GOLF MONTHLY MAGAZINE NAMES TOP 120 COURSES IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is thrilled to acknowledge that its four-managed courses in the United Kingdom were all named to Golf Monthly magazine’s list of the “Top 120 Courses” in Great Britain and Ireland. Both the Ailsa and Kintyre courses at The Westin Turnberry Resort, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, and The Grove were acknowledged:
No. 3 – The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland – Ailsa course
Designed by Mackenzie Ross, this 6,979 yard, par 70 course is best known for being the location of the infamous duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson over the four days of the 1977 British Open.
No. 71 – Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire, England
One of England’s most exclusive clubs, this Martin Hawtree design, set on over 200 acres of Berkshire countryside, opened in 1996 and was immediately voted one of the best new courses in the UK.
No. 93 – The Grove, London, England
Known as ‘London’s Country Estate’, The Grove features a Kyle Phillips designed course that will play host to the 2006 World Golf Championships.
No. 114 – The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland – Kintyre course
A Donald Steel championship design that opened in 2002, the course hosted a qualifying round for the 2004 British Open.
“As we continue to grow our international portfolio, we are especially proud of these facilities ‘across the pond’ for being recognized by such a distinguished publication,” stated Dana Garmany, Troon Golf chairman & CEO.
The panel of judges, composed of golf writers, administrators, course designers and photographers, rated over 500 courses and ranked them according to the challenge presented to players, course condition, visual appeal and off-course facilities.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 27 states and 13 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; Vista Ridge Golf Club, Erie, Colo.; Kooindah Golf & Country Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire, England.