After an impressive win at The Celtic
Manor Resort in Wales, Ryder Cup
Captain Colin Montgomerie made a
stop at his namesake course—The
Montgomerie in Dubai—to share the
excitement of the team’s victory and
review the design changes recently
completed at the course.
Major improvements have been made
to the back nine holes with reconstructed
greens that now have TifEagle grass
and are consistent with the front nine
holes that were redone two years ago.
The designs of the greens remain
unchanged, with the exception of
changes to No. 13. At the request of
Montgomerie himself, the entire 13th
hole was redesigned to change the
green complex to create better
playability. By rebuilding the green,
the hole now has much better visual
definition from the tee boxes and has
been well received by players.
Nobody knows the rewards of Troon
Golf’s frequent player program better than robert S., an arizona golfer
from fountain Hills and first-prize
winner of the Troon rewards “play to
win” campaign. by spelling the word
“TrOON” from game pieces earned
by playing Troon Golf-managed
facilities, robert was entered into the
grand-prize drawing that included
a free golf vacation to Turnberry
resort. as he contemplates who he
wishes to invite to Scotland, he’s sure
to hear from a few long-lost friends
and estranged relatives.
The Troon rewards program continues in 2011, allowing golfers to earn
certificates towards free rounds of
golf, achieve elite status levels for discounts on golf and merchandise and
receive special offers and invitations
to exclusive member events.
set along a lovely stretch of
south australia’s sparkling
natural coastline, the dunes port
hughes will feature the state’s
only greg norman-designed
championship golf course called
“the shark” himself recently paid
a visit to the property to inspect
the progress of the course and to
help reveal design plans for “the village,” a multi-million dollar resort
complex that will include a restaurant, activity center, tennis courts,
swimming pool and gymnasium for residents.
norman was pleased with the progress of the newly laid tees, greens
and fairways that will form part of the front nine, scheduled to open
this spring. the course will weave through the residential community
taking advantage of natural elevations to create great views of the
coastline. the sand dunes environment and native vegetation are
incorporated throughout the course, creating a traditional design
reminiscent of popular scottish links golf courses.
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In an effort to make the game more
accessible to junior golfers and
their families, Troon Golf continues to partner with Callaway to
grow the Troon Family Golf program at participating facilities
throughout the United States.
The program allows juniors to
play for free after 3 p.m. at more
than 60 Troon Golf courses when
playing with a paying adult.
Each junior also receives complimentary Callaway rental clubs to
use during their round. The offer
is that simple and is available 365
days a year.
With busy schedules that pull
parents in every direction, weekends can often become more about
shuttling kids between soccer
games and dance recitals than
spending time together. Troon
Family Golf aims to turn those
“Super Shuttle Weekends” into
quality time as a family.