TROON GOLF TO DEVELOP AND MANAGE WILDFLOWER RESORT GOLF OPERATIONS

Posted on August 19, 2002

New Resort in DFW Metroplex Features Designs by Jack Nicklaus and Sergio Garcia

Scottsdale, Arizona - The Dallas-based Wildflower Resort Company is pleased to announce its recent engagement of Troon Golf® to assist in the development, and the subsequent operation, of the golf facilities that will be an integral part of the Wildflower Resort in Grand Prairie, Texas. The resort's 36-hole golf facilities will feature the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, as well as the first golf course design by 22-year old PGA Tour star, Sergio Garcia.

"Troon Golf, Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Design team bring to Wildflower the experience and reputation for exceptional golf course design that this special project demands," said Raymond J. Goad, President & CEO of Wildflower Resort Company. "The teaming of Troon, Jack Nicklaus and Sergio Garcia brings to Wildflower the recognized world leader in upscale golf management, development and marketing, one of golf's true legends, and the youth and future promise of the sport. Together they personify our concept for Wildflower as a grand resort hotel reinterpreted for the new century in avant-garde Texas style."

The two golf courses will be the centerpiece of an immense resort and commercial project stretching over a 1000-acre lakefront peninsula just south of the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Designed as an international group-meeting destination, the $200 million resort will include a 500-room four-star luxury hotel, and 60,000-square foot conference center. Construction will begin in late 2002, with the resort complex and golf courses scheduled to open in late 2004.

"We feel fortunate that the developer of the Wildflower Resort feels that we are the right company to help to achieve their vision in the development and ongoing management of the resort's golf facilities," stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Tim Schantz. "We are extremely pleased to play a role in this project and the exciting collaboration between Nicklaus Design and Sergio Garcia."

Wildflower Resort marks the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In addition, Nicklaus Design will support Garcia's design debut and gradual entry into golf course architecture. "With Jack and Sergio getting together, you are creating a chemistry that doesn't exist right now," said Tim Greenwell, Troon's Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "It's going to be an exciting time to be a golfer in the Metroplex."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 golf courses located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Sagamore Club, Indianapolis, Indiana; Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, Rhode Island; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and CapCana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Scottsdale, Arizona - The Dallas-based Wildflower Resort Company is pleased to announce its recent engagement of Troon Golf® to assist in the development, and the subsequent operation, of the golf facilities that will be an integral part of the Wildflower Resort in Grand Prairie, Texas. The resort's 36-hole golf facilities will feature the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, as well as the first golf course design by 22-year old PGA Tour star, Sergio Garcia.

"Troon Golf, Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Design team bring to Wildflower the experience and reputation for exceptional golf course design that this special project demands," said Raymond J. Goad, President & CEO of Wildflower Resort Company. "The teaming of Troon, Jack Nicklaus and Sergio Garcia brings to Wildflower the recognized world leader in upscale golf management, development and marketing, one of golf's true legends, and the youth and future promise of the sport. Together they personify our concept for Wildflower as a grand resort hotel reinterpreted for the new century in avant-garde Texas style."

The two golf courses will be the centerpiece of an immense resort and commercial project stretching over a 1000-acre lakefront peninsula just south of the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Designed as an international group-meeting destination, the $200 million resort will include a 500-room four-star luxury hotel, and 60,000-square foot conference center. Construction will begin in late 2002, with the resort complex and golf courses scheduled to open in late 2004.

"We feel fortunate that the developer of the Wildflower Resort feels that we are the right company to help to achieve their vision in the development and ongoing management of the resort's golf facilities," stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Tim Schantz. "We are extremely pleased to play a role in this project and the exciting collaboration between Nicklaus Design and Sergio Garcia."

Wildflower Resort marks the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In addition, Nicklaus Design will support Garcia's design debut and gradual entry into golf course architecture. "With Jack and Sergio getting together, you are creating a chemistry that doesn't exist right now," said Tim Greenwell, Troon's Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "It's going to be an exciting time to be a golfer in the Metroplex."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 golf courses located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Sagamore Club, Indianapolis, Indiana; Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, Rhode Island; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and CapCana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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