Posted on January 16, 2007
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to manage Rochester Golf and Country Club, located on the western edge of Rochester, Minn. just 75 minutes south of Minneapolis.

Rochester Golf and Country Club is a vintage private club designed by A.W. Tillinghast in the 1920s. Much like the diverse landscape found throughout Minnesota, Rochester Golf and Country Club showcases a variety of terrain. The course boasts evergreen-lined fairways, rolling hills, elevated tee boxes, sloping greens and picturesque backdrops. Tillinghast's renowned philosophy of challenging players to hit controlled shots into closely guarded greens is prevalent throughout the golf course.

"Troon Golf is excited to continue its expansion into Minnesota; a state known for its love for the game of golf," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "Our team is eager to deliver the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCEsm to the members of Rochester Golf and Country Club by providing superb playing conditions and unparalleled service."

Rochester Golf and Country Club recently rebuilt and expanded their clubhouse to include a 1,350 sq. ft. pro shop and meeting space for special events. The club is known for an enthusiastic junior golf program with a two-hole practice area reserved just for junior golfers. Rochester Golf and Country Club has also focused on being active in the local community by hosting several state, regional and even national tournaments in recent years.

Al DeBoer, the club's immediate past president, said they expect a successful future with Troon Golf. "In the midst of a very competitive environment, Troon Golf offers professional management with the depth and breadth needed to compete and thrive," DeBoer added. "We expect to be operating on all cylinders with Troon Golf as a partner at Rochester Golf and Country Club."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 29 states and 22 countries. Additionally, 34 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national and 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.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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