Meet The Gristwoods, National Troon Cardholders Loving The Golf Life

It would be an understatement to say that Bernie and Graham Gristwood love golf. The energetic couple from Alberta, Canada, are National Troon Cardholders and play 100-plus rounds of golf a year at courses across North America.

“We purchased a fifth wheel a few years ago and make it a point to do our ‘Troon Tour’ each year,” explained Bernie. “In January, Graham and I drive down to the Phoenix area (from Calgary) and stop at Troon courses along the way. This year we played Conestoga in Mesquite, Nevada; Classic Club in Palm Desert, California; and Sewailo in Tucson, Arizona, before making our way to Phoenix. We then spend about three months in the Phoenix area playing as much golf as we can.”

Point 1: Troon North, Arizona, Point 2: Boulders, Arizona, Point 3: Palmilla, Mexico, Point 4: Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

Bernie and Graham have been living (and loving) the golf life for about seven years. They plan vacations and plot travel routes based on Troon golf course locations and have made countless new friends along the way.

“We’ve met a lot of great people during our travels, from the friendly staff at the courses, to folks we’ve been paired with,” said Bernie. “You can always tell it’s a Troon-managed golf course from the service, the people, the branding. It starts the moment you drop off your golf clubs and the friendly greeting you receive.”

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