Troon adds Steelwood CC

Troon, the world’s largest golf management company, has been selected to manage Steelwood Country Club located in Loxley, Ala. It is located within a short drive from Gulf Shores, Ala. and the Eastern Shore including Daphne, Fairhope and Mobile, Ala.

“Steelwood Country Club is a very special place. Its unparalleled amenities and secluded surroundings provide a unique private club experience unlike any other in the state,” said Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Privé Operations. “We look forward to working with the club’s dedicated board of directors as we develop and implement new strategies to grow membership and stimulate awareness for Steelwood.”

Steelwood Country Club is nestled within a 1,500 acre, secluded and gated community just north of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The Club features an 18-hole golf course designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. Stretching more than 7,100 yards, this award-winning championship golf course meanders through rolling hills, dense hardwood forests and natural wetlands. More than one third of the course offers panoramic views of Steelwood Lake including the 18th hole. Since its inception in 1997, Steelwood has garnered numerous awards including best in state by Golf Digest, and hosts numerous tournaments including the top tournament for the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). The golf facility also has a driving range and state-of-the-art teaching facility.

In addition to golf, Steelwood offers an array of outdoor activities. The on-site fishing camp provides members with electric powered boats and fishing equipment to utilize on Steelwood Lake, a 200-acre freshwater lake stocked with bass and bream. Steelwood members also have access to daily quail and pheasant hunting excursions during season, along with Hydro-clay tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and scenic hiking trails.

At the heart of Steelwood is the clubhouse. The main dining room provides an upscale dining experience with elegant Southern cuisine and an extensive selection of fine wines. The Clubhouse Lounge offers a more relaxed dining experience with lighter fare, casual seating and large screen TVs. The Veranda offers ample open-air dining, outdoor fireplaces and lake views. The clubhouse also includes several smaller banquet and meeting rooms, which can be reserved for business meetings and private events. 

On-site accommodations are available for out-of-town guests at The Stewart Lodges at Steelwood. The two fully furnished lodges offer 20 private guest rooms and baths. In addition, guests have access to full kitchen, billiards, card tables, movie theatre/conference room, outdoor swimming pool, private chef and more.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Steelwood managed by Troon,” said Terry Chapman, president of Steelwood’s board of directors. “Not only does Troon bring a myriad of benefits to our members, but their success for managing private clubs and proven ability to help grow membership will be vital for Steelwood’s success.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 250 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.

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