Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce it has been selected to partner with the Government of Bermuda and its appointed Board of Trustees to manage its golf operations at Port Royal Golf Course, located on the western coast of the island of Bermuda. Port Royal is well known for hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009-2014, which featured such luminaries as Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Adam Scott and many more.
Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1970, Port Royal underwent a significant renovation in 2009, which included a complete redesign. With the support of the Bermuda Government and Board of Trustees, Port Royal is one of the world’s premier daily-fee golf courses, boasting TifEagle greens, immaculate course conditions and sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole. Add to that its oceanfront practice facility and luxurious clubhouse, the Port Royal experience is truly unforgettable for local residents and visitors from around the globe. In addition, part of Troon’s remit will be to offer their expertise in the operation of Ocean View Golf Course, a public 9-hole facility located a short distance from Port Royal and only a five minute drive from the City of Hamilton.
“Golf has always been a catalyst for tourism in Bermuda and Troon is excited to join the team,” noted Matt Hurley, Troon’s vice president, operations. “Through this new partnership, we plan to generate even more international recognition for Port Royal and Bermuda as one of the world’s preeminent golf destinations.”
The most memorable feature of Port Royal is the signature par three 16th hole, a classic Trent Jones work of art, marrying the natural features of the land with the designer’s boundless imagination. Widely regarded as one of the greatest par threes in golf, the 16th is a 235-yard crescent-shaped masterpiece, showcasing breathtaking views of the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
“We are delighted to welcome Troon to the island of Bermuda. The aim for this partnership is to take Bermudian golf and tourism to an even higher level, working hand in hand with the industry’s preeminent sports management organization,” commented Clement Talbot, MBE, JP Chairman, of the Board of Trustees.
The island of Bermuda is known around the world for its distinctive blend of British and American culture, pink-sand beaches and incredible offering of golf courses. Bermuda has the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world, with six 18-hole courses and a challenging 9-hole course covering the island’s 21 square miles, making it the ideal golf destination for all types of leisure and group getaways.
About Port Royal Golf Course Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1970, this Par 71 facility is located in the Southampton Parish of the island of Bermuda. Ranked among the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by the New York Times, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards, and is recognized as the most picturesque golf course in all of Bermuda. For more information, visit www.portroyalgolf.bm or call 441-234-0974.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 27 countries Additionally, there are 53 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and 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.
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