Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 28 of its managed courses have been named to the list of Golfweek’s “Best Courses” in the United States Black Diamond Ranch in Florida, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan, and Quintero Golf & Country Club in Arizona were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the “Top 100 Modern Courses” (post 1960). Among the courses that made the “Best You Can Play, State-By-State” rankings for the first time include the Legends course at Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Minnesota.

Troon Golf-managed courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:

Best You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 3 Troon North Golf Club – Monument course, Scottsdale
No. 7 Talking Stick Golf Club – North course, Scottsdale
No. 8 Troon North Golf Club – Pinnacle course, Scottsdale
No. 9 Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 12 La Paloma Country Club – Ridge/Canyon course, Tucson
No. 16 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 19 Talking Stick Golf Club – South course, Scottsdale
No. 22 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills

No. 8 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 18 Indian Wells Golf Resort – Celebrity course, Indian Wells
No. 19 Indian Wells Golf Resort – Players course, Indian Wells
No. 21 Maderas Golf Club, San Diego

No. 10 The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines North

No. 1 Lake of Isles – North course, North Stonington

No. 10 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach

No. 5 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

No. 3 Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon

No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort – Quarry course, Biwabik
No. 10 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort – Legends course, Biwabik

No. 1 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson

No. 1 Old Works, Anaconda

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No. 9 Seaview Golf Resort – Bay course, Atlantic City

No. 3 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 15 La Cantera Golf Club – Resort course, San Antonio

No. 2 Golf Club at The Equinox, Manchester Village

“We congratulate these facilities for being recognized on Golfweek’s list of top courses,” stated Hud Hinton, president and CEO, Troon Golf. “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. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf & Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.

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