GOLFWEEK NAMES BEST COURSES IN THE U.S.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 33 of its managed courses have been named to the list of Golfweek’s “ Best Courses” in the United States. Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon, Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii and The Golf Club at Black Rock in Idaho, were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the Top 100 “ Best Modern Courses” (post 1960).
Among the courses named to the “ Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State” rankings, Quintero Golf Club in Arizona; Silverado Resort and Spa (North) in California; and Makai Golf Club at Princeville in Hawaii were named to the list for the first time. Several others made impressive moves up the list including: Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Golf Club of Estrella and The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon) in Arizona; Classic Club in California; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Georgia; Branson Creek Golf Club in Missouri; Old Works in Montana; Pronghorn (Nicklaus) in Oregon; The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer) in Texas; and Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in Utah.
An impressive number of five Troon-managed courses ranked No. 1 in their respective states, namely Lake of Isles (North) in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware, Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii, Payne Stewart Golf Club in Missouri and Old Works in Montana.
Troon-managed courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Top 100 Best Modern Courses
No. 48 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
No. 70 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 99 The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 5 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 7 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 8 Talking Stick Golf Club (North), Scottsdale
No. 11 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 12 The Boulders (North), Carefree
No. 15 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 16 Talking Stick Golf Club (South), Scottsdale
No. 17 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon) , Tucson
No. 13 Maderas Golf Club, San Diego
No. 16 Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa
No. 22 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 24 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells
No. 25 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 1 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Fenwick Island
No. 11 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 7 The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah
No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 3 Makai Golf Club at Princeville, Kauai
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik
No. 1 Payne Stewart Golf Club, Branson
No. 2 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson
No. 1 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 5 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 9 Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay), Atlantic City
No. 5 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 2 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 13 The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 8 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 5 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village
“We congratulate these facilities for being recognized on Golfweek’s list of top courses,” stated Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon. “These facilities continually strive to provide unparalleled golf experiences for their members and guests and we are proud to see them honored by this leading industry publication.”
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 28 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.