Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Ironhorse Golf Club located in Leawood, Kan., an affluent suburb of Kansas City.
Ironhorse Golf Club’s par 72, championship layout was originally designed by Michael Hurdzan. The course gained immediate acclaim after opening in 1995 when Golf Digest ranked the facility the No. 1 “Best Public Golf Course” in the state of Kansas. Additional Golf Digest accolades quickly followed when the course was named one of the “Best New Courses” in 1996 and the “Best New Affordable Golf Course” in the United States. As the course matured, it continued to receive honors from local and national publications.
“We are extremely pleased to be selected by the city of Leawood to manage Ironhorse Golf Club,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon Golf. “We are confident that our expertise in golf course management, agronomy and sales & marketing will play a vital role in the club’s future success.”
Ironhorse Golf Club recently reopened after a major renovation was completed, ensuring the course will continue to meet the highest level of agronomic standards. Major course improvements include a redesign of green complexes as well as enhancements to the entire drainage system. The successful renovation upholds the facility’s commitment to offer the best course conditions in the area.
“The city of Leawood is thrilled that Troon Golf will be managing this property for us,” stated Chris Claxton, director of the city’s parks and recreation department. “Based on the commitment to excellence that the Troon name brings to many golf courses around the country, coupled with a history of success, Troon Golf was a unanimous decision for the selection committee. We will work diligently and cooperatively with the Troon Golf staff to reestablish Ironhorse as the premier golf facility in the metro area.”
Amenities at Ironhorse Golf Club include a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse and fully equipped practice area that features a three-hole practice course, two putting greens, chipping green, and two practice bunkers. The 2,500-square-foot practice tee provides ample space for players to work on their full-swing technique with five target greens set at various distances. Ironhorse Golf Club is also associated with The First Tee, a national organization that works to introduce the game of golf to juniors from all different backgrounds. Ironhorse is involved in offering programs that cover golf instruction, rules, etiquette and life skills.
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 Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.