Troon, the market leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, is pleased to announce its International Division’s latest partnership with Yas Links, in Abu Dhabi. This 18-hole championship course is recognised as one of the top 50 golf courses in the world and is an impressive addition to Troon’s current portfolio in the Middle East.
Up until now, Troon’s work in Abu Dhabi has been focused on Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, two of the most prestigious courses in the region. These clubs were acquired in 2018 by Aldar Properties PJSC, which owns Yas Links.
“Having seen the work that Troon have done with Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club over the years, we have been very impressed with their expertise in agronomy and general golf operations, which has developed these clubs into worldwide icons that feature on the Ladies’ and Men’s European Tours,” commented Jassem Saleh Busaibe, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Investments.
“It was logical for us to move Yas Links under the same management umbrella as these other two world-class Abu Dhabi clubs, forming the best trio of golf courses anywhere in the Middle East region. We look forward to growing our relationship with Troon International and seeing positive results.”
Yas Links, opened in 2010, is ranked no. 44 in Golf Digest’s Top 100. The par 72 18-hole championship course, designed by Kyle Phillips, is one of the few links courses in the region and also boasts a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse.
Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International, commenting on the appointment, said: “Yas Links is an exciting signing for us. As a flagship venue in the Middle East, we are delighted to be managing the property going forward and to promoting Abu Dhabi as a must visit destination for any golf enthusiast.
“Our Troon associates around the globe have proven time and time again that they can produce results through their expertise in golf club management, and we are very optimistic about the future of these 3 facilities under one ownership group. Our primary goal is to make sure that they are running to their maximum efficiency, with superior service standards.”
Troon strives to develop the overall operations of each facility that it works with, in disciplines such as course conditioning, food and beverage and recruitment while strengthening the reputation and prestige of its golf to ultimately attract global visitors who recognise the quality of the club. This strategy has underpinned Troon’s success in the MENA region, which, with the addition of Yas Links, is now home to no fewer than 17 Troon venues.
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 www.Troon.com, 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.
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Aldar Properties PJSC is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi with USD10 billion in assets, a 75 million sq. m land bank, and through its iconic developments, it is one of the most well known in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.
From its beginnings in 2005 through to today, Aldar continues to shape and enhance the urban fabric of the UAE’s Capital City in addition to other key areas of the Emirate.
Aldar develops exciting and innovative projects, such as the internationally recognized HQ building situated in the Al Raha Beach development, the Gate Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island, in addition to Yas Island’s F1 circuit.
Aldar’s shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (Stock quote: ALDAR:UH), and is a profitable, cash generative business that provides recurring revenues, and benefits from a diverse and supportive shareholder base. Aldar operates according to high standards of corporate governance and is committed to operating a long term and sustainable business in order to provide ongoing value for its shareholders. Aldar seeks to create quality, comfortable, desirable destinations that enrich the lives of Abu Dhabi residents as well as tourists within the Emirate. Aldar is playing a leading role in the development and provision of world class retail – Yas Mall, international standard education through Aldar Academies, iconic entertainment venues such as the Yas Marina Circuit, and community amenities across its entire portfolio.
Aldar is driven by a vision to be the most trusted and recognized real estate lifestyle developer in Abu Dhabi and beyond. www.aldar.com.