Golf News for Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Business

Troon to manage Santa Maria Golf & Country Club in Panama City, Panama

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Santa Maria Golf & Country Club in Panama City, Panama.

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club's Nicklaus-designed course is currently being developed on a stunning 700-acre site conveniently located between Panama City's downtown and the nearby international airport. Santa Maria Golf & Country Club features a luxurious private community that recently unveiled its first nine holes of golf in September 2012. The remaining holes are scheduled to be completed in 2014.

"We are very pleased to be involved at Santa Maria Golf & Country Club and look forward to delivering an exceptional golf experience to members and visitors at the club," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon. "Panama City is a growing golf destination and we are thrilled to play a role in attracting members to this extraordinary destination."

When complete the parkland style Jack Nicklaus design will measure 7,196 yards from the back tees and offer four tee locations. Various water features have been incorporated in the design, along with natural wetland areas and indigenous landscaping to offer golfers a unique playing experience. A premium will be placed on players' short-game on the course, especially around the contoured greens that will allow for a variety of challenging pin placements.

Santa Maria Golf & Country Club will also offer members a wide range of activities from casual and upscale dining to outdoor activities that reach beyond golf with multiuse trails and nature walks. Members will also enjoy the "Town Center," featuring boutique shops and apartment dwellings overlooking the central plaza's many courtyards, tropical gardens and fountains. Club amenities will also include swimming pools, racquetball and tennis courts, a fitness center, and clubs for children and activities for all ages.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

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Contact Information
Brett Brooks
Manager, Marketing Communications
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com