Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been appointed to manage Payne Stewart Golf Club in Branson, Mo.

Designed by course architect Chuck Smith and PGA professional Bobby Clampett, Payne Stewart Golf Club is a tribute to a golf legend and beloved Missouri native – the late Payne Stewart. Each hole on the golf course is accompanied by a unique story from Stewart’s life and career to celebrate what mattered to him the most – golf, good times and great friends.

“Payne Stewart Golf Club is a first-rate facility that is unlike any club in the country,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, operations, Troon Golf. “We are very pleased to be involved and are confident that our management services will be a great complement to the facility’s unique character and renowned golf course.”

Clubhouse amenities at Payne Stewart Golf Club include a sports bar called “Many Faces of Payne,” featuring memorabilia of Stewart’s professional and personal life. A glassed display called the Payne Stewart Museum features items loaned by Stewart’s wife, including five Ryder Cup bags, apparel, shoes, clubs used for significant wins, and other personal items.

“We are delighted to have Troon Golf manage Payne Stewart Golf Club,” said Rick Huffman, Principal, HCW, L.L.C. “Troon Golf is known throughout the golf world as the leading management company for premier golf courses and we are confident this agreement will be extremely beneficial for the club.”

Payne Stewart Golf Club has received much acclaim from national golf publications including Golfweek magazine, which named the facility among the “Best New Courses” in 2010 and among the top five “Best Courses You Can Play” in Missouri.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; 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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