Gamble Sands

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 5, 2021) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 65 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek’s 2021 Best Courses lists. A total of 47 managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2021 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 18 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, 10 Troon-affiliated facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious “Top 200 Modern Courses in the U.S.” ranking, eight courses on Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” list, and five courses were recognized as the top public course in their respective state. Troon brands include Troon Golf®, Troon Privé®, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports and Indigo Golf Partners.

Affiliated courses named to Golfweek’s Best include:

Kapalua Plantation Course

Top 200 Modern Courses
No. 40 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington
No. 41 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. T100 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
No. T115 The Rim, Payson, Arizona
No. T117 Stone Canyon Club, Tucson, Arizona
No. T121 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, Minnesota
No. T165 King Kamehameha Club, Maui, Hawaii
No. T188 Champion Hills, Hendersonville, North Carolina
No. T197 Cascata, Boulder City, Nevada
No. T200 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii

Best Courses You Can Play in the United States
No. 18 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. T19 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington
No. 34 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Arkansas
No. 47 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, Minnesota
No. T63 Cascata, Boulder City, Nevada
No. T72 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii
No. T77 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria, Arizona
No. 80 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, California

Aerial view of Quintero Golf Club

Quintero Golf Club

Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
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. 13 Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, Bullhead City
No. T17 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale
No. T17 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale
No. 19 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 20 Papago Golf Club, Phoenix
No. T24 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona

No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

No. 9 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 19 Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto
No. 29 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 30 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells

No. 3 Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield
No. 4 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington

Bayside Resort Golf Club

No. 1 Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 3 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View

No. 11 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast
No. 15 Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory), Palm Coast

No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 8 Mauna Lani (North), Kohala Coast
No. 12 Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei
No. 13 Mauna Lani (South), Kohala Coast
No. 15 Ocean Course at Hokuala, Kauai

No. 3 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

No. 1 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry Course), Biwabik
No. 8 Giant’s Ridge (Legends Course), Biwabik

No. 6 Grand Bear, Saucier

Cascata Golf Club

No. 2 Cascata, Las Vegas
No. 11 Rio Secco Golf Club, Las Vegas

New Jersey
No. 5 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township
No. 9 The Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong
No. 14 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Pines), Galloway Township

New Mexico
No. 6 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque

No. 10 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend

No. 3 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 7 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 19 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas


No. 2 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 4 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 6 Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads
No. 15 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores

No. 1 Gamble Sands, Brewster

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State

No. 5 Old Overton Club, Birmingham

No. 5 The Rim Golf Club, Payson
No. 6 Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley
No. 11 Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff
No. 14 Torreon Golf Club (Cabin), Show Low
No. 17 Troon Country Club, Scottsdale

Fieldstone Golf Club

No. 3 Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville
No. 4 The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro

No. 10 Somerby Golf Club, Byron

No. 2 Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison

No. 3 Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

North Carolina
No. 13 Champion Hills, Hendersonville

North Dakota
No. 2 Fargo Country Club, Fargo

No. 2 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend

The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards

No. T5 The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, Bristol

No. 3 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay

No. 4 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan

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 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-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 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 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.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers