Bay Club hires Troon to operate its three golf clubs

The Bay Club Co. has finalized a deal with Troon to manage three of its private golf clubs in California. 

The Bay Club started as a fitness only club in 1977, but recently added three clubs with golf courses to expand its appeal. The deal with Troon is designed to further that expansion into golf. 

 “Our new partnership with Troon will enhance current member experiences while allowing us to significantly increase the number of golf properties within our portfolio,” said Bay Club President & CEO Matthew Stevens.

Troon will oversee club operations and agronomy at StoneTree Golf Club in Novato, Boulder Ridge Golf Club in San Jose, and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

StoneTree, designed by Sandy Tatum and Johnny Miller, opened in 2000. It features an 18-hole course, a 30-bay range, and a restaurant on 132 acres on the northern part of San Francisco Bay. The Bay Club Co. purchased it in the fall of 2014.

Boulder Ridge is a Brad Benz-Ross Forbes design located on 300 acres south of San Jose. Originally built in 2001, the club was acquired by The Bay Club Co. in July of 2016.

Fairbanks Ranch is a 27-hole facility designed by Ted Robinson. Originally built on 274 acres in 1983, it hosted equestrian events for the Los Angeles Olympics Games. It was member-owned until The Bay Club Co. purchased it in July 2016.

The Bay Club owns 26 properties in California and Oregon focused on fitness, sports, family and hospitality. It is headquartered in San Francisco.

Troon was founded in 1990, and has grown to be the largest third-party operator of golf facilities in the world. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based firm manages more than 280 golf courses on five continents.

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