Troon selected to manage Naperville Country Club
On the heels of announcing plans to open an office in Chicago, Troon, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Naperville Country Club, a private, member-owned club.
Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, will manage the prestigious and historic club.
"We are proud to be engaged with Naperville Country Club," said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. "The golf course and friendly atmosphere at Naperville are both outstanding. As a company, we are wholly committed to growing the Troon presence throughout the Midwest, and the recent acquisition of Green Golf Partners has helped us do so.
"We are excited to be opening a Chicago office to support Naperville Country Club and our growing collection of clubs in the region."
In addition to award-winning golf, Naperville Country Club provides a full array of dining, social and special event programming for the entire family. The club's patio and restaurant are popular with members, providing a place to relax and unwind, and has the best view in town.
"We recognize that the golf industry in general has its challenges and it is amplified in the private club sector," said Ron Harper, Naperville Country Club's board president.
"As the board engaged in planning for the club's future, we explored several options for managing our club and engaged in conversations with several golf management companies.
"In the end, we unanimously agreed that Troon was the best fit for us. We are excited to be partnering with the best golf management company in the world, and appreciate their enthusiasm for our members, our club and its rich history."
For information, visit www.napervillecc.org.
Naperville Country Club was founded in 1921 and originally featured a 9-hole golf course with sand greens. Shortly after opening, golf course architect Tom Bendelow was engaged to design and build an 18-hole golf course on the 124-acre property.
Bendelow's original layout remained mostly intact until 2006 when architect Steve Forrest of Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates was commissioned to complete a major course renovation. Emphasis was placed on adding length to the golf course, improving shot values and developing new green complexes.
The new Steve Forrest-designed course debuted in July 2007 and winds its way through rolling terrain, mature trees and ponds. The course has earned several national honors, including being named Golf Inc. magazine's 2009 "Renovation of the Year" for private clubs.