TROON Named “Company of the Year” by BOARDROOM

by | Feb 5, 2019 | NEWS

Five times the charm! Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, was named “Management Company of the Year” for 2018 byBoardRoom Magazine in the publication’s 20th annual “Excellence in Achievement awards. In addition CADDIEMASTER, a division of Troon was awarded “Caddie Company of the Year.” The announcements came in the magazine’s December issue, making the fifth consecutive year Troon has been honored with the distinction and the first time for CADDIEMASTER to be recognized.

BoardRoom Magazine’s industry peers review and select outstanding suppliers and consultants, which represent various aspects of course and club operations. Winners, each year, are selected for overall excellence in their respective fields, achievements, innovation, vision for future growth and continued impact on private club operations. The BoardRoom “Excellence in Achievement” awards are the private club industry’s only awards recognizing the clubs’ business partners.

“These incredible honors are a reflection of the outstanding professionals we have at CADDIEMASTER and Troon Prive’ managed clubs around the world,” said Tim Schantz, President of Troon. “We thank BoardRoom Magazine and our industry peers for the awards and recognition.”

Troon Prive’, the private club operating division of Troon, oversees a global portfolio of prestigious clubs. Of the more than 100 private clubs under Prive’ management, approximately half are member-owned. The Prive’ portfolio includes BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl., Belfair in Bluffton S.C., Tiburon in Naples, Fl., Savannah Quarters in Georgia, Calvert Crossing in Louisiana, and St. James Plantation in Southport,S.C.

CADDIEMASTER is the leading provider of caddie services in the world, managing over 2,000 caddies and 100+ managers in 19 states and three countries. CADDIEMASTER partners with private clubs and top resorts to provide a result-oriented asset for members and guests to enjoy. Caddies and forecaddies are club ambassadors and play an important role in course maintenance and pace of play.

“The BoardRoom Awards are the only ones in the private club industry that recognize clubs’ business partners, and every year we see increasing innovation, achievement, a vision and dedication from Award recipients,” said John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom Magazine.

Troon managed golf properties around the world are continuing a four-out-of-five week run hosting five professional golf events in four weeks for the PGA TOUR, Ladies European Tour, Tour and The European Tour. Following the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course in Maui, Hawaii, the Ladies European Tour stopped at Saadiyat Beach Club in United Arab Emirates for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. The next week, the Tour played The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay while the Abu Dhabi HSBS Championship was being played. The European Tour again teed it up at another Troon managed property, this time at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club for the Saudi International the first weekend in February.

“Holding as many professional golf events as we do at our managed courses, it is truly a credit to the hardworking associates we have at Troon and the dedication our owners/clients have to creating championship events,” said President Schantz. “From our dedicated agronomy team which delivers tour-quality conditions day-in and day-out at all our facilities, to our talented golf operations, food and beverage, and sales teams hosting successful, well-run and large scale events is just part of what we do.”

In total there are 17 professional golf events across nine tours held at Troon managed facilities around the world. Including high-level amateur events and qualifiers, Troon properties will host more than 30 elite events in 2019.

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Dave, a member of Golf Writers of America and International Golf Travel Writers Associations, has been writing about all things golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years before joining eSouthernGOLF in 2013 as Editor. Dave has been published at TriStateGolfer, FairwaysGolfCanada, GeorgiaGolf&Travel, TexasGolfInsider, GolfTrips, NewEngland.Golf, ProGolfWeekly, and numerous regional and state publications. His unique perspective and insight make for an enjoyable read and interesting articles. Contact him at

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