TROON GOLF TO MANAGE THE GOLF CLUB AT CHAMPIONS CIRCLE

Posted on March 26, 2008
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected by HEI Hotels & Resorts to manage The Golf Club at Champions Circle, formerly the Doral Tesoro Golf Club, located in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Golf Club at Champions Circle showcases a championship-level golf course, nestled among the rolling hills of a former cattle ranch. The par-72 course was recently redesigned by renowned architect Jay Morrish and features five sets of tee boxes. The course measures 7,005 yards and is lined with 100-year-old oak trees, as well as winding creeks and white limestone outcroppings. Lush green hills surround the course, which proves to be an invigorating test for players of all skill levels with its steep greens and strategically placed water hazards. The club offers a complete golf experience with a full-service driving range and sizeable putting green and chipping area.

"We are pleased to continue our partnership with HEI Hotels and Resorts to manage The Golf Club at Champions Circle," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "The Golf Club at Champions Circle is an exceptional facility in a beautiful setting and we welcome the opportunity to contribute to its continued success."

The clubhouse and golf shop were recently renovated to feature a stylish blend of sleek designs and cool colors. Plans call for a future renovation to expand the clubhouse and add more banquet space. Additional golf services at the club include PGA-certified instructors for private and group lessons as well as expert tournament and meeting planning. Located adjacent to the golf course is the 268-room Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle, known for being an innovative evolution in luxury lodging.

"We are excited to partner with two of the best brands in the hospitality industry at the Marriott DFW Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle," said Glenn Tuckman, HEI's senior vice president operations & asset management. "With the Marriott brand on the hotel and Troon Golf overseeing our beautiful golf course, the Marriott DFW is primed to be the leading resort in the Dallas/Fort Worth area."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 190 courses located in 32 states and 32 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; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.

HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Embassy Suites, Le Meridien and Hilton.
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