Troon set to manage new Phoenix-area course

Troon set to manage new Phoenix-area course

Sterling Grove set to open in winter 2020 amid a planned development of 2,200 homes.

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June 28, 2019

Troon has been selected to manage Sterling Grove, a new semi-private club currently under development in Surprise, Arizona, northwest of Phoenix. Scheduled to open in the winter of 2020, Sterling Grove will be the centerpiece of the 780-acre SterlingGrove Toll Brothers lifestyle community.

Nicklaus Design golf course architects and Heritage Links construction company broke ground on the golf course in early January. According to Nicklaus Design, the concept for the golf course is to showcase features from the golden age of golf architecture, providing golfers with a playable and enjoyable course. Crews are currently in the early stages of shaping the course and building bunkers and green complexes.

Sterling Grove will ultimately become an exclusive private club reserved for members and their guests. When the course opens in winter 2020 and for a limited time as the Sterling Grove community builds out, the club will be open to daily-fee and unaccompanied non-member play.

“Sterling Grove is a wonderful new development in the fast-growing Northwest Valley,” Troon COO Mike Ryan said. “Together with Toll Brothers and Nicklaus Design, Troon is fully engaged with all facets of the new club from design and development, agronomy, food and beverage, to sales and marketing and merchandising. This is an exciting project for Troon to be a part of.”

The gated, luxury resort community will encompass 2,200 homes and include both age-restricted and family neighborhoods, an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, and a 35,000 square-foot, modern ranch-inspired clubhouse with restaurants, spa, fitness, tennis, pools, and pickleball. Incorporating design and architecture from some of Arizona's most iconic neighborhoods, the community will include trails, parks, fishing lakes, community gardens, pet friendly parks, and many new and innovative community amenities.