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Troon selected to manage T-36 at Baytown

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 18, 2023) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage T-36 at Baytown, an innovative double-loop 18-hole golf course and restaurant currently under development in Baytown, Texas. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon will manage the golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, and sales and marketing for the property.

Located on the former Evergreen Point Golf Course, T-36 at Baytown is the idea of developers Rio Valeriano and David Hinkle of Build Baytown I and golf course architect Ric Buckton. Landscapes Unlimited is currently constructing the golf course, which is scheduled to open this fall, while ‘The Birch’ restaurant is set to open in August. The Birch at T-36 Baytown will be a modern café with a sophisticated menu of light and seasonal farm fresh dishes as well as ice-cold beverages.

The unique golf course design is being built on less than 65 acres of land, about 33 percent less acreage than a typical 18-hole golf course, and will require about 30 percent less water. The patent-pending ‘Double Loop Course’ is Buckton’s unique creation and consists of a traditional 18-hole golf course with double tee boxes and two green complexes utilizing one common fairway. Every green complex will be separate and will have its own set of sand traps and/or hazards. The T-36 Double Loop Course can be played as a traditional blend of par 5s, 4s and 3s, as a par 3 short course, or as an executive course with a mix of par 3s and 4s. A little over 30 groups (approx. 120 individuals) consisting of golfers of all skill levels can play the 9, 18, or 36-hole experiences on any given day. 

“Troon checked all the boxes for us including the ability to help accelerate the scaling up of the T-36 golf and food/beverage experience across the country; we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Troon and their professional staff of industry experts,” said Valeriano and Hinkle. 

“T-36 at Baytown is an exciting new concept and will be a catalyst to major development on the southeast side of Baytown,” said Mitch Harrell, Senior Vice President of Operations, Troon. “We’re thrilled to be working with Rio and David in bringing the T-36 experience to life, both on the golf course and through tremendous food and beverage.”

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About T-36 

T-36 is an evolution in golf and a gathering place for communities. Our developments exist to nurture the game of golf, usher in its next generation of players, and create a “clubhouse” for communities around the country.  T-36 brings sophisticated amenities, cutting-edge technologies, and top-of-the-line food and beverage services to patrons while creating jobs, a more sustainable approach to golf course maintenance and design, and a positive economic impact on every community we serve. David Hinkle and Rio Valeriano launched the T-36 Golf brand with over 60 years of collective retail and development expertise and are committed to creating a one-of-a-kind experience that is accessible to all.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 765-plus locations, including 760-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

Media Contact:
Rob Myers

Ackermann Marketing & PR
Ryan Oglesby
Representing T-36