TROON GOLF APPOINTED TO MANAGE COSTA BLANCA BY METRO

Posted on October 14, 2008

Caribbean Golf and Beach Community to Feature Greg Norman Designed Golf Course and Chris Evert Tennis Center

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage the golf course, tennis center and club facilities at Costa Blanca by Metro, located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Costa Blanca by Metro is a new golf, tennis and beach community and is just a 45 minute drive from the capital city of Santo Domingo and 20 minutes from Las Americas International Airport. The 300-acre site will feature an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, Chris Evert Tennis Center, 180-slip marina designed for luxury yachts, several high-rise condo towers, luxury villas and additional residential developments.

The project developer, Group Metro Corporation, boasts more than three decades of experience and has a vision to become the leading tourism and real estate corporation in the Dominican Republic.

"We are excited to partner with Group Metro to deliver the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCESM at Costa Blanca," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "By utilizing our experience and expertise, we feel confident in our ability to help bring a high level of success to the entire development."

Construction on the first nine holes is currently underway. When complete, the par 72 golf course will feature eight seafront holes with lush fairways and striking natural backdrops. The clubhouse will feature a full-service restaurant, cigar bar, locker rooms and a banquet facility featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the golf course and the Caribbean Sea.

Dr. Luis Jose Asilis, president and CEO of Group Metro said, "We are looking forward to working with one of the top management teams in the golf world to provide world-class service and facilities at Costa Blanca to the Group Metro family of clients and owners."

Luxury residences will include the Founders Villas, which will overlook the Greg Norman signature golf course, the beach and the marina as well. Founders of Costa Blanca will enjoy lifetime membership in the community's private clubs. High-rise beachfront condominiums will offer sleek contemporary architecture with similar panoramic views. Immediate interest has been taken in the project with more than 85 percent of the Founder Memberships sold and the second phase of membership sales already underway.

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.; Troon North 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. For more news and information, For more news and information, subscribe to Troon Golf's blog by emailScottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage the golf course, tennis center and club facilities at Costa Blanca by Metro, located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Costa Blanca by Metro is a new golf, tennis and beach community and is just a 45 minute drive from the capital city of Santo Domingo and 20 minutes from Las Americas International Airport. The 300-acre site will feature an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, Chris Evert Tennis Center, 180-slip marina designed for luxury yachts, several high-rise condo towers, luxury villas and additional residential developments.

The project developer, Group Metro Corporation, boasts more than three decades of experience and has a vision to become the leading tourism and real estate corporation in the Dominican Republic.

"We are excited to partner with Group Metro to deliver the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCESM at Costa Blanca," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "By utilizing our experience and expertise, we feel confident in our ability to help bring a high level of success to the entire development."

Construction on the first nine holes is currently underway. When complete, the par 72 golf course will feature eight seafront holes with lush fairways and striking natural backdrops. The clubhouse will feature a full-service restaurant, cigar bar, locker rooms and a banquet facility featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the golf course and the Caribbean Sea.

Dr. Luis Jose Asilis, president and CEO of Group Metro said, "We are looking forward to working with one of the top management teams in the golf world to provide world-class service and facilities at Costa Blanca to the Group Metro family of clients and owners."

Luxury residences will include the Founders Villas, which will overlook the Greg Norman signature golf course, the beach and the marina as well. Founders of Costa Blanca will enjoy lifetime membership in the community's private clubs. High-rise beachfront condominiums will offer sleek contemporary architecture with similar panoramic views. Immediate interest has been taken in the project with more than 85 percent of the Founder Memberships sold and the second phase of membership sales already underway.

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.; Troon North 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. For more news and information, For more news and information, subscribe to Troon Golf's blog by email
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