Troon selected to manage former PGA Tour site in Memphis

Troon selected to manage former PGA Tour site in Memphis

Colonial Country Club hosted Memphis Open from 1958-88.

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March 8, 2018
GCI Staff
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Troon has been selected to manage Colonial Country Club, a private golf club in Memphis, Tenn. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, will manage the award-winning 18-hole facility.
 
Established in 1913, Colonial Country Club has long been regarded as one of the premier private clubs in the Mid-South region. From 1958-88, Colonial Country Club hosted the PGA TOUR’s Memphis Open, now known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Over the tournament’s 30-year run at Colonial, champions included some of the game’s all-time greats, including Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus. Colonial Country Club also holds the distinction of being the site of the first sub-60 round in PGA TOUR history as Al Geiberger fired a 59 in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic in 1977. 
 
“Colonial Country Club is an outstanding club with deep traditions, a storied history and reputation as a premier southern club,” said Bob Barrett, CEO of Honours Golf, a division of Troon. “Our Troon Privé team will now look to further advance Colonial’s service levels, agronomy standards and overall club operations.”
  
“Troon’s reputation and track-record of success are unmatched in the private club industry,” said Jim Russell, managing partner and principal stockholder, Colonial Country Club. “Troon will bring our club a consistency and continuity of management which is woefully lacking in most member-managed clubs. Troon will enhance and position our product to match an evolving market, while preserving the rich history of our grand old club.”