Scottsdale, Arizona, United States: Troon has been selected to partner with the Government of Bermuda and its appointed Board of Trustees to manage its golf operations at Port Royal Golf Course, located on the western coast of the island of Bermuda.
Port Royal is well known for hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009-2014, which featured such luminaries as Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and Adam Scott.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr in 1970, Port Royal underwent a significant renovation in 2009, which included a complete redesign.
With the support of the Bermuda Government and Board of Trustees, Port Royal is one of the world’s premier daily-fee golf courses, boasting TifEagle greens, immaculate course conditions and sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole.
Combined with its oceanfront practice facility and luxurious clubhouse, the Port Royal experience is unforgettable for local residents and visitors from around the globe.
In addition, part of Troon’s remit will be to offer their expertise in the operation of Ocean View Golf Course, a public nine-hole facility located a short distance from Port Royal and only a five-minute drive from the city of Hamilton.
“Golf has always been a catalyst for tourism in Bermuda and Troon is excited to join the team,” said Matt Hurley, Vice President, Operations for Troon, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Through this new partnership, we plan to generate even more international recognition for Port Royal and Bermuda as one of the world’s pre-eminent golf destinations.”
The most memorable feature of Port Royal is the par-three 16th hole, a classic Trent Jones work of art, marrying the natural features of the land with the designer’s boundless imagination. Widely regarded as one of the great par-threes in golf, the 16th is a 235-yard crescent-shaped masterpiece, showcasing breathtaking views of the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
“We are delighted to welcome Troon to the island of Bermuda. The aim for this partnership is to take Bermudian golf and tourism to an even higher level, working hand-in-hand with the industry’s pre-eminent sports management organisation,” said Clement Talbot, MBE, JP Chairman, of the Board of Trustees.
The island of Bermuda is known around the world for its distinctive blend of British and American culture, pink-sand beaches and incredible offering of golf courses.
Bermuda has the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world, with six 18-hole courses and a challenging nine-hole course covering the island’s 21 square miles, making it the ideal golf destination for all types of leisure and group getaways.
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