SIX TROON GOLF-MANAGED COURSES IN AUSTRALIA NAMED TO THE GOLF COURSE GUIDE'S "TOP 100 PUBLIC ACCES

Posted on November 17, 2009
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that six of its managed courses were recognized by The Golf Course Guide for ranking among the "Top 100 Public Access Courses" in Australia. The 2010 list marked the 10th consecutive year the publication has issued the accolade, recognizing both daily-fee courses as well as private golf clubs that provide access to outside play. While all six Troon Golf facilities were listed among the Top 50 courses, Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club received the most notable accolade by maintaining last year's coveted position on the Top 10 list. The rankings also acknowledge three courses managed by Troon Golf as the top three facilities in Queensland, namely Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Brookwater Golf Club and Links Hope Island.

Results from the Top 100 list were broken into four additional categories: Best Design, Best Conditions, Best Aesthetics and Best Stay-and-Play Resorts. The Troon Golf-managed courses that received recognition include:

Top 100 Public Access Courses
No. 10 - Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Queensland
No. 11 - The Cut Golf Club, Western Australia
No. 14 - Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland
No. 15 - Links Hope Island, Queensland
No. 31 - Pacific Dunes Golf Club, New South Wales
No. 44 - Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort, New South Wales

Best Design
No. 9 - The Cut Golf Club, Western Australia
No. 12 - Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Queensland
No. 13 - Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland
No. 14 - Links Hope Island, Queensland
Top 50 - Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort, New South Wales
Top 50 - Pacific Dunes Golf Club, New South Wales

Best Conditions
No. 9 - Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Queensland
No. 11 - The Cut Golf Club, Western Australia
No. 13 - Links Hope Island, Queensland
No. 21 - Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland
Top 50 - Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort, New South Wales
Top 50 - Pacific Dunes Golf Club, New South Wales

Best Aesthetics
No. 8 - The Cut Golf Club, Western Australia
No. 11 - Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Queensland
No. 20 - Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland
No. 23 - Links Hope Island, Queensland

Best Stay-and-Play Resorts
No. 7 - Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort, New South Wales

"Troon Golf is excited about the recent rankings by The Golf Course Guide," stated Ryan Walls, Troon Golf's senior vice president, managing director, Australasia division. "It is a true testament to the dedication of each club's teams, the commitment of our owners and the implementation of our practices that our customers are telling us they enjoy. The rankings further cement the success of this approach."

The Golf Course Guide, which provides a state-by-state guide to more than 800 top resorts, public courses and private clubs in Australia, uses a weighted system based on a facility's design (40 percent), conditions (40 percent) and aesthetics (20 percent) to determine its rankings.

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 and 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.

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