TROON ROLLS INTO SWITZERLAND
Troon®, the leader in upscale golf facility management, development and marketing continues to forge ahead in Europe this year with the signing of Golfclub Domat/Ems, Switzerland. Consistently tapped for its golf course conditioning expertise, Troon’s appointment by Domat/Ems represents another significant move in northern Europe for Troon following quickly on their inroads into Germany.
Located in the stunning region of Tumalandschaft, Troon’s latest facility has plans aimed at improving the Club to compete with the best courses in the country, with the Company advising and assisting in their implementation.
Opened in 1996, the well-presented 27-hole course was designed by Mario Verdieri and John Stainer Chilver who used the local topography to produce a challenging layout that sits well within its environs. At over 590 meters above sea level, competent green reading is a must to navigate the course’s vast undulating greens with various valleys, swailes and different levels.
Troon’s tailored approach primarily focuses on enhancing the conditioning of the course and working closely with the club’s greenkeeping team, specifically on the putting surfaces. Managed by Troon’s Director of Agronomy for Europe, Simon Doyle, the work has already started with Head Greenkeeper Andri Jorger taking full advantage of the summer months.
Troon has seen a steady increase in new venues across the strong golfing regions of Europe. In the past two years, Troon has welcomed Golfclub Pfalz in Germany, Chateau D’Augerville in France and its first Troon Privé venue in mainland Europe at Aloha Golf Club, Spain. With expertise gathered across the globe in all types of climate, it is no surprise that the success of the International Division continues.
Bruce Glasco, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Troon International Division commented on Troon’s latest signing, saying: “With our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, we’re delighted to welcome our newest ‘home’ club. Golfclub Domat/Ems is a fantastic hub for the local golfer and a spectacular experience for those traveling across Europe.”
“Simon has extensive knowledge in improving the fundamentals of a course, gleaned on occasions in the most demanding of climates and with the enthusiasm of the team, we look forward to the coming months and making a real difference.”
Alongside the 27-hole golf course is the venue’s GREEN19 restaurant and bar facility, created by Claudio Frank and his team, offering golfing fayre throughout the day.
On behalf of Golfclub Domat/Ems, Reto Hatmann, Director commented “We are familiar with Troon and its properties across the continent. They are all highly-regarded and win awards each year. When looking to our course and improving conditioning, we knew it was the right Company to partner in our longer term aim of competing with the best courses in the country and across Europe.”
Facts about Golfclub Domat Ems
- Located in the unique Swiss Tumalandschaft region
- Opened in 1996
- 27 holes designed by Mario Verdieri and John Stainer Chilver
- YELLOW Course 9 Holes 3,072m, Par 36
- RED Course 9 Holes 3,086m, Par 36
- BLUE Course 9 Holes 2,707m, Par 35
- Water an integral challenge and features on 14 of the 27 holes
- Large driving range with grass tees and 18 covered bays
- Further practice facilities include sand bunkers, a putting green, chipping and pitching area
- Restaurant GREEN19 by Claudio Frank available after your game with Mediterranean cuisine
- Special spaces and packages available for evening functions
- Golf Shop & Performance Center by The Golfer’s AG
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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
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