Troon opens new office, adds properties

Troon, the largest golf course operator in the world, continues to expand its reach.

Fresh off its move into the tennis industry with the August acquisition of Cliff Drysdale Management, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company opened a new office in Southern California, finalized new management deals in Florida and Georgia and opened a newly remodeled course in Ohio. 

The new California office, located in Irvine, is headed by longtime golf industry executive and Troon Vice President Bill O’Brien. 

The new office will oversee 32 facilities in California, Oregon and Washington under its Troon Golf, Troon Privé and Cliff Drysdale Management divisions. 

“We continue to see tremendous growth in partnerships and management agreements throughout California, Oregon and Washington,” said Troon President Tim Schantz. “Our Orange County office will help service current and future facilities throughout the West, while providing an ideal environment for our Troon associates to live, work and play.”

Troon also has offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Jacksonville, Fla; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Austin, Texas.

The company’s latest management deals are at Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Planatation in Orange Park, Fla., which will be operated by its Honours Golf division, and Château Élan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga. 

Eagle Landing, a semi-private, 18-hole facility, is part of a 1,300-home master-planned community near Jacksonville. Honours will manage all aspects of the club’s golf operations. 

At Château Élan, Troon will manage golf operations as well as clubhouse food and beverage operations. The club’s golf facilities – which include two 18-hole courses designed by Denis Griffiths, a 9-hole par 3 short course, a practice facility and a Dave Pelz Golf School – are part of the Château Élan Winery & Resort. 

The club recently completed an extensive clubhouse renovation and expansion. 

In Ohio, Troon officials have opened the Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Elyria,the only Nicklaus Design daily-fee course in the northern part of the state. 

The course was built on the site of the former Spring Valley Country Club. The club includes a new 24,000-square-foot clubhouse with dining facilities and three golf simulators for year-round play. 

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