Friday, June 21, 2019

65 Troon-Affiliated Courses Named To Golfweek's Best For 2019

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 65 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's Best for 2019. Fifty-two managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2019 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 13 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, five Troon-affiliated facilities appear on Golfweek’s  prestigious "Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S." (post 1960) ranking, including: Gamble Sands in Washington (No. 42); Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 45); Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 58); Fallen Oak in Mississippi (No. 63); and The Rim Club in Arizona (No. 75). Troon brands include Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf and OB Sports.

Six Troon-affiliated courses were recognized as the top public courses in their respective state, including Mystic Creek Golf Club in Arkansas; Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware; Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii; Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage in Mississippi; The Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Texas; and Gamble Sands in Washington. Of the 65 properties ranked, 52 facilities are Troon Golf/Troon Privè-affiliated, 10 OB Sports, and three are Honours Golf branded facilities.

Affiliated courses named among Golfweek's Best include:

Top 100 Modern Courses
No. 42 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington - OB Sports
No. 45 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 58 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon
No. 63 Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage, Saucier, Mississippi
No. 75 The Rim Club, Payson, Arizona - OB Sports

Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 4 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg
No. 6 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. 7 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 9 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 12 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Carefree
No. 13 Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson
No. 14 Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, Bullhead City
No. 15 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Carefree
No. 20 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 22 Papago Golf Course, Phoenix - OB Sports
No. 26 The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale

No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

No. 8   PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta
No. 13 Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto- OB Sports
No. 18 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 20 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 21 Saddle Creek Golf Resort, Copperopolis
No. 24 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells
No. 25 PGA WEST (Nicklaus), La Quinta
No. 26 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 28 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells

No. 7 The Ridge, Castle Pines North

No. 4 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington

No 1 Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View

No. 13 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 8 Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer), Oahu
No. 12 Kapalua (Bay), Maui
No. 13 Mauna Lani Resort (North), Kohala Coast

No. 3 Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia

No. 3 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

No. 3 Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro

No. 1 Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage, Biloxi
No. 5 Grand Bear, Saucier

No. 2 Old Works, Anaconda

No. 2 Cascata, Las Vegas
No. 12 Rio Secco Golf Club, Las Vegas

New Jersey
No. 7 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township

New Mexico
No. 6 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque - OB Sports

No. 7 Tetherow, Bend - OB Sports
No. 8 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend

No. 1 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 8 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio
No. 14 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas

No. 3 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 5 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 5 The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village

No. 13 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores

No. 1 Gamble Sands, Brewster- OB Sports

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State
No. 5 Steelwood Country Club, Loxley

No. 3 The Rim Club, Payson - OB Sports
No. 5 Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley - OB Sports

No. 4 The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro

No. 4 The King Kamehameha Golf Club, Maui

No. 10 Somerby Golf Club, Byron - OB Sports

No. 4 Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison

No. 3 Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau - OB Sports

North Dakota
No. 2 Fargo Country Club, Fargo

No. 1 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend
No. 5 Tetherow, Bend - OB Sports

No. 3 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan

Among the criteria used by Golfweek's panel of course raters include:
- Ease and intimacy of routing - The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner.
- Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s - Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
- Basic quality of conditioning - Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
- Walk in the park test - Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.

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