The Loxley, Ala., facility includes an 18-hole golf course, on-site fishing camp, quail and pheasant hunting excursions, Hydro-clay tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, hiking trails, and full-service clubhouse with multiple dining facilities.
Troon has been selected to manage Steelwood Country Club located in Loxley, Ala.
Steelwood Country Club is set on a 1,500-acre, secluded and gated community just north of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, and features an 18-hole golf course designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. Stretching more than 7,100 yards, the championship golf course meanders through rolling hills, dense hardwood forests and natural wetlands. The golf facility also has an expansive driving range and state-of-the-art teaching facility.
In addition to golf, Steelwood offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The on-site fishing camp provides members with electric powered boats and fishing equipment to utilize on Steelwood Lake, a 200-acre freshwater lake stocked with bass and bream. Steelwood members also have access to daily quail and pheasant hunting excursions during season, along with Hydro-clay tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and scenic hiking trails.
The clubhouse’s main dining room provides an upscale dining experience with Southern cuisine and an extensive selection of fine wines. The clubhouse lounge offers a more relaxed dining experience with lighter fare, casual seating and large screen TVs. The veranda, which is a popular venue for weddings and events, offers ample open-air dining, outdoor fireplaces and breathtaking lake views. The clubhouse also includes several smaller banquet and meeting rooms which can be reserved for business meetings and private events.
“Steelwood Country Club is a very special place. Its unparalleled amenities and secluded surroundings provide a unique private club experience unlike any other in the state,” said Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Privé Operations. “We look forward to working with the club’s dedicated board of directors as we develop and implement new strategies to grow membership and stimulate awareness for Steelwood.”
On-site accommodations are available for out-of-town guests at The Stewart Lodges at Steelwood. The two fully furnished lodges offer 20 private guest rooms and baths. In addition, guests have access to full kitchen, billiards, card tables, movie theatre/conference room, outdoor swimming pool, private chef and more.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Steelwood managed by Troon,” said Terry Chapman, president of Steelwood’s board of directors. “Not only does Troon bring a myriad of benefits to our members, but their success for managing private clubs and proven ability to help grow membership will be vital for Steelwood’s success.”