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TROON Magazine

TROON Magazine delivers compelling content covering the unique and expansive lifestyle around the game of golf. Issues will preview enticing travel destinations from around the globe, spotlight exciting Troon-managed facilities, share interviews with the game’s most interesting personalities, preview Major golf tournaments, provide a glimpse into the changing business of golf, review the latest products and equipment, and much more.

Check out all of the issues below.

March 2020 Issue:


Cover Story: Hawaii's Newest Hot Spot - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Raises the Bar on Aloha

Profile: Fit for Royalty - Two highly respected names in hospitality at one address on the California coast is certain to deliver an extraordinary experience. Such is the csae at Monarch Beach Resort

Live: Beachside Beauty -Playing golf by the sea is a remarkable experience. You can do just that in Palm Coast, Florida, at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, a luxurious new addition to the Troon portfolio.

Exclusive: Equipment - Technology has advanced to the point where the latest golf watches go far beyond merely showing distances to the pin. Indeed the future has arrived and it's on your wrist.

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January/February 2020 Issue:


Cover Story: Prime Time in AZ - Winter is a golfing wonderland in the Arizona Desert

Profile: Bigger is Better - At Cache Creek Casino Resort, a new hotel wing that's soon to open means golfers can stay and play to their heart's content. And at this gem of a course, there's plenty to love.

Live: Perfect Harmony - Members of Arizona's Terravita Country Club are a proud lot these days, and rightfully so. A new clubhouse sets the stage nicely for golf, dining, and so much more.

Exclusive: Troon's Secret Weapon - Meet Brianne Kenny, manager of enviromental science, a new position enabling Kenny to share her biology expertise on a company-wide level.

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November/December 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: The Wonders of OZ - There's a Lot of Great Golf Down Under

Profile: Ready for Prime Time - Indian Wells Golf Resort has long been known for outstanding golf and equally memorable cuisine. The new VUE Grill and Bar on enhances that.

Live: Top 200 - 25 Award-Winning Troon-Affiliated Courses in the U.S...A Roadmap to Amazing Golf Experiences

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September/October 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: Modern Masterwork - A recent renovation of Potomac Shores Golf Club elevates the layout to new heights

Profile: Hill Country Heaven - Discover Austin's Cimarron Hills, one of the best golf communities in the Southwest, where residents enjoy an idyllic setting and an active, creative club calendar.

Live: Bridging The Gap - Troon believes that bridging the gap between fitness and the golf course us essential to the future of golf. So does the leadership at The Bay Club. So the two have teamed up to create The Bay Club Academy at several California courses.!

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July/August 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: Coastal Beauty - Iconic Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, gets a new look in time for summer 2019

Profile: Privé Spotlight - With an emphasis on family, connection, and environmental responsibility, Costa Rica's Santa Ana Country Club is a great model for the future.

Live: Preferred Troon Getaways - Been there, done that? Here are a few getaways that will spur the imagination, from the Maldives to the Bahamas, from Palm Desert to Napa Valley. Check 'em out!

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May/June 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: Kapalua—Hawaii's Flagship Golf Resort.

Profile: Growing the Game—One of the newest facilities in the Troon portfolio, Longbow Golf Club is one of Arizona's hidden gems, and does much to support the junior game.

Live: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle—While many West Bay Club residents decide on Estero, Fla., because of "location, location, location," it's "lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle" that makes them stay.

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March/April 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: A Smooth Transition—It'll be business as usual as Dana Garmany moves into the role of Executive Chairman of Troon, and Tim Schantz takes over as CEO.

Profile: Golf Course Living—Living in a golf course community is an ideal setup for many. From Hawaii to Panama to Wyoming to Florida, here are some premier choices.

Live: Instant Success—If you've not yet tried New Amsterdam® Vodka, you're in for a real treat. Plus, a tasty Bloody Mary recipe good any time of day.

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January/February 2019 Issue:


Cover Story: Paradise in the Pacific—The North Shore of Oahu is known as a surfing mecca, but at Turtle Bay Resort, the golf and accomodations stand apart.

Profile: Equipment: Big Bertha—Callaway's original Big Bertha driver debuted 28 years ago. Named after a German howitzer, the name has always evoked power.

Live: Winter Getaways—Looking for a great escape from cold weather? Check out these divine destinations on the Gulf Coast and in Mississippi.

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November/December 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Where to Stay & Play—In the Valley of the Sun.

Profile: Gifts for Golfers—It's easy to buy gifts for golfers come holiday season. The choices are endless. Our equipment guru picks some surefire hits for this year.

Live: Profile: Champion Hills Club—Located in Hendersonville, N.C., Champion Hills Club boasts a tremendous Tom Fazio-designed course, and an easy way of life.

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September/October 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Welcome to the Family—A little slice of heaven. Red Rocks, Exquisite Golf & Unmatched Lifestyle at Seven Canyons Sedona.

Profile: Cliff Drysdale—Tennis Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale discusses his career journey, how golf and tennis intersect, and why he decided to partner with Troon.

Live: Living on the Links—The Troon portfolio is full of wonderful destinations for a primary or second home. Here are two that might be just right for YOU.

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July/August 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Desert Delights—Jewel of the UAE - Playing in the Footsteps of Champions at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Beyond.

Equipment: Iron Clad—New releases merge game-improvement features with classic design for better-than-ever choices for your game.

Spotlight: Year-Round Wonderful—Thirty minutes south of Salt Lake City, Alpine Country Club is a scenic and treasured retreat for members and their lucky guests.

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May/June 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Fantastic Foursome—Four new courses add regional diversity and first-class design to the Troon portfolio.

Giveaway: Enter to Win—Two chances to win a top-of-the-line Leupold Rangefinder. The official rangefinder of Top 100 teacher Michael Breed!

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March/April 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Gulf Coast Getaways—Terrific golf, miles of beaches, and tasty cuisine await visitors to the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida.

Welcome to the Family: The Lodge of Four Seasons—Lake of the Ozarks provides the scenic backdrop for superior golf and delightful hospitality at this new Troon-managed facility in Missouri.

Privé Spotlight: A Grand Southern Estate—At Belfair, near Hilton Head, S.C., two Tom Fazio courses highlight a golf-centric community that takes full advantage of its exquisite Lowcountry setting.

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January/February 2018 Issue:


Cover Story: Golden Greens—Wickenburg Ranch: A mining tradition, A luxury lifestyle.

Q&A: Golf Ambassador—We spoke to European Tour player David Howell about his successful career and his new role as Golf Ambassador at The Grove.

Destination: Four Days in Paradise—Oceanside golf is but one of many treats on Hawaii Island. At Mauna Lani Resort, you're at the center of it all.

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November/December 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Prime Time—There's no better time to tee it up in the Arizona desert than...right now!

Apparel: Antigua Gets Graphic—Comfort, durability, and ease of care are hallmarks of Antigua apparel. For 2018, the industry leader has added bold new graphics and prints, and an optimistic, pleasing color palette. Expect to see a lot more of this line in your local golf shop.

Privé Spotlight: Icon of Excellence—Audubon Country Club in Naples, Florida, has long been known as a bastion of the good life, renowned for its superior golf course, glorious sunsets, and the camaraderie of its members. Recent improvements have only enhanced its reputation.

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September/October 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Hawai'i Island Aloha—Troon expands in Hawai'i, welcomes Mauna Lani Resort to the Ohana.

Living on the Links: Starting to Look—Looking for a new or second home is always exciting. The possibilities are limitless! Mountains? Ocean? Tropics? Desert? Luckily, in the Troon family, you are certain to find exactly what you are looking for.

Profile: Nick Price—This year's International captain, Nick Price, was part of the first three Presidents Cups, including in 1998 when his team captured their lone victory. We asked if he thinks his squad can win this year.

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July/August 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Treasure Hunting—Six seaside gems for your next tropical getaway.

Equipment: Callaway Customs—With Callaway Customs' broad palette, now you can show your true colors. Not only will you be playing a superior club, but it will reflect your personality to the tee!

Spotlight: Living on the Edge—Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod Bay, Mass., delivers an unforgettable experience, from its delightful Nicklaus golf course to its "beachy elegant" lifestyle.

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May/June 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Mediterranean Delight—Greek Idyll - Costa Navarino emerges as one of Europe's best golf destinations.

Troon Sips: Bluegrass Bourbon—With deep roots in the state of Kentucky, it's no surprise that Woodford Reserve has been the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby" since 1999. Here’s a drink recipe that's becoming a favorite at Troon facilities across the country.

Spotlight: A Lasting Spirit—At New York's Knollwood Country Club - where Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts first sketched plans for Augusta National - a classic Seth Raynor design has recently been refreshed, complementing an already exciting social scene for members.

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March/April 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Unforgettable Palmilla—Stay & Play where the desert meets the sea.

Equipment: Fab Five—New equipment choices are endless. How to choose? Here are five of 2017’s best releases that our editors believe will make a positive impact on YOUR game, right now!

Profile: Opening Doors—Lookout Mountain Golf Club’s JC Wright is one of the first Native Americans in the U.S. to earn his PGA of America card … he’s now a role model for others in his community.

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January/February 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Golf In Paradise—The Remarkable Velaa Private Island in the Maldives.

Equipment: 2017 Equipment Preview—There are myriad products introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando each year; we picked five we think stand apart from the rest.

Spotlight: Part of Something Bigger—At Sun City Hilton Head, three golf courses, good friends, and year-round great weather add up to the perfect retirement lifestyle.

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November/December 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Swinging in the Sun—When is too much of a good thing still a good thing? When it comes to golf in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. The abundance of courses range from the famous to under-the-radar layouts, and from bucket list to very affordable. Here's a sampling of the very best options for your next tee time in the Valley of the Sun.

Yoga For Golfers: Power Surge—Did you know that 3D motion capture has proven that the majority of power generated in the golf swing is a result of good lower body mechanics? And that many swing faults, such as coming over the top or casting, are a byproduct of poor lower body mechanics? Here's some help via yoga.

Equipment: Head Turners—What is it about drivers that seduces golfers so much? The distance they can generate, of course. Everyone wants to hit the long ball in their foursome. Accuracy is nice, too. Here are the latest driver models that come with the promise of long-and-straight drives. You know, the kind that turn heads.

Spotlight: Florida's Sweet Spot—Nearly 20 years after The Great White Shark took his first bite out of the Naples golf market, Tiburón's 36-holes remain as tantalizing as ever. With Norman's recent "remastering" of the Gold Course, and more design enhancements slated for the Black Course in 2017, Tiburón is on top of its game.

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September/October 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Four Days in Coachella Valley—California's Coachella Valley has long been a favorite escape for Hollywood stars - it is just 90 minutes from L.A. to Palm Springs - as well as one of the country's premier golf destinations. On and off the course, spending four days in the "Valley of the Fun" can be both memorable and downright relaxing.

Anniversary: Old Works—The par-3 seventh hole at Old Works in Anaconda, Mont., calls for a long-iron over a sea of black slag - remnants of long-gone copper smelting days. The contrast of midnight black and emerald green is just one of many visual virtues of this Jack Nicklaus Signature layout that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016.

State of The Game: Ryder Cup—What started out in 1921 as a scheme to win the Open Championship, the Ryder Cup has evolved over the past nine decades into a rollicking, chest-thumping competition between the best players in the U.S. and Europe. As we prepare to witness the 41st playing of the event, Malcolm Campbell digs into its colorful history.

Spotlight: The Cape Club—The Cape Club - a re-imagined and rebuilt upscale golf resort in the beloved Cape Cod town of Falmouth, Mass. - is set on 130 wooded acres surrounded by scenic beaches and historic harbors. Here, you can forget your worries and have a "wicked awesome time," to express it the way a local might.

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July/August 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Discover The Powder Horn—Sheridan, Wyoming (population 17,500), is one of those classic small Western towns that holds dear its neighborly values and a quality of life that reminds many of "good old days" America. It is also where you'll find The Powder Horn, one of the West's most active and attractive golf communities.

State of The Game: Olympic Bugaboo—Many of the world's top golfers are dropping out of the Summer Olympics in Rio. Some may have legit fears about Zika virus, while others may simply think it's not an appropriate Olympic sport. Columnist Malcolm Campbell weighs in on the topic.

Spotlight: A Crested Beaut—A tee shot on the par-5 18th at The Club at Crested Butte appears to float forever in the summer blue Colorado sky. Add in world-renowned winter skiing, and it's clear what residents and visitors love about this magnificent destination.

Q&A: Troon's John Easterbrook—The grandson of a golf professional, John Easterbrook is executive vice president, Operations, for Troon. He talks about the reasons for the company's growth and success, the state of the golf industry, and the challenge of balancing tradition with change.

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May/June 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Worthy Journey—The world's great, far-flung courses have a special appeal. Whether they careen along a remote coastline or punch through a dense jungle, those fortunate enough to visit usually end up speaking of the experience in reverential tones. Joining that list is British Columbia's Sagebrush, Troon's first location in Canada.

The Loop: Troon Sips—For many golfers, summer begins in March. That's also when Samuel Adams Summer Ale starts showing up on taps at Troon courses and in cans on beverage carts.

Pelz Corner: Tips on Tight Lies—Many amateurs are terrified of tight lie shots. Even the pros play them cautiously. But with these easy tips from Dave Pelz, you'll play your next tight lie shots with confidence.

Spotlight: New England Delight—Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn., is the largest casino resort in the U.S. But you'd never know it as you traverse the woods of its two championship courses.

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March/April 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Four Glorious Days—If there is one city that doesn't lack for activities, it's San Diego. You've likely heard of the great weather and the famous zoo. But for traveling golfers, nothing beats the pair of tremendous Troon-affiliated golf courses at Aviara and Maderas, and the easy access to tasting a myriad of delicious craft beers.

The Loop: Troon Sips—Prefer a glass of red or white wine as your post-round refreshment? The new Clubhouse Wines by Troon Golf combines the knowledge of an esteemed sommelier with the convenience of online shopping.

State of the Game: Masters Memories—Columnist Malcolm Campbell recounts his favorite Masters Memories, including that day in 1987 when he and Henry Cotton walked nine holes with honorary starters Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Byron Nelson.

Privé Spotlight: Elegant History—The San Francisco Bay Area boasts an abundance of elite clubs, but few claim a more colorful history than Castlewood Country Club, where the mother of William Randolph Hearst built a palatial mansion.

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January/February 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence—Kapalua ranks among the best golf resorts in the world. It has been long acknowledged among the best in Hawaii, and as the Plantation Course celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016, we reflect on how the resort has quietly evolved in those same years to become one of the best anywhere.

Q&A: Full Plate For The Shark—Greg Norman may no longer play competitive golf — he only played eight rounds total in 2015 — but that doesn't mean he is retired. In fact the Aussie icon, who turns 61 in February, has never been busier.

Apparel: New Year, New Looks—In 2016, look for your favorite golf apparel brands to dedicate more of their product lines to athletic-inspired designs and sportier looks, offering items that translate as easily to the gym as to the links.

Privé Spotlight: A Friendly Florida Oasis—Golf is important to the residents and members at Frenchman's Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but it's also very proud to be known as one of the most family friendly clubs in the country.

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November/December 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Outstanding in Arizona—Every golfer knows that the Grand Canyon State is packed with very good golf courses, especially in the Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson areas, offering a unique combination of fun, challenge, great conditions, and enough charm that you want to play them again immediately. Troon's Arizona collection provides a stellar lineup of layouts that fit that description to a tee.

State of the Game: What's Old is New Again—Our intrepid columnist Malcolm Campbell recounts a recent round that he says produced "one of the most enjoyable days on a golf course" that he could remember. What made it so special? His pulled his old hickory sticks out of the closet.

Privé Spotlight: Prescott's Peaceful Place—Talking Rock, a golf and real estate community in Prescott, Arizona, offers residents the chance to enjoy a historic ranching landscape while enjoying all the amenities of modern living, including a very highly regarded Jay Morrish-designed golf course.

PROfile: Changing The Face of Golf—Nancy Dickens no ordinary individual. As club manager at The Westin Kierland Golf Club, she is highly respected. But the innovative programs she oversees at the resort are changing the industry and, more importantly, bringing fun back to the game.

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September/October 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: The California Collection—Troon's offerings in the Golden State truly represent the best of the best. From the desert to the sea, the inland valleys to the famed Napa Valley Wine Country, golfers will be thrilled to discover or revisit any and all of the nine facilities that are collectively and proudly known as the California Collection.

Destinations: The French Connection—Just an hour south of Paris, in the heart of some stunning and quite unspoiled countryside, Château d'Augerville delights visitors with its first-rate restaurant and extremely scenic golf course. There's no better place to indulge in your love of golf and chocolate!

Equipment: Anchors Away—Come New Year's Day 2016, the USGA ban on anchoring a putter against your body will take effect, and golfers who currently employ the practice will need to change. But rest assured ... putter manufacturers are coming to the rescue.

PROfile: Career Mulligans—For those who work in the golf industry, it goes without saying that they have a strong allegiance to the game. For many, the sport was love at first sight. Others needed a "mulligan" before securing jobs in the golf industry.

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July/August 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Troon Arrives in the Home of Golf—Featuring two greatly enjoyable cliff-top courses — the Torrance and the Kittocks — overlooking St Andrews and St Andrews Bay, the stately Fairmont St Andrews has quickly become one of the most prized destinations in the world of golf. Get your Fife on and check it out.

PROfile: Ageless Wonder—Ask Gary Player about winning the 1965 U.S. Open and his memories are so clear that it hardly seems like five decades have passed. While it might seem like yesterday, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Knight's career Grand Slam. He is forever young.

Equipment: Shrunken Heads—Last summer marked the debut of a slew of driving irons — full-size driver alternatives — and now we are seeing mini-driver introductions. Callaway and TaylorMade have both come out with new models. They are easier to hit, but will they catch on?

Spotlight: Centennial Golf Club—Centennial Golf Club, in Carmel, New York, is many things to many people. Set upon 340 craggy acres of prime New England landscape, the course is typically buzzing with activity, from its teaching and practice facilities, to its 27 delightful holes.

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May/June 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: The Ultimate Golf Vacation—There are more than 1,000 golf courses in Florida, most of any state in the U.S. But there is only one that combines the game's illustrious history with two delightful courses, a renowned teaching facility, and Four Diamond luxury: The World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine.

Operation Troon: Mike Ryan—As SVP, Troon Golf Operations, Mike Ryan oversees daily fee and resort courses in the U.S., Mexico, and Caribbean. Hear his take on dynamic pricing, generational challenges facing golf, and why he's optimistic about the future.

Privé: Salina Country Club—There's something special about Salina, Kansas. It's a place where traditional values are held dear, and family and community are everything. It's on the back of these values that, 104 years ago, the Salina Country Club was built.

The Loop: Best New Products—Among the best new products in golf that we ran across recently are spiff new women's fashions from Lizzie Driver; Jack Nicklaus ice cream; and a zesty recipe for one of our favorite cocktails from our friends at Zacapa Rum.

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March/April 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Troon at 25—Twenty five years ago, Troon Chairman & CEO Dana Garmany saw a better way of managing golf courses: provide superior service, unparalleled agronomy ... a club member experience. In essence, he created the "upscale daily fee" experience, and set the bar for every golf course at which we tee it up today.

Memory Lane: Looking Back at Troon's First 25 Years—Dana Garmany, Tom Weiskopf, and three of Troon's earliest employees - Ron Despain (VP, Golf Course Development), Jeff Spangler (SVP, Science & Agronomy) and Scott Heideman (General Manager) - share their memories of the early days.

Show Stoppers: 2015 Merchandise Show's Top Products—It wasn't easy picking game- changing new products at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. But our intrepid equipment guru, Scott Kramer, found eight that stood out at the annual golf industry extravaganza.

The Loop: Improving Your Game, Body, And Mind—One of Troon's newest partners, EXOS, a sports training facility in Phoenix, Ariz., has been helping PGA Tour pros and professional athletes improve their games, bodies, and minds. They can help you too.

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January/February 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Rocking The High Desert—Quietly — but deservedly — St. George, Utah, has emerged as a legitimate world-class golf destination. Without question, the region's greatest stay-and-play option is the Inn at Entrada and Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club. Between the scenic surrounds, the luxurious accommodations, and the delightful amenities, this Troon Privé property is an experience without equal.

Profile: Ernie Els: Big Easy Does itTroon Golf & Travel recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with The Big Easy at the launch of his first ever golf course creation in South East Asia. The Els Club Teluk Datai, in Langkawi, Malaysia, is as spectacular a course as there is.

The Loop: Hero: Hot Wheels! Golf Cruser Sport Car—The options for getting around the golf course without using your feet are increasing in both form and function. One of the most innovative is the new Golf Cruser Sport Car, a sporty green machine you'll be proud to drive.

Destinations: Magnificent Makai at Princeville—Visiting golfers frequently remark that Princeville Makai Golf Club, set against a backdrop of sharp green mountains plummeting down to oceanfront bluffs and a churning Pacific, is one of the most spectacular courses they have ever played.

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November/December 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Valley of the Golfers—Troon's Arizona courses are second to none. Sometimes, standing on a manicured tee box, surrounded by mountains in the distance, with emerald green fairways rolled out in front of you, and absolutely perfect weather ... it all can seem like a mirage. But in Troon's Arizona, it's oh so real.

Destinations: The Natural Charm of Bahia Beach—On Puerto Rico's northeastern coast, luxury meets tropical adventure and delightful golf at Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, which in less than five years has established itself as the Caribbean island's top luxury home, resort, and club destination.

Profile: Kyle Phillips: Golf Course Architect—Although his office is located in California, course architect Kyle Phillips has worked extensively around the world. Troon Golf & Travel spoke with him in England, where he was visiting his 18-hole creation at The Grove in Hertfordshire.

Wish You Were Here: Lowcountry Lovely—This issue we visit The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in historic Savannah, Georgia, one of the Lowcountry's most enchanting destinations. Visitors find the best of Southern charm, cuisine, and a very good golf course.

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September/October 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: The PGA Tour Returns—Silverado Resort is already renowned as the premier golf resort in Napa Valley and one of the best in Northern California. With the return of the PGA Tour with the Open (Oct. 6-12) this iconic resort will gain even more richly deserved national attention and prominence.

Profile: Matt Jones: First Time, Long Time—On April 6th, 2014, 34-year-old Matt Jones joined "The Club." It was on that day, in sudden and spectacular fashion, that he won his first PGA Tour event, the Shell Houston Open, some 12 years after first qualifying for the Tour.

Troon Privé: Audubon Country Club—What's in a name? In the case of Audubon Country Club, in Naples, FL, it's everything. The private, member-owned club, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, is a thriving enclave of great golf, natural beauty, and yes, birds of many varieties.

Equipment: Beam Me Up Scotty—Well, the transporter beam from Star Trek is still a few years off, but in the meantime there are some fun new ways to get around a golf course, and several Troon courses are at the forefront of the transportation trend. Have you tried one out yet?

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July/August 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Norcal's Hidden Gem—The Capay Valley, 90 minutes northeast of San Francisco, is home to one of Northern California's true hidden gem golf courses: Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort. Set amongst golden rolling hills with no homes lining the fairways, players rave about their experience on this scenic design.

Apparel: A Passion For Fashion—For the past dozen years, Kevan Hall has been known for his fashion-forward women's clothing designs. At the PGA Merchandise Show in January, Hall unveiled a new look for those same trendy women to wear on the golf course.

Spotlight: Potomac Shores—Potomac Shores, in the bucolic Virginia countryside south of Washington, D.C., is already considered one of the most desirable residential communities near our nation's capital, and now boasts the region's first Jack Nicklaus daily fee course.

State Of The Game: 15-Inch Madness—Regular readers of our "State of the Game" columnist Malcolm Campbell know that slow play is one thing that will drive him absolutely batty. But is the 15-inch cup rage that seems to be sweeping through golf really the answer? Uh, no.

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May/June 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Giant Footsteps—If you're traveling to the north country fair, you might as go all the way. North of Minneapolis, past Duluth, just east of Hibbing (Bob Dylan's hometown), is Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort. Here, you're in a land of big footprints and spectacular golf.

Troon Privé: High Country Arizona—If you think Arizona is all desert, you have yet to discover Show Low and the unhurried residential community of Torreon Golf Club. Here, in the White Mountains, pine trees line the 36 fairways and on cool nights you might even need to light a fire.

Equipment: Shark Embraces Snake—Greg Norman reunites with Cobra, in a move that merges the company's focus on younger players and snazzy fashion with one of golf's most iconic figures. "He's a true promoter of game enjoyment, which is what Cobra has been about from the beginning," says Bob Philion, company president.

The Loop: Surf The Turf—Of the hundreds of new products premiering at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show this past January in Orlando, one stood above the rest: the GolfBoard. Created by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, the GoldBoard not only took Best of Show honors, but it won over a lot of skeptics.

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March/April 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Reigning In Spain—Southern Spain's Costa del Sol has been Europe's favorite golf-sun-fun playground for a half-century now, but few destinations rate as highly as La Reserva - only a decade old, but rising to legendary heights.

Profile: Jimmy Walker: Reaching for the Stars—As Jimmy Walker rises high in the galaxy of PGA stars, he's also photographing the farthest reaches of the heavens. He is almost as passionate about his astrophotography as he is about golf ... almost. Author Jeff Williams fills us in.

Spotlight: Library of Earthly Delights—As if 27 holes of golf, delightful dining options, stylish rooms, and superior training and fitness facilities weren't enough, a new Scotch Library has opened at Scottsdale's The Westin Kierland, providing yet another reason to visit.

Equipment: Best of PGA Show—With literally hundreds of new products premiering at the PGA Merchandise Show this past January in Orlando, it's hard to pick the winners. But our intrepid equipment guru, Scott Kramer, reports on what he thinks qualify as Best of Show.

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January/February 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Terrific In Texas—Palmilla Beach Golf Club (formerly Newport Dunes) is Texas' only true links course. As if that wasn't good enough, these days, the course and development is experiencing a magnificent transformation, with a new clubhouse, a planned hotel and residences, and an air of excitement.

Profile: Ernie Els: The Perfect Blend—Ernie Els' passion shows through in his golf game, commitment to finding a cure for autism, and willingness to give back to the game. But he is just as passionate about making exceptional wines, as Jeff Williams reveals.

Equipment: Irons In The Fire—With new materials, weighting schemes, and shaping which directly benefit distance, forgiveness, and feel, 2014 is looking like a banner year for new irons. Equipment guru Scott Kramer has tried them all and reports his findings.

Q&A: A Conversation With Dave Pelz—Dave Pelz, the Austin-based short-game guru discusses plans for improving your game through a new partnership with Troon. "Golfers should understand: 80 percent of the shots lost to par are played from inside of 100 yards..."

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November/December 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: Winter Escapes—As the days grow shorter and colder in many regions of the U.S. and around the world, it's time to start dreaming about your next getaway. Luckily for you, Troon has a plethora of choices for a sun-splashed, fairway-filled, much-deserved vacation. Here are a few of our winter favs.

Editor's Note: Still a Silly Season?—Other major sports shut down for at least a few months to let fans and players recharge their batteries. But with the 2014 PGA Tour season starting just weeks after the 2013 season ended, the golf season now feels like it slogs on forever.

Arizona Prime: The People's Country Club—Every club goes through changes—tweaks to the golf course, a renovated dining area. But rarely is a club purchased by its members. That's what happened at FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, AZ, and the results are very positive.

Holiday Gifts: 'Tis The Season for Giving...and for Hinting—Our editors suggest several golf goodies to give and — doing a little hinting of our own — several to ask for. From warm winter sweaters to training aids to golf balls, here are some great ideas for your holiday shopping list.

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September/October 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: Gallery of Greatness—Two outstanding courses, a full-service fitness center, and a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse that boasts excellent cuisine makes The Gallery Golf Club in Marana one of the very best golf clubs in Arizona. That is saying plenty for a state that boasts so many excellent facilities.

Profile: Craig Stadler: Return of the Walrus—Craig Stadler was fed up with losing. But a funny thing happened on the way out to pasture...he found his swing and won. Jeff Williams explains.

Preferred Destinations: Troon Middle East Trail: Arabian Days—The Troon Middle East Trail links great courses in the burgeoning golf meccas of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Bahrain.

Equipment: Callaway & TaylorMade: Late-Season Surprises—Major manufacturers rarely introduce new clubs late in the season, but this year both Callaway and TaylorMade did just that. Scott Kramer reviews.

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July/August 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: Prince's Golf Club, Restored to the Throne—Wondering where to go in the UK this year? New lodging and retailored courses have made Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, England, the hot ticket for summer 2013 travel. Prince's is adjacent to regular Open Championship host Royal St. George's, about 75 miles from the center of London and a couple of hours by car from Heathrow Airport. It is also just 45 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and ideal for a stopover at either end of a golf trip.

Profile: Brandt Snedeker: By The Numbers—Brandt Snedeker has steadily risen to the elite level of the World Golf Rankings. His 2013 got off to a tremendous start. What's his secret? Jeff Williams reveals.

Troon Privé: Blue Hill Country Club: Classic Lines—A historic past has seen the likes of Jack Burke Jr. win championships at this classic Canton, Mass., club. But an emphasis on family has launched it into a new era of relevance for members.

Equipment: Diamonds in the Rough and Fairway—Equipment guru Scott Kramer takes a special look at equipment for women, and concludes that it is every bit as good as clubs designed for men these days.

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May/June 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: An American Classic: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club—Golf is a gentleman's game and, not to be sexist, a gentlewoman's game too. In this issue, we travel to Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where gentlepersons have been playing the game for nearly 100 years, albeit not on the same level of quality they do today. After a complete renovation by Nicklaus Golf in 2010, the course nowadays matches the excellence of the hotel, and combined they truly are "An American Classic."

Profile: Nick Price: Master of a Maddening Game—Nick Price is one of golf's really good guys. These days his focus is on captaining the International team to a Presidents Cup win.

Spotlight: Reinvention of a Kapalua Legend—With a new chef and a tantalizing new menu, The Plantation House at Kapalua Resort is wowing locals and resort guests alike.

Equipment: Seeing Red: Nike Golf's Newest Clubs—When Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods as a Tour endorser, Nike Golf took another huge step forward. We think the product lives up to the hype.

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March/April 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: OLYMPIC HEIGHTS—Alpensia Resort is quickly becoming known as South Korea's premier golf resort. When the Winter Olympics come to town in 2018, it will get a chance to show off to the world, plus:

CAROLINA ON THE MIND—Singer James Taylor put "Carolina" on the minds of many after releasing his classic song in the late 1960s. For residents of St. James Plantation in Southport, NC, it is a sweet song indeed.

BEST OF SHOW—There were thousands of new golf-related products introduced at the recent 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Selecting the best of those goods was a daunting task. But we managed to pare it down to the top 10.

ADRENALINE JUNKIE—Davis Love III's universe is so much greater than golf. He's a snowboarder, snowmobiler, stand-up paddle boarder, hunter, skeet shooter, fisherman, kayaker, and motorcycle enthusiast...your classic thrill-seeker.

READY, PREP, GO—The "preppy" look has been a staple of American fashion since the 1940s and '50s, when the term was first used to describe the style of dress favored by Ivy League students. Since then, many purveyors have advanced the look, including Polo/Ralph Lauren and J Crew, but none with more fervor than Tommy Hilfiger.

SPOTLIGHT ON: TROON NORTH—If you haven't been to the Dynamite Grille at Troon North Golf Club for a while, both aesthetic and gastronomic surprises await. A renovated dining/bar area, plus a revitalized menu from Executive Chef Danny Woodbridge, have brought new life to the clubhouse at the famed North Scottsdale club.

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