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Troon-Managed Facilities Recognized in Best Resort and Residential Categories as well as Best Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico
(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 39 of its affiliated courses have been named to “Golfweek’s Best Courses” rankings for 2015. The accolades are comprised of the best resort and residential golf courses, along with the best courses located in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Eight Troon-managed golf courses were represented on the “Top 100 Resort Courses” list, led by Kapalua – Plantation on Maui, which climbed three places to No. 16 in 2015. Both courses at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale were once again included in this Top 100 ranking, as were the likes of Lake of Isles in Connecticut, Pronghorn (Nicklaus) in Oregon and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona, to name a few. Princeville Makai Golf Club on the Hawaiian island of Kauai made a large jump in the rankings moving up from No. 86 to No. 42 for 2015.
Six Troon-managed facilities were included in the “Top 100 Residential Courses,” led by Pronghorn (Fazio Course) in Oregon, which finished at No. 12 and the The Golf Club at Black Rock in Coeur d’Alene, which came in at No. 39 in the country. Three international Troon facilities came were ranked within the “Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico” including Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico, advancing from No. 37 last year to No. 31, Palmilla Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico and Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Troon-managed or affiliated courses that received recognition by Golfweek magazine include:
Top 100 Resort Courses
No. 16 Kapalua – Plantation – Maui, Hawaii
No. 38 Pronghorn – Nicklaus – Bend, Ore.
No. 42 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Princeville, Hawaii
No. 53 PGA WEST – Stadium – La Quinta, Calif.
No. 57 Camp Creek Golf Club – Panama City, Florida
No. 78 Troon North Golf Club – Pinnacle – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 79 Troon North Golf Club – Monument – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 81 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club – Maricopa, Ariz.
Next Top 100 Resort Courses
The Boulders – North & South – Carefree, Ariz.
The Club at Cordillera – Mountain – Edwards, Colo.
Kapalua – Bay – Maui, Hawaii
La Cantera Hill Country Resort – Palmer – San Antonio, Texas
Lake of Isles – North – North Stonington, Conn.
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Ridge/Canyon – Tucson, Ariz.
La Quinta Resort – Mountain – La Quinta, Calif.
PGA WEST – Nicklaus Resort – La Quinta, Calif.
Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club – Carlsbad, Calif.
Silverado Resort and Spa – North – Napa, Calif.
The Club at Savannah Harbor – Savannah, Ga.
The Golf Club at Equinox – Manchester, Vt.
Yocha DeHe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort – Brooks, Calif.
Best Residential Courses
No. 12 Pronghorn – Fazio – Bend, Ore.
No. 39 The Golf Club at Black Rock – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
No. 47 Quintero Golf Club – Peoria, Ariz.
No. 68 Red Ledges Golf Club – Heber City, Utah
No. 79 Troon Country Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 96 The Gallery – North – Marana, Ariz.
Next Top 100 Residential Courses
Bayside Resort – Fenwick Island, Del.
Club at Cordillera – Summit – Edwards, Colo.
Conestoga Golf Club – Mesquite, Nev.
Pine Canyon Golf Club – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club – Lake Powell, Fla.
The Gallery – South – Marana, Ariz.
The Peninsula Golf & Country Club – Millsboro, Del.
Troon North Golf Club – Monument – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico
No. 31 Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
No. 45 Palmilla Golf Club – Mountain and Arroyo – Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 49 Ocean Club – Paradise Island, Bahamas
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.