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Troon's Honours Golf division selected to manage The Refuge Golf Course in Flowood, Mississippi

The Refuge, a daily-fee/resort course, is in the final phase of a 3-year renovation and is expected to reopen for play this fall

Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 4, 2020) – Honours Golf®, a division of Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage The Refuge Golf Course, a daily-fee/resort course located in Flowood, Miss. The Refuge is currently in the final phase of a three-year renovation and development project and is expected to reopen for play this fall.

The Refuge Golf Course in Flowood, Miss.
The Refuge Golf Course in Flowood, Miss.

The Refuge originally opened for play in 1998 and quickly gained acclaim as one of the top public golf courses in the state. The golf course was closed for a complete renovation in 2018 and has remained closed since that time. Work on the new Sheraton at The Refuge resort and conference center and a new golf operations building is expected to be completed this fall.

Roy Case designed the original 7,000-yard layout, while golf course architect Nathan Crace oversaw the recent 18-hole course renovation, which included a new irrigation system, tree removal, new cart paths and re-grassing. The golf course is routed through stands of towering pines and centuries-old oaks, while preserving the natural habitat and wildlife found throughout the property.

“The Refuge is an exciting operation for our Honours Golf team,” said Matt Hurley, president, Honours Golf. “Our agronomy experts are already in place prepping the golf course for its opening, while associates charged with golf operations, merchandising and marketing are all eager to get started.”

Located adjacent to the golf course, the 10-story, 200-room Sheraton at The Refuge will feature multiple dining options, a med spa, cooking school, roof top bar, resort pool, lazy river, and a 54,000 square-foot conference center. Golf operations, including a pro shop and 19th hole food and beverage venue, will be located in the resort’s southwest corner.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the number one golf course management company and utilize their expertise in agronomy, course management and marketing,” said Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads. “The newly renovated golf course and beautiful resort will be outstanding amenities for residents and visitors to our city.”

For more information on The Refuge Golf Course, visit

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours Golf was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours Golf currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information on Troon’s Honours Golf Division, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 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 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 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 Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit

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