Troon adds first Illinois contract since Green Golf acquisition

Troon is already making good on its promise to expand in the Midwest, and specifically in Chicagoland. The world’s largest management company recently announced the addition of Naperville Country Club, a private club located 30 miles outside the Windy City.

When Troon acquired Green Golf Partners on April 30, it announced it was opening a Chicago office. Prior to the acquisition, the world’s largest management company had no courses in Illinois and only one in Indiana. The Green Golf acquisition gave it six courses in Illinois, three in southeastern Wisconsin, and four additional facilities in Indiana. Green Golf Partners’ corporate office is in Danville, Ind., just outside Indianapolis.

Troon has not been shy about wanting to expand in a region that was long dominated by KemperSports. KemperSports, which is based just outside Chicago in Northbrook, Ill., is the sixth largest management company with 107 courses. A Troon spokesperson said this week that additional management contracts in the Midwest are likely in the coming months.

Naperville Country Club is a member-owned club that was founded in 1921. Tom Bendelow designed the 18-hole par 72 course. Steve Forrest oversaw the renovation in 2006, adding length to take the course to 6,790 yards. The club offers both golf and social memberships.

 

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