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Gabrielle O’Boyle 
Communications Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples
Naples, FL 34108 USA
Direct: (239) 514-6017
Fax: (239) 598-6691
Email: gabrielle.oboyle@ritzcarlton.com

Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 1, 2016)Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing has been selected to manage Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Tiburón, which is Spanish for shark, features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses, the Gold and the Black. Tiburón Golf Club is home to the PGA TOUR's Franklin Templeton Shootout and the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship.

Tiburón’s Gold course opened in 1998 and the Black course opened in 2001. The 295-room The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort is just a few miles away. Both luxury properties are owned by Host Hotels & Resorts and guests at these properties enjoy preferred access to Tiburón Golf Club. The semi-private club has 260 golf members and is home to the Impact Zone Golf Academy which features private lessons, multi-day golf schools and junior camps. In addition, Tiburón’s 27,000-square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.

“The opportunity to manage a tremendous property such as Tiburón is very exciting,” said Mike Ryan, division president, Troon. “Our Troon management team will now look to further elevate Tiburón in the areas of agronomy, club operations, marketing and food and beverage operations. We are confident that our management practices and dedication to outstanding service will make an already exceptional property even better.”

Tiburón is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. The property has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International and strives to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.

For more information on Tiburón Golf Club, visit www.tiburongcnaples.com or call (239) 593-2200.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com