Troon has once again expanded in both quality and quantity, this time with the acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners, one of the largest golf course management companies in the United States. The company owns and operates more than 160 golf courses, country clubs, and resorts in 29 states. The impressive portfolio includes Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, the Ocean Course at Hōkūala on Kauai in Hawaii, and The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in California. Members and guests of Indigo-managed facilities will continue to experience the same outstanding service, course conditions, and food and beverage options.
“Leaving the industry better than we found it has been a guiding principle of Indigo Golf Partners, and Bob Morris and I hope to have achieved that in our over 30-year history in the industry,” said Peter Hill co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Indigo Golf Partners. “Troon aligns with our commitment to quality service and has a complementary course portfolio, making it the right company for us to join. We are confident in growth ahead for Indigo and appreciate the dedication and commitment of all team members and partners who have made our great company what it is today.”
Current plans call for the Indigo Golf Partners office in Reston, Virginia, to continue operations, adding support for managed-clubs throughout Troon’s full family of brands, including Troon Golf®, Troon Privé®, Honours Golf, OB Sports, and more.
“Peter Hill and I have been good friends for many years,” said Troon founder and executive chairman Dana Garmany. “While we have been friendly competitors over time, we’ve always shared a mutual admiration for each other’s company. We share common values and a similar approach to putting our client’s interests first and foremost, and working to impact the golf industry in a positive fashion.”
“We are thrilled to be combining two incredible companies and look forward to the future opportunities this acquisition presents our respective clients, associates, members, and guests,” said Troon President and CEO Tim Schantz. “This transaction supports our continued growth and reach in the industry, while bringing additional support, expertise, and resources to associates as well as current and prospective clients.”
Troon’s purchase of Indigo Golf Partners follows its acquisition of Green Golf Partners in May 2019; OB Sports Golf Management in April 2019; RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design in February 2019; and Cliff Drysdale Management, the nation’s largest tennis management company, in July 2018.
With the acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners, Troon now provides managed services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses.