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Troon selected to manage Max A Mandel Municipal Golf Course in Laredo, Texas

Scottsdale, Ariz. (November 13, 2023) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage the Max A Mandel Municipal Golf Course in Laredo, Texas. Indigo Sports, a Troon company, will oversee golf operations, agronomy, and sales and marketing for the daily-fee golf facility.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II and owned by the City of Laredo, ‘The Max’ cuts through 270-acres of sandy and rugged Texas terrain with four holes playing along the Rio Grande River and six playing through deep arroyos.  The course opened for play in 2012 and is named after Max A Mandel, a Laredo banker and civic leader, whose family donated the land for the project. The Max is annually ranked one of the top public golf courses in Texas and one of the best municipal golf courses in the U.S.

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“We are thrilled to be engaged with the City of Laredo at The Max,” said interim General Manager Robbie Kearney, PGA. “Our team is improving service levels, while enhancing club operations and agronomic conditions. We are immediately focused on the greens and bringing them back to their former award-winning standards. Partnering with the City of Laredo, we have already overseeded the greens with Poa trivialis and rye grass, which will have them in excellent condition by mid-November. Long term, our agronomy team is taking steps to ensure guests enjoy consistent and sustainable playing conditions year round.”

The Max’s clubhouse is home to the Las Islitas Grill offering breakfast, lunch and cold beverages daily, with a side of golf course and river views. The Max Mandel Event Center is the best wedding, reception and special events venue in the region, with indoor seating for up to 220 in the formal dining room, and additional seating for up to 60 guests in the elegant lounge overlooking the Rio Grande and golf course. 

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For more information on Max Mandel Municipal Golf Course, visit or call (956) 726-2000.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 825-plus locations, including 825-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, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, and via The Turn Podcast.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers