Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Troon Selected to Manage The Gallery

Regarded as One of the Country's Top Golf Communities

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has been selected to manage The Gallery ( in Marana, Ariz. near Tucson. Set in the beautiful Tortolita Mountains, The Gallery is characterized by breathtaking vistas, a luxurious residential community and two highly acclaimed courses that offer the finest in desert golf.

The North Course, which is exclusively private to members, is marked by sweeping views of the high Sonoran desert landscape. Designed by John Fought and Tom Lehman, the North Course has been acknowledged as one of Golfweek's "Top 100 Modern Courses." The South Course, featuring subtle elevation changes among thousands of towering saguaros, is also designed by Fought and previously hosted the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship in 2007 and 2008.

"The Gallery rivals some of the best golf communities in the country," said John Easterbrook, Troon's executive vice president, operations. "We are honored to have been selected by them and are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience of the members and guests."

Along with championship golf, members of The Gallery also enjoy the Gallery Sports Club, one of the finest fitness and recreational facilities in the Southwest. The 12,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility offers a complete line of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of members, including golf-specific training, yoga, pilates, personal training, a wide variety of group exercise classes and much more.

"Following an exhaustive search of top golf course management firms in the U.S., we selected Troon to manage The Gallery," said Art Powell, managing partner of The Gallery Golf Club. "We're excited to introduce new programs that enhance our club's overall experience. Members may also enjoy reciprocal play at other private Troon-managed clubs, and benefit from preferred rates at Troon's daily fee and resort facilities around the world."

Residents of The Gallery in Dove Mountain delight in a community placed at the center of year-round outdoor recreation, an array of fine dining and shopping opportunities, and, of course, world-class golf. Careful planning has preserved Dove Mountain's natural beauty, while creating neighborhoods that take full advantage of desert, mountain and golf course views.

The Gallery joins more than 30 elite private clubs that have already joined the ranks of Troon Privé, a division of Troon dedicated specifically to overseeing private facilities. The Troon Privé portfolio includes such private clubs of distinction as BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Fieldstone in Greenville, Del.; Silver Creek Valley in San Jose, Calif.; St. James Plantation in Southport, N.C.; Pronghorn in Bend, Ore.; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; Settlers Run in Cranbourne South, Victoria, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes in London, England.


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