‘Historic Gem’ Turns to Troon’s Expertise

Highland Park Golf Course.

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States: Troon has been selected to operate Highland Park Golf Course, a 36-hole facility in Highland Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

Indigo Sports, a Troon company, will oversee golf operations and food and beverage operations for the City of Cleveland-owned golf facility and the Highland Park Golf Foundation.

The Highland Park Golf Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit comprised of local business and community leaders, frequent Highland Park golfers, and others, is leading the revitalisation, operations, and management of Highland Park Golf Course for the City of Cleveland.

The Foundation’s mission is to promote and protect an accessible, diverse, affordable and engaging experience at Highland Park Golf Course to positively impact the local Cleveland community.

“We are thrilled with the team that has come together to preserve and improve this historic gem,” said Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb.

“Highland is the first place I played golf as a young man, and I am confident that Highland Park Golf Foundation’s passion for the course coupled with Troon’s expertise will result in an elevated golf experience that is affordable and accessible,” he added.

Highland Park Golf Course opened in the late 1920s, with both the Blue Course and the Red Course designed by Sandy Alves. Both courses feature Bent grass greens and Bluegrass fairways.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the course was home to local Black golf leagues and hosted the inaugural PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship in 1987.

The Cleveland Open was held at Highland Park Golf Course in the mid-1960s and saw the participation of greats like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Lema.

It is where Cleveland native Bob Hope first played golf and is recognised as one of the great Charlie Sifford’s home courses.

Troon and its family brands, operates 140 municipal courses throughout the United States, and is operating under a similar non-profit management model with the National Links Trust in Washington DC and three public golf courses – East Potomac, Langston, and Rock Creek.

Troon manages Briardale Greens in Euclid, the Raintree Golf & Event Centre in Green and the six golf courses owned by the City of Cincinnati.

Troon is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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