TRAVEL + LEISURE GOLF NAMES 2008 WORLD'S BEST GOLF RESORTS

Posted on September 15, 2008

Five Resorts with Troon Golf-Managed Courses Recognized on Prestigious List

Scottsdale, Ariz. - The well-traveled and discerning readers of Travel + Leisure Golf have voiced their opinions on which of the world's greatest golf resorts they most prefer. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing takes great pleasure in recognizing several of its managed facilities featured on the magazine's list of the "World's Best Golf Resorts." The reader survey honored the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, located in Arizona as the No. 6 Golf Resort in the United States, as well as the No. 1 Golf Resort in the Southwest. The Monument course at Troon North® Golf Club is distinguished as the No. 1 Resort Course in the Southwest.

Additional Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized by region in the September/October issue of Travel + Leisure Golf include:

Best Golf Resort
No. 2 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)

Best Golf Course
No. 2 Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)
No. 3 Turnberry (Ailsa), Ayrshire, Scotland (Scotland Region)

Best for Family Trips
No. 3 The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Southwest Region)

Best for Buddy Trips
No. 1 Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Southwest Region)
No. 3 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)
No. 3 Foxwoods Resort Casino (Lake of Isles), North Stonington, Conn. (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic)

Most Underrated
No. 1 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)

Best Hotel
No. 1 The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland (Scotland Region)

The online survey appeared on www.tlgolf.com from April 16 to June 9, 2008. The nominees fell under regional categories: Hawaii; U.S. West & Northwest; U.S. Southwest, U.S. Midwest; U.S. Florida; U.S. Southeast; U.S. Northeast & Mid-Atlantic, Canada; Mexico & Latin America; Bermuda, Bahamas & The Caribbean; Scotland; Ireland & Northern Ireland; England & Wales. The regional categories were divided into two groups based on the type of golf facility most commonly found in the region, specifically golf resorts or golf courses with separate hotels.

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. - The well-traveled and discerning readers of Travel + Leisure Golf have voiced their opinions on which of the world's greatest golf resorts they most prefer. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing takes great pleasure in recognizing several of its managed facilities featured on the magazine's list of the "World's Best Golf Resorts." The reader survey honored the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, located in Arizona as the No. 6 Golf Resort in the United States, as well as the No. 1 Golf Resort in the Southwest. The Monument course at Troon North® Golf Club is distinguished as the No. 1 Resort Course in the Southwest.

Additional Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized by region in the September/October issue of Travel + Leisure Golf include:

Best Golf Resort
No. 2 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)

Best Golf Course
No. 2 Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)
No. 3 Turnberry (Ailsa), Ayrshire, Scotland (Scotland Region)

Best for Family Trips
No. 3 The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Southwest Region)

Best for Buddy Trips
No. 1 Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Southwest Region)
No. 3 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)
No. 3 Foxwoods Resort Casino (Lake of Isles), North Stonington, Conn. (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic)

Most Underrated
No. 1 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico (Mexico and Latin America Region)

Best Hotel
No. 1 The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland (Scotland Region)

The online survey appeared on www.tlgolf.com from April 16 to June 9, 2008. The nominees fell under regional categories: Hawaii; U.S. West & Northwest; U.S. Southwest, U.S. Midwest; U.S. Florida; U.S. Southeast; U.S. Northeast & Mid-Atlantic, Canada; Mexico & Latin America; Bermuda, Bahamas & The Caribbean; Scotland; Ireland & Northern Ireland; England & Wales. The regional categories were divided into two groups based on the type of golf facility most commonly found in the region, specifically golf resorts or golf courses with separate hotels.

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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