Scottsdale, AZ – Golf Digest’s definitive new guidebook, “Places to Play 2000-2001”, includes ratings of public access golf courses across the United States. Troon Golf, America’s leading management, development, and marketing company specializing in high-end, luxury brand golf, proudly announces that six of their properties have been honored in this publication which recognizes less than 1% of America’s courses.

ARIZONA Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Monument Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Pinnacle

CALIFORNIA The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage – Gary Player Course

COLORADO The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock

SOUTH CAROLINA Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation, Myrtle Beach

TEXAS The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio – La Cantera I

Additionally, Troon North’s Pinnacle course was cited as the “Best-Conditioned Public Golf Course,” and The Westin La Paloma Resort, Tucson, AZ, with a slope rating of 155, was deemed one of the “Toughest Courses”.

The ratings in “Places to Play” are based on more than 20,000 ballots in which readers evaluate the overall golf experience, value for the money, standard of service, condition of the golf course, pace of play, as well as candid commentary on each course played and evaluated.

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf proudly represents over 50 golf courses in 11 states and 7 countries. Other prestigious Troon Golf facilities include: Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses & Spa, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois, as well as Pelican Waters, Queensland, Australia.