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June 14th 2006 - NEWS…FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 14, 2006
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER NAMES 2006 “TOP 100 GOLF RESORTS”
Eight Resorts with Troon Golf-Managed Golf Courses Recognized on Prestigious List
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Condé Nast Traveler, one of the industry’s leading consumer travel publications has polled its readers and named the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” around the world. Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is thrilled to recognize those managed-facilities that have been named to this prestigious list. Published in the June 2006 issue, the ratings are based on nearly 1,500 respondents evaluating 334 golf resorts that they have visited in the past three years.
“Being named to a list such as this says volumes about the high standards to which Troon Golf and our hotel partners hold ourselves,” stated Troon Golf President and COO, Hud Hinton. “Congratulations to each of these facilities for receiving such important recognition.”
Rankings of Troon Golf-managed facilities recognized as Top 100 Golf Resorts:
No. 3 -- The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland
No. 10 – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale,
No. 21 – One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 32 – One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
No. 45 – The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
No. 49 – St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California
No. 56 – The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
No. 72 – The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
Troon Golf partners include Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. with premier golf properties under the flag of St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin and Sheraton. Troon Golf also partners with Kerzner International on its One&Only brand of ultra-luxurious hotels and resorts in exotic locations such as Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico and Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 28 states and 20 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.