TROON-MANAGED PROPERTIES AROUND THE WORLD IN MIDST OF HOSTING FIVE PROFESSIONAL GOLF EVENTS OVER FOUR WEEKS
Troon-managed golf properties around the world are continuing a four-out-of-five-week run of hosting five professional golf events for the PGA TOUR, Ladies European Tour, Web.com Tour and The European Tour. Following last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course in Maui, Hawaii, the Ladies European Tour stops this week at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (Jan. 10-12). Next week, the Web.com Tour will play The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic (Jan. 13-16) at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, while the men’s European Tour will stop at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Jan. 16-19). In two weeks, the European Tour will again tee it up at a Troon-managed property, this time at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club for the Saudi International (Jan. 31-Feb. 3) in Saudi Arabia.
Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course hosted the Sentry Tournament of Champions January 3rdthrough 6th. Xander Schauffele shot an incredible 11-under-par (62) in the final round to finish 23-under, one shot ahead of Gary Woodland.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club hosts the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, a unique 54-hole pro-am format tournament. 2016 tournament champion Beth Allen returns along with one of the highest-quality fields the Gary Player-designed golf course has ever welcomed, including Cheyenne Woods, Aditi Ashok and Charley Hull.
Sandals Emerald Bay will host The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in the season-opening event on the Web.com Tour. Many of golf’s best up-and-comers will tee it up on the beautiful Greg Norman-designed golf course.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club will host the 14th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, January 16th – 19th. The famous Falcon Clubhouse will welcome U.S. superstars Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, while defending champion and European Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood is looking for his third consecutive tournament title.
Royal Green Golf & Country Club will host the inaugural Saudi International, January 31 through February 3rd. Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey and Thomas Bjørn are just a few of golf’s international stars who will play the highly-rated course designed by European Golf Design.
“Holding as many professional golf events as we do at our managed courses, it is truly a credit to the hardworking associates we have at Troon and the dedication our owners/clients have to creating championship events,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “From our dedicated agronomy teams who deliver tour-quality conditions day-in and day-out at all of our Troon facilities, to our talented golf operations, food & beverage and sales teams, hosting successful, well-run and large-scale events is part of what we do.”
In total, there are 17 professional golf events across 9 professional tours held at Troon-managed or affiliated facilities around the world. Including high-level amateur events and qualifying tournaments, Troon-managed facilities host more than 30 elite events.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.