Troon adds development deals in China, India and the Maldives

Troon Golf, the world’s largest management company, continues to grow worldwide with the addition of new management deals for developments in China, India and a floating golf course in the Maldives.

The Hengyi Group hired Troon to manage Gaoligong Golf Club in the Yunnan Province of China. The 18-hole course will be designed by JFO Design, and will be the first golf course within the Gaoligong International Tourist City project. That project is expected to eventually feature 72 holes of golf, an ecological residential area, five-star hotel, equestrian centre and theme park.

“Troon Golf is extremely pleased to partner with the Hengyi Group to bring this exciting new course to life and deliver a world-class golf experience to golfers within China and abroad,” said Ryan Walls, Troon’s managing director for Australia-Asia-Pacific. “The combination of a great course design set within a backdrop of a thriving tourist city will make this an appealing destination for locals and travelers alike.”

The Prestige Group, a world renowned real estate conglomerate, hired Troon to manage The Prestige Golfshirein Bangalore, India. It is expected to be one of India’s finest golf projects

“Along with the country’s booming growth, the emergence of professional Indian golfers on the international stage is a powerful influence creating increased demand for world-class golf in India,” stated Bruce Glasco, Troon’s managing director for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

The Prestige Golfshire will feature an18-hole course designed by Bob Hunt. The facility will provide extensive food & beverage outlets, along with leisure and social facilities. The clubhouse will feature a gym, pool, restaurants, and meeting rooms. A luxury Marriott hotel overlooking the golf course will make the development one of the most complete destinations of its kind.

The Dutch Docklands Company, industry experts in floating technology, hired Troon as the technical advisor for a floating golf course in the Maldives.

The $500 million project is scheduled for completion in 2015 and will include a world-class golf facility, interconnected by revolutionary underwater tunnels.

The Maldives development, which has yet to be officially named, will incorporate a set of advanced floating islands with unique opportunities for sustainable development and will leave no carbon footprint on the environment. The state-of-the-art golf course is expected to attract a wealth of new tourism and investment opportunities to the country. The floating island will draw on Troon Golf’s industry expertise in service and agronomy.

“We are thrilled to be involved with such a groundbreaking project in the Maldives,” Glasco said. “Dutch Docklands is a hugely successful and innovative company and we are excited to work closely with them to help realize the golf aspect of their vision.”

The project is located just a few miles from the airport and the picturesque site will feature accommodations overlooking the golf course and reef.



A floating golf course? That puts a whole new concept behind "island green"! That's great; I looked into The Dutch Docklands Company and was quite impressed with what they have to offer. I am sure that the course will be nothing short of spectacular. I mean, with a price tag like that it better be perfect! I am also glad to see Troon getting into China... that's a VERY big and tough market to tap. If anyone can, Troon can.

Add new comment

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
If you enjoyed this article and would like to sign up for a FREE digital subscription, click here!