February 22, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ - The list of Troon-managed facilities continues to grow. The Scottsdale-based golf management company has been selected to manage operations at the iconic Rio Mar Country Club in Puerto Rico. The facility is situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the El Yunque rainforest to the West
Offering 36 holes of championship golf, Rio Mar Country Club has the benefit of two distinct course designs. The Ocean Course is a design collaboration between Tom and George Fazio, which provides players an unrivalled tour of the naturally breathtaking contours of the island and its signature 16th hole that plays along the crystal waters of the Atlantic. The River Course, which features a more recent Greg Norman design, bears many of "Great White Shark's" design hallmarks that include an intriguing layout, clever use of natural terrain, and a fair challenge for all levels of golfer. Furthermore, as a former host of the World Amateur Team Championship, Rio Mar Country Club has undoubted pedigree as a leading golf attraction.
"Puerto Rico has had a long history with World Class golf destinations," said John Easterbrook, Troon's executive vice president, operations. "We are truly honored to continue our presence in Puerto Rico working with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts on the Rio Mar golf facilities. We are excited about the commitment to Rio Mar and Puerto Rico golf from Wyndham ownership and look forward to golf being a big part of growth in the area."
In addition to managing the golf operations at Rio Mar, Troon will also oversee operations at its tennis facility, which boasts eleven Har-Tru courts and two Laykold hard courts. The Rio Mar experience is truly unforgettable for local residents and visitors from around the globe, whether looking for a membership opportunity in a unique environment or an incredible golf resort covering all aspects of the dream golf vacation. The addition of Rio Mar Country Club also expands Troon's presence on Puerto Rico, which already includes the award-winning Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club at The St Regis Bahia Beach Resort.
"We are delighted to be able to announce that Troon will manage Rio Mar Country Club moving forward," commented Mark Kukulski, president Wyndham Hotels Group. "We feel that this appointment will bring incredible value to the membership, as well as drive the golf travel rounds and revenues which this facility deserves to be seeing. Our existing successful partnership with Troon around the U.S., at facilities such as Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and Silverado Resort & Spa, enable us to move forward with confidence."
Puerto Rico is known around the globe for its ancient protected rainforest which covers a significant portion of the island, as well as possessing one of only seven phosphorescent bays in the world, which alongside the truly World Class golf makes it the ideal destination for all types of leisure and group getaways.