Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 34 of its affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “2017 Best Courses You Can Play in Each State” list, while two managed-facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious ranking of the “Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S.” (post 1960).
Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 43) and Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 54) are both listed among Golfweek’s “Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S.,” while three Troon-affiliated courses were ranked No. 1 in their state, including Lake of Isles (North) in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware, and Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii.
Troon-affiliated courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Top 100 Modern Courses
No. 43 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 54 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 3 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 7 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 9 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 12 Boulders Resort (North), Carefree
No. 13 Boulders Resort (South), Carefree
No. 15 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 18 Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson
No. 23 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills
No. 30 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, (Cattail), Chandler
No. 18 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 22 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells
No. 25 Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa
No. 28 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 29 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells
No. 10 The Ridge, Castle Pines North
No. 1 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Fenwick Island
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Bethany Beach
No. 13 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 13 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah
No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 3 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 12 Kapalua (Bay), Maui
No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 8 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 10 Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay), Absecon
No. 5 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 2 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech University, Lubbock
No. 11 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 15 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas
No. 6 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 4 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village
No. 9 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores
Among the criteria used by Golfweek’s panel of course raters include:
Ease and intimacy of routing – The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner.
Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s – Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
Basic quality of conditioning – Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
Walk in the park test – Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.
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, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif.