2009 “Golfweek’s Best Courses” List

Golfweek recently published its annual “Definitive Guide to The Golf Life” publication that ranks the 2009 “Best Courses.”

There were 16 Troon Golf-managed properties that made the list, comprised of the best resort and residential golf courses, as well as the best courses located in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Some of the highlights – Quintero Golf & Country Club, moved up eight spots and Forest Dunes Golf Club improved by four spots in the “Best Residential” category. Cap Cana’s Punta Espada course made a big jump and is now considered the No. 1 course in all of the Caribbean and Mexico. The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki, which is scheduled to open for play in December 2008, has already impressed Golfweek’s panel, coming in at No. 20 in the Caribbean and Mexico ranking.

Here’s the full list of Troon Golf-managed properties that received recognition as “Golfweek’s Best Courses” for 2009:

What are your thoughts on the courses that made the list? Did they overlook any of your favorite Troon Courses?

Best Residential Courses
No. 6 Black Diamond – Quarry – Lecanto, Fla.
No. 20 Quintero Golf & Country Club – Peoria, Ariz.
No. 24 Forest Dunes Golf Club – Roscommon, Mich.
No. 55 Black Creek Club – Chattanooga, Tenn.
No. 59 Troon North Golf Club – Monument – Scottsdale, Ariz.
No. 93 Shark’s Tooth Golf Club – Lake Powell, Fla.

Residential Courses of Distinction
Red Ledges Golf Club – Heber City, Utah

Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico
No. 1 Cap Cana – Punta Espada – Juanillo Beach, Dominican Republic
No. 20 Roco Ki – The Faldo Legacy Course – Macao, Dominican Republic
No. 27 Palmilla Golf Club – Mountain and Arroyo – Los Cabos, Mexico
No. 31 Ocean Club – Paradise Island, Bahamas

Top 100 Resort Courses
No. 53 Lake of Isles – North – North Stonington, Conn.
No. 57 The Club at Savannah Harbor – Savannah, Ga.

Resort Courses of Distinction
Classic Club  Palm Desert, Calif.
The Westin La Cantera Resort – San Antonio, Texas
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Chandler, Ariz.