Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 10, 2023) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Cocotal Golf & Country Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon will manage the golf operations, agronomy, retail, and sales and marketing at the club.

Cocotal Golf & Country Club, owned by global hotel company Meliá Hotels International, features 27 holes of golf designed by Spanish champion Pepe Gancedo, considered by many as the ‘Picasso of Golf’. Named after the hundreds of coconut trees spread throughout the property, the three 9-hole layouts meander through a lush tropical jungle and numerous lakes.

“Troon is thrilled to have been selected to manage Cocotal Golf & Country Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic,” said Zack Vervaecke, Director of Operations, Troon. “With its stunning natural beauty and world-class facilities, Cocotal is a true gem in the Caribbean. We look forward to working with Meliá Hotels International to enhance the golf experience for guests staying at the adjacent resorts and to elevate Cocotal to new heights of excellence.”

Located on the Costa del Coco (Coconut Coast) with its endless white-sand beaches and turquoise-blue waters, Cocotal is just steps away from five of Meliá’s luxurious, all-inclusive resort properties. Guests staying at Paradisus Palma Real, Meliá Punta Cana Beach, Meliá Caribe Beach and Garden Suites by Meliá pay only golf cart and/or club rentals. Green fee, food and beverages are included. Guests staying at the new Falcons Resort by Meliá, will be subject to an additional green fee for golf.

“We are delighted to partner with Troon to bring their unparalleled expertise in golf and hospitality management to Cocotal Golf & Country Club,” said Francisco Camps, Area Managing Director of Meliá Hotels, Dominican Republic. “With Troon’s guidance, we are confident that Cocotal will continue to provide an exceptional experience for our guests, while also strengthening our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

Based in Spain, Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels in its portfolio and pipeline throughout more than 40 countries, In 2022, S&P Global named Meliá Hotels International the most sustainable hotel company in the world.

For more information on Cocotal Golf & Country Club, visit For information on Meliá Hotels in the Dominican Republic , visit

About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Silver Class). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market.  For more information, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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Rob Myers