TROON GOLF TO MANAGE BELEK GOLF CLUB

Posted on March 26, 2009

Extends Company's Portfolio in the Mediterranean

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Belek Golf Club in Belek, Turkey.

Designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, the course at Belek Golf Club is scheduled to be completed during the project's first phase in late 2011. The initial phase will also include a 50,000 sq.-ft. clubhouse offering a golf shop, two restaurants, meetings rooms, private dining rooms, locker rooms, and a cocktail terrace for special events.

"Belek Golf Club marks Troon Golf's first managed facility in Turkey," stated Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf's senior vice president & managing director, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "This is an exciting addition and we are confident that by utilizing our experience and expertise, we will bring a high level of success to the entire development."

According to KPMG's recent survey of 80 golf tour operators, Turkey is expected to be the third "hot spot" for golf tourism behind Portugal and Spain. The Belek region already has 17 golf courses and dozens of four- and five-star hotels and entertainment venues.

"Belek Golf Club is intending to appeal to people seeking an environment embroidered in finer details and superior service," stated Hasan Besneli, chairman of the board, Belek Golf Club. "Troon Golf, in our opinion, is a perfect fit."

Belek Golf Club also includes a luxurious hotel and a residential resort featuring spa and fitness services, two pools, beach club, and a town center called Galleria. The project will create a unique Mediterranean village environment designed for the comfort and enjoyment of pedestrians. Within the town center, residents and guests will enjoy additional dining and shopping options with Mediterranean and Ottoman flavors.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Club at St. James Plantation , Southport, N.C.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; Roco Ki , Punta Macao, Dominican Republic; and The Grove , London, England.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog or follow Troon Golf on Twitter.
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Belek Golf Club in Belek, Turkey.

Designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, the course at Belek Golf Club is scheduled to be completed during the project's first phase in late 2011. The initial phase will also include a 50,000 sq.-ft. clubhouse offering a golf shop, two restaurants, meetings rooms, private dining rooms, locker rooms, and a cocktail terrace for special events.

"Belek Golf Club marks Troon Golf's first managed facility in Turkey," stated Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf's senior vice president & managing director, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "This is an exciting addition and we are confident that by utilizing our experience and expertise, we will bring a high level of success to the entire development."

According to KPMG's recent survey of 80 golf tour operators, Turkey is expected to be the third "hot spot" for golf tourism behind Portugal and Spain. The Belek region already has 17 golf courses and dozens of four- and five-star hotels and entertainment venues.

"Belek Golf Club is intending to appeal to people seeking an environment embroidered in finer details and superior service," stated Hasan Besneli, chairman of the board, Belek Golf Club. "Troon Golf, in our opinion, is a perfect fit."

Belek Golf Club also includes a luxurious hotel and a residential resort featuring spa and fitness services, two pools, beach club, and a town center called Galleria. The project will create a unique Mediterranean village environment designed for the comfort and enjoyment of pedestrians. Within the town center, residents and guests will enjoy additional dining and shopping options with Mediterranean and Ottoman flavors.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Club at St. James Plantation , Southport, N.C.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; Roco Ki , Punta Macao, Dominican Republic; and The Grove , London, England.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog or follow Troon Golf on Twitter.
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