Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing is proud to recognize its affiliated resort destinations named to GOLF Magazine and Golf.com’s “Premier Resorts” rankings for 2016-17 – the biennial guide listing the greatest resort destinations in North America. As noted below, The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vermont made its exciting debut as a Silver Medal Resort while The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. returned to the prestigious list. In total, 112 resorts were named to either the Gold or Silver Medal categories, 18 of which feature Troon-affiliated golf courses, including:
Gold Medal Resorts
- The Boulders Resort (North & South Courses) – Carefree, Ariz.
- Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Monument & Pinnacle Courses) – Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Ritz Carlton Kapalua (Plantation & Bay Courses) – Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
- St. Regis Princeville (Princeville Makai Golf Club) – Kauai, Hawaii
Silver Medal Resorts
- The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa (The Golf Club at Equinox) (new) – Manchester Village, Vermont
- Foxwoods Resort & Casino (Lake of Isles) – North Stonington, Conn.
- Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (The Quarry & The Legends Courses) – Biwabik, Minn.
- La Cantera Resort & Spa (The Palmer Course & Resort Course) – San Antonio, Texas
- One & Only Ocean Club/Atlantis (Ocean Club) – Paradise Island, Bahamas
- One & Only Palmilla (Palmilla Golf Club) – Los Cabos, Mexico
- Park Hyatt Aviara (Aviara Golf Club) – Carlsbad, Calif.
- The Phoenician (Canyon, Desert & Oasis Courses) – Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Pronghorn (Nicklaus & Fazio Courses) – Bend, Oregon
- Silverado Resort and Spa (North & South Courses) – Napa, Calif.
- The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Acacia, Ironwood & Mesquite Courses) – Scottsdale, Ariz.
- The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (La Paloma Country Club) (new) – Tucson, Ariz.
- The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (The Club at Savannah Harbor) – Savannah, Georgia
- World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort (The Slammer & The Squire) – St. Augustine, Florida
Voting for the “Best Golf Resorts” was based on four criteria: golf, lodging, food & drink, and service. Forty percent of the resort recognition was based on golf, considering factors such as challenge, playability, scenery, history, facilities and service. The rest of the score was equally weighed among lodging, food & drink, and overall service at the resorts.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 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 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.