Sunday, August 18, 2019

25 Troon-Affiliated Courses Named To Golfweek's "Top 200 Resort Courses" List

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 25 of its brand-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s newly published Best 2019: Top 200 Resort Courses in the United States list. Troon brands include Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Green Golf Partners, Honours Golf and OB Sports.

“Hats off to all of these amazing resort courses for being recognized by Golfweek,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “Congratulations to the owners of these incredible properties, our resort partners that we collaborate with on a daily basis, as well as the agronomy and golf operations teams for delivering award-worthy experiences each and every day.”

Ten Troon-affiliated courses were recognized among Golfweek’s Top 100 Resort Courses, including No. 16 Kapalua (Plantation) in Maui, Hawaii; No. 17 Gamble Sands in Washington; No. 20 Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage in Mississippi; No. 51 Cascata in Nevada; No. 52 Pronghorn (Nicklaus) in Oregon; No. 54 Princeville Makai Golf Club in Kauai, Hawaii; No. 62 PGA WEST (Stadium) in California; No. 89 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona; and Troon North Golf Club’s Monument Course at No. 95 and Pinnacle Course at No. 96, both in Scottsdale, Ariz. Of the 25 properties ranked, 23 facilities are Troon Golf-affiliated and two are OB Sports branded facilities.

Affiliated courses named among Golfweek's Best include:
Top 200 Resort Courses:
No. 16 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 17 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington – OB Sports
No. 20 Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi
No. 51 Cascata, Las Vegas, Nevada
No. 52 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Oregon
No. 54 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii
No. 62 PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta, California
No. 89 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Arizona
No. 95 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale, Arizona
No. 96 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale, Arizona
No. 112 Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer), Oahu, Hawaii
No. 113 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, California
No. 134 PGA WEST (Nicklaus), La Quinta, California
No. 135 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells, California
No. 138 Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington, Connecticut
No. 142 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells, California
No. 149 Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa, California
No. 152 La Quinta Resort & Club (Mountain), La Quinta, California
No. 153 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale, Arizona
No. 159 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico – OB Sports
No. 162 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio, Texas
No. 165 Kapalua (Bay), Maui, Hawaii
No. 177 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Carefree, Arizona
No. 182 Grand Bear, Saucier, Mississippi
No. 183 Mauna Lani (North), Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Golf courses are ranked against other courses in their state or nationally to produce Golfweek’s final rankings. Members of Golfweek’s course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on 10 criteria, including:
- 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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