Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 27, 2020) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 62 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek’s 2020 Best Courses lists. A total of 50 managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2020 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 12 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, three Troon-affiliated facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious “Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S.” (post 1960) ranking, including: Gamble Sands in Washington (No. 40); Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 44); and Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 98). Troon brands include Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf and OB Sports.
Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course
Four Troon-affiliated courses were recognized as the top public courses in their respective state, including Mystic Creek Golf Club in Arkansas; Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware; Kapalua (Plantation); and Gamble Sands.
Affiliated courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Top 100 Modern Courses
No. 40 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington – OB Sports
No. 44 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 98 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
Quintero Golf Club
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State Arizona
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 4 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg
No. 6 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 10 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 14 Sewailo at Casino Del Sol, Tucson
No. 15 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale
No. 16 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale
No. 17 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 22 Papago Golf Course, Phoenix – OB Sports
No. 25 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona – OB Sports
No. 28 The Westin Kierland Golf Club (Ironwood, Acacia), Scottsdale
Arkansas No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado
No. 9 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 18 Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto – OB Sports
No. 23 The Golf Club at Copper Valley (formerly Saddle Creek Golf Resort), Copperopolis
No. 26 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 30 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells
No. 10 The Ridge, Castle Pines North
No. 4 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
Virginia No. 4 The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, Bristol
Wisconsin No. 3 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay
Wyoming No. 4 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan
“Congratulations to all of our clients and associates who are dedicated day-in and day-out to providing “Best in State” and “Top 100” experiences for their guests and members,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are honored to support these world-class destinations, courses and clubs.”
Golfweek annually publishes its ranking of the “Best Courses You Can Play,” “Best Private Courses,” the “Top 200 Classic” and “Top 200 Modern” courses. 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.
About Troon Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.