Troon-Affiliated 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 31 of its affiliated courses have been named to the list of Golfweek’s Best Courses in the United States. Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon and Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the Top 100 Best Modern Courses
– (post 1960), with Kapalua making a jump up the list to No. 64. The list of the Next 100 Best Modern Courses
also listed Princeville Makai Golf Club in Hawaii; Quintero Golf Club in Arizona; The Golf Club at Black Rock in Idaho; Red Ledges Golf Club in Utah; Pronghorn (Nicklaus) in Oregon; and Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) in Minnesota.
Among the courses named to the Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State rankings, Sewailo Golf Club in Arizona impressively made the list for the first time after officially opening in late 2013. Several others made notable moves up the list including: Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), and Whirlwind Golf Club, (Devils Claw & Cattail) in Arizona; Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players) in California; Camp Creek Golf Club in Florida; and La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer) in Texas.
An impressive number of four 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, and Payne Stewart Golf Club in Missouri.
Troon-affiliated courses named among Golfweek’s Best include:
Top 100 Best Modern Courses
No. 48 Pronghorn (Fazio) , Bend, Oregon
No. 64 Kapalua (Plantation) , Maui, Hawaii
Next Top 100 Best Modern Courses
No. 119 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii
No. 140 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria, Arizona
No. 142 The Golf Club at Black Rock, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
No. 190 Red Ledges Golf Club, Heber City, Utah
No. 191 Pronghorn (Nicklaus) , Bend, Oregon
No. 196 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik
Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 5 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle) , Scottsdale
No. 6 Troon North Golf Club (Monument) , Scottsdale
No. 7 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 11 Talking Stick Golf Club (North) , Scottsdale
No. 12 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon) , Tucson
No. 16 Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear
No. 22 Whirlwind Golf Club, (Devils Claw) , Chandler
No. 24 Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson
No. 25 Whirlwind Golf Club, (Cattail) , Chandler
No. 7 PGA WEST (Stadium) , La Quinta
No. 18 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players) , Indian Wells
No. 19 Silverado Resort and Spa (North) , Napa
No. 1 Lake of Isles (North) , 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 (Plantation) , Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) , Biwabik
No. 1 Payne Stewart Golf Club, Branson
No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 6 Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
No. 6 Pronghorn (Nicklaus) , Bend
No. 2 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 8 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas
No. 12 La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Palmer) , San Antonio
No. 9 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.
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 33 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.