GOLF MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 2014 PREMIER GOLF RESORTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Posted on February 6, 2014
Troon-Managed Facilities Honored by the Oldest and Most Authoritative Golf Resort Accolade
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize its managed facilities named to Golf Magazine’s
“Premier Resorts” rankings for 2014, featured in the March issue.
This year’s list continued the tradition of allowing avid golfers to vote on their favorite properties on the magazine’s website. More than 8,000 golf enthusiasts offered their opinions to build the biennial guide, listing the greatest resort destinations in North America. As noted in the list below, Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, Pronghorn, and Silverado Resort and Spa all made their exciting debut as Silver Medal Resorts while three resorts featuring Troon-managed courses were named yet again as Gold Medal Resorts.
In all, 15 resorts featuring Troon-managed golf courses were included in the following categories:
Gold Medal Resorts
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Scottsdale, Ariz. Ritz Carlton Kapalua – Kapalula, Maui, Hawaii St. Regis Princeville (Princeville Makai Golf Club) – Kauai, Hawaii
Silver Medal Resorts
Foxwoods Resort & Casino (Lake of Isles) – North Stonington, Conn. Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort – Biwabik, Minn. (new to the list) Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa – (Indian Wells Golf Resort) – Indian Wells, Calif. La Cantera Hill Country Resort – San Antonio, Texas One & Only Ocean Club – Paradise Island, Bahamas One & Only Palmilla – Los Cabos, Mexico The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Ariz. Pronghorn – Bend, Ore. (new to the list) Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa (Indian Wells Golf Resort) – Indian Wells, Calif. Silverado Resort and Spa – Napa, Calif. (new to the list) The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, Ariz. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Savannah, Ga. (new to the list)
Voting for the “Best Golf Resorts” was based on four criteria: golf, lodging, food & drink, and service. Forty percent of the resort recognition was based on golf, considering factors such as challenge, playability, scenery, history, facilities and service. The rest of the score was equally weighed among lodging, food & drink, and overall service at the resorts.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf® (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 33 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.