AUSTRALIAN DEJA VU AS PACIFIC HARBOUR RETURNS TO THE TROON FOLD
Troon®, the leader in upscale golf facility management, development and marketing, hasn’t had long to wait before welcoming yet another venue to its growing Australian portfolio. Pacific Harbour Golf Club, Queensland, joins the fold this month bringing the total up to six courses in the country.
Pacific Harbour Golf Club is a familiar face for Troon, as the venue re-engages with the market-leader to develop the facility for the use of its members, their guests and the local golfing community.
One of the Sunshine Coast’s premier golf courses, Pacific Harbour Golf Club is located on the beautiful Bribie Island just 45 minutes from Brisbane Airport. After a captivating drive across Bribie Island bridge with views of Pumicestone Passage, players arrive at the course designed by renowned golf course architect Ross Watson.
The “island links” style 18-hole Par 72 course is the centerpiece of the Pacific Harbour master planned golf community, set against a backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains, the National Park and untouched State Forest.
The course is complemented by its extensive clubhouse and the spacious, family-friendly Deck Cafe and Restaurant, available seven days a week for lunch and Friday evenings for dinner. The Deck features an air-conditioned seating area as well as alfresco decked spaces for modern casual dining, all overlooking the golf course’s vivid water features and lush native gardens.
Engaged to improve all elements of the business, both on the course and inside the clubhouse, Troon’s bespoke remit will be driven forward by two familiar Associates, Will Keiler and Marcus Hartup. The General Manager and Director of Golf respectively have both been strong Troon advocates for a number of years, enjoying positions across the globe at some of the Company’s headline facilities and are now applying those very same standards at Pacific Harbour.
Keiler commented on the announcement: “We’re excited about the next stage for Pacific Harbour Golf Club with the assistance of Troon. The Company brings a huge wealth of knowledge and best practice learned across the globe, all of which mean we can stay at the forefront of enhancing the golf experience for our members and guests.”
Those thoughts were echoed by Warren Russell, Project Manager for the Club’s owner QM Properties, who also commented, “We’ve seen Troon successfully working in a number of locations for some time now and felt it was right to enlist their expertise again. We’re focused on enhancing our total experience to ensure we stay in the must-play category for all golfers.”
Originally one of its very first International properties located in Australia, Troon enjoyed ongoing success with Pacific Harbour during its formative years and it joins a growing list of Australian courses reaping the benefits that this global golf powerhouse brings. Just last month, The Grange Golf Club joined Troon and its venues in New South Wales – Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort and Mollymook Golf Club – as well as Brookwater Golf & Country Club and Peregian Springs Golf Club in Queensland.
Bruce Glasco, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Troon International Division commented on Troon’s latest signing, saying: “We’re delighted to welcome Pacific Harbour back to the Troon family. During the time away, we have continued to refine and develop our approach and believe that the next phase in our relationship will be just as successful as the first.”
“It’s great to have Will and Marcus at the helm, they are two great guys who live and breathe golf course management. With their effective oversight of the operations across the facility, Pacific Harbour Golf Club has a great opportunity to maintain its position as the #1 must play course in Queensland.”
Facts about Pacific Harbour Golf Club
- Located 45 minutes Brisbane Airport
- Designed by Ross Watson, based on a traditional Scottish links style
- Opened on April 1st, 2006
- Par 72 course measures 6,402 meters
- Slope rating – Black 138, Gold 131, Jade 132
- Design incorporates two nine-hole loops, a number of island greens, both formal and beach bunkers and 25 reflective lakes.
- Contemporary clubhouse with extensive wedding and function spaces, home to The Deck Bar & Restaurant
- PGA Professional coaching available with Nick Symonds
- Practice facilities include a 250 meter aquatic driving range and two 600m2 putting greens
- Two fully lit tennis courts
- Fully equipped gymnasium complete with yoga/dance studio
- Further amenities include Hydrotherapy spa, steam room, massage room and resort style pool
For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com To find out more about Pacific Harbour Golf Club, please visit http://www.pacificharbourgolf.com.au/
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with now 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 36 states and 30 countries. Additionally, 53 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and Dubai UAE, Troon’s International division is committed to developing Troon’s presence throughout the world. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 44 courses in 16 countries including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, England, Russia and Spain with further expansion planned across all regions. www.Troon.com
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