#TrendingAtTroon – Episode 28 (1/18/16)

This is Ricky back for another exciting episode of hashtag trending at Troon. We have a lot of stuff trending this week, so let’s get started.

Golf Digest Middle East has released their list of the Top 10 Courses in the Middle East, and count em, 4 Troon facilities made the cut. On the list you will find the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, host of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, The Els Club, Dubai, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Al Zorah Golf Club. This list is a celebration of golf courses that, as a collective whole, rank among some of the finest in the world. Visit GolfDigestME.com to learn more about these breathtaking facilities.

A few years ago I was in Aruba on a scuba diving trip, and I kick myself for not having played golf while on the island. Well, that changes this winter. Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf is offering, get this, 20% off accommodations, 50% off golf rates and a $50 resort credit to be used in the restaurant, the spa or in the golf shop. Visit TierraDelSol.com to learn more about this exciting offer and to book your getaway today.

Golf Digest has ranked The 100 Greatest Golf Courses naming The Els Club Teluk Datai No. 83. This course is only 35 minutes from the international airport in Langkawi, and with departure points to travel by boat or by ferry; visitors have a laundry list of places to go and things to do. Check out our official Facebook page for a collage of photos that were taken at this property just a couple of weeks ago.

You guys want to see something? Spoiler alert. That is the cover of the next issue of Troon Golf & Travel. On the cover you find a picture of Kapalua, host of the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. That’s also a picture of Jordan Spieth, the victor of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Inside you’re going to find a ton of stuff including an article on golf fashion trends in 2016; we get an insider’s look on the ban on the anchored putter, and, get this, an exclusive interview with the Great White Shark himself, Greg Norman. Now, the issue doesn’t come out until February 1st, but if you head over to TroonGolfAndTravel.com you can read all of the past issues and get excited for the next issue of Troon Golf & Travel.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Gregg R. for winning the Kapalua Golf Getaway. Gregg and his family are headed to Maui where they will enjoy 2 nights at The Kapalua Villas, a round of golf for 2 on the Bay Course, a round of golf for 2 on the Plantation Course, 2 hours of private instruction at the Kapalua Golf Academy and so much more. We asked Greg why we should send him to Kapalua. He said, “It would be the trip of a lifetime for my wife and me. I have been golfing for 22 years and would love to get her more involved in the game and what a better way than this trip. Plus, who wouldn’t want to play the Plantation Course after seeing it every year on TV.” Gregg, have fun on your trip, take pictures, and thank you for participating and for your continued support. What should we give away next? Maybe we should give away some tickets and access to our VIP tent on the 18th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Yeah, that sounds pretty good.

We got more from Golf Digest. They have just named 4 Troon facilities to its America’s 100 Great Courses list for 2015-2016. Facilities mentioned include Kapalua, the Plantation Course, Pronghorn, the Nicklaus Course, Princeville Makai Golf Club and Maderas Golf Club. It’s an honor and we are proud and look forward to providing the finest playing conditions and the finest customer service in the game today. Visit Troon.com/GDTop100 to learn more.

That’s all we have trending at Troon this week, and you know, we’re still going to give away all of that Phoenix Open stuff, but who wants one of these? It’s a kicking Bluetooth speaker that you clip onto your golf bag, you can just leave sitting around the house, and, well, it’s going to cost you 100 bucks, but, eh. Go over and visit our Facebook page for your chance to win one of these. How neat is that? Bradford, turn it up.