Golf News for Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Business

Troon selected to manage Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick, Rhode Island

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick, Rhode Island. Potowomut (pronounced pot-oh-wah-mut) is a historic private facility that features an 18-hole Walter Johnson-designed golf course. Johnson was a 17-year associate of Donald Ross.

Potowomut Golf Club was established in 1927 and is set on an old Indian campsite and former dairy farm. The word "potowomut" meant "land of fires" to the Narragansett Indians. The member-owned club has nearly 300 members who enjoy Potowomut’s family-oriented golf and social culture. The 6,380 yard tree-lined layout has progressed from fertile farmland to verdant fairways. The club’s heralded junior program has produced a number of state and regional champions.

“After an extensive interview process, we chose Troon to operate and manage Potowomut,” said John Harnett, president, Potowomut Golf Club. “Our members are excited for Troon to lead our club and to further enhance the golf experience, food and beverage operations and member activities.”

The Potowomut clubhouse features an expansive and well-stocked golf shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, while the club’s 19th hole is home to the clubhouse bar and grille. In addition, the recently renovated patio overlooks the 18th green and offers members and guests a relaxing outdoor dining option.

“Potowomut Golf Club has a rich history dating back to the 1920s,” said Ryan Walls, president, Troon Privé. “Our team will look to raise the service levels and improve the overall golf experience.”

For more information on Potowomut Golf Club, visit www.potowomut.com or call (401) 885-8700.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 38 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com