Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected by SunCor Development Company to manage Sanctuary Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Randy Heckenkemper, Sanctuary Golf Course is located on the western slope of the McDowell Mountains. The eco-friendly property is the only golf course in Arizona and the 17th in the world to obtain the coveted Audubon Signature Status – a certification program ensuring that golf courses protect the environment by applying sustainable resource management practices in the development and long-term stewardship of the property. The 18-hole course was transformed from a storm water retention area into an impressive par 71 golf facility with sweeping views of the Sonoran Desert. Sanctuary has become not only a safe-haven for flourishing plants and native wildlife, but the ideal location for golfers looking to escape the ordinary.

“Sanctuary Golf Course is an excellent addition to our portfolio,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon Golf. “Located in one of the most competitive golf destinations in the country, we are confident our management and agronomic practices will contribute positively to the facility’s success.”

Sanctuary also features a charming 8,500 square-foot clubhouse equipped with an exceptional restaurant and well-equipped golf shop. Picturesque desert views are not limited to the golf course. The clubhouse’s patio provides the ideal spot for watching the sun as it majestically sets along the horizon behind Camelback Mountain.

“SunCor is extremely pleased to partner with such a fabulous management company as Troon Golf in our efforts to provide one of the best golf experiences that Arizona has to offer,” stated SunCor vice president and CFO Michael Martin.

Sanctuary is a complete Scottsdale golf club capable of hosting a variety of events. Its outdoor pavilion offers a picture-perfect setting for weddings and receptions, elegant celebrations and entertaining business events.

Tempe, Arizona-based SunCor Development Company is a subsidiary of Fortune 100 company Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW), conducting business in the Mountain West Region through several diverse business sectors: community homebuilding, master-planned communities, commercial development, mixed-use urban infill development, and SunCor Golf—a golf course development company. For more information, visit

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 & 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.

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