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Selected to Manage
Ranch Golf & Social Club
AZ – June 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Troon®,
the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been
selected to manage the Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg,
Arizona. Wickenburg Ranch Golf
& Social Club was created as a private club reserved exclusively
for members and their guests. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club is
currently open to a limited amount of unaccompanied non-member play.
in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, approximately one hour northwest of downtown
Phoenix near the intersection of Highways 89 and 93, Wickenburg Ranch is
in a class by itself. Developed by Phoenix-based The M3 Companies, featuring
Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch, Shea Homes’® newest Active Lifestyle
resort community offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle, model homes starting
at $200,000 and up offering three feature builders. The dramatic desert
surroundings and first-class amenities invite you to come outside and play.
Wickenburg Ranch is not a community planned around a golf course; it was
designed to blend both environments naturally, making it a truly unique
Golf & Social Club is the centerpiece of the Wickenburg Ranch community.
The club’s 18-hole par 71 course, known as Big Wick, opened in 2015 and
was designed by Bill Brownlee of The M3 Companies and Wendell Pickett of
Greey-Pickett. Since opening, Big Wick has received numerous accolades
including being named No. 4 on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 10 Best
New Courses in North America” in 2015 and No. 5 on Golfweek’s 2017
list of “Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona.”
club’s 9-hole par 3 course, known as Li’l Wick, was also designed by Brownlee
and Pickett with music streamed throughout the course and a more relaxed
dress code for the ultimate casual golf experience. Surrounding the Watering
Hole, an inviting bar and grill, this short game course seamlessly blends
golf and entertainment. When the fun spills over into the evening, the
final four holes and putting green are nicely lighted.
approximately 40,000 square foot clubhouse was designed by architect Bing
Hu and the clubhouse design just won the prestigious Pacific Coast Builders
Conference Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Recreational Facility. Wickenburg
Ranch Golf & Social Club offers endless views, casual and fine dining,
the signature Alvea Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The Courts
& Sports Complex includes four championship tennis courts, six pickle
ball courts, horseshoes and bocce ball.
Ranch Golf & Social Club is an exciting new property that has already
received high praise in the golf world,” said Mike Ryan, executive vice
president, co-chief operating officer, Troon. “We look forward to engaging
and growing the membership and further elevating the level of service and
member programming at this outstanding club.”
part of Troon’s management agreement, full golf members of Wickenburg Ranch
Golf & Social Club will be eligible for the Troon
Privé Privilege program, which provides access to more than
80 Troon Privé-managed private clubs across the globe. In addition,
all Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club members will enjoy exclusive
access and savings at Troon’s portfolio of more than 150 daily-fee, resort
and private clubs around the world, via Troon Advantage.
Investors and M3 are very grateful for the team at BlueStar. The amazing
work completed so far shows in the accolades received from across the country.
We will continue to partner with Shea Homes in Wickenburg Ranch, and the
community will remain a Trilogy Resort Community,” said Larry Van Tuyl,
CEO and President of JVT Investors. “As we continue to grow the community,
add additional builders and scale our memberships, we decided that Troon
could scale with that growth, and we look forward to the expanded benefits
Troon brings to our existing and future members.”
town of Wickenburg has contributed greatly to our growth,” added Van Tuyl.
“We are happy to continue to employ a significant number of residents from
Wickenburg and the surrounding areas.”
learn more about Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club please visit www.wickenburgranch.com.
in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious all-ages
community with a modern Western flair, offering championship golf, innovative
home designs, and a 5-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking
the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information, visit
in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company,
with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in
homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management
and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon
Golf, Honours Golf, Troon
Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon
International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally,
there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have
been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications.
Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion
Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.;
The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja
Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For more information, visit www.TroonGolf.com,
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