Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage BallenIsles Country Club; a premier, private country club located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Amid BallenIsles’ 1,300 lush tropical acres, the traditions of America’s great private clubs are flourishing in a community of custom designed homes, three golf courses, extensive tennis facilities, and full breadth of outstanding amenities.
Few country clubs offer golfers such an historic connection to their favorite sport. The championship courses at BallenIsles were originally commissioned by John D. MacArthur to serve as the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). In addition to hosting the World Cup Championship, the PGA Championship and the PGA Seniors’ Championship in the 1970s, many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour on BallenIsles’ famous courses.
Excitement is mounting at BallenIsles as golf course architect Keith Foster completes his renovation of Dick Wilson’s championship East Course, scheduled to reopen in December 2008. Keith is one of the most sought after renovation specialists in the country with a portfolio of completed projects which have received national acclaim. He is particularly notable for his fine appreciation of the delicate balance between style and composition. BallenIsles’ golfers also enjoy the choice of playing the North Course, designed by Joe Lee, or the beautiful South Course, redesigned by Gene Bates in 2000.
“BallenIsles Country Club has long been a facility known for its exceptional amenities and high operational standards,” stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. “We are excited to be involved with the club and are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience of members and guests.”
BallenIsles’ magnificent 72,000 square-foot clubhouse provides an elegant setting for member activities. A grand main dining room, a spacious bar, grille room, private dining rooms, and well-appointed card and locker rooms are enjoyed by members and their guests. Additionally, full-service golf and tennis shops cater to players of all levels.
Construction of a new state-of-the-art sports complex, scheduled to open in fall 2009, is well underway, and demonstrates the club’s clear commitment to a wellness-orientated member lifestyle. The $26 million project includes a spa, nail and hair salon, relaxation lounges, spacious fitness center, exercise suites, dedicated Pilates studio, casually elegant Bistro Grill with indoor and outdoor dining, adjacent to a 22-court tennis complex featuring an exhibition tennis court with stadium seating. Members may also relax by a tropical lagoon-style pool. In addition to these exceptional new club facilities, BallenIsles’ outstanding golf, tennis and service professionals will continue to provide the finest sports and fitness instruction along with a diverse calendar of social and educational events.
“Selecting Troon Golf to manage our club is consistent with our plan to provide our members the facilities and services necessary for outstanding member satisfaction,” noted Fred Corrado, president of BallenIsles Country Club. “We are confident that their expertise, depth of resources, and dedication to customer service will enhance our members’ experience at BallenIsles, one of the premier country clubs in the United States.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 36 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.