Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Colonial Country Club, a private golf club in Memphis, Tenn. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, will manage the award-winning 18-hole facility.
Established in 1913, Colonial Country Club has long been regarded as one of the premier private clubs in the Mid-South region. From 1958 through 1988, Colonial Country Club hosted the PGA TOUR’s Memphis Open, now known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Over the tournament’s 30-year run at Colonial, champions included some of the game’s all-time greats, including Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus. Colonial Country Club also holds the distinction of being the site of the first sub-60 round in PGA TOUR history as Al Geiberger fired a 59 in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic in 1977.
“Colonial Country Club is an outstanding club with deep traditions, a storied history and reputation as a premier southern club,” said Bob Barrett, CEO of Honours Golf, a division of Troon. “Our Troon Privé team will now look to further advance Colonial’s service levels, agronomy standards and overall club operations.”
In addition to the 18-hole South Course, Colonial members also enjoy access to all amenities, including a 35,000 square-foot Southern-style clubhouse with casual and fine dining venues, six Har-Tru tennis courts with one the region’s most active tennis programs, a full-service fitness center with personal trainers and group classes, an Olympic-size swimming pool with poolside food & beverage service, and full calendar of family-friendly social events.
“Troon’s reputation and track-record of success are unmatched in the private club industry,” said Jim Russell, managing partner and principal stockholder, Colonial Country Club. “Troon will bring our club a consistency and continuity of management which is woefully lacking in most member-managed clubs. Troon will enhance and position our product to match an evolving market, while preserving the rich history of our grand old club.”
The Troon Privé Division currently manages more than 80 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 tee times at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program.
For more information on Colonial Country Club, visit www.colonialcountryclub.org or call (901) 388-6150.
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 35 states and 33 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; 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.