Troon Rolls Into Switzerland
Story published at 9:49, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Troon®, the leader in upscale golf facility management, development and marketing continues to forge ahead in Europe this year with the signing of Golfclub Domat/Ems, Switzerland. Consistently tapped for its golf course conditioning expertise, Troon’s appointment by Domat/Ems represents another significant move in northern Europe for Troon following quickly on their inroads into Germany.
Located in the stunning region of Tumalandschaft, Troon’s latest facility has plans aimed at improving the Club to compete with the best courses in the country, with the Company advising and assisting in their implementation.
Opened in 1996, the well-presented 27-hole course was designed by Mario Verdieri and John Stainer Chilver who used the local topography to produce a challenging layout that sits well within its environs. At over 590 metres above sea level, competent green reading is a must to navigate the course’s vast undulating greens with various valleys, swailes and different levels.
Troon’s tailored approach primarily focuses on enhancing the conditioning of the course and working closely with the club’s greenkeeping team, specifically on the putting surfaces. Managed by Troon’s Director of Agronomy for Europe, Simon Doyle, the work has already started with Head Greenkeeper Andri Jorger taking full advantage of the summer months.
Troon has seen a steady increase in new venues across the strong golfing regions of Europe. In the past two years, Troon has welcomed Golfclub Pfalz in Germany, Chateau D’Augerville in France and its first Troon Privé venue in mainland Europe at Aloha Golf Club, Spain. With expertise gathered across the globe in all types of climate, it is no surprise that the success of the International Division continues.
Bruce Glasco, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Troon International Division commented on Troon’s latest signing, saying: “With our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, we’re delighted to welcome our newest ‘home’ club. Golfclub Domat/Ems is a fantastic hub for the local golfer and a spectacular experience for those travelling across Europe.
“Simon has extensive knowledge in improving the fundamentals of a course, gleaned on occasions in the most demanding of climates and with the enthusiasm of the team, we look forward to the coming months and making a real difference.”
Alongside the 27-hole golf course is the venue’s GREEN19 restaurant and bar facility, created by Claudio Frank and his team, offering golfing fare throughout the day.
On behalf of Golfclub Domat/Ems, Reto Hatmann, Director commented “We are familiar with Troon and its properties across the continent. They are all highly-regarded and win awards each year. When looking to our course and improving conditioning, we knew it was the right Company to partner in our longer term aim of competing with the best courses in the country and across Europe.”
Golfclub Domat Ems www.golfdomatems.ch