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Troon Magazine October-November-2022 Cover with Entrada at Snow Canyon in background

October / November 2022 Issue

Cover Story: Kidd Rocks: The latest and greatest golf course design from David McLay Kidd is found in St. George, Utah, at Entrada at Snow Canyon.

Troon Sips: Recent Offerings from Jack Daniel’s highlight new flavor profiles from a favorite brand.

Inner Cowboy: Near Park City, Utah, Red Ledges offers an outstanding equestrian program that encourages a true “partnership” with horses.

Preferred Getaways: Looking for memorable fall travel experiences? We highly recommend The Lodge of Four Season (Missouri) and Palmila (Los Cabos).

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Troon Magazine August-Septembe-2022 Cover with West Bay Club in background

August / September 2022 Issue

Cover Story: West Bay Club: For members of the beloved Southwest Florida club, the new slogan, “This is your someday” is true every day of the year.

Troon Sips: Winemaker Greg Brewer shows the world how delightful Central California wines can be.

Moments Matter: Architect Brian Curley returns to one of his best designs, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, guitar in hand

Checking In: New Jersey’s Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is an old favorite with some recent upgrades

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June / July 2022 Issue

Cover Story: Upping The Ante: In Reno, ArrowCreek’s big bet pays off in Membership Satisfaction

Profile: Welcome To The Family: Two Renowned Monterey Peninsula courses join the Troon Portfolio

Live: Blue Yonder, At Montana’s Wilderness Club Resort, getting away from it all takes on new meaning

Exclusive: Events: Looking to elevate your next group outing to new heights? Troon Events is ready to assist

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This edition travels to two terrific courses of Cimarron Hills and The Powder Horn, golf for everyone with Indigo Sports, scenic golf at Eagle Crest Resort and learn that NCAA Champion Rachel Heck is keeping her options open after college.

April / May 2022 Issue

Cover Story: Terrific Twosome: Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club & The Powder Horn

Profile: Welcome To The Family: There’s a whole lot of scenic golf to be played at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon

Live: Golf For Everyone: Indigo Sports is dedicated to making golf even more fun and accessible for all.

Exclusive: Stars Of Tomorrow: NCAA champion Rachel Heck is keeping her options open… after college that is.

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Troon Privé Magazine - February/March 2022 edition | This edition travels around the world with Troon plus, a Q&A RealFood boss Ed Doyle, Top Facilities to play in 2022 from the portfolio of Troon's newest golf brand, A Privé spotlight on BallenIsles Country Club.

February / March 2022 Issue

Cover Story: Around The World With Troon

Profile: Troon Dines – A Q&A with RealFood boss Ed Doyle on what makes dining at Troon-affiliated facilities stand apart.

Live: Indigo Sports – Top facilities to play in 2022 from the portfolio of Troon’s newest golf brand.

Exclusive: Privé Spotlight – At BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., great golf is a given, but court sports are all the rage

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Troon Prive Magazine - December 2021, January 2022 Edition | Mountain Magnificence, Clubhouse renovations elevate Arizona's Pinetop Country Club

December 2021/January 2022 Issue

Cover Story: Mountain Magnificence, Clubhouse renovations elevate Arizona’s Pinetop Country Club

Profile: Moments Matter – The Lori Fund gave Frank Petruno a way to honor his late wife and support the military at the same time.

Live: Great Winter Escapes Arizona – It’s our Annual roundup of Troon’s Daily Fee and Resort courses in the Grand Canyon State reveals…there’s a lot of great golf to be played this winter.

Exclusive: Baha Mar – A Jack Nicklaus Signature gem in the Bahamas is only the beginning of the fun at this luxury Nassau getaway.

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Troon Prive Magazine, Oct/Nov 2021 Edition | Troon Dines: At clubs and courses around the country, innovative, fresh and tasty cuisine is on the menu.

October/November 2021 Issue

Cover Story: Troon Dines – At clubs and courses around the country, innovative, fresh and tasty cuisine is on the menu.

Profile: The Loop – The Lightweight Loma bag from Sunday Golf holds 5 to 6 clubs…the perfect walking bag!

Live: Mountain Magic – Red Ledges, near Park City, Utah, offers amazing golf and views, but, its new aquatic park is becoming the clincher.

Exclusive: Court Sports – With a bevy of new programs, including tennis and wine weekends, Cliff Drysdale has something for every court enthusiast.

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Troon Prive Magazine, Aug/Sept 2021 Edition | This edition features a 20th anniversary celebration at Savannah Quarters, Puerto Rico reopening their doors to tourism, Golf + Tennis at Baha Mar in the Bahamas plus more!

August/September 2021 Issue

Cover Story: Premiere Living – The Club at Savannah Quarters Celebrates 20 Glorious Years

Profile: Troon Sips – a tequila used by George Clooney and friends

Live: Vacation Nation – getting to know the limitless experiences in Puerto Rico

Exclusive: Court Sports – a Bahamas spotlight with golf, beaches and great tennis programs at Baha Mar and much more

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Troon Prive Magazine, June/July 2021 Edition | This edition features a spotlight on a memorable Costa Rica experience, a new wine club option being introduced, superb summer experiences and partnerships with Native American Communities celebrating golf and culture.

June/July 2021 Issue

Cover Story: Pura Vida – Why Reserva Conchal Should be on Your Travel Bucket List

Profile: Troon Dines – An exciting new wine club option is being introduced at several Troon clubs.

Live: Rocky Mountains – At Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club mountain golf and Colorado luxury meet for a superb summer experience

Exclusive: Golf & Culture – Native American communities partner with Troon to celebrate golf and culture

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Troon Prive Magazine March/April 2021, West Valley Welcome: Sterling Grove Golf & Country Club Debuts

April/May 2021 Issue

Cover Story: West Valley Welcome – Sterling Grove Golf & Country Club Debuts

Profile: Troon Dines – From concoctions to collaborations at Troon Country Club

Live: Welcome to the Family – New under the Troon umbrella, Indigo Golf Partners brings a wide range of courses into the fold.

Exclusive: NorCal Gem – Excellent new stay and play options at Cache Creek Casino Resort/Yocha Dehe Golf Club

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Troon Prive Magazine, February/March 2021 edition:

February/March 2021 Issue

Cover Story: Tucson’s Hidden Gem – The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.

Profile: Moments Matter- It’s all fun and games for this Troon Card couple as they travel the U.S.

Live: Welcome to the Family – A partnership to upgrade public golf in the DC area through the National Links Trust

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Troon Prive Magazine, December/January 2020-21 edition: This edition features life at The Clubs at St. James, 36 superb holes of golf in Nevada with no luck required, rediscovering Arizona golf, slendor in Sedona with some of Arizona's best and most scenic clubs plus much more!

December 2020/January 2021 Issue

Cover Story: Carolina on my Mind – With 81 holes of golf, five dining options, and a private marina, there are unlimited opportunities to enjoy life at The Clubs at St. James

Profile: Welcome to the Family- Red Hawk Golf and Resort boasts 36 superb holes + lodging in Sparks, Nevada. No Luck Required!

Live: Rediscover Arizona – Winter is the perfect time of year to experience the best courses that Arizona has to offer.

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Troon Prive Magazine: October/November 2020 Edition - Cover Story: Wickenburg Ranch - Where the old west and modern luxury converge Profile: Green Highways - A Garden State getaway down the Jersey Shore to Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Live: Women of Troon - In celebration of Women's Golf Month, meet some of Troon's amazing ladies and MUCH MORE!

October/November 2020 Issue

Cover Story: Wickenburg Ranch – Where the old west and modern luxury converge

Profile: Green Highways – A Garden State getaway down the Jersey Shore to Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

Live: Women of Troon – In celebration of Women’s Golf Month, meet some of Troon’s amazing ladies.

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Troon Privé Magazine, August/September 2020 Edition: Florida Phenom - New lifestyle center solidifies Audubon Country Club's stellar standing. Plus much more!

August/September 2020 Issue

Cover Story: Florida Phenom – New lifestyle center solidifies Audubon Country Club’s stellar standing.

Profile: Green Highways – Road tripping from San Francisco to Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa.

Live: Cliff Drysdale Tennis – Hit the court this summer with a tennis staycation at a top resort.

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June/July 2020 Issue Cover Story: Desert Delight - At Rio Verde Country Club, a lifestyle designed to satisfy. Profile: Equipment - Golf course social distancing in comfort with Phat Scooters. Live: Future Think - Troon courses across the world take action toward environmental sustainability.

June/July 2020 Issue

Cover Story: Desert Delight – At Rio Verde Country Club, a lifestyle designed to satisfy.

Profile: Equipment – Golf course social distancing in comfort with Phat Scooters.

Live: Future Think – Troon courses across the world take action toward environmental sustainability.

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April/May 2020 Issue

Cover Story: Goldilocks Zone – At Champion Hills, there’s Fazio golf and so much more.

Profile: Greater Good – BallenIsles Charities Foundation goes above and beyond to make their community a better place.

Live: Kidd Friendly – There’s a lot to love about Gamble Sands including the No. 1-rated golf course in the state of Washington

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February/March 2020 Issue

Cover Story: Perfect Harmony – Hitting the high notes at Terravita Golf & Country Club

Profile: Troon Dines – Evolving food and lifestyle trends are launching Troon clubs to heights and members are loving it

Live: Lifestyle – At Belfair, South Carolina, a new sports & lifestyle campus recently opened with rave reviews.

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December/January 2020 Issue

Cover Story: The Wonders of OZ – There’s a lot of great golf down under.

Profile: Troon Dines – At North Carolina’s Champion Hills Club, the culinary scene just got a whole lot better.

Live: Top 200 – 25 award winning Troon-affiliated courses in the U.S… roadmap to amazing golf experiences

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October/November 2019 Issue

Cover Story: Hill Country Heaven – Discover Austin’s Cimarron Hills, One of the best golf communities in the Southwest

Profile: Family Centric – Lakeside dining, water sports, and a boating lifestyle bring families together for relaxation and memorable times at NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala. And some really fun golf.

Live: Young at Heart – It may seem strange to use terms such as “young” and “fresh” when describing a 119-year-old country club. But that’s how members describe Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, New Jersey, these days.

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August/September 2019 Issue

Cover Story: Paradise Found – Santa Ana Country Club: An exciting new destination for sports & fun in the Costa Rica sun.

Profile: Coastal Beauty – Across Reeds Bay from Atlantic City, N.J., iconic Seaview, a Dolce Hotel, gets a new look in time for summer 2019.

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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June/July 2019 Issue

Cover Story: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle – West Bay Club wows in Southwest Florida.

Profile: Privé Spotlight – Adjacent to the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Springdale Golf Club embraces an historic past while plotting out a modernized future.

Live: Tempting Troon Vacations – With summer now in full swing, here are a few suggested destinations that combine exquisite golf with top-notch hospitality and service. Happy trails!

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April/May 2019 Issue

Cover Story: SPECIAL ISSUE, A Smooth Transition – It’ll be buesiness as usual as Dana Garmany moves into the role of Executive Chairman, 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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February/March 2019 Issue

Cover Story: Advantage You! – Hawaii’s Turtle Bay is one of several new Privé Privilege and Troon Advantage properties where members can find delightful experiences geared just for them.

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

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

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October/November 2018 Issue

Cover Story: Sunshine State Superb – Florida Oasis – The appeal of Deering Bay? Friends, sunshine, great golf, and memorable dining.
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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August/September 2018 Issue

Cover Story: Year-Round Wonderful – Utah’s Alpine Country Club.
Equipment: Iron Clad – New releases merge game-improvement features with classic design for better-than-ever choices for your game.
Spotlight: California Dreaming – Members at The Saticoy Club in the Ventura County are reaping the benefits of a course and clubhouse renovation.

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June/July 2018 Issue

Cover Story: Talking Rock, Arizona – Living the Good Life in Prescott, Arizona.
Giveaway: Enter to Win – Your chance to win a top-of-the-line Leupold Rangefinder. The official rangefinder of Top 100 teacher Michael Breed!

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August/September 2018 Issue

Cover Story: Belfair, South Carolina – Living Life with Style in the Lowcountry.
Privé Spotlight: Bright Future at Fairwood – There is so much going on at Fairwood Golf & Country Club, 12 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, that members have a myriad of options for staying active and social, indoors and out.
Privé Life: Island Cool – Chris Campbell, food & beverage director at Connecticut’s Lake of Isles, serves up everything from Caribbean to Jamaican to Texas barbecue, and his members and guests are thrilled.

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February/March 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.
Spotlight: 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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December 2017/January 2018 Issue

Cover Story: Arizona Special – Life of the Land – Terravita Golf Club.
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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October/November 2017 Issue

Cover Story: Hawai’i Island Aloha – Troon espands 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.
Privé Spotlight: Country Clubs of the Future – An inside look at two Troon Privé clubs – Marin Country Club in California and The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Delaware – that are successfully attracting families and new members.

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August/September 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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June/July 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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April/May 2017 Issue

Cover Story: Vail Valley Lifestyle – Year-round fun at The Club at Cordillera.
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!
Spotlight: 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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February/March 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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December 2016/January 2017 Issue

Cover Story: Florida’s Sweet Spot – Nearly 20 years after The Great White Shark took his first bite out of the high-profile Naples golf market, Tiburón’s 36-holes remain as tantalizing as ever. Indeed, with Norman’s recent “remastering” of the club’s original Gold Course, and more design enhancements slated for the Black Course in 2017, Tiburón is firmly on top of its game.
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: Swinging in the Sun – When it comes to golf in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson, the sky’s the limit. 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.

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October/November 2016 Issue

Cover Story: Winchester Country Club – Nestled in Northern California’s scenic Sierra Nevada foothills – “above the fog, below the snow” – members at Winchester Country Club enjoy a golf course that weaves through rolling, forested hills, expertly incorporating the natural elevation changes of the terrain. It’s one of those layouts where you remember every hole, as each has a distinct look and playing personality.
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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August/September 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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June/July 2016 Issue

Cover Story: New England Delight – Lake of Isles at Foxwoods Resort Casino 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. A day of memorable golf followed by an evening of fine dining and entertainment awaits visitors at this popular destination.
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.
Privé Spotlight: Taking it Easy – Pinetop Country Club in Arizona’s White Mountains, is “where life is fully lived,” according to the club’s mantra. It’s certainly a wonderful respite for its members.

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April/May 2016 Issue

Cover Story: Elegant History, Bustling Future – 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. Today, the club boasts an active, family-oriented membership and an enthusiastic eye to the future.
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.
Spotlight: Four Glorious Days – You’ve likely heard of San Diego’s great weather and famous zoo. But for traveling golfers, nothing beats the tremendous golf courses at Aviara and Maderas, and the easy access to tasting a myriad of delicious craft beers.

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February/March 2016 Issue

Cover Story: A Friendly Florida Oasis – Golf is important to the residents and members at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club 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.
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.
Spotlight: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence – Kapalua ranks among the best golf resorts in the world. As the Plantation Course celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016, we reflect on how the resort has quietly evolved to become one of the best anywhere.

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December 2015/January 2016 Issue

Cover Story: Capital Canyon Club – Cats may have nine lives, but golf clubs rarely get more than one. That’s not the case at Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, Arizona, though, where a new owner and extensive improvements have instilled new energy. Former members are nowadays enthusiastically returning to the club, proving that the third time really is the charm.
Profile: Changing The Face of Golf – As club manager at The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Nancy Dickens 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.
Spotlight: Outstanding in Arizona – Every golfer knows that the Grand Canyon State is packed with very good golf courses, offering a unique combination of fun, challenge, great conditions, and enough charm that you want to play them again immediately.
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? He pulled his old hickory sticks out of the closet.

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October/November 2015 Issue

Cover Story: Fit For Royalty – From its perch at the 750-foot level of the West Maui Mountains, members and guests of The King Kamehameha Golf Club enjoy one of the most amazing views in all of Hawaii. Equally amazing is the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse. All capped off by a tremendous Ted Robinson golf course. Come feel the aloha!
Spotlight: 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 in the California Collection.
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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August/September 2015 Issue

Cover Story: Mid-Atlantic Marvel – The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro, Delaware, boasts one of the best Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in the region, along with a unique 300,000-gallon wave pool, and many other family friendly amenities. No wonder it is quickly becoming the ultimate in luxury golf living on the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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: Fairmont St Andrews – 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.

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June/July 2015 Issue

Cover Story: Instant Classic – Just north of London, the Centurion Club is resetting the bar for family friendly golf clubs in the U.K., as many of today’s younger — and just as importantly younger-minded — golfers are looking for somewhere that is welcoming, inclusive, and unstuffy.
Honours Golf: Ultimate Golf Trip – 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 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.
Privé Spotlight: 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.

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April/May 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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December/January 2015 Issue

Cover Story: 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.
Destinations: 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.
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 – Savannah, GA – 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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October/November 2014 Issue

Cover Story: Living Up To Its Name – 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.
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.
Spotlight: The PGA Tour Returns – Silverado Resort and Spa is already renowned as the premier golf resort in Napa Valley. 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.
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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August/September 2014 Issue

Cover Story: A Favorite Arizona Mountain Getaway – For all the bells and whistles often associated with newer private country clubs, sometimes all a member wants is a fun, playable course to enjoy with friends, a cool drink after the round, and a delicious meal to top off the day. Those are all reasons why members at Pinetop Country Club in Arizona gladly make the scenic journey just to get there.
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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June/July 2014 Issue

Cover Story: 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 cozy up around the fireplace.
Destination: Walking With Giants – If you’re traveling to the north country fair, you might as well 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, spectacular golf and four seasons of fun.
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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April/May 2014 Issue

Cover Story: One Big Family – At Knollwood Country Club, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, “We welcome all who come through the front door,” says President Larry Slabotsky, who has been a member for 20 years. “We strive for a culture that’s not old and stodgy, but more like Cheers.”
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.
Privé Spotlight: Five Oaks Golf & Country Club – 18 holes of scenic, tree-lined golf may be the main attraction at Five Oaks, 20 miles east of Nashville. But add in an active social calendar, popular tennis courts, and tempting cuisine, and it’s easy to see why members are so happy.
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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February/March 2014 Issue

Cover Story: Awesome in Austin – Austin, Texas may be known for its vibrant music scene and killer barbecue, but golf in Texas’ Hill Country is also pretty amazing. With a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and a membership that makes you feel right at home, Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club is Austin golf at its finest.
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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December 2013/January 2014 Issue

Cover Story: Desert Flower – 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, Arizona, and the results are very positive.
Q&A: Tim Schantz: The Business of Golf – Troon’s Global Development Officer talks about the “blocking and tackling” side of the golf business, and how the company is steering through changing times.
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. Here are some great ideas for your holiday shopping list.
Winter Escapes: From the Deserts to the Seas – 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. Here are a few of our winter favs.

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October/November 2013 Issue

Cover Story: Gallery of Greatness in Marana, Arizona – 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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August/September 2013 Issue

Cover Story: Blue Hill Country Club: Classic Lines – A historic past has seen the likes of Jack Burke Jr., Cary Middlecoff, Dottie Pepper, and Juli Inkster win championships on the fairways of this classic Canton, Mass., club. But a recent re-emphasis on family, coupled with exciting new amenities, has launched Blue Hill CC into a new era of relevance for members.
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.
Spotlight: 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.
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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June/July 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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April/May 2013 Issue

Cover Story: 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, plus:

  • 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.
  • 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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