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69 Troon-affiliated courses named Golfweek’s best  

Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 17, 2024) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce that 69 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek's 2024 Best Courses lists. A total of 51 daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2024 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 18 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking.  In addition, 10 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. Three Troon-affiliated courses are the top public course in their respective states, including Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas, Giant’s Ridge (Quarry Course) in Biwabik, Minnesota, and Black Desert Resort in Ivins, Utah.

Golfweek’s elite team of more than 800 raters around the world play the courses and rate each layout based on 10 provided criteria, with each offering its own 10-point scale. Raters then offer one overall rating of 1 to 10, which is not cumulative based on the 10 criteria. An average of those overall ratings is calculated to create an annual score for each layout, allowing Golfweek’s Best to rank courses. 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.

“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.”

Affiliated courses named to Golfweek's Best for 2024 include:

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Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play
No. T20 Kapalua (Plantation Course) – Maui, Hawaii
No. 23 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington
No. 32 Black Desert Resort – Ivins, Utah
No. 43 Mystic Creek Golf Club – El Dorado, Arkansas
No. T44 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota\
No. T55 Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino – Brooks, California
No. 62 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii
No. T83 Tobacco Road Golf Club – Sanford, North Carolina
No. T94 PGA National Resort (Champions) – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
No. 100 Bally’s Golf Links at Ferry Point – Bronx, New York

Top 200 Modern
No. T40 Kapalua (Plantation Course) – Maui, Hawaii
No. T49 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington
No. 81 Black Desert Resort – Ivins, Utah
No. T122 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota
No. T132 Pronghorn at Juniper Preserve (Fazio) – Bend, Oregon
No. T147 Champion Hills – Henderson, North Carolina
No. T184 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii

Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State
No. 2 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria
No. 3 Wickenburg Ranch Golf &Social Club, Wickenburg
No. 7 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa
No. T9 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale
No. T11 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale No. T15 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale
No. 17 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale
No. 25 Longbow Golf Club, Mesa
No. T28 Arizona National, Tucson

No. 1 Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado

No. 6 Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks
No. 15 Bayonet, Seaside
No. 17 Classic Club, Palm Desert
No. T20 Maderas Golf Club, Poway
No. 22 Fairmont Grand Del Mar (The Grand), Del Mar
No. 27 Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
No. 30 Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa Valley

No. T4 Raindance National, Windsor 

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. 11 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast No. 12 Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory), Palm Coast
No. T27 World Golf Village (King & Bear), St. Augustine

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No. 2 Kapalua (Plantation), Maui
No. 4 Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai
No. 8 Ocean Course at Hōkūala, Kauai
No. 13 Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei

No. 5 Finkbine Golf Club, Iowa City

No. 4 Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

No. 2 Links at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels

No. 1 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry Course), Biwabik
No. 5 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Legends Course), Biwabik
Nevada No. 9 Coyote Springs Golf Club, Coyote Springs

New Jersey
No. 3 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay), Galloway Township
No. 11 Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Pines), Galloway Township

New Mexico
No. 7 Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque

New York
No. 3 Bally’s Golf Links at Ferry Point, New York
No. 12 Mansion Ridge Golf Club, Monroe
No. 15 Centennial Golf Club, Carmel

North Carolina
No. 5 Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford

No. 10 Pronghorn at Juniper Preserve (Nicklaus), Bend
No. 13 Tetherow, Bend

No. 5 The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock
No. 15 La Cantera Golf Club (Resort), San Antonio

No. 1 Black Desert Resort Golf Course, Ivins
No. 8 Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, Lehi

No. 8 Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads
No. 14 Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores

No. 2 Gamble Sands, Brewster

Best Private Clubs, State-By-State
No. 4 Old Overton Club, Birmingham

No. 13 Troon Country Club, Scottsdale
No. 14 Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff
No. 16 Flagstaff Ranch, Flagstaff
No. T18 Torreon (Cabin), Show Low

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

No. 5 King Kamehameha, Maui

No. 10 Somerby Golf Club, Byron

No. 4 Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

No. 5 Black Bull, Bozeman

North Carolina
No. 11 Champion Hills, Hendersonville

North Dakota
No. 1 Fargo Country Club, Fargo

No. 3 Pronghorn at Juniper Preserve (Fazio), Bend
No. 10 Broken Top Club, Bend

No. 5 Entrada at Snow Canyon, St. George

No. 5 Oneida Golf & Country Club, Green Bay

No. 3 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 900-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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