Troon Selected to Manage the Golf Club at Southwind
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage The Golf Club at Southwind in Garden City, Kansas. Established in 1980 as a private club, The Golf Club at Southwind will be managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon.
Located on the High Plains of Western Kansas, The Golf Club at Southwind’s 18-hole, Donald Sechrest-designed course is rated as one of the top courses in the state by Golf Digest. The course has hosted multiple Kansas State Amateurs as well as the annual Southwest Kansas Pro-Am. The par 71, 6,935-yard course flows through the rolling sand hills, with golf holes framed by tall native grasses.
“The Golf Club at Southwind is a visually stunning course, the contrast of the green fairways bordered by the auburn-colored native grass is striking,” said Jim Bellington, senior vice president, operations, Troon. “Our Troon Privé team will now look to further advance Southwind’s service levels, agronomy standards and overall club operations.”
The club’s beautiful clubhouse, with views of the golf course and surrounding sand hills, features dining in Bogeys Restaurant as well as wedding and event space capable of hosting small, intimate gatherings or larger groups of up to 300 guests.
“We are excited to enter into this partnership with Troon,” said Craig Boomhower, owner, The Golf Club at Southwind. “We contacted a number of other private clubs around the country that have had incredible success working with Troon. In addition to Troon’s expertise in private club marketing, golf and dining operations, Southwind members are now eligible to participate in the Troon Privé Privilege program which gives our members access to other Troon-managed private clubs around the world. We look forward to reaping the benefits of their experience in operating private clubs.”
The Troon Privé Division currently manages nearly 70 private clubs, half of which are member owned. Members of Troon Privé-managed clubs have exclusive access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits around the world. All members can choose to receive Troon Privé Connect, Troon’s digital magazine developed specifically for the private clubs, as well as access to experience packages through Privileged Connections and premium tickets to sporting and concert events at the best price. Qualified members receive reciprocal access to other private clubs in the portfolio at a preferred Privé Privilege rate, and up to 50 percent off at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program.
For more information on The Golf Club at Southwind, visit www.tgcsouthwind.com or call (620) 275-2117.
About Troon Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.