Tobacco Road view

Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 1, 2023) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Tobacco Road Golf Club in the sandhills of Sanford, North Carolina. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon will manage the golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, and sales and marketing for the award-winning property.

Located just 25 miles north of Pinehurst, Tobacco Road Golf Club was built on land tended by the weather-worn hands of tobacco farmers, later shaped and moved through mining and sand excavation before finally being crafted and molded by an artist’s imagination and the revolutionary eye of the late golf course architect, Mike Strantz. Established in 1998, the par 71, 6,557-yard design has been described as a master class in decision-making and composition. The course is currently No. 45 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is listed among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S for 2023.

“After thoroughly evaluating our options for management of Tobacco Road, we are excited to select Troon as the steward of Mike Strantz’s uncompromising design,” said Tobacco Road Golf Club Founder Mark Stewart.

In addition to its incredible golf course, Tobacco Road has a beautiful clubhouse with a well-appointed golf shop and a snack bar. Practice facilities include a full size practice range, chipping area, and putting green.

“Troon is proud and honored to partner with Tobacco Road and Founder Mark Stewart,” said Dana Schultz, Director of Operations, Troon. “This Top 100 golf course has been a successful family-run operation for decades. We look forward to carrying on the Stewart family vision and welcoming golfers to Tobacco Road Golf Club.”

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 820-plus locations, including 840-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, and via The Turn Podcast.

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Rob Myers