Troon Bringing T-36 Experience to Life

T-36 at Baytown.

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States: Troon has been selected to manage T-36 at Baytown, an innovative double-loop 18-hole golf course and restaurant currently under development in Baytown, Texas.

Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon, will manage the golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, and sales and marketing for the property.

Located on the former Evergreen Point Golf Course, T-36 at Baytown is the idea of developers Rio Valeriano and David Hinkle of Build Baytown I and golf course architect Ric Buckton.

Landscapes Unlimited is currently constructing the golf course, which is scheduled to open this fall, while ‘The Birch’ restaurant is set to open in August. The Birch at T-36 Baytown will be a modern café with a sophisticated menu of light and seasonal farm fresh dishes as well as ice-cold beverages.

“T-36 at Baytown is an exciting new concept and will be a catalyst to major development on the southeast side of Baytown,” said Mitch Harrell, Senior Vice President of Operations, Troon, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Rio and David in bringing the T-36 experience to life, both on the golf course and through tremendous food and beverage.”

The unique golf course design is being built on less than 65 acres of land, about 33 per cent less acreage than a typical 18-hole golf course, and will require about 30 per cent less water.

The patent-pending ‘Double Loop Course’ is Buckton’s unique creation and consists of a traditional 18-hole golf course with double tee boxes and two green complexes utilising one common fairway.

Every green complex will be separate and will have its own set of sand traps and/or hazards. The T-36 Double Loop Course can be played as a traditional blend of par-fives, four and threes, as a par-three short course, or as an executive course with a mix of par-threes and fours.

A little over 30 groups (approximately 120 individuals) consisting of golfers of all skill levels can play the nine, 18, or 36-hole experiences on any given day.

“Troon checked all the boxes for us including the ability to help accelerate the scaling up of the T-36 golf and food/beverage experience across the country. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Troon and their professional staff of industry experts,” said Valeriano and Hinkle.

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