Scottsdale, Ariz. – Six Troon Golf facilities were selected in Golf World Business Magazine’s annual ranking of the “100 Best Golf Shops” in America as the leading innovators in retail for 2003. The recognized world leader in luxury golf management, development, and marketing is honored to have such dedicated individuals to deliver the TROON GOLF EXPERIENCE in the retail division.

The selection criteria are based on such categories as innovative promotions, involvement with local businesses, and strategically based-inventory levels. The following courses have been honored:

Public Category
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
The Palmer Course at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas
Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona

Resort Category
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas

The retail division is an extremely important component in a facility’s overall success. Through close relationships with its national vendors, Troon Golf offers a diverse range of products specifically intended to meet the needs of the individual facility and its customers.

“We are honored by the recognition Golf World Business has given to these remarkable Troon Golf operations,” stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. “These awards further denote our goal to provide the most complete golf experience to our guests. We recognize the commitment of the retail team at the properties and the focused efforts from our corporate retail staff in achieving such recognition for these facilities.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 23 states and 12 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Estrella Mountain Ranch Golf Club, Goodyear, Ariz.; The Diplomat Country Club & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Fla.; Teravista Golf Club, Austin, Texas; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland, Australia; and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Nadi, Fiji.