The world’s largest golf management company is coming to Chicago to manage four prestigious golf courses in the north and western suburbs. Troon Golf was recently selected to manage The Royal Country Clubs, a collection of four Chicago-area clubs with 72 holes of golf.
The courses that Troon will be managing include three private clubs – The Royal Fox Country Club, The Royal Hawk Country Club, The Grove Country Club and one daily fee course – Klein Creek Golf Club. The Royal Fox Country Club, which is located in St. Charles, features a challenging par 71 course that has hosted the Illinois PGA Open five times. The Royal Hawk, also located in St. Charles, offers panoramic views of the Fox River Valley. The Grove is located in north suburban Long Grove and featuring a 7,000-yard, par 72 layout designed by Robert B Harris.
Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield, is a challenging daily fee golf course that is typically maintained at a private club level. Located in suburban DuPage County just south of route 64 and County Farm Road, Klein Creek Golf Club was designed by popular golf course architect Dick Nugent. Other local Nugent designs include Kemper Lakes Golf in Kildeer and Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge. Klein Creek features gentle rolling doglegs bounded by forest, as well as strategically bunkered fairways and greens, wild prairie grasses, and more than 30 acres of man-made lakes.
“Our goals are always centered on enhancing the member and guest experiences at The Royal Country Clubs and Troon is the ideal partner to help us accomplish our objectives,” said John Weiss, owner of The Royal Golf Group. “Troon is excited to establish a presence in Chicago and we’re looking forward to partnering with the world’s best golf management company for our members. This new partnership is going to be a win for everyone involved.”
With now more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio, Troon manages properties in 35 states and 29 countries. Additionally, 48 of their managed facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Some of the companies properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. Troon will begin managing all four Royal clubs on January 1, 2015.
“The Royal Country Clubs truly present a unique lifestyle filled with a variety of recreation and social activities,” said Mike Ryan, senior vice president, Troon Golf operations. “We are honored to have been selected and confident that our management approach will contribute positively at these four esteemed Chicagoland clubs.”
The Royal Fox Country Club
4405 Royal & Ancient Drives
St. Charles, IL 60174
The Royal Hawk Country Club
5N748 Burr Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
The Grove Country Club
Long Grove, IL 60047
Klein Creek Golf Club
1N333 Pleasant Hill Road
Winfield, IL 60190