Posted on November 08, 2007
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce its agreement to manage three of The St. Joe Company's championship and resort golf courses. Located in Northwest Florida, the courses include Shark's Tooth Golf Club, Camp Creek Golf Club and The Origins Course, as well as the WaterSound Beach Club in Florida.

Shark's Tooth is a private members-only club designed by Greg Norman in an oasis setting. The course is the centerpiece of the Wild Heron community, which sits on the shores of Lake Powell. Shark's Tooth is one of only two private signature courses along the Emerald Coast and was named the No. 5 "Best Golf Course" in Florida by Golf Digest magazine.

Camp Creek Golf Club is located off Northwest Florida's Scenic Highway 30A, west of Panama City Beach and was designed by Tom Fazio. The first 18 holes opened for play in May 2001 and has been ranked the No. 8 "Best Golf Course" in Florida by Golfweek magazine.

The Origins Course at WaterSound, designed by PGA Tour player Davis Love III, was built to make golf more fun and accessible to families, beginners and casual golfers. The Origins Course was conceived with the "short course" concept with a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a nine-hole executive course and an 18-hole par 3 layout. The design is also consistent with the Scottish origins of the game, in which six, nine and 12-hole courses were commonplace.

The WaterSound Beach Club is set among the rolling dunes of WaterSound Beach with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and private access to an exclusive beach. The beach club features a 7,000 square foot swimming pool with a special children's area and bubble jet water feature, with generous terraces for sunning and relaxing. The club also features a full service restaurant and exhibition kitchen with indoor and outdoor terrace dining and a full service bar.

"We are pleased to partner with The St. Joe Company as they continue to develop some of Florida's most scenic land," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf, "and we look forward to expanding on the great service heritage they've established at their facilities."

"Troon Golf brings tremendous expertise, brand strength and marketing savvy to Northwest Florida," said St. Joe president and COO Britt Greene. "We are confident that St. Joe club members, communities and customers will benefit significantly from Troon Golf's commitment to extraordinary service and the highest quality experiences."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 190 courses located in 32 states and 29 countries. Additionally, 35 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.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Azalea Golf Course, Sao Miguel, Azores; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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