Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and The Montgomerie Dubai were among the top prize winners at the recent Middle East Golf Awards.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home to the European PGA Tour’s Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, deservedly won the coveted “Golf Club of the Year” as well as the award for “Best 18 holes” for its National course. The club has consistently received praise for its layout and course conditioning and is central to the vision of promoting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital as an international golf destination. Now, having scooped the sport’s top regional accolade, it is firmly cemented on the UAE “must play” list.

“These accolades pay tribute to the resounding success we have had at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the last year,” said DJ Flanders, general manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club. “We started 2007 aiming to establish the National as the Middle East’s top course, and this award goes a long way to confirming that. To be honored with “Golf Club of the Year,” reflects the unrivalled reputation this venue has on the regional golf scene.”

The Montgomerie Dubai, one of the UAE’s most exclusive venues, also won the prestigious award for “Best Service.” The Colin Montgomerie-designed venue has some of the most advanced facilities, boasting a boutique hotel, three restaurants, golf academy, par-three course and an 18-hole championship golf course.

“We are extremely proud of the service we offer at The Montgomerie and it is testimony to the standards we expect of our staff,” commented Ray Metz, general manager, The Montgomerie Dubai. “The UAE is renowned for its hospitality and to be recognized in such a competitive region is something to cherish.”

Troon Golf’s portfolio is rapidly expanding across key golf regions around the world and none more so than in the UAE. With the addition of the recently launched Els Club at Dubai Sports City, Troon Golf now brings its multi-faceted management expertise to three of the UAE’s premier venues. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 190 courses located in 32 states and 32 countries. Additionally, 35 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.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.