Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 20 of its managed properties have been named to the 2013 “Golfweek’s Best Courses” list. The accolades are comprised of the best resort and residential golf courses, along with the best courses located in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the best casino courses as well.
An impressive number of 10 Troon-managed golf courses were represented on the “Top 100 Resort Courses” list, with Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii maintaining its top 20 position from last year. Notable mentions on the “Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico” list include Palmilla Golf Club, Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, and Ocean Club, which all improved their rankings from last year.
Troon-managed properties that received recognition by Golfweek magazine include:
Top 100 Resort Courses
No. 17 Kapalua – Plantation – Maui, Hawaii
No. 30 Pronghorn – Nicklaus – Bend, Ore.
No. 62 Southern Dunes Golf Club – Maricopa, Ariz.
No. 63 Silverado Resort and Spa – North – Napa, Calif.
No. 73 Troon North Golf Club – Monument – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 80 Troon North Golf Club – Pinnacle – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 86 Talking Stick Golf Club – North – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 96 Boulders Resort – North – Carefree, Ariz.
No. 97 Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort – Palmer – San Antonio, Texas
No. 100 Lake of Isles – North – North Stonington, Conn.
Best Residential Courses
No. 13 Pronghorn – Fazio – Bend, Ore.
No. 34 The Golf Club at Black Rock – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
No. 38 Quintero Golf Club – Peoria, Ariz.
No. 51 Red Ledges Golf Club – Heber City, Utah
No. 64 Black Creek Club – Chattanooga, Tenn.
No. 81 Troon Country Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 90 The Gallery – South – Marana, Ariz.
Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico
No. 38 Palmilla Golf Club – Mountain and Arroyo – Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 41 Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
No. 43 Ocean Club – Paradise Island, Bahamas
Best Casino Courses
No. 19 Talking Stick Golf Club – North – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 21 Southern Dunes Golf Club – Maricopa, Ariz.
No. 24 Lake of Isles – North – North Stonington, Conn.
No. 30 Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort – Brooks, Calif.
No. 33 Talking Stick Golf Club – South – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 44 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Devil’s Claw – Chandler, Ariz.
No. 50 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Cattail – Chandler, Ariz.
Among the criteria used by Golfweek’s panel of course raters include:
Ease and intimacy of routing – The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner.
Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s – Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
Basic quality of conditioning – Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
“Walk in the park” test – Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.
About Troon Golf
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 29 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.