Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that six of its managed courses were recognized on Golf Digest’s “ America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” list in the May 2011 issue. The biennial list ranked Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii and Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan on the list for the first time ever, and four other facilities as “ America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.” Notable improvements on the public course list were made by Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) in Minnesota, which climbed to No. 16 and Kapalua (Plantation), which climbed several spots to No. 17. Newcomers to the list were Pronghorn (Nicklaus) in Oregon, Camp Creek Golf Club in Florida and Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware. Twenty four facilities were also named to Golf Digest’s “Best in State” list that included both private and daily-fee courses.
Troon Golf-managed courses that received recognition include:
America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses
No. 88 – Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 99 – Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, Mich.
America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses
No. 16 – Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik, Minn.
No. 17 – Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 20 – Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, Mich.
No. 23 – Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Ore.
No. 48 – Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Fla.
No. 88 – Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville, Del.
Best in State Golf Courses
No. 21 – Quintero Golf & Country Club, Peoria
No. 24 – Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 3 – Lake of Isles (South), North Stonington
No. 7 – Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
No. 2 – The Peninsula, Millsboro
No. 3 – Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 7 – Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville
No. 15 – Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 19 – Shark’s Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell
No. 1 – Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 13 – Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort (Makai), Kauai
No. 4 – Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon
No. 4 – Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik
No. 12 – Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Legend), Biwabik
No. 9 – Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson
No. 5 – Old Works Golf Club, Anaconda
No. 5 – Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 6 – Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend
No. 8 – Black Creek Club, Chattanooga
No. 12 – The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 15 – Boot Ranch, Fredericksburg
No. 6 – Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 5 – The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village
No. 5 – Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay
“We congratulate these courses for being recognized to Golf Digest’s most prized course rankings,” stated Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon Golf. “These facilities continually strive to provide experiences that are unmatched in the industry and we are especially proud of their accomplishments.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 24 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.