Troon to manage Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach

The new owners of Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach have hired Troon Golf to manage their Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

Koontz McCombs, a development group founded by Red McCombs, bought the moribund, 722-acre community in Port Aransas, Texas earlier this year. The property’s master plan calls for the construction of waterfront houses, three hotels, meeting space and other attractions. A clubhouse is under construction and scheduled to open sometime this fall.

“Our goal is to create an extraordinary golf experience at Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach,” Bart Koontz, the company’s CEO, said in a press release. “We think that Troon is the perfect partner to manage the course, as they bring an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in the golf business.”

Troon manages more than 200 golf properties in 30 U.S. states and 27 foreign nations. It has six other properties in Texas, including Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in Georgetown, the Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Lubbock and the Resort at Tapatio Springs in Boerne.

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