Golf News for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Courses

Arizona Women's Golf Association recognizes Troon golf courses as best in state

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize four of its facilities named among the “Most Appealing Golf Courses for Women” in Arizona by the Arizona Women’s Golf Association.

Members from across the state were surveyed by the AWGA through the association’s “Golf Endorsed by Members” (GEM) program, providing a multitude of personal opinions and golf course evaluations. The results delivered an impressive list of the most highly graded courses that provide a great golf experience for women.

Troon-managed facilities named among the “Most Appealing Golf Courses for Women” in Arizona by the AWGA include:

Copper Canyon Golf Club – Buckeye, Ariz.

The Gallery Golf Club – Marana, Ariz.

Poston Butte Golf Club – Florence, Ariz.

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Chandler, Ariz.

"Troon recognizes the importance of creating a welcoming atmosphere for all players who are interested in the game," stated Ryan Walls, Troon’s senior vice president, operations, sales & marketing. "Our facilities strive to create a positive environment for women golfers and these four facilities recognized in Arizona certainly deliver on that experience.”

The courses listed on the AWGA’s list represent facilities that had the most number of surveys submitted and had the highest scores. In order to be included, a golf course must also have a current USGA women’s Course Rating for at least one tee.

"The AWGA's GEM program is designed to enable average women golfers to recommend courses to play for other women, and to also offer feedback to course management for changes and improvements that might enhance their appeal to women,” stated Mary Pomroy, executive director, Arizona Women's Golf Association. “This is the second year for these designations, and we are very pleased to see the number of Troon-managed courses that make the GEM list continue to grow."

The GEM survey evaluated the golf course experience in the following areas: customer service; outside player assistance; food and beverage; golf shop merchandise available for women – availability of various sizes and styles; club house facilities; practice facilities; availability and accessibility of restrooms on and off the course; beauty of design and landscaping; course conditions; playability; challenge; overall enjoyment of the golf course; and overall value of the experience.

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 33 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 47 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; Centurion Club, Hertfordshire, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. For additional news and information, visit www.TroonGolf.com. Or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

Media contact:
Brett Brooks
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com