Award Season

World’s Best

31 Troon-Affiliated Resorts and Golf Courses Recognized 

31 Troon-affiliated resorts and golf courses around the globe were recently recognized as “the world’s best” by GOLF Magazine and the World Golf Awards, with Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece, named the “World’s Best Golf Venue.” The “Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World” honors were published in the September issue of GOLF Magazine and the “World’s Best” awards were announced at the 2023 World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi in October.

“Troon would like to congratulate our stakeholders and associates on these achievements,” said Troon Chief Operating Officer Bruce Glasco. “Accolades like these demonstrate the hard work, investment, and commitment that goes into every golfer’s experience.”

In GOLF Magazine’s ranking, nine Troon-affiliated courses are on the prestigious list, including:

Best in the U.S. and Canada

  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif.
  • Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Ore.

Best in Mexico, The Americas and Caribbean

  • Bahia Principe Akumal (PGA Riviera Maya) in Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • One & Only Palmilla (Palmilla Golf Club) in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Best in United Kingdom and Ireland 

  • The Grove in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Best in Continental Europe

  • Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece
  • Finca Cortesin in Casares, Spain

Best in Asia

  • Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Best of Middle East and Africa

  • Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa in Tangier, Morocco

Meanwhile, 25 Troon-affiliated courses were named ‘World’s Best’ at the recent World Golf Awards. The World Golf Awards celebrate world-class golf courses and golf destinations, recognizing excellence within golf tourism and are voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industries as well as golf tourism consumers. Troon-affiliated winners include:

World’s Best in Europe

  • Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece
    • World’s Best Golf Venue
    • Greece’s Best Golf Course – International Olympic Academy Course
    • Europe’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility
  • PGA National Czech Republic in Popovicky, Czech Republic – Czech Republic’s Best Golf Course

World’s Best in Asia

  • Vattanac Golf Resort (West Course) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia’s Best Golf Course
  • Victoria Golf Resort in Digana, Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka’s Best Golf Course

World’s Best in Middle East

  • The Els Club Dubai in Dubai, UAE – Middle East’s Best Golf Course
  • Address Montgomerie in Dubai, UAE – Middle East’s Best Golf Hotel
  • The Track, Meydan Golf in Dubai, UAE – Middle East’s Best 9-hole Golf Course
  • Royal Golf Club in Mazrowiah, Bahrain – Bahrain’s Best Golf Course – Montgomerie Course
  • Dubai Hills Golf Club in Dubai, UAE – Dubai’s Best Golf Course
  • Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Best Golf Course

World’s Best in Africa

  • Madinaty Golf Club in Cairo, Egypt
    • Egypt’s Best Golf Course
    • Africa’s Best Golf Course

World’s Best in the United States

  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale – Arizona’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs – Colorado’s Best Golf Hotel
  • The Peninsula Golf and Country Club in Millsboro – Delaware’s Best Golf Course
  • Hammock Beach Golf Resort in Palm Coast – Florida’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course on Maui – Hawaii’s Best Golf Course
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui – Hawaii’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster – Massachusetts’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Biwabik – Minnesota’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway – New Jersey’s Best Golf Hotel
  • Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque – New Mexico’s Best Golf Course
  • Fargo Country Club in Fargo – North Dakota’s Best Golf Course
  • Pronghorn Fazio course in Bend – Oregon’s Best Golf Course

World’s Best in the Caribbean

  • Atlantis Paradise Island – Bahamas’ Best Golf Hotel

World’s Best in Latin America

  • Reserva Conchal Golf Club in Guanacaste – Costa Rica’s Best Golf Course

Finally, in addition to the GOLF Magazine and World Golf Award honors, Costa Navarino was also named the top golf resort in Europe in the recent National Club Golfer Top 100 European Resorts rankings. Finca Cortesin, host of the 2023 Solheim Cup, was named the No.1 Hotel in Spain and Portugal in the 2023 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.


For a complete list of Troon facilities worldwide