Troon North’s Pinnacle Course Closed for Facelift

By | June 11, 2018

The Tom Weiskopf-designed course closed June 5 and will reopen in October after completion of an enhancement project that will include updating green complexes to their original shape, size and contours by using GPS coordinates gathered from the original design. Greens will be resurfaced with creeping A4 bent grass, and collars with TifGrand semi-dwarf Bermuda grass, […]

Presidency Doesn’t Provide Boost in Golf Income for Trump

By | May 17, 2018

The Trump Organization’s golf courses made $67 million less for Donald Trump in his first year as President than before he took office, his latest financial disclosure filings revealed. The biggest hit, 35%, came from Trump National Doral in Miami, Fla., and Trump National outside Washington, D.C. also generated 27% less income for the President. In all, 14 of the 17 Trump Organization golf properties generated less for the President than during the previous year.

Plane Crash at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.) Kills 6

By | April 11, 2018

A small airplane crashed on the property’s Champions Course on April 9, killing everyone on board. The Piper PA24 aircraft crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from Scottsdale Airport, and the accident is under investigation. A small airplane crashed on April 9 on the TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.) Champions Course and police have confirmed that six people were killed, USA […]

Arizona Golf Facilities Focus on Fun to Broaden Appeal

By | February 6, 2018

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., and the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz., are among the golf properties attempting to attract children, families, women and friends of regular golfers through activities such as croquet tournaments, craft-beer tasting events, and free equipment rentals for children. With fewer people playing the game than […]

Former Troon CC Employees Arrested for Cart Barn Thefts

By | February 5, 2018

Two men who had been fired from the Scottsdale, Ariz. club in May 2017 were arrested after allegedly stealing golf clubs worth over $10,000 following a break-in that involved cutting the cart barn’s lock. They were caught on video and identified by a club employee. It was the second theft in the past seven months.

Arizona, Texas Properties Plan Multimillion-Dollar Course Renovations

By | January 4, 2018

The Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at Desert Highlands Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., will undergo a $7 million project that will replace the irrigation system, upgrade cart paths, and replace bunkers. Forest Creek Golf Club in Round Rock, Texas will rebuild all 18 greens, create an optional 19th hole, renovate the driving range and […]