Honours Golf adds Piqua Country Club

Honours Golf has added Piqua Country Club in Piqua, Ohio to its management portfolio. This is the first addition to the Honours Golf portfolio since Troon, the world’s largest management company, acquired Honours Golf in December 2014 as a subsidiary of the global brand. It is Honours Golf’s 17th managed property. 

“We selected to partner with Honours Golf because of the company’s expertise and solid reputation in the club management industry,” said Benny Scott said, a Piqua Country Club Board Member in a news release. “Honours will be instrumental in helping us reinvent the club and elevate the overall member experience. Our golf course has always been in great shape and we know it will only get better with their agronomy team in place as the backbone to our maintenance program.”

The private non-equity club, located 25 miles north of Dayton, Ohio, was originally established in 1896, eight years after the first golf course opened in the United States. It features an 18-hole regulation golf course designed by Donald Ross and Jack Kidwell. Additionally, the club offers two dining options, a banquet facility and an outdoor swimming facility with an adult pool and children’s swim area.

The club is currently accepting membership applications and will open for play May 1 for the season. Members have full access to the club amenities, programs and events. Additional amenities and facility upgrades are planned for the near future. 

“We are pleased to be given the opportunity to manage Piqua Country Club and expand our network of managed properties to the Midwest,” Honours Golf CEO Bob Barrett said in a news release. “Piqua is a remarkable facility with a great deal of potential.  We are confident that our management and agronomic practices will revitalize and build momentum for the club as well as contribute to the club’s overall success.”

When Troon acquired Honours Golf in an all cash deal, Barrett signed a long-term employment contract with Troon, but remains in Birmingham, Ala. Barrett continues to oversee the Honours courses. Troon acquired Honours from its three owners, Barrett, Rob Shults and Bob Julian. Shults co-founded Honours with Barrett in 1998, but does not work for Troon. Barrett and Shults still own assets that are managed by Honours. 

“This is a ‘family of brands’ strategy that gives us greater opportunities for growth,” Troon Golf CEO Dana Garmany said at the time of the Honours Golf acquisition. “This is an offering that will cast a wider net across a bigger swath of the industry.” 

With the recent addition of Honours Golf’s 17 managed properties, Troon now oversees operations at more than 250 properties in 36 states and 27 countries. As an Honours affiliate club, Piqua members now have reciprocal privileges at Honours Golf and Troon managed resort and daily fee clubs throughout the world.

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