Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon North Golf Club’s award-winning Pinnacle Course is undergoing a four-month course enhancement project. Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon North features two 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf courses – Pinnacle and Monument. The Pinnacle Course closed on Tuesday, June 5th and is expected to reopen in October. The Monument Course, which underwent a similar improvement project last summer, will remain open for daily-fee play this summer.
Troon’s Senior Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain is overseeing the Pinnacle project which includes updating green complexes to their original shape, size and contours by utilizing GPS coordinates gathered from Weiskopf’s original design. In addition, greens will be resurfaced with creeping A4 bent grass and collars will be resurfaced with TifGrand semi-dwarf Bermuda grass. Bunker renovations will include updated drainage in all greenside and fairway bunkers, new bunker liners and new Pioneer bunker sand.
“We continue to reinvest-in and enhance our flagship facility,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “Thanks to Ron Despain and the agronomy team at Troon North, our 2017 enhancement of the Monument Course was a huge success and improved upon one of the top daily-fee courses in the nation. We expect to see similar results with this summer’s Pinnacle improvements.”
The 2017 Monument Course improvements were the first major changes to either of the award-winning courses since a 2007 renovation, reconfiguration and rerouting. In 2007, under Weiskopf’s direction, the 36-hole facility was reconfigured by blending the two courses together and changing the sequence in which the holes were played.
Troon North’s Pinnacle and Monument courses are ranked #25 and #58 respectively on GOLF Magazine's prestigious ranking of the 2016/2017 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the United States.” In addition, GOLF Magazine named Pinnacle the #1 golf course and Monument the #4 golf course in Arizona in their ranking of "Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona." Troon North is no stranger to awards and accolades as both courses have been recognized in numerous Top 100 and Best-in-State rankings by GOLF, Golf Digest and Golfweek since the facility opened in 1990.
About Troon North Golf Club
Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Giant granite boulders lie strewn across the rugged landscape of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, where Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest. For more information, visit www.troonnorthgolf.com.
Troon North Golf Club is owned and operated by 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 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.