Monday, July 27, 2020

62 Troon-Affiliated Courses Named Golfweek's Best

Gamble Sands
(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 62 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's 2020 Best Courses lists. A total of 50 managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2020 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 12 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, three 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. 40); Kapalua (Plantation) in Hawaii (No. 44); and Pronghorn (Fazio) in Oregon (No. 98). Troon brands include Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf and OB Sports.

Four 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); and Gamble Sands.

Affiliated courses named among Golfweek's Best include:

Top 100 Modern Courses
No. 40 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington - OB Sports
No. 44 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii
No. 98 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon

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. 8 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. 10 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale
No. 14 Sewailo at Casino Del Sol, Tucson
No. 15 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale
No. 16 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale
No. 17 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson
No. 22 Papago Golf Course, Phoenix - OB Sports
No. 25 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona – OB Sports
No. 28 The Westin Kierland Golf Club (Ironwood, Acacia), Scottsdale

No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

No. 9 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 18 Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto - OB Sports
No. 23 The Golf Club at Copper Valley (formerly Saddle Creek Golf Resort), Copperopolis
No. 26 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 30 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells

No. 10 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. 10 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast
No. 14 Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory), Palm Coast

No. 15 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 8 Mauna Lani (North), Kohala Coast
No. 9 Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer), Oahu
No. 11 Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei
No. 15 Mauna Lani (South), Kohala Coast

No. 7 Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia

No. 3 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

No. 2 Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro

No. 6 Grand Bear, Saucier

No. 2 Cascata, Las Vegas
No. 11 Rio Secco Golf Club, Las Vegas

New Jersey
No. 5 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township
No. 6 The Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong
No. 12 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Pines), Galloway Township

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

New York
No. 14 Centennial Golf Club, Carmel

No. 9 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 10 Tetherow, Bend - OB Sports

No. 3 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 9 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio

No. 3 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 4 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 13 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores

No. 1 Gamble Sands, Brewster- OB Sports

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State
No. 4 Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley - OB Sports
No. 5 The Rim Golf Club, Payson - OB Sports

No. 3 Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville
No. 4 The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro

No. 10 Somerby Golf Club, Byron - OB Sports

No. 3 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. 4 The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, Bristol

No. 3 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay

No. 4 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan

“Congratulations to all of our clients and associates who are dedicated day-in and day-out to providing “Best in State” and “Top 100” experiences for their guests and members,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are honored to support these world-class destinations, courses and clubs.”

Golfweek annually publishes its ranking of the “Best Courses You Can Play,” “Best Private Courses,” the “Top 200 Classic” and “Top 200 Modern” courses. 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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