Scottsdale, Arizona – Meeting worldwide demand for highly efficient top-level facility management, Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury golf management, is pleased to announce its most recent contract with Emaar Properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Etched in a masterfully landscaped setting and scheduled to open in November 2003, the Desert Course will stand as Ian Baker Finch’s debut as a golf course designer, in association with Nicklaus Design. The Lakes Course at Arabian Ranches is designed by Peter Harradine and will open in March 2004.

Troon Golf has been contracted to oversee the construction of the two golf courses and will be responsible for the grow-in to assure the delivery of Troon Golf’s world renowned playing surfaces and meticulous agronomic standards. In addition, Troon Golf also will oversee the construction of the clubhouses at each of the courses, with Brian Johnson of Goodwin Austin Johnson, the region’s most acclaimed architects.

“We at Emaar Properties are proud to bring world-class standards of property development to the Middle East and we have chosen a world-class partner in Troon Golf to operate our golf courses,” said Emaar’s Chairman Mohammed Ali Allabar. “As we continue with Emirates Hills, Arabian Ranches will reflect the same innovation, meticulous planning and attention to detail that is the hallmark of both our companies.”

Located by Emirates Road, the juncture of three main routes into Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai, Arabian Ranches is expected to further illuminate Dubai’s international reputation for innovative economic development. The golf and equestrian community will offer over 4,000 villas of varying size and design to attract members of Dubai’s cosmopolitan expatriate business community, as well as UAE residents.

“We are privileged to align Troon Golf with a company as visionary as Emaar Properties,” stated Senior Vice President, Troon Golf Australia, Bruce Glasco. “We look forward to continuing our partnership at Arabian Ranches, and creating an exceptional golf experience to bring new recognition to the intriguing beauty of this part of the world.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 120 golf courses located in 23 states and 10 countries. Additionally, 23 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, California; The Montgomerie Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico.