GOLF DIGEST NAMES NINE TROON-MANAGED COURSES TO LIST OF AMERICA'S GREATEST GOLF COURSES

Posted on January 23, 2013

Ranking Honors 25 Troon Courses as "Best in State"






Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that nine of its managed courses were recognized on Golf Digest's list of America's greatest courses in the February 2013 issue. The biennial list ranked The Golf Club at Black Rock in Idaho and Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii on the coveted list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses."

Golf Digest also ranked six additional Troon courses to its list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" and also honored both courses at Pronghorn in Oregon on its first-ever list of "America's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses." Notable mentions on the public course list include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware for improving its ranking from 2011, as well as Maderas Golf Club in California and Makai Golf Club at Princeville in Hawaii for making the list for the first time.

There were 25 Troon-managed courses also named to Golf Digest's "Best in State" list that included both private and daily-fee courses. Facilities that improved their previous state-by-state ranking include Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle) in Arizona, Lake of Isles in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club and Fieldstone Golf Club in Delaware, and Makai Golf Club at Princeville (Makai) in Hawaii. New to the list compared to 2011 include The Club at Cordillera (Valley) in Colorado, Maderas Golf Club in California, and The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer) in Texas. The state-by-state ranking lists six Troon-managed courses at No.1 among those "Open to the Public" and eight more that made the top five in the same category.

Troon-managed courses that received recognition include:

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
No. 58 - The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
No. 97 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii

America's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses
No. 130 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Ore.
No. 134 - Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Ore.

America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses
No. 19 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 20 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik, Minn.
No. 28 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Ore.
No. 74 - Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Fla.
No. 79 - Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville, Del.
No. 80 - Makai Golf Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
No. 89 - Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.

Best in State Golf Courses

Arizona
No. 22 - Quintero Golf Club, Peoria (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 23 - Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale (No. 3 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 25 - The Gallery Golf Club (North), Marana

California
No. 39 - Maderas Golf Club, San Diego (No. 11 among courses "Open to the Public")

Colorado
No. 12 - The Club at Cordillera (Valley), Edwards

Connecticut
No. 3 - Lake of Isles (South), North Stonington
No. 6 - Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Delaware
No. 2 - Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 3 - The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro
No. 6 - Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville

Florida
No. 18 - Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 21 - Shark's Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell

Hawaii
No. 2 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 10 - Makai Golf Club at Princeville (Makai), Kauai (No. 6 among courses "Open to the Public")

Idaho
No. 2 - The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d'Alene

Minnesota
No. 4 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 14 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Legend), Biwabik (No. 4 among courses "Open to the Public")

Missouri
No. 10 - Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Montana
No. 5 - Old Works, Anaconda (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Oregon
No. 6 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend (No. 5 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 7 - Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend

Texas
No. 12 - The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer), San Antonio (No. 4 among courses "Open to the Public")

Utah
No. 5 - Red Ledges Golf Club, Heber City
No. 7 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")

Vermont
No. 6 - The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village (No. 3 among courses "Open to the Public")

"We congratulate these courses for being recognized to Golf Digest's most prized course rankings," stated Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon. "These facilities continually strive to provide experiences that are unmatched in the industry and we are especially proud of their accomplishments." About Troon Golf

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf® (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.






Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that nine of its managed courses were recognized on Golf Digest's list of America's greatest courses in the February 2013 issue. The biennial list ranked The Golf Club at Black Rock in Idaho and Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii on the coveted list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses."

Golf Digest also ranked six additional Troon courses to its list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" and also honored both courses at Pronghorn in Oregon on its first-ever list of "America's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses." Notable mentions on the public course list include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware for improving its ranking from 2011, as well as Maderas Golf Club in California and Makai Golf Club at Princeville in Hawaii for making the list for the first time.

There were 25 Troon-managed courses also named to Golf Digest's "Best in State" list that included both private and daily-fee courses. Facilities that improved their previous state-by-state ranking include Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle) in Arizona, Lake of Isles in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club and Fieldstone Golf Club in Delaware, and Makai Golf Club at Princeville (Makai) in Hawaii. New to the list compared to 2011 include The Club at Cordillera (Valley) in Colorado, Maderas Golf Club in California, and The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer) in Texas. The state-by-state ranking lists six Troon-managed courses at No.1 among those "Open to the Public" and eight more that made the top five in the same category.

Troon-managed courses that received recognition include:

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
No. 58 - The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
No. 97 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii

America's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses
No. 130 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Ore.
No. 134 - Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Ore.

America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses
No. 19 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 20 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik, Minn.
No. 28 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Ore.
No. 74 - Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Fla.
No. 79 - Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville, Del.
No. 80 - Makai Golf Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
No. 89 - Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.

Best in State Golf Courses

Arizona
No. 22 - Quintero Golf Club, Peoria (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 23 - Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale (No. 3 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 25 - The Gallery Golf Club (North), Marana

California
No. 39 - Maderas Golf Club, San Diego (No. 11 among courses "Open to the Public")

Colorado
No. 12 - The Club at Cordillera (Valley), Edwards

Connecticut
No. 3 - Lake of Isles (South), North Stonington
No. 6 - Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Delaware
No. 2 - Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 3 - The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro
No. 6 - Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville

Florida
No. 18 - Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 21 - Shark's Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell

Hawaii
No. 2 - Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 10 - Makai Golf Club at Princeville (Makai), Kauai (No. 6 among courses "Open to the Public")

Idaho
No. 2 - The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d'Alene

Minnesota
No. 4 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 14 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Legend), Biwabik (No. 4 among courses "Open to the Public")

Missouri
No. 10 - Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Montana
No. 5 - Old Works, Anaconda (No. 1 among courses "Open to the Public")

Oregon
No. 6 - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend (No. 5 among courses "Open to the Public")
No. 7 - Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend

Texas
No. 12 - The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer), San Antonio (No. 4 among courses "Open to the Public")

Utah
No. 5 - Red Ledges Golf Club, Heber City
No. 7 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George (No. 2 among courses "Open to the Public")

Vermont
No. 6 - The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village (No. 3 among courses "Open to the Public")

"We congratulate these courses for being recognized to Golf Digest's most prized course rankings," stated Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon. "These facilities continually strive to provide experiences that are unmatched in the industry and we are especially proud of their accomplishments." About Troon Golf

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf® (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

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