Scottsdale, Ariz. Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce it had six facilities win 2016 GEM awards from the Arizona Women’s Golf Association (AWGA), including:
– Copper Canyon Golf Club in Buckeye, Ariz. – 3rd GEM award
– The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz. – 4th GEM award
– Pinetop Country Club, Pinetop, Ariz. – 3rd GEM award
– Poston Butte Golf Club in Florence, Ariz. – 3rd GEM award
– Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. – 1st GEM award
– Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. – 2nd GEM award
“We’re honored to have six Troon clubs recognized by AWGA members,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, operations, Troon. “At these facilities and at Troon globally, there’s a commitment to growing the game and creating a fun and engaging environment for women and new golfers alike.”
Since 2012, the AWGA has managed the GEM (Golf Endorsed by Members) program, to recognize courses that best serve the needs of women golfers. In order to be considered for a GEM award, a golf course must be an active course with the AWGA and have at least one set of tees with a current USGA course rating for play by women that has been issued by the AWGA. Courses were evaluated by AWGA members on a variety of criteria such as customer service, playability, clubhouse facilities and restroom availability.
A total of 20 Arizona golf courses were recognized by the AWGA as 2016 GEM award winners.
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 31 countries Additionally, there are 57 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.