– Troon® has introduced a new guest and member-facing resource…

– Troon® has introduced a new guest and member-facing resource titled “Moments Matter” to help Troon-affiliated clubs and their communities stay connected. 

The impetus behind the Moments Matter platform is simple, Troon and its affiliated facilities are here to help, inspire, and lead communities through these challenging times.

Moments Matter resources are available to Troon-affiliated clubs through digital download and include a collection of stories, activities, information and moments that keep us all connected. Moments Matter content is developed daily by Troon associates and corporate leaders around the world or through Troon partners. Troon-affiliated facilities may then customize the content to fit their club needs, and then digitally deliver fresh programming to members, guests and followers on a regular basis.

Response and engagement continue to rise with each communication. All Moments Matter resource assets fall under three pillars:

Moments to HELP – Through discernible actions, we’re here to help – help members, support staff, serve communities, and assist one another. Examples include: associates delivering groceries to those in need, staff members making face masks for local hospitals and club staff leading local food drives.

Moments to LEAD – Through innovation, communication and action, clubs focus on serving the needs of members and guests. Examples include: adapting to changing situations, while serving the social and physical fitness needs of members and guests.

Moments to INSPIRE – Through programming and communication bringing life and inspiration. Continuing to fuel passions for fun. Examples include: Golf lessons, fitness classes, tennis tips and cooking advice, plus entertaining short stories and videos all delivered digitally to communities.

“We believe in the power of memorable and meaningful moments, especially in the current circumstances,” said Tim Schantz, president and CEO, Troon. “Be kind, be purposeful, and take care of one another. These are values that guide us as a company and are the pillars of our Moments Matter initiative.”

In addition to the club and facility-level Moments Matter initiatives, Troon Corporate is also focusing on the program’s help, inspire, and lead pillars. Brief examples include:

Moments to HELP – In an effort to assist Arizonans in need (home state for Troon’s corporate headquarters), Troon is supporting St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix through sales of 2020 Arizona Summer Troon Cards. The program, launched locally on April 2nd, has already raised more than $5,000 for the state’s largest food bank.

Moments to LEAD – The Troon Corporate team implemented, and continues to update, an online resource guide for club leaders and associates which includes up-to-the-minute health and legislative directives, best practices and messaging templates.

Moments to INSPIRE – Troon is providing daily online content from Top 100 golf instructors including complimentary Mon-Fri Facebook live sessions, daily tennis/fitness content from Cliff Drysdale Tennis and culinary content from RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design.

“Since launching the Moments Matter initiative some 10 days ago, the response from members, guests and associates around the world has been extremely positive,” added Schantz.  “We’re all in this together and, together, we’ll all recover from this.”

For more information on Troon’s Moments Matter initiative, click here.

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 485-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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 31 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 The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

Hampton Golf is now managing the 18-hole golf course and…

Hampton Golf is now managing the 18-hole golf course and clubhouse at Tennessee National Golf Club, a private golf club located just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1,500 acre community, located in an ideal location of Eastern Tennessee, features a Greg Norman Signature Design championship golf course which was named a Top 10 golf course in Tennessee by Golf Digest. 

Hampton Golf will manage the Club as well as other amenities.

Tennessee National Golf Club joins a number of high-end golf courses and clubs that are managed by Hampton Golf, including Laurel Oak Country Club, The Verandah Club and The Palencia Club in Florida, and Hampshire Country Club in Westchester County, N.Y. Hampton Golf has developed an outstanding reputation for luxury lifestyle management and maintains a strong commitment to providing the highest level of guest services at each of its managed golf and country clubs. Across the board of Hampton Golf’s managed portfolio, club memberships have increased and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive under Hampton Golf’s management.

           “We are pleased to be named the operating partner of Tennessee National Golf Club in this exceptional golf course community,” said M.G. Orender, President of Hampton Golf and 33rd President of The PGA of America. “We are committed to delivering a high standard of service to Members and their Guests and look forward to advancing and expanding club operations to provide the most engaging customer service possible.”

In addition to 18 championship holes of golf, Tennessee National Members have access to the clubhouse, community trails, community marina and a saltwater pool.

Hampton Golf acquires and manages golf courses and facilities throughout the United States, and employs more than 2,000 Team Members, including more than 50 PGA professionals. Hampton Golf is committed to providing the highest standard of excellence in design, service and course conditions at each facility it serves.

For more information about Hampton Golf and its managed golf and country club clubs, visit www.hampton.golf, or call (904) 564-9129.

Giants Ridge Receives Coveted Golf Digest Editors’ Choice…

Giants Ridge Receives Coveted Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award

Premier Minnesota Destination Honored in Midwest ‘Best Golf Resorts’ Category

Minnesota’s leading golf resort set in the rugged beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range – has received the coveted “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest” category for 2020.

Celebrating the “best of the best” golf destinations, Giants Ridge was one of only eight resorts listed in the Midwest and the only destination in Minnesota. Other prestigious properties named include The American Club, Arcadia Bluffs, Erin Hills, Forest Dunes, French Lick, The Inn at Bay Harbor and Sand Valley.

Located just over three hours from the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area, Giants Ridge boasts two of the highest ranked layouts in state, The Quarry and The Legend. Although both are designed by renowned course architect Jeffrey Brauer, each course features a unique layout and character.

The aptly named Quarry is built on the site of a former sand quarry and iron ore mine. Dramatically raised tees and hazards forged from reclaimed and repurposed mine land set The Quarry apart from other courses and provide dramatic Iron Range vistas.

As its name implies, The Legend offers flat-out legendary golf. Carved out of the Superior National Forest, the player-friendly resort course plays through towering pines and alongside glittering Sabin Lake.

“We’re thrilled once again to be recognized by Golf Digest as one of best golf resorts in the Midwest,” says John Kendall, director of golf. “This award is a testament to the incredible work our team has done to provide guests with a variety of attractive accommodations, great customer service and an extraordinary golf experience.”

Offering unbeatable value and 36 thrilling holes, Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best golf destinations. In addition to Golf Digest’s Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest honor, Giants Ridge was tabbed one of GOLF Magazine’s best golf resorts for families in the publication’s inaugural ranking of North America’s Top 100 Golf Resorts. In addition to these honors, Giants Ridge and its courses have received accolades from Golfweek, My Golf Spy, WorldGolf.com and Golf Advisor.

For more information: www.giantsridge.com, 1.800.688.7669

Circling Raven Voted Top Golf Course in the “Best of the Inland…

Circling Raven Voted Top Golf Course in the “Best of the Inland Northwest” Annual Rating Program

Latest Accolade for Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Amenity Illuminates the Premier Playing Experience

Circling Raven, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s renowned recreational amenity, has been honored as the top golf course in North Idaho by voters in “The Best of the Inland Northwest,” an annual compilation from the Pacific Northwest Inlander.

“These awards are truly a celebration of the excellence we see all around us,” states an Inlander introduction to the awards. “Everyone has a personal favorite, and we have compiled the top vote getters in a variety of categories.”

Nothing makes the Coeur d’Alene Tribe happier. The Tribe built the course to celebrate its spectacular ancestral homelands through highlighting nature’s gifts, and to provide an exceptional resort amenity that reflects tribal heritage while providing jobs and drawing guests from near and far.

Scheduled to open March 27 and measuring 7,189 yards from the rear tees, the 18-hole layout sprawls magnificently through 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. Circling Raven’s gleaming white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed, and its variety of holes is tremendous. The Symetra “Road to the LPGA” Tour will compete in the Circling Raven Championship Aug. 24-30 this season, a worthy test for the world’s top aspiring professional women golfers.

Designed by Gene Bates, many who play Circling Raven equally enjoy the off-course accents. These include a vast, 25-acre driving range, a nationally honored golf shop, and the excellent Twisted Earth restaurant with bar at the clubhouse. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n (SOCK-wah-kin); a variety of hotel rooms and suites; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options, and more. The casino completed a multi-million-dollar renovation nine month ago.

Circling Raven has garnered numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated as a Top 100 Resort Course, Best in State, and a Top U.S. Casino Course. Its golf shop has won national and regional awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance.

For more information, visit www.cdacasino.com or 800-523-2464.