Business has given to these very commendable Troon Golf operations," stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. "These awards demonstrate our commitment to provide the most complete day of golf available to guests at Troon Golf facilities."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 130 clubs located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 25 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Quintero Golf & Country Club, Lake Pleasant, Arizona; Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, Rhode Island; Anthem Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada; Glades Golf Club & Spa, Queensland, Australia; and Palmilla Resort & Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico.
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