Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 26 of its managed courses were named to Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” list. The accolade was recently featured in a special issue of the magazine, which honored more Troon Golf managed courses than ever before. Notable mentions include the Lake of Isles’ North course in Connecticut, Branson Creek in Missouri and Old Works in Montana for being named the No. 1 golf course in their respective states. Additionally, the Legends course at Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Minnesota earned a spot on the list for the first time while the Nicklaus course at Pronghorn (a Troon Golf newcomer) was named No. 4 in the state of Oregon.
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
No. 9 Seaview Golf Resort – Bay course, Atlantic City
No. 4 Pronghorn – Nicklaus course, Bend
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
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 Sequoyah National Golf Club, Cherokee, N.C.; Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club, Patterson, Calif.; Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and The Grove, London, England.
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