Troon, the market leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing has announced that its International Division has signed a partnership with Karnataka Golf Association (KGA), located in Bangalore, India.

Already a renowned 18-hole course designed by Thomson and Woolveridge and opened in 1989, Troon International will work closely with the team at KGA to enhance the course and push it into the international sphere, attracting players globally. Through their expertise in agronomy and golf course conditioning, Troon will help to guide the greenkeeping team to ensure that the course is kept in top condition year round.

“Karnataka Golf Association houses a fantastic course and a wide range of facilities” commented Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International. “These amenities give the complex the potential to be a world class golfing destination and Troon are thoroughly looking forward to working in developing its agronomic reputation alongside the staff currently on the ground.”

Karnataka Golf Association is recognised for its par 72 6,945 yard course; however, it is also graced with a large driving range, idyllic clubhouse, swimming pool and a gym. These features separate the complex from surrounding courses in Bangalore and present potential to rise and become internationally revered. Troon’s experience in upscale golf course management will be integral in this development and their well decorated staff will ensure that results.

Mr. Harish Shetty, President KGA, commented “We are delighted to be able to call on the worldwide expertise that Troon International provides and look forward to seeing improvements to the course condition as a result of their advice.”

KGA is the second course that Troon International work with in Bangalore following Prestige Golfshire Club which has been part of the Troon family for more than seven years.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 430 locations around the globe, including managing 470 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 32 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, OB Sports, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to TROON Magazine.

With Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and Dubai UAE, Troon International is committed to developing Troon’s presence throughout the world. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 50 courses in 23 countries including England, Scotland, Spain, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South Korea with further expansion planned across all regions.

Scott Peddie
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