TROON GOLF OPENS FISH CREEK GOLF CLUB in HOUSTON

Posted on February 26, 2001

The Steve Elkington Design is a Simple Mix of Traditional Elements

Scottsdale, Arizona - Troon Golf, the world leader in management, development and marketing of luxury brand golf, is pleased to announce Fish Creek Golf Club, the newest daily-fee facility in the Houston area, scheduled to open in February 2001.

As part owner of the golf club, veteran tour professional and past PGA Champion, Steve Elkington designed the 27-hole layout in his first venture into golf course architecture. Elkington was involved in every detail, right down to the rocking chairs on the clubhouse veranda and the color of the carpet.

Eighteen holes are complete with the third nine under construction and slated to open in the Summer 2001. The golf course stretches through a heavily wooded area, with Fish Creek meandering through the property and coming into play on a number of holes. With wide sweeping fairway undulations, Elkington's layout plays to the natural architect of the land. The golf course required the bare minimum of earth moving, allowing the course to flow to large, well-balanced green complexes.

"I wanted to see if I could envision the entire project. It has been a labor of love for the past two years. My plan was to keep everything simple and well-rooted in traditional, classic touches," said Elkington. "We chose Troon Golf because they share our appreciation for the traditions of the game by providing the finest golf experiences available, from the conditioning of the golf course to the service in the clubhouse. We are honored to have Fish Creek represented as one in the family of world-renowned Troon Golf properties."

Elkington, a native of Australia, drew from years of experience by playing the world's finest golf courses, recalling the most comfortable aspects of each one he has visited in a style he loosely describes as "Country Golf."

"I wanted the golf course to be challenging but not ridiculous, and nothing in the look and feel of Fish Creek to be overpowering," Elkington said. "Except the wafting aroma of barbeque smoking in the cooker between the 9th green and 10th tee, golf at Fish Creek is about relaxing and enjoying yourself."

"It is a joy to partner with someone as visionary and enthusiastic as Steve Elkington," said Dana Garmany, Troon Golf Chairman and CEO. "We appreciate this opportunity to introduce our company to the business and resort communities in the greater Houston area."

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf represents over 75 management and development contracts in 14 states and nine countries. Troon Golf properties include internationally renowned venues such as Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses & Spa, A Westin Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado; The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas; and Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico. Scottsdale, Arizona - Troon Golf, the world leader in management, development and marketing of luxury brand golf, is pleased to announce Fish Creek Golf Club, the newest daily-fee facility in the Houston area, scheduled to open in February 2001.

As part owner of the golf club, veteran tour professional and past PGA Champion, Steve Elkington designed the 27-hole layout in his first venture into golf course architecture. Elkington was involved in every detail, right down to the rocking chairs on the clubhouse veranda and the color of the carpet.

Eighteen holes are complete with the third nine under construction and slated to open in the Summer 2001. The golf course stretches through a heavily wooded area, with Fish Creek meandering through the property and coming into play on a number of holes. With wide sweeping fairway undulations, Elkington's layout plays to the natural architect of the land. The golf course required the bare minimum of earth moving, allowing the course to flow to large, well-balanced green complexes.

"I wanted to see if I could envision the entire project. It has been a labor of love for the past two years. My plan was to keep everything simple and well-rooted in traditional, classic touches," said Elkington. "We chose Troon Golf because they share our appreciation for the traditions of the game by providing the finest golf experiences available, from the conditioning of the golf course to the service in the clubhouse. We are honored to have Fish Creek represented as one in the family of world-renowned Troon Golf properties."

Elkington, a native of Australia, drew from years of experience by playing the world's finest golf courses, recalling the most comfortable aspects of each one he has visited in a style he loosely describes as "Country Golf."

"I wanted the golf course to be challenging but not ridiculous, and nothing in the look and feel of Fish Creek to be overpowering," Elkington said. "Except the wafting aroma of barbeque smoking in the cooker between the 9th green and 10th tee, golf at Fish Creek is about relaxing and enjoying yourself."

"It is a joy to partner with someone as visionary and enthusiastic as Steve Elkington," said Dana Garmany, Troon Golf Chairman and CEO. "We appreciate this opportunity to introduce our company to the business and resort communities in the greater Houston area."

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf represents over 75 management and development contracts in 14 states and nine countries. Troon Golf properties include internationally renowned venues such as Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses & Spa, A Westin Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado; The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas; and Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico.
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