GOLF MAGAZINE NAMES "TOP 100 COURSES YOU CAN PLAY"

Posted on August 21, 2012

Eight Troon Golf Courses Named to Esteemed List; 34 Named in State-By-State Ranking






Scottsdale, Ariz. - Golf Magazine's raters have spoken and Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing congratulates its managed courses that have been named as the "Top 100 You Can Play" for 2012-2013. Featured in Golf Magazine's September issue, both Kapalua's Plantation course and Troon North Golf Club's Pinnacle course improved their positions enough to break into the top 20. The highest ranked "newcomer" was the Nicklaus-designed course at Pronghorn in Bend, Ore., now holding the list's 38th position.

Troon Golf courses named among the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" include:

No. 18 - Kapalua, Plantation - Maui, Hawaii
No. 20 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 38 - Pronghorn, Nicklaus - Bend, Ore.
No. 52 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 54 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik, Minn.
No. 85 - Lake of Isles, North course - North Stonington, Conn.
No. 87 - Southern Dunes Golf Club - Maricopa, Ariz.
No. 88 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson, Mo.

"We congratulate these properties for being named among the best golf courses in the country," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, Troon. "These facilities continually strive to provide golf experiences that are unmatched and we are especially proud of their accomplishments."

Several of Troon's managed facilities were also recognized by Golf Magazine as the "Best Courses Near You", in a state-by-state ranking. These courses include:

Arizona
No. 1 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale
No. 4 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale
No. 5 - Southern Dunes Golf Club - Maricopa
No. 10 - Quintero - Peoria
No. 22 - Talking Stick Golf Club, North - Scottsdale
No. 23 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Ridge & Canyon - Tucson
No. 27 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Cattail - Chandler
No. 28 - Golf Club of Estrella - Goodyear

California
No. 13 - Indian Wells Golf Resort, Players - Indian Wells
No. 20 - Indian Wells Golf Resort, Celebrity - Indian Wells
No. 25 - Maderas Golf Club - San Diego

Colorado
No. 7 - The Ridge at Castle Pines North - Castle Rock

Connecticut
No. 1 - Lake of Isles, North - North Stonington

Delaware
No. 2 - Bayside - Selbyville
No. 5 - Bear Trap Dunes - Ocean View

Florida
No. 10 - Camp Creek Golf Club - Panama City Beach

Georgia
No. 6 - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Savannah

Hawaii
No. 2 - Kapalua, Plantation - Maui
No. 5 - Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort - Kauai
No. 18 Kapalua, Bay - Maui

Minnesota
No. 1 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik
No. 7 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Legend - Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson
No. 4 - Payne Stewart Golf Club - Branson

Montana
No. 2 - Old Works - Anaconda

Nevada
No. 7 - Conestoga, Mesquite

New Jersey
No. 9 - Seaview Golf Resort, Bay - Atlantic City
No. 14 - Seaview Golf Resort, Pines - Atlantic City

North Carolina
No. 14 - Sequoyah National - Cherokee

Oregon
No. 5 - Pronghorn, Nicklaus - Bend

Texas
No. 4 - The Rawls Course at Texas Tech - Lubbock
No. 7 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Palmer Course - San Antonio

Utah
No. 2 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George

Vermont
No. 2 - The Golf Club at Equinox - Manchester Village

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 26 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. - Golf Magazine's raters have spoken and Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing congratulates its managed courses that have been named as the "Top 100 You Can Play" for 2012-2013. Featured in Golf Magazine's September issue, both Kapalua's Plantation course and Troon North Golf Club's Pinnacle course improved their positions enough to break into the top 20. The highest ranked "newcomer" was the Nicklaus-designed course at Pronghorn in Bend, Ore., now holding the list's 38th position.

Troon Golf courses named among the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" include:

No. 18 - Kapalua, Plantation - Maui, Hawaii
No. 20 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 38 - Pronghorn, Nicklaus - Bend, Ore.
No. 52 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 54 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik, Minn.
No. 85 - Lake of Isles, North course - North Stonington, Conn.
No. 87 - Southern Dunes Golf Club - Maricopa, Ariz.
No. 88 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson, Mo.

"We congratulate these properties for being named among the best golf courses in the country," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, Troon. "These facilities continually strive to provide golf experiences that are unmatched and we are especially proud of their accomplishments."

Several of Troon's managed facilities were also recognized by Golf Magazine as the "Best Courses Near You", in a state-by-state ranking. These courses include:

Arizona
No. 1 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale
No. 4 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale
No. 5 - Southern Dunes Golf Club - Maricopa
No. 10 - Quintero - Peoria
No. 22 - Talking Stick Golf Club, North - Scottsdale
No. 23 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Ridge & Canyon - Tucson
No. 27 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Cattail - Chandler
No. 28 - Golf Club of Estrella - Goodyear

California
No. 13 - Indian Wells Golf Resort, Players - Indian Wells
No. 20 - Indian Wells Golf Resort, Celebrity - Indian Wells
No. 25 - Maderas Golf Club - San Diego

Colorado
No. 7 - The Ridge at Castle Pines North - Castle Rock

Connecticut
No. 1 - Lake of Isles, North - North Stonington

Delaware
No. 2 - Bayside - Selbyville
No. 5 - Bear Trap Dunes - Ocean View

Florida
No. 10 - Camp Creek Golf Club - Panama City Beach

Georgia
No. 6 - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Savannah

Hawaii
No. 2 - Kapalua, Plantation - Maui
No. 5 - Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort - Kauai
No. 18 Kapalua, Bay - Maui

Minnesota
No. 1 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik
No. 7 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Legend - Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson
No. 4 - Payne Stewart Golf Club - Branson

Montana
No. 2 - Old Works - Anaconda

Nevada
No. 7 - Conestoga, Mesquite

New Jersey
No. 9 - Seaview Golf Resort, Bay - Atlantic City
No. 14 - Seaview Golf Resort, Pines - Atlantic City

North Carolina
No. 14 - Sequoyah National - Cherokee

Oregon
No. 5 - Pronghorn, Nicklaus - Bend

Texas
No. 4 - The Rawls Course at Texas Tech - Lubbock
No. 7 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Palmer Course - San Antonio

Utah
No. 2 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George

Vermont
No. 2 - The Golf Club at Equinox - Manchester Village

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 26 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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