Scottsdale, Ariz. – Condé Nast Traveler, one of the industry’s leading consumer travel publications, has polled its readers and named the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” around the world. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is honored to recognize those managed facilities that have been named to the highly esteemed list. Published in the June 2007 issue, the ratings are based on nearly 4,300 respondents, evaluating 339 golf resorts visited in the past three years. The annual poll rates properties on course design, speed of play, professional staff, accommodations, service, dining and the overall facilities.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa made its first appearance on the list, while Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa and The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa significantly improved their positions in this year’s rankings.
Rankings of Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized as “Top 100 Golf Resorts:”
No. 11 — The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland
No. 27 – One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
No. 32 – One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 34 – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 41 – The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
No. 57 – The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
No. 58 – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 64 – Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
No. 64 – The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Receiving recognition from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler is a testimony to the high standards to which Troon Golf and our partner resorts are committed,” stated Troon Golf president and COO, Hud Hinton. “Congratulations to these fine properties for being recognized as elite golf resorts.”
Troon Golf partners include Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. with premier golf properties under the flag of St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin and Sheraton. Troon Golf also partners with Kerzner International on its One&Only brand of ultra-luxurious hotels and resorts in exotic locations and with West Paces Hotel Group.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Sandpines Golf Links, Florence, Ore.; Harmony Golf Preserve, Harmony, Fla.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Vilamoura Golf Club, Algarve, Portugal; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and The Grove, London, England.