Friday, May 7, 2021

65 Troon-Affiliated Courses Named Golfweek's Best

(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 2021 Best Courses lists. A total of 47 managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2021 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 18 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. 

Gamble Sands
In addition, 10 Troon-affiliated facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious "Top 200 Modern Courses in the U.S." ranking, eight courses on Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” list, and five courses were recognized as the top public course in their respective state. Troon brands include Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports and Indigo Golf Partners.

Affiliated courses named to Golfweek's Best include:

Top 200 Modern Courses

No. 40 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington

No. 41 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii

No. T100 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend, Oregon

No. T115 The Rim, Payson, Arizona

No. T117 Stone Canyon Club, Tucson, Arizona

No. T121 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, Minnesota

No. T165 King Kamehameha Club, Maui, Hawaii

No. T188 Champion Hills, Hendersonville, North Carolina

No. T197 Cascata, Boulder City, Nevada

No. T200 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii

Best Courses You Can Play in the United States

No. 18 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii

No. T19 Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington

No. 34 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Arkansas

No. 47 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, Minnesota

No. T63 Cascata, Boulder City, Nevada

No. T72 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii

No. T77 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria, Arizona

No. 80 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, California

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. 13 Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, Bullhead City

No. T17 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale

No. T17 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale

No. 19 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson

No. 20 Papago Golf Club, Phoenix

No. T24 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona


No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado


No. 9 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks

No. 19 Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto

No. 29 Maderas Golf Club, Poway

No. 30 Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells


No. 3 Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield

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


No. 1 Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville

No. 3 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View


No. 11 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast

No. 15 Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory), Palm Coast


No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui

No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai

No. 8 Mauna Lani (North), Kohala Coast

No. 12 Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei

No. 13 Mauna Lani (South), Kohala Coast

No. 15 Ocean Course at Hokuala, Kauai


No. 3 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood


No. 1 Giant’s Ridge (Quarry Course), Biwabik

No. 8 Giant’s Ridge (Legends Course), Biwabik


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. 9 The Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong

No. 14 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Pines), Galloway Township

New Mexico

No. 6 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque


No. 10 Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend


No. 3 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock

No. 7 La Cantera Resort & Spa (Palmer), San Antonio

No. 19 Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas


No. 2 Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George

No. 4 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi


No. 6 Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads

No. 15 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores


No. 1 Gamble Sands, Brewster

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State


No. 5 Old Overton Club, Birmingham


No. 5 The Rim Golf Club, Payson

No. 6 Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley

No. 11 Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff

No. 14 Torreon Golf Club (Cabin), Show Low

No. 17 Troon Country Club, Scottsdale


No. 3 Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville

No. 4 The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro


No. 10 Somerby Golf Club, Byron


No. 2 Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison


No. 3 Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

North Carolina

No. 13 Champion Hills, Hendersonville

North Dakota

No. 2 Fargo Country Club, Fargo


No. 2 Pronghorn (Fazio), Bend


No. T5 The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, Bristol


No. 3 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay


No. 4 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan

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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