Golf News for Monday, March 17, 2014 | Business

Troon selected to manage Château d'Augerville property in France

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is thrilled to announce its expansion into France after being selected to manage Château d'Augerville. Located in the spectacular Augerville-la-Rivière region just one hour south of Paris, Château d'Augerville will add an all-new option to Troon's international division as it develops an unparalleled golf experience in France.

Set on more than 270 acres and against woodland and wheat fields, Château d'Augerville is a historic four-star hotel that was transformed in the 1990's to include a superb 18-hole golf course. Designed by architect Olivier Dongradi, the course layout is both fun and challenging as it utilizes the rolling landscape, strategically positioned ponds and a selection of elevated tees amongst rock outcroppings that are familiar in the Fontainebleau area. The exclusive property, which is upgrading to include an extensive array of luxurious amenities - including a specialized culinary school and spa, is set to become one of France's most sought after golf and leisure destinations.

"Château d'Augerville is quite simply, a stunning property," commented Bruce Glasco, senior vice-president and managing director, Troon international operations. "We were taken back by its inspiring beauty and quickly saw that Troon has all the fundamentals to develop the course and its visitor experience to an all-new level. This being our first property in France is extremely gratifying and we are excited for the coming years at Château d'Augerville with the development of the course, along with its luxurious collection of leisure and hospitality amenities."

Château d'Augerville features 40 bedrooms including eight suites within the Château and its two 17th century historical annexes, combining luxury, tradition and French charm. Gastronomy is a common-theme throughout, with guests able to take their own culinary courses or eat in the prestigious residence's restaurant in honor of its original owner. In addition, the superb Bistro du Château includes terraces with views overlooking the golf course and the Chateau's very own confectioner, Les Douceurs d'Augerville offers a large selection of handmade chocolate.

"We were quick to see what industry-leading knowledge and guidance Troon could offer us in the golf development at Château d'Augerville and considering their unparalleled insight into each facet of the golf business, it was the pertinent choice," said Lucie Leguille Mahon, golf director at Château d'Augerville. "We are looking forward to the progression of the facility, with Troon installing best practices and leading procedures for a sustainable development and expect to be welcoming golfers from across the globe to experience the best of what French golf has to offer."

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.

About Château d'Augerville
Château d'Augerville is a historic French chateau located one-hour south of Paris near Fontainebleau. This 40-room Châteaux & Hôtels Collection facility dates back to the 15th century and has an 18-hole golf course, practice facility, dedicated conference and wedding facilities, and its own chocolate confectioner. It is currently expanding its amenities to include spa facilities, a culinary school and additional fine-dining gastronomic restaurants. For more information, visit www.chateau-augerville.com

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