WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS SELECTS TROON TO MANAGE GOLF OPERATIONS AT RIO MAR COUNTRY CLUB AT WYNDHAM

Posted on February 18, 2016
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce it has been selected to manage operations at the iconic Rio Mar Country Club, located on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Rio Mar Country Club is adjacent to the world famous El Yunque rainforest, which covers an area of 29,000 acres and forms part of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa.

Offering 36 holes of championship golf, Rio Mar Country Club has the benefit of two distinct course designs. The Ocean Course is a design collaboration between Tom and George Fazio, which provides players an unrivalled tour of the naturally breathtaking contours of the island and its signature 16th hole that plays along the crystal waters of the Atlantic. The River Course, which features a more recent Greg Norman design, bears many of "Great White Shark's" design hallmarks that include an intriguing layout, clever use of natural terrain, and a fair challenge for all levels of golfer. Furthermore, as a former host of the World Amateur Team Championship, Rio Mar Country Club has undoubted pedigree as a leading golf attraction.

"Puerto Rico has had a long history with World Class golf destinations," said John Easterbrook, Troon's executive vice president, operations. "We are truly honored to continue our presence in Puerto Rico working with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts on the Rio Mar golf facilities. We are excited about the commitment to Rio Mar and Puerto Rico golf from Wyndham ownership and look forward to golf being a big part of growth in the area."

In addition to managing the golf operations at Rio Mar, Troon will also oversee operations at its tennis facility, which boasts eleven Har-Tru courts and two Laykold hard courts. The Rio Mar experience is truly unforgettable for local residents and visitors from around the globe, whether looking for a membership opportunity in a unique environment or an incredible golf resort covering all aspects of the dream golf vacation.

"We are delighted to be able to announce that Troon will manage Rio Mar Country Club moving forward," commented Mark Kukulski, president Wyndham Hotels Group. "We feel that this appointment will bring incredible value to the membership, as well as drive the golf travel rounds and revenues which this facility deserves to be seeing. Our existing successful partnership with Troon around the U.S., at facilities such as Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and Silverado Resort & Spa, enable us to move forward with confidence."

Puerto Rico is known around the globe for its ancient protected rainforest which covers a significant portion of the island, as well as possessing one of only seven phosphorescent bays in the world, which alongside the truly World Class golf makes it the ideal destination for all types of leisure and group getaways.

About Rio Mar Count Club
Rio Mar Country Club is a 36-hole Semi-Private/Resort golf club located within the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa property, alongside the Rio Mameyes and El Yunque National Park. The Ocean Course measures 6,782 yards from the back tees down to 5,450 yards for the ladies to a par of 72. The River Course plays a slightly longer 6,945 yards from the back but a shorter 5,119 yards from the front. For more information, visit www.wyndhamriomar.com/golf or call 787-888-6000.

About Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa boasts 400 spacious rooms, including 40 oversized suites, is newly renovated with vibrant decor and modern amenities. A diverse array of five distinct restaurants from traditional Puerto Rican fare, pan-Asian, Italian or all-day dining there is something for all tastes. With a 1 mile stretch of golden sandy beach and 500 acres of on-site recreational fun, including the Rio Mar Casino, guests will always find a new and exciting experience to enjoy. For more information, visit www.wyndhamriomar.com or call 787-888-6000.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a "Top 100" ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

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Media contacts:
Brett Brooks
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com
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