GOLF DIGEST ANNOUNCES AMERICA'S TOP 50 COURSES FOR WOMEN

Posted on March 04, 2010

Troon Golf-Managed Facilities Recognized for their Female-Friendly Design and Atmosphere



Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize three of its managed facilities named to Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 50 Courses for Women." Chosen for their female-friendly design, amenities, courteous staff, programs, and an appealing atmosphere for women, the list was compiled from nominations and evaluations given by a panel of 100 female raters.

The following facilities were named to Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 50 Courses for Women:"

No. 34 The Golf Club at Del Webb - Ave Maria, Fla.
No. 37 Monarch Beach Golf Links - Dana Point, Calif.
No. 48 Indian Wells Golf Resort - Indian Wells, Calif.

"Troon Golf recognizes that a key aspect of the game's future success lies in creating a welcoming environment for all people interested in playing," stated Hud Hinton, president and CEO, Troon Golf. "Our golf facilities strive to create a sense of acceptance for female golfers and we congratulate these facilities for creating new standards in the way ‘women-friendly' facilities are measured."

Criteria to be eligible for the Golf Digest ranking includes at least one set of tees less than 5,300 yards, at least two sets of tees with USGA Slope and Course Ratings for women, minimal forced carries from the forward tees, and run-up areas to most or all greens.

Other Troon Golf-managed facilities that have been recognized by leading golf publications and associations for being "women-friendly" include: Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear, Ariz.; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif.; Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz.; Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence, Ariz.; The Revere Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines North, Colo.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf & Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog, become a Fan on Facebook, follow Troon Golf on Twitter, or subscribe to Troon Golf's YouTube Channel .

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize three of its managed facilities named to Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 50 Courses for Women." Chosen for their female-friendly design, amenities, courteous staff, programs, and an appealing atmosphere for women, the list was compiled from nominations and evaluations given by a panel of 100 female raters.

The following facilities were named to Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 50 Courses for Women:"

No. 34 The Golf Club at Del Webb - Ave Maria, Fla.
No. 37 Monarch Beach Golf Links - Dana Point, Calif.
No. 48 Indian Wells Golf Resort - Indian Wells, Calif.

"Troon Golf recognizes that a key aspect of the game's future success lies in creating a welcoming environment for all people interested in playing," stated Hud Hinton, president and CEO, Troon Golf. "Our golf facilities strive to create a sense of acceptance for female golfers and we congratulate these facilities for creating new standards in the way ‘women-friendly' facilities are measured."

Criteria to be eligible for the Golf Digest ranking includes at least one set of tees less than 5,300 yards, at least two sets of tees with USGA Slope and Course Ratings for women, minimal forced carries from the forward tees, and run-up areas to most or all greens.

Other Troon Golf-managed facilities that have been recognized by leading golf publications and associations for being "women-friendly" include: Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear, Ariz.; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif.; Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz.; Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence, Ariz.; The Revere Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines North, Colo.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf & Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog, become a Fan on Facebook, follow Troon Golf on Twitter, or subscribe to Troon Golf's YouTube Channel .
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