Posted on February 15, 2007
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that it has been selected to manage Forest Dunes Golf Club, a semi-private facility located outside of Detroit in Roscommon, Mich. Rated the "Best New Upscale Course" by Golf Digest in 2003, Forest Dunes Golf Club has received accolades from numerous other golf publications including: "Top Ten You Can Play" by Golf World, "Top 100 Residential Golf Communities" by Golfweek; Ranked #2 in "Michigan's Top 50 Public Golf Courses" by Michigan Golf Magazine as well as being recognized by Great Lakes Golf Magazine's 2007 Player's Choice Awards as the "Best Conditioned Course" and "Best Greens" in the area.

Forest Dunes Golf Club is a 7104-yard, par 72, Tom Weiskopf Signature designed course surrounded by picturesque views of the Huron National Forest. The layout of the course stretches across two types of terrain; half of the course rolls over dunes deposited by the nearby Au Sable River while the other half cuts through dense towering pine trees. The course challenges players with its deep pits of sand and high dunes while delivering exceptional playing surfaces.

"We are excited to be involved with Forest Dunes Golf Club and believe that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience of the members and guests," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf.

The facilities at Forest Dunes Golf Club include a putting course covering more than two acres, serving as a perfect area for fine-tuning putting skills. The 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse is inspired by Adirondack lodge architecture and features a private members lounge, two dining rooms, a golf shop stocked with the latest in both men's and women's apparel and equipment, and well equipped locker rooms.

"Forest Dunes Golf Club believes that the new partnership with Troon Golf will be beneficial to its members and guests," said Marty West, president, Milestone Realty Services, Inc. "We look forward to what Troon Golf has to offer in the area of golf operations and their commitment to customer service and great playing conditions."

Forest Dunes Golf Club has also been certified in meeting the strict standards of the Audubon International Certified Gold Signature Development program. It was one of the first six developments in the world to earn the distinction.

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; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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