Troon Golf-Managed Courses Recognized in Top Modern and State-By-State Categories
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that 22 of its managed courses have been named to the list of "Golfweek's Best" courses in the United States. Black Diamond Ranch in Florida, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan, and Quintero Golf & Country Club in Arizona were yet again listed on the prestigious list of the "Top 100 Modern Courses" (post 1960). Courses that made the "Best You Can Play, State-By-State" rankings for the first time include Southern Dunes Golf Club in Arizona and Maderas Golf Club in California.
Troon Golf-managed courses named among "Golfweek's Best" include:
Best You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Troon North Golf Club - Monument course, Scottsdale
No. 8 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. 1 Lake of Isles - North course, North Stonington
No. 10 Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
No. 4 The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah
No. 2 Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon
No. 2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - Quarry course, Biwabik
No. 1 Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson
No. 1 Old Works, Anaconda
No. 13 La Cantera Golf Club, San Antonio
No. 1 Golf Club at The Equinox, Manchester Village
"We congratulate these facilities for being recognized on Golfweek's list of top courses," stated Hud Hinton, president and COO, Troon Golf. "These facilities continually strive to provide unparalleled golf experiences for their members and guests and we are proud to see them honored by this leading industry publication."
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.