Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize four of its general managers named to Golf Inc.’s 2010 “Most Admired Operators” list. A panel of 50 judges voted for nominees chosen for demonstrating “consistent excellence in successfully directing operations at a golf course.” This year’s accolade marks the first time Golf Inc. has ranked the top 20 finalists in order.

The Troon Golf general managers named among the 2010 “Most Admired Operators” list include:

No. 2 – Bill O’BrienMaderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.
No. 3 – Rich CarterIndian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.
No. 5 – Archie CartLake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.
No. 11 – John KendallGiant’s Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, Biwabik, Minn.

Golf Inc. recognized a common trait of unmatched leadership found among these top finalists who represent many different backgrounds and experiences in the golf industry. Each operator has proven to be a great leader, demonstrating the ability to deliver a quality product with exceptional customer service.

“We have always believed that our general managers are among the brightest and most talented professionals in the golf industry,” stated Hud Hinton, president and CEO, Troon Golf. “We congratulate Bill O’Brien, Rich Carter, Archie Cart and John Kendall for being recognized as the ‘best of the best’ and for always answering the call to deliver the Troon Golf Experience.”

Past winners were included in this year’s ballot along with new nominees submitted by readers. More than 100 golf industry insiders were surveyed, along with developers, management company executives, consultants and brokers to determine the results.

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 Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona, Ariz.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.

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