#TrendingAtTroon - Episode 23 (11/23/15)

Posted on November 24, 2015

This is Vanessa back for another exciting edition of #TrendingAtTroon. Guys, before we get started, I have some breaking news out of California. The 7th annual Kia Classic LPGA tournament will return to Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa in March 2016. Aviara Golf Club has been named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort courses in America and the No. 1 golf resort in San Diego according to Cond Nast Travel. We couldnt be more excited to have the LPGA back at Aviara. Visit KiaClassic.com to learn more and to buy your tickets today.

Last week Rick Shiels and Peter Finch were at Al Zorah Golf Club in Ajman. Rick is a legend on YouTube and Peter is a Senior PGA Teaching Professional and these guys were at Al Zorah playing some golf, taking pictures and shooting some video. They shared a video on Rick's official YouTube channel that had over 10,000 views in less than 24 hours. Rick and Peter then headed to Dubai in hopes of playing more Troon facilities including The Els Club, Dubai. We will have to check their YouTube channel out to see where they ended up. We hope they had a great time in the UAE and look forward to seeing more from this duo soon.

Speaking of Al Zorah Golf Club, check this out. Europe's Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke, recently played the golf course. Here are a few photos from his round. Wait, did he just miss a green? Darren will be headed to Vietnam in a couple of weeks for the Ho Tram Open where he will join guys like Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn and Geoff Ogilvy. We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing the worlds best compete in the Ho Tram Open, Asia's grandest stage.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome The Powder Horn Golf Community to Troon. Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Priv, commented on this recent announcement saying, "We are thrilled to be involved with The Powder Horn and look forward to delivering Troon's experience and proven management practices to make an immediate impact on the community." The Powder Horn is located in Sheridan, Wyoming in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Community features a 27 hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a walking trail. This place looks incredible, and you can visit ThePowderHorn.com to learn more about this impressive facility.

DJ Flanders, Director of Operations, Troon Golf, Middle East & Asia, went here last week. Right? DJ was in the middle of the Maldives at Velaa Private Island, a part of an archipelago which stretches north from the equator in the Indian Ocean. It isn't easy getting to Velaa, but once you do, you are hit with views like this. Velaa is home to a Troon short game academy branded Private Golf Moments by Olazbal. It was designed by ex-Ryder Cup captain and two time Masters champion Jos Mara Olazbal. Visit VelaaPrivateIsland.com to learn more about this private island and book your getaway today.

That is all we have trending at Troon this week, and unfortunately, this will be my last episode of #TrendingAtTroon. I will be leaving Troon soon, but will forever cherish the memories I've made here and will miss these weekly installments. Not sure who's replacing me, but there is no way they will have as much fun as I have. So thank you, thank you, thank you. And one last time, cut.

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