TROON SELECTED TO MANAGE NAPERVILLE COUNTRY CLUB
On the heels of announcing plans to open an office in Chicago, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Naperville Country Club, a private, member-owned club located in Naperville, Illinois, a western Chicago suburb. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, will manage the prestigious and historic club.
“We are proud to be engaged with Naperville Country Club,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “The golf course and friendly atmosphere at Naperville are both outstanding. As a company, we are wholly committed to growing the Troon presence throughout the Midwest and the recent acquisition of Green Golf Partners has helped us do so. We are excited to be opening a Chicago office to support Naperville Country Club and our growing collection of clubs in the region.”
In addition to award-winning golf, Naperville Country Club provides a full array of dining, social and special event programming for the entire family. The club’s patio and restaurant are popular with members providing a place to relax and unwind, and has the best view in town.
“We recognize that the golf industry in general has its challenges and it is amplified in the private club sector,” said Ron Harper, Naperville Country Club’s Board President. “As the Board engaged in planning for the club’s future, we explored several options for managing our club and engaged in conversations with several golf management companies. In the end, we unanimously agreed that Troon was the best fit for us. We are excited to be partnering with the best golf management company in the world, and appreciate their enthusiasm for our members, our club and its rich history.”
For more information on Naperville Country Club, visit www.napervillecc.org.
About Naperville Country Club
Naperville Country Club was founded in 1921 and originally featured a 9-hole golf course with sand greens. Shortly after opening, golf course architect Tom Bendelow was engaged to design and build an 18-hole golf course on the 124-acre property. Bendelow’s original layout remained mostly intact until 2006 when architect Steve Forrest of Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates was commissioned to complete a major course renovation. Emphasis was placed on adding length to the golf course, improving shot values and developing new green complexes. The new Steve Forrest-designed course debuted in July 2007 and winds its way through rolling terrain, mature trees and ponds. The course has earned several national honors, including being named Golf Inc. magazine’s 2009 “Renovation of the Year” for private clubs.
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, 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.
Rob Myers, Troon, 480.477.0506, firstname.lastname@example.org