Troon North Golf Club’s award-winning Pinnacle Course has reopened for daily-fee play following a four-month enhancement project. Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon North features two 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf courses – Pinnacle and Monument.
Pinnacle Course enhancements included updating green complexes to their original shape, size and contours by utilizing GPS coordinates gathered from Weiskopf’s original design. In addition, greens were resurfaced with creeping A4 bent grass and collars were resurfaced with TifGrand semi-dwarf Bermuda grass. Bunker renovations included updating the drainage in all greenside and fairway bunkers, new bunker liners and new Pioneer bunker sand. Troon’s Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain oversaw the project and work was performed by the club’s agronomy team led by Senior Agronomist Brad Anderson.
The summer 2018 enhancements to the Pinnacle Course follow a similar project conducted during the summer of 2017 on Troon North’s Monument Course. The course renovations over the last two summers were the first major changes to the award-winning property 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.
“The course enhancements made over the past two summers have improved two already incredible golf courses in Monument and Pinnacle,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “Hats off to Ron Despain and the agronomy team at Troon North on a job well done. Moving forward we’ll continue to refine and reinvest in our flagship facility to keep it atop the leaderboard of outstanding Arizona golf properties.”
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.
About Troon: Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon® is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon 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. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For more information, visit www.TroonGolf.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.