GOLF MAGAZINE NAMES "TOP 100 COURSES YOU CAN PLAY"

Posted on August 14, 2008

Five Troon Golf-Managed Courses Named to Esteemed List

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Golf Magazine's raters have spoken and Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing congratulates its owned and managed courses that have been named as the "Top 100 You Can Play" for 2008-2009. Featured in Golf Magazine's September issue, the Pinnacle course at Troon North Golf Club was positioned at No. 21 in the nation and the best in Arizona. With the Monument ranked at No. 45, Troon North features two courses in the top 50. Both The Quarry course at Giants Ridge and the Lake of Isles' North course improved their positions on the biennial ranking, which includes public-access courses from across the nation. Branson Creek Golf Club made its third consecutive appearance on the list as well.

Troon Golf courses that received recognition as the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" include:

No. 21 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 45 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 50 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik, Minn.
No. 76 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson, Mo.
No. 85 - Lake of Isles, North course - North Stonington, Conn.

"We congratulate these properties for being named among the best golf courses in the country," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "These facilities continually strive to provide superlative golf experiences and we are especially proud of their accomplishments."

Several of Troon Golf'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. 14 - Talking Stick Golf Club, North - Scottsdale
No. 19 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Cattail - Chandler
No. 21 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Devil's Claw - Chandler
No. 23 - Golf Club of Estrella - Goodyear
No. 27 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Ridge & Canyon - Tucson

California
No. 26 - 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

Florida
No. 8 - Camp Creek Golf Club - Panama City Beach

Georgia
No. 7 - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Savannah

Michigan
No. 5 - Forest Dunes Golf Club - Roscommon

Minnesota
No. 1 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik
No. 6 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Legend - Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson

Montana
No. 1 - Old Works - Anaconda

New Jersey
No. 9 - Sand Barrens Golf Club - Swainton

Oregon
No. 13 - Sandpines Golf Links - Florence

South Carolina
No. 13 - Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa, Melrose - Hilton Head Island

Texas
No. 4 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Palmer Course - San Antonio
No. 11 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Resort Course - San Antonio

Utah
No. 1 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George

Vermont
No. 5 - The Golf Club at Equinox - Manchester Village

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 36 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England. Scottsdale, Ariz. - Golf Magazine's raters have spoken and Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing congratulates its owned and managed courses that have been named as the "Top 100 You Can Play" for 2008-2009. Featured in Golf Magazine's September issue, the Pinnacle course at Troon North Golf Club was positioned at No. 21 in the nation and the best in Arizona. With the Monument ranked at No. 45, Troon North features two courses in the top 50. Both The Quarry course at Giants Ridge and the Lake of Isles' North course improved their positions on the biennial ranking, which includes public-access courses from across the nation. Branson Creek Golf Club made its third consecutive appearance on the list as well.

Troon Golf courses that received recognition as the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" include:

No. 21 - Troon North Golf Club, Pinnacle - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 45 - Troon North Golf Club, Monument - Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 50 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik, Minn.
No. 76 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson, Mo.
No. 85 - Lake of Isles, North course - North Stonington, Conn.

"We congratulate these properties for being named among the best golf courses in the country," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "These facilities continually strive to provide superlative golf experiences and we are especially proud of their accomplishments."

Several of Troon Golf'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. 14 - Talking Stick Golf Club, North - Scottsdale
No. 19 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Cattail - Chandler
No. 21 - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Devil's Claw - Chandler
No. 23 - Golf Club of Estrella - Goodyear
No. 27 - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Ridge & Canyon - Tucson

California
No. 26 - 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

Florida
No. 8 - Camp Creek Golf Club - Panama City Beach

Georgia
No. 7 - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Savannah

Michigan
No. 5 - Forest Dunes Golf Club - Roscommon

Minnesota
No. 1 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Quarry - Biwabik
No. 6 - Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, The Legend - Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 - Branson Creek Golf Club - Branson

Montana
No. 1 - Old Works - Anaconda

New Jersey
No. 9 - Sand Barrens Golf Club - Swainton

Oregon
No. 13 - Sandpines Golf Links - Florence

South Carolina
No. 13 - Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa, Melrose - Hilton Head Island

Texas
No. 4 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Palmer Course - San Antonio
No. 11 - The Westin La Cantera Resort, Resort Course - San Antonio

Utah
No. 1 - Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George

Vermont
No. 5 - The Golf Club at Equinox - Manchester Village

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 36 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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