Kirk H. Owens
Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf in the mid-1980s, Troon Country Club was one of the first desert courses in the Scottsdale area. The course—ranked for 10 years on our 100 Greatest list from 1989-1998—is relatively playable and allows the golfer to run the ball up onto many greens. That said, finding the generally wide fairways is essential, as they are closely guarded by cacti-filled desert.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 10 years from 1989-'98.
Highest ranking: No. 41, 1991-'92.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1987-2003. Ranked inside the top 10, 2005-'07. Ranked 13th, 2015-'16. Ranked 17th, 2019-'20. Ranked 18th, 2011-'12, 2017-'18. Ranked 19th, 2023-'24. Ranked 20th, 2013-'14, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 20, 2009.
2023-'24 ranking: 19th.