Troon Golf Expands Middle East Portfolio

Dubai (February 5): Troon, a charter member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, continues to grow its impressive Middle East portfolio following the announcement it has been appointed to manage yet another property in the thriving golfing region.
The signing of Troon to manage the golf development within the Al Zorah Project, Ajman once again reiterates the confidence owners place in the quality and expert knowledge the market-leader offers in the creation of the world’s most desirable resorts.
The Al Zorah golf expansion, where Troon are working in collaboration with Nicklaus Design, the company of legendary 18-time Major champion – Jack Nicklaus – will include an 18-hole championship layout with extensive practice facilities.
Set within a stunning natural environment, with costal dunes and an in-land Mangrove area, the highly desirable location will provide golfers with a flawless waterfront golf experience, complete with pristine course conditioning. The luxurious clubhouse will boast superior levels of service and hospitality synonymous with the Troon brand as well as an extensive range of amenities.
The Al Zorah Project, which is the master-plan of Solidere International in partnership with the Ajman Government, stretches along two kilometres of sandy shoreline with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf Sea and further natural wonders such as lagoons, creeks and a natural mangrove forest. Ease of access will be a common theme in the Al Zorah Project, with the course conveniently linked to the Village Centre and a plethora of leisure facilities within the project.
“The development in Ajman will be a magnificent project and we are delighted that Troon has been selected to impart our industry-leading knowledge in the creation of an all-new golfing destination,” said Bruce Glasco, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations.
“We are looking forward to working alongside the ownership group and Nicklaus Design to realise the potential this stunning area has to become an all-new option for international golfers flocking to the UAE. The Al Zorah Project and its owners, through the diversity of the leisure and hospitality offerings, are creating the right foundations for a truly unique golf experience.”
The Middle East portfolio has seen substantial growth since its creation in 2004, with the Al Zorah Project increasing the amount of existing venues in the region benefitting from the market-leaders expert knowledge to a total of six in the UAE as well as The Royal Golf Club in Bahrain and The National Golf Club in Azerbaijan.
Other UAE venues include Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship; The Els Club, Dubai; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi; The Address Montgomerie, Dubai and The Track Meydan in the stunning background of the Meydan Racetrack, Dubai. Central at all Middle East venues is Troon’s mantra to provide the finest playing surfaces, incredible guest service and unmatched amenities.
Imad Dana, CEO of Al Zorah said: “We are delighted to partner with Troon. The close collaboration between two leading players of the industry – Nicklaus Design and Troon – will guarantee that the Al Zorah Golf Course and Club establish a new benchmark in the region. Construction works have decisively started, with the first nine holes planned to be completed by end of the year, and we are fully confident that our long term association with Troon will generate another landmark for Al Zorah.”

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