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61 Troon-affiliated courses named Golfweek's best

Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 25, 2023) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce that 61 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's 2023 Best Courses lists. A total of 48 daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2023 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 13 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking.  In addition, 11 Troon-affiliated courses appear on Golfweek’s prestigious “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play” ranking, while seven are on the “Top 200 Modern Courses” list. Two Troon-affiliated courses are the top public course in their respective states, including Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas and Giant’s Ridge (Quarry Course) in Biwabik, Minnesota.

Golfweek’s elite team of more than 850 course evaluators determine the annual selection of the country's best public and private layouts. Each year, the raters survey over 3,600 facilities, grading each following Golfweek’s 10 strict evaluation standards. The magazine then ranks the best classic, modern, resort and residential courses nationally as well as the best private and public courses in each state.

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“Congratulations to all of the courses recognized in these esteemed rankings,” said Troon Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Kris Strauss. ”The rankings are a credit to the associates who work tirelessly each and every day, as well as ownership at each of these stunning locales who are dedicated to delivering these ‘Top 100’ experiences.”

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Affiliated courses named to Golfweek's Best for 2023 include: 

Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play
No. 20 Kapalua (Plantation Course) – Maui, Hawaii
No. 22 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington
No. 37 Mystic Creek Golf Club – El Dorado, Arkansas
No. 46 Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino – Brooks, California
No. T47 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota
No. 56 Cascata – Las Vegas, Nevada
No. T77 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii
No. T87 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club – Wickenburg, Arizona
No. T93 Quintero Golf Club – Peoria, Arizona
No. T98 Rawls Course at Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas
No. 100 PGA National Resort (Champions) – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Top 200 Modern 
No. 40 Kapalua (Plantation Course) – Maui, Hawaii
No. 48 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington
No. T116 Pronghorn (Fazio) – Bend, Oregon
No. T129 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota
No. T159 Cascata – Las Vegas, Nevada
No. T159 Champion Hills – Henderson, North Carolina
No. T-191 The King Kamehameha Golf Club – Maui, Hawaii

Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-StateArizona
No. 2 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg 
No. 3 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 6 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa 
No. 10 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale No. 11 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale No. 15 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale 
No. 18 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson 
No. 19 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale 
No. 23 Longbow Golf Club, Mesa
No. 28 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona 

No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

No. 5 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks 
No. 16 Bayonet, Seaside
No. T17 Classic Club, Palm Springs
No. 18 Fairmont Grand Del Mar (The Grand), Del Mar

No. 2 Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield

No. 2 Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville
No. 5 Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View

No. 7 PGA National Resort (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens
No. 10 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast No. 11 Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory), Palm Coast
No. 27 World Golf Village (King & Bear), St. Augustine

No. 2 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai 
No. 10 Ocean Course at Hōkūala, Kauai 
No. 13 Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei

No. 9 Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia

No. 5 Finkbine Golf Club, Iowa City 

No. 3 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood 

No. 1 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry Course), Biwabik
No. 5 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Legends Course), Biwabik

No. 6 Grand Bear, Saucier 

No. 2 Wilderness Club Resort, Eureka

No. 2 Cascata, Las Vegas 
No. 8 Coyote Springs Golf Club, Coyote Springs
No. 10 Rio Secco Golf Club, Las Vegas 

New Jersey
No. 3 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township
No. 10 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Pines), Galloway Township

New Mexico
No. 9 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque

No. 10 Pronghorn at Juniper Preserve (Nicklaus), Bend 
No. 14 Langdon Farms, Aurora 
No. 15 Tetherow, Bend

No. 3 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock 
No. 11 La Cantera Golf Club (Resort), San Antonio

No. 7 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 6 Bay Creek (Palmer), Cape Charles
No. 10 Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads

No. 2 Gamble Sands, Brewster

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State

No. 4 Old Overton Club, Birmingham 

No. T12 Troon Country Club, Scottsdale
No. 14 Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff
No. 18 Torreon (Cabin), Show Low 

No. 3 Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville
No. 4 The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro

No. 5 King Kamehameha, Maui

No. 4 Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

North Carolina
No. 11 Champion Hills, Hendersonville

North Dakota
No. 1 Fargo Country Club, Fargo 

No. 2 Pronghorn at Juniper Preserve (Fazio), Bend 

No. 3 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay

No. 4 The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan 

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 820-plus locations, including 840-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

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