GOLFWEEK NAMES BEST COURSES IN THE U.S.

Posted on March 16, 2009

Troon Golf-Managed Courses Recognized in Top Modern and State-By-State Categories

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 22 of its managed courses have been named to the list of "Golfweek's Best" courses in the United States. Black Diamond Ranch in Florida, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan, and Quintero Golf & Country Club in Arizona were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the "Top 100 Modern Courses" (post 1960). Courses that made the "Best You Can Play, State-By-State" rankings for the first time include Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona and Maderas Golf Club in California.

Troon Golf-managed courses named among "Golfweek's Best" include:

Best You Can Play, State-By-State
Arizona
No. 2 Troon North Golf Club - Monument course, Scottsdale
No. 4 Talking Stick Golf Club - North course, Scottsdale
No. 7 Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle course, Scottsdale
No. 10 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 14 Talking Stick Golf Club - South course, Scottsdale
No. 17 La Paloma Country Club - Ridge/Canyon course, Tucson
No. 19 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass - Cattail course, Chandler

California
No. 8 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 17 Maderas Golf Club, Poway

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

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

Georgia
No. 4 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

Michigan
No. 2 Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon

Minnesota
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - Quarry course, Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson

Montana
No. 1 Old Works, Anaconda

Texas
No. 13 La Cantera Golf Club, San Antonio

Vermont
No. 1 Golf Club at The Equinox, Manchester Village

"We congratulate these facilities for being recognized on Golfweek's list of top courses," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "These facilities continually strive to provide unparalleled golf experiences for their members and guests and we are proud to see them honored by this leading industry publication."

Among the criteria used by Golfweek's panel of course raters include:
Ease and intimacy of routing - The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner. Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s - Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
Basic quality of conditioning - Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
"Walk in the park" test - Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 32 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 38 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.; Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif.; The Montgomerie Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.; and The Grove, London, England.

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 22 of its managed courses have been named to the list of "Golfweek's Best" courses in the United States. Black Diamond Ranch in Florida, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan, and Quintero Golf & Country Club in Arizona were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the "Top 100 Modern Courses" (post 1960). Courses that made the "Best You Can Play, State-By-State" rankings for the first time include Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona and Maderas Golf Club in California.

Troon Golf-managed courses named among "Golfweek's Best" include:

Best You Can Play, State-By-State
Arizona
No. 2 Troon North Golf Club - Monument course, Scottsdale
No. 4 Talking Stick Golf Club - North course, Scottsdale
No. 7 Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle course, Scottsdale
No. 10 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 14 Talking Stick Golf Club - South course, Scottsdale
No. 17 La Paloma Country Club - Ridge/Canyon course, Tucson
No. 19 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass - Cattail course, Chandler

California
No. 8 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 17 Maderas Golf Club, Poway

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

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

Georgia
No. 4 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

Michigan
No. 2 Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon

Minnesota
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - Quarry course, Biwabik

Missouri
No. 1 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson

Montana
No. 1 Old Works, Anaconda

Texas
No. 13 La Cantera Golf Club, San Antonio

Vermont
No. 1 Golf Club at The Equinox, Manchester Village

"We congratulate these facilities for being recognized on Golfweek's list of top courses," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "These facilities continually strive to provide unparalleled golf experiences for their members and guests and we are proud to see them honored by this leading industry publication."

Among the criteria used by Golfweek's panel of course raters include:
Ease and intimacy of routing - The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner. Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s - Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
Basic quality of conditioning - Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
"Walk in the park" test - Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 32 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 38 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.; Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif.; The Montgomerie Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.; and The Grove, London, England.

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