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Troon selected to manage University Club of Kentucky

Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 19, 2024) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage the University Club of Kentucky, a 36-hole facility in Lexington. Indigo Sports, a Troon company, will oversee golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, and sales and marketing.

Open since 1992, the University Club of Kentucky is the official home of the University of Kentucky's men's and women's golf teams. The Arthur Hills Golf-designed Big Blue Course is an 18-hole, par-72 championship layout that stretches to 7,013 yards. Rolling across the beautiful Kentucky countryside, the course features bent grass from tee to green. The Wildcat Course plays to 6,680 yards and a par of 71. And, while shorter in length than Big Blue, Wildcat features more of a parkland setting that rolls through trees and along creeks and ponds. This course also features beautiful bunkering and green complexes that require precision upon approach.

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“We are thrilled to begin our partnership with Troon, an innovative company with the expertise needed to expand the facility’s potential,” said Danny McQueen, owner of University Club of Kentucky. “We have worked hard over the years to create a premier golf destination and look forward to Troon’s leadership to further enhance the golf courses and overall operations.”

The 10,000 square-foot clubhouse is filled with University of Kentucky memorabilia and contains private meeting rooms that host a variety of events and meetings. A well-appointed golf shop offers that latest in golf equipment and apparel, while the Bar & Grille is open for golfers and non-golfers alike to enjoy a relaxing meal with golf course views.

“Our team is honored to work with the University Club of Kentucky, a first-class facility that shares our keen attention to quality and outstanding customer service,” said Troon Vice President of Operations Nick Bednar. “We look forward to building on U-Club’s strong reputation in the market and creating memorable experiences for generations of golfers to come.”

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. 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, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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