"Congratulations to all of our clients and associates who are dedicated day-in and day-out to providing "Best in State" and "Top 100" experiences for their guests and members," said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. "We are honored to support these world-class destinations, courses and clubs."
Golfweek annually publishes its ranking of the "Best Courses You Can Play," "Best Private Courses," the "Top 200 Classic" and "Top 200 Modern" courses. Among the criteria used by Golfweek's panel of course raters include:
- Ease and intimacy of routing – The extent to which the sequence of holes follows natural contours and unfolds in an unforced manner.
- Variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s – Different clubs hit; extent to which the angles of play create interesting and varied playing options; and extent to which holes offer variety of options from the tee and on the second shot.
- Basic quality of conditioning – Variety of playing textures; extent of turf coverage; consistency and quality of bunker sand.
- Walk in the park test – Degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.