TROON GOLF CHOSEN TO MANAGE SAND BARRENS GOLF CLUB

Posted on January 09, 2007

Southern New Jersey Club Rated #2 in the State by Golfweek

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- In continuing its expansion on the East coast of the United States, Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Malcolm and Edson Robertson to manage operations at Sand Barrens Golf Club, a semi-private, resort-style golf facility in Swainton, NJ. Rated the No. 2 course in the state by Golfweek (2005), Sand Barrens has received accolades from numerous other golf publications including: Zagat Golf Guide, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Located close to the Jersey Shore, about 20 minutes south of Atlantic City between Avalon and Cape May, Sand Barrens features more than 100 acres of sand - some of it in bunkers and some of it in sweeping waste areas. A 27-hole design by Hurdzan/Fry, each of the three nines, South, North and West has its own reputation. According to golfers who've played all three, the South Nine is the prettiest, the North is the toughest and the West is everyone's favorite. Each of the nines plays as a par 36 with the total distance varying between 6,960 and 7,116 depending upon the combination of nines played.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Malcolm and Edson Robertson and offer unparalleled service and championship playing conditions to both the members and daily fee players at Sand Barrens Golf Club," stated Troon Golf President and COO, Hud Hinton.

The Sand Barrens Golf Academy offers lessons in a friendly, relaxed environment, with one, two and three day schools providing instruction on every aspect of the game: woods, irons, chipping, pitching putting and sand play. Additionally, the highly skilled staff of instructors offers students video analysis, fitness evaluations and psychological strategies, all combining to offer a "wholistic" approach to the game.

Edson Robertson of ERM Golf Corporation said, "We are very excited to have Troon Golf managing The Sand Barrens Golf Club. We are confident that their expertise will help us with our goal of continual improvement."

Sand Barrens has an elegant but relaxed 18,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that houses the Royal Oaks restaurant, a golf shop featuring the latest in both men's and women's apparel and equipment, and banquet space, perfect for business meetings as well as celebrations.

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 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.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.Scottsdale, Ariz. -- In continuing its expansion on the East coast of the United States, Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Malcolm and Edson Robertson to manage operations at Sand Barrens Golf Club, a semi-private, resort-style golf facility in Swainton, NJ. Rated the No. 2 course in the state by Golfweek (2005), Sand Barrens has received accolades from numerous other golf publications including: Zagat Golf Guide, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Located close to the Jersey Shore, about 20 minutes south of Atlantic City between Avalon and Cape May, Sand Barrens features more than 100 acres of sand - some of it in bunkers and some of it in sweeping waste areas. A 27-hole design by Hurdzan/Fry, each of the three nines, South, North and West has its own reputation. According to golfers who've played all three, the South Nine is the prettiest, the North is the toughest and the West is everyone's favorite. Each of the nines plays as a par 36 with the total distance varying between 6,960 and 7,116 depending upon the combination of nines played.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Malcolm and Edson Robertson and offer unparalleled service and championship playing conditions to both the members and daily fee players at Sand Barrens Golf Club," stated Troon Golf President and COO, Hud Hinton.

The Sand Barrens Golf Academy offers lessons in a friendly, relaxed environment, with one, two and three day schools providing instruction on every aspect of the game: woods, irons, chipping, pitching putting and sand play. Additionally, the highly skilled staff of instructors offers students video analysis, fitness evaluations and psychological strategies, all combining to offer a "wholistic" approach to the game.

Edson Robertson of ERM Golf Corporation said, "We are very excited to have Troon Golf managing The Sand Barrens Golf Club. We are confident that their expertise will help us with our goal of continual improvement."

Sand Barrens has an elegant but relaxed 18,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that houses the Royal Oaks restaurant, a golf shop featuring the latest in both men's and women's apparel and equipment, and banquet space, perfect for business meetings as well as celebrations.

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 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.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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