Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is thrilled to congratulate 12 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 2008, representing 16 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
Ocean Club – Paradise Island
Monarch Beach Golf Links – Dana Point
Fieldstone Golf Club – Greenville
Lake of Isles – North Stonington
The Revere Golf Club – Las Vegas
La Cantera Golf Club – San Antonio
“We congratulate each of 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 on the 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, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 190 courses located in 32 states and 32 countries. Additionally, 35 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.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; The Dunes at Dubai Sports City, Dubai, UAE; and The Grove, London, England.