|Five Troon Hawaii-affiliated courses named amongst the Top 15 Best courses you can play in Hawaii by GolfWeek|
Troon®, the leader in club management, development and marketing is pleased to announce that five of its Hawaii courses were ranked in the Top 15 Best Courses You Can Play in Hawaii, but Golfweek Magazine for 2019. Kapalua’s Coore-Crenshaw designed Plantation Course led the ranking as the #1 course in Hawaii, a position Kapalua has held for over a decade. Three of the Top 10 ranked courses are Troon-Affiliated including the afore mention Kapalua – Plantation, Princeville Makai Golf Club (at #4) and Turtle Bay Resorts (Palmer) at #8. Troon Hawaii courses recognized by this prestigious ranking include:
No. 1 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 8 Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer), Oahu
No. 12 Kapalua (Bay), Maui
No. 13 Mauna Lani Resort (North), Kohala Coast
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.
In total, 66 of Troon brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's Best for 2019. Fifty-two managed daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2019 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 14 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, five Troon-affiliated facilities appear on Golfweek’s prestigious "Top 100 Modern Courses in the U.S." (post 1960) ranking, including Kapalua’s (Plantation) in Hawaii that was ranked No. 45 in Hawaii.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.