Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 38 of its affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “2016 Best Courses” in the United States list. Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 45) and Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 55) are both listed on the prestigious ranking of the “Top 100 Best Modern Courses” (post 1960). The list of the “Next 100 Best Modern Courses” includes three Troon affiliated courses, including The Golf Club at Black Rock in Idaho (No. 139), Princeville Makai Golf Club in Hawaii (No. 159) and Quintero Golf Club in Arizona (No. 181).
Among the courses named to Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State” rankings, four Troon affiliated courses were ranked No. 1 in their states, including Lake of Isles (North) in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware, Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii, and Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) in Minnesota.
Troon-affiliated courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Top 100 Best Modern Courses
No. 45 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 55 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
Next Top 100 Best Modern Courses
No. 139 The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
No. 159 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii
No. 181 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria, Arizona
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 5 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 7 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 8 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 12 Boulders Resort (North), Carefree
No. 14 Boulders Resort (South), Carefree
No. 18 La Paloma Golf Club (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 19 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 20 Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson
No. 26 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills
No. 29 Whirlwind Golf Club, (Cattail), Chandler
No. 8 PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta
No. 19 Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa
No. 20 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 21 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells
No. 27 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells
No. 30 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 10 The Ridge at Castel Pines North, Castle Pines North
No. 1 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Fenwick Island
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes, Bethany Beach
No. 11 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 11 Kapalua (Bay), Maui
No. 1 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik
No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 9 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 9 Seaview Country Club (Bay), Absecon
No. 6 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 2 Texas Tech University (Rawls), Lubbock
No. 10 La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 11 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas
No. 6 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 3 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village
No. 9 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores
“Hats off to all of these Troon-affiliated facilities for being honored by Golfweek as a top golf course in the United States,” said Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon. “We’re proud to see such a large number of Troon courses recognized by an industry-leading publication.”
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 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.