Troon Takes its Expertise to ‘The Max’

Max A Mandel Municipal Golf Course.

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States: Troon has been selected to manage the Max A Mandel Municipal Golf Course in Laredo, Texas.

Indigo Sports, a Troon company, will oversee golf operations, agronomy, and sales and marketing for the daily-fee golf facility.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II and owned by the City of Laredo, ‘The Max’ cuts through 270-acres of sandy and rugged Texas terrain with four holes playing along the Rio Grande River and six playing through deep arroyos. 

The course opened for play in 2012 and is named after Max A Mandel, a Laredo banker and civic leader, whose family donated the land for the project. The Max is annually ranked one of the top public golf courses in Texas and one of the best municipal golf courses in the US.

“We are thrilled to be engaged with the City of Laredo at The Max,” said interim General Manager Robbie Kearney, PGA.

“Our team is improving service levels, while enhancing club operations and agronomic conditions. We are immediately focused on the greens and bringing them back to their former award-winning standards.

“Partnering with the City of Laredo, we have already over-seeded the greens with Poa trivialis and rye grass, which will have them in excellent condition by mid-November. Long-term, our agronomy team is taking steps to ensure guests enjoy consistent and sustainable playing conditions year round.”

The Max’s clubhouse is home to the Las Islitas Grill offering breakfast, lunch and cold beverages daily, with a side of golf course and river views.

The Max Mandel Event Centre is one of the leading wedding, reception and special events venues in the region, with indoor seating for up to 220 in the formal dining room, and additional seating for up to 60 guests in the elegant lounge overlooking the Rio Grande and golf course.

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

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