Troon International Properties Triumph in Nineteen World Golf Awards

Troon International Properties heavily featured in the 2020 World Golf Awards

Dubai, UAE (10 November 2020): Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management is celebrating after sixteen of its global properties were named in the 2020 World Golf Awards. Categories included; Europe’s Best Golf Course, Oceania’s Best Golf Course and UAE’s Best Golf Course.

The World Golf Awards celebrate world-class golf courses and golf destinations, recognising excellence within golf tourism. Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry as well as golf tourism consumers, these accolades further solidify Troon’s place within the market and recognise a collection of the finest venues around the globe.

The highlights of the awards were the recognition of the PGA National Czech Republic as Europe’s Best Golf Course and Brookwater Golf & Country Club as Oceania’s Best Golf Course. PGA National Czech Republic, a stunning Kyle Phillips design, opened for preview play earlier this year, ahead of an official grand opening in spring 2021. The course operated under Troon Privé, is also a trailblazer in environmental practices and sustainable golf design.

Brookwater Golf and Country Club, winner of Oceania’s Best Golf Course, features an ambitious Greg Norman design weaving up and down rolling terrain, complementing the natural landscape, each hole features distinctive Australian bushland landscapes.

Also featured in the 2020 awards as Cambodia’s Best Golf Course was the “East Course” at Vattanac Golf Resort. The Sir Nick Faldo designed Championship Course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, showcases an imposing character and striking identity, receiving high praise from golfers around the world since opening in May 2019. Saudi’s Best Golf Course, Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, prepares to host the historic LET double header, Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and the Saudi Ladies Team International, on November 12th-19th.

Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International, said: “To have sixteen Troon-managed properties, across fourteen countries, recognised in this year’s World Golf Awards is an incredible achievement. It is a testament to the hard work of the Associates who deliver the Troon standards whether that be through agronomic practices, golf operations or service level. Through their efforts we have been able to ensure these properties are maintained to the highest standard and befitting a reputation as some of the best in the world. Many congratulations to all of our ownerships and renowned course designers whose exceptional visions created each of these award-winning courses.”

All categories and award winners were: Europe’s Best Golf Course & Czech Republic Best Golf Course – PGA National Czech Republic; Oceania’s Best Golf Course & Australia’s Best Golf Course – Brookwater Golf & Country Club; UAE’s Best Golf Course & Abu Dhabi’s Best Golf Course – Yas Links Abu Dhabi; Middle East’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course – The Track Meydan Golf; Dubai’s Best Golf Hotel – Address Montgomerie; Saudi Arabia’s Best Golf Course – Royal Greens Golf & Country Club; Bahrain’s Best Golf Course – Royal Golf Club; Egypt’s Best Golf Course – The Allegria Golf Club; Spain’s Best Golf Course; Las Colinas Golf & Country Club; Cambodia’s Best Golf Course – Vattanac Golf Resort; Malaysia’s Best Golf Course – Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley; Sri Lanka’s Best Golf Couse – Victoria Golf & Country Resort; Greece’s Best Golf Course – Costa Navarino – The Dunes; India’s Best Golf Course – Prestige Golfshire Club; Cyprus’ Best Golf Course – Secret Valley Golf Resort; Russia’s Best Golf Course – Agalarov Golf & Country Club.

The range of awards in this highly competitive market demonstrates the competencies of the Troon International division; the comprehensive service ability, commitment to nurturing talent and passion to create the ultimate experience for guests and members at award winning venues.

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About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 30+ countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

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