Troon® has confirmed a partnership with Paradise Palms, which sees the organization become an integral part of the $550 million redevelopment program which is set to establish the resort as an icon in North Queensland. The fully integrated leisure resort just north of Cairns, Australia has signed a long-term partnership, which will see the industry leading company’s experts build a strategic pathway for the major redevelopment plan, instilling the highest standards of service, course conditioning and processes in the golf property.
“The vision for Paradise Palms has the opportunity to put the resort and destination on the map in terms of regional golf tourism,” commented Bruce Glasco, President Troon International. “As Australia continues to overcome its economic turbulence, embarking on a gradual pathway to growth, industries such as the service and tourism sector provide a strong footing to realize increased revenue potential. Our partnership with the ownership at Paradise Palms presents a powerful dynamic that will allow us to provide insight and expertise to deliver a world-class experience, and also integrate Paradise Palms into the wider tourism industry which is so important to Cairns and the surrounding area.”
Troon has built its reputation on the quality and performance of its global portfolio that includes some of the most successful golf clubs in the world. The organization provides developers a turnkey service solution, with the comfort of best-practice and best-fit models from golf developments in 31 countries and 38 American states. With recent new additions in both New South Wales and Queensland, the Company’s profile in Australia continues to enjoy a resurgence.
“In Troon we have found the best of both worlds; a company whose global footprint gives us unique insight to how the best clubs in the world operate and access to a local and regional group of dedicated industry professionals, who will partner our vision to create something exceptional in a region with considerable tourism and investment potential,” commented Darren Halpin, Managing Director, Paradise Palms.
Located only a few kilometers north of Cairns, nestled between the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Paradise Palms boasts a unique location against the backdrop of a tropical paradise. Currently ranked as one of Australia’s top-100 courses, Paradise Palms has developed over 25 years of heritage and welcomed iconic Australian players to test themselves over the outstanding layout. With the vision and investment of Darren Halpin and his team, and under the guidance of Troon, it is set to become a centerpiece in Northern Queensland’s real-estate and leisure sector. In conjunction with local businesses and stakeholders, the ownership has developed a masterplan with the ambition of attracting guests and investment into its residential proposition.
“Paradise Palms is a terrific location with a great legacy. It has the blueprint to be one of the top resorts in the nation and we plan on taking considered steps to increase the quality and service standards,” continued Halpin. “Troon has the experience to collaborate with us on the investment program and lay out a clear pathway to creating a stand-out experience that will build our reputation and stimulate interest within our feeder markets.”
Today’s announcement further illustrates Troon’s recent surge in the Australian market, with major developers and investors in golf, real-estate and leisure properties turning to the global leaders. As more investors come to terms with the modern-day economic requirements of golf, Troon’s proposition has attracted increased interest in recent times, with the comfort and security their insight and delivery affords owners.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and Dubai UAE, Troon’s International division is committed to developing Troon’s presence throughout the world. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 44 courses in 16 countries including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, England, Russia and Spain with further expansion planned across all regions. www.Troon.com
About Paradise Palms
With two World Heritage listed areas; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef; as well as palm fringed beaches and a vibrant, intimate city, this stunning region is a tropical paradise.
As the gateway to this spectacular area, the city of Cairns is the epitome of tropical living. The relaxed city is a short two-hour flight from Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, or a three-hour flight from Sydney and Melbourne. Cairns International Airport links with direct flights to/from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Located just 20 minutes North from Cairns, Paradise Palms is situated right in the heart of this adventurous, tropical metropolis. Ideally located amongst the lush, green rainforests and serene beaches Tropical North Queensland is renowned for. In a matter of minutes you could be on the unique Northern Beaches of Palm Cove, Clifton or Kewarra Beaches.
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