Golf Magazine has named the “Best New Courses” of 2009 and three Troon Golf-managed courses made the list! The Jack Nicklaus-designed Red Ledges Golf Club in Heber City, Utah was named the No. 1 “Best New Private Course of the Year.” Sequoyah National Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II in Cherokee, N.C. was named the No. 2 “Best New Course You can Play.” On the global front, The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki in the Dominican Republic was named the No. 2 “Best New International Course of the Year.”
Here’s a short slideshow demonstrating why these three properties were named to the prestigious list.
Noted by Golf Magazine for its “typical” Nicklaus hallmarks that include visual intimidation and supreme challenges, the publication praised Red Ledges for its “atypical” Nicklaus touches – jagged edge bunkers, blind shots, carom-inducing contours and greens featuring false fronts. The course at Sequoyah National was praised for its hilly layout, carved out of the steep foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Faldo Legacy Course has earned a reputation for featuring some of the most dramatic holes in the Caribbean.