GOLFWEEK NAMES BEST COURSES IN THE U.S.
Troon-Managed Courses Recognized in Top Modern and State-By-State Categories
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management development and marketing is pleased to announce that 29 of its managed courses have been named to the list of Golfweek’s “Best Courses” in the United States.
Pronghorn (Fazio course) in Oregon, Kapalua Golf Resort (Plantation course) 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, several made significant moves up the list including: Southern Dunes Golf Club, Talking Stick Golf Club and Golf Club of Estrella in Arizona; Maderas Golf Club in California; Payne Stewart Golf Club in Missouri; Conestoga Golf Club in Nevada; Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in New Jersey; and The Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Texas.
An impressive number of four Troon-managed courses ranked No. 1 in their respective states, namely Lake of Isles (North course) in Connecticut, Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware, Kapalua Golf Resort (Plantation course) in Hawaii, and Payne Stewart Golf Club in Missouri.
Troon-managed courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 5 Troon North Golf Club – Monument course, Scottsdale
No. 6 Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 8 Talking Stick Golf Club – North course, Scottsdale
No. 12 Troon North Golf Club – Pinnacle course, Scottsdale
No. 14 Talking Stick Golf Club – South course, Scottsdale
No. 17 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 20 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Ridge/Canyon course, Tucson
No. 24 Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Devils Clawcourse, Chandler
No. 11 Maderas Golf Club, San Diego
No. 20 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 22 Indian Wells Golf Resort – Players course, Indian Wells
No. 23 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 1 Lake of Isles – North course, North Stonington
No 1. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Fenwick Island
No. 9 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 8 The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah
No. 1 Kapalua Golf Resort – Plantation course, Maui
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort – Quarry course, Biwabik
No. 1 Payne Stewart Golf Club, Branson
No. 3 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson
No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 5 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 7 Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club – Bay course, Atlantic City
No. 6 Pronghorn – Nicklaus course, Bend
No. 2 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 9 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 4 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester
“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’ 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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at Troon Golf® (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 47 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club
, New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.
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