TROON GOLF TO MANAGE THE GOLF FACILITIES AT GIANTS RIDGE GOLF & SKI RESORT

Posted on January 08, 2002

In Biwabik, Minnesota, the Number One Course Grows to 36 Holes

Scottsdale, Arizona – Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Biwabik, Minnesota now offers the world-renowned TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE at the state’s popular year-round destination facility. Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury brand golf management, development and marketing, will manage operations for the existing Giants Ridge course, The Legend, as well the food and beverage operations for the Giants Ridge Winter Sports Chalet.

The Legend opened in June 1997 and has received many accolades since its inception. Golf Digest honored The Legend at Giants Ridge in its 1998 rankings of the “Top 10 Best New Upscale Public Courses in America.” In 1999, the course was named “Minnesota’s Number One Public Golf Course.” The Legend golf course is the work of Jeffery D. Brauer of Texas-based GolfScapes, Inc., with assistance from PGA Tour veteran, Lanny Wadkins. They were also chosen to design the second golf course, The Quarry at Giants Ridge. Construction began on The Quarry in November 2000.

The Quarry, expected to open in Fall 2002, is located three miles south of the resort. The new layout is part of a state project to accommodate the far-exceeded levels of play at The Legend at Giants Ridge. Each course will offer golfers two clearly distinct golfing experiences. They are anticipating the new course to battle with The Legend as the number one golf course in the state.

“We are very excited to be involved with a golf facility as well-received as Giants Ridge,” said Troon Golf President and Chief Operating Officer, Hud Hinton. “Our aim is to manage the golf operations in a manner that builds on the momentum the Resort enjoys as a favorite Midwest tourist destination.”

“We look forward to the refinements Troon Golf will instill at the Giants Ridge golf courses,” said Linda Roketa, General Manager at Giants Ridge. “Their expertise ensures a secure and respected future for golfers seeking out our resort for a top-level experience.”

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf represents over 110 management and development contracts in 21 states and 10 countries. Troon Golf properties include venues such as The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Country Club at Summit Ridge, Santaquin, Utah; Pelican Waters Golf Club, Queensland Australia; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California; The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia; and Paradise Village Golf & Country Club, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Scottsdale, Arizona – Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Biwabik, Minnesota now offers the world-renowned TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE at the state’s popular year-round destination facility. Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury brand golf management, development and marketing, will manage operations for the existing Giants Ridge course, The Legend, as well the food and beverage operations for the Giants Ridge Winter Sports Chalet.

The Legend opened in June 1997 and has received many accolades since its inception. Golf Digest honored The Legend at Giants Ridge in its 1998 rankings of the “Top 10 Best New Upscale Public Courses in America.” In 1999, the course was named “Minnesota’s Number One Public Golf Course.” The Legend golf course is the work of Jeffery D. Brauer of Texas-based GolfScapes, Inc., with assistance from PGA Tour veteran, Lanny Wadkins. They were also chosen to design the second golf course, The Quarry at Giants Ridge. Construction began on The Quarry in November 2000.

The Quarry, expected to open in Fall 2002, is located three miles south of the resort. The new layout is part of a state project to accommodate the far-exceeded levels of play at The Legend at Giants Ridge. Each course will offer golfers two clearly distinct golfing experiences. They are anticipating the new course to battle with The Legend as the number one golf course in the state.

“We are very excited to be involved with a golf facility as well-received as Giants Ridge,” said Troon Golf President and Chief Operating Officer, Hud Hinton. “Our aim is to manage the golf operations in a manner that builds on the momentum the Resort enjoys as a favorite Midwest tourist destination.”

“We look forward to the refinements Troon Golf will instill at the Giants Ridge golf courses,” said Linda Roketa, General Manager at Giants Ridge. “Their expertise ensures a secure and respected future for golfers seeking out our resort for a top-level experience.”

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf represents over 110 management and development contracts in 21 states and 10 countries. Troon Golf properties include venues such as The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Country Club at Summit Ridge, Santaquin, Utah; Pelican Waters Golf Club, Queensland Australia; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California; The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia; and Paradise Village Golf & Country Club, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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