Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is thrilled to congratulate 11 of its facilities for being recognized in Golf World magazine’s annual ranking of the “100 Best Golf Shops.” The following facilities made an impressive showing for 2009, representing 15 percent of the list’s on-course golf shops located in the Americas – the largest percentage of any other golf management company:
The Phoenician – Scottsdale
Talking Stick Golf Club – Scottsdale
Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Tucson
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Phoenix
Maderas Golf Club – San Diego
The Peninsula Golf & Country Club – Millsboro
Lake of Isles – North Stonington
The Revere Golf Club – Las Vegas
La Cantera Golf Club – San Antonio
“We congratulate these facilities on receiving this special recognition from Golf World magazine,” stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. “The high percentage of Troon Golf-managed facilities represented on this year’s list is a testament to our company’s commitment to excellence and unparalleled levels of service.”
Winners were named based on a number of criteria including: shop revenue, taking into consideration the shop’s physical size and rounds played at the facility; layout and “look” of the shop – innovative use of space and eye-catching displays; shop initiatives, successful promotions, and solutions to a specific challenge that arose during the year.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Club at St. James Plantation , Southport, N.C.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; Roco Ki , Punta Macao, Dominican Republic; and The Grove , London, England. For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog.