Troon hired to manage Lansdowne
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf has been picked to manage The Golf Club at Lansdowne, a 45-hole facility located at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., about 35 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
LaSalle Hotel Properties owns the resort, which is managed by Benchmark Hospitality Intl.
Lansdowne has two 18-hole layouts – one designed by Greg Norman, the other by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Norman also designed the nine-hole Shark Bite Course. In addition, the facility has a 16-acre driving range and an 80-yard short-game area.
Lansdowne Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property for 19 straight years, has 296 guest rooms, 50,000 square feet of meeting space, five pools, a full-service spa, and a 43,000-square-foot clubhouse.
Separately, Troon Golf announced plans to launch an online monthly magazine called Troon Golf & Travel, which will include stories on, among other things, travel destinations, golf personalities and new equipment. An annual print edition of the magazine will be distributed to Troon-managed courses, partner hotels and on newsstands.
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King City, Ontario, Canada – ClubLink, Canada’s largest owner and operator of golf clubs, acquired eight 18-hole equivalent golf courses in Sun City Center from WCI Communities LLC. The acquisition marks ClubLink’s first regional cluster of properties in the United States.
The golf courses added to the ClubLink portfolio are: Club Renaissance (18 holes), Sandpiper (27 holes); Scepter (18 holes); Falcon Watch (27 holes); and two 18-hole executive courses, Kings Point and Caloosa Greens.
“This acquisition establishes a firm foothold in Florida for us, and we are actively pursuing other opportunities on both sides of the border.” said Rai Sahi, president and CEO of ClubLink.