TRAVEL + LEISURE GOLF RECOGNIZES AMERICA'S TOP 100 GOLF COMMUNITIES

Posted on February 21, 2007

Two Troon Golf Managed Facilities Named to Annual List

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing takes great pleasure in recognizing two of the company's managed facilities that have been named to Travel + Leisure Golf's annual list of "America's Top 100 Golf Communities." Standing out from a list of over 2,000 properties, according to Travel + Leisure Golf, these communities are "the best places to live - and live well."

The Crosby Club - San Diego, Calif.

The Crosby Club is a 722-acre luxurious golf community located just north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe. This beautiful master planned private development features a spectacular 340-foot bridge framing the luxurious aura of the golf community, with inspired architecture blended in with graceful trees and secluded hills. The Crosby Club features an 18-hole, par 70, championship course designed by PGA star Fred Couples and course architect Brian Curley. The luxurious amenities offered include a 32,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, junior Olympic swimming pool, fitness facilities and an incredible tennis complex featuring a sunken stadium court, several additional hard courts and tennis shop. With a luxurious and serene outdoor location, The Crosby Club is quickly becoming the standard for private golf and country club living.

Turner Hill Golf Club - Ipswich, Mass.

Turner Hill Golf Club is a private golf community on Boston's historic North Shore that combines the rich history of the area with the elegance of world-class amenities and championship golf. The club features a magnificent 18-hole 7,000 yard par 72 championship golf course designed by Hurdzan Fry. The course utilizes the hillside vista and natural century-old landscape to contribute to its playability, beauty and spectacular layout. In addition to the championship golf course, Turner Hill also includes world-class squash and tennis facilities, large swimming pool, gym with personal trainers, full spa services and the Golf and Racquet Club featuring fine cuisine and excellent service.

We congratulate our partners and associates at these two exceptional properties," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "Travel + Leisure Golf is one of the leading industry publications and we place high value on receiving an accolade such as this."

In naming golf communities to this list, the field was reduced to several hundred from an initial list of more than 2,000. These several hundred were then individually rated in five categories: golf (worth up to 30 points); quality of housing (20 points); community amenities and activities (25 points); location, including natural setting and proximity to cultural and other activities (20 points); and X-factor, such as celebrity residents or buzz (5 points). The points were then totaled to rank the Top 100. To be eligible for nomination, communities were required to offer property owners an opportunity for membership in an affiliated private golf club.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 30 states and 22 countries. Additionally, 34 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Escena Golf Club, Palm Springs Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Le Paradis, Praslin Bay, St. Lucia; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing takes great pleasure in recognizing two of the company's managed facilities that have been named to Travel + Leisure Golf's annual list of "America's Top 100 Golf Communities." Standing out from a list of over 2,000 properties, according to Travel + Leisure Golf, these communities are "the best places to live - and live well."

The Crosby Club - San Diego, Calif.

The Crosby Club is a 722-acre luxurious golf community located just north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe. This beautiful master planned private development features a spectacular 340-foot bridge framing the luxurious aura of the golf community, with inspired architecture blended in with graceful trees and secluded hills. The Crosby Club features an 18-hole, par 70, championship course designed by PGA star Fred Couples and course architect Brian Curley. The luxurious amenities offered include a 32,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, junior Olympic swimming pool, fitness facilities and an incredible tennis complex featuring a sunken stadium court, several additional hard courts and tennis shop. With a luxurious and serene outdoor location, The Crosby Club is quickly becoming the standard for private golf and country club living.

Turner Hill Golf Club - Ipswich, Mass.

Turner Hill Golf Club is a private golf community on Boston's historic North Shore that combines the rich history of the area with the elegance of world-class amenities and championship golf. The club features a magnificent 18-hole 7,000 yard par 72 championship golf course designed by Hurdzan Fry. The course utilizes the hillside vista and natural century-old landscape to contribute to its playability, beauty and spectacular layout. In addition to the championship golf course, Turner Hill also includes world-class squash and tennis facilities, large swimming pool, gym with personal trainers, full spa services and the Golf and Racquet Club featuring fine cuisine and excellent service.

We congratulate our partners and associates at these two exceptional properties," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "Travel + Leisure Golf is one of the leading industry publications and we place high value on receiving an accolade such as this."

In naming golf communities to this list, the field was reduced to several hundred from an initial list of more than 2,000. These several hundred were then individually rated in five categories: golf (worth up to 30 points); quality of housing (20 points); community amenities and activities (25 points); location, including natural setting and proximity to cultural and other activities (20 points); and X-factor, such as celebrity residents or buzz (5 points). The points were then totaled to rank the Top 100. To be eligible for nomination, communities were required to offer property owners an opportunity for membership in an affiliated private golf club.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 30 states and 22 countries. Additionally, 34 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Escena Golf Club, Palm Springs Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Le Paradis, Praslin Bay, St. Lucia; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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