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Thursday
Dec012005

Troon North For Sale?

Bill Huffman has the surprising story of Troon North's 36-holes reportedly being put up for sale. Surprising because of the high price and the idea that there would actually be takers. Huffman also has a piece analyzing the heft $90 million price tag.

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If you loved desert golf, couldn't you build two new courses for less than 90 million dollars?
Is land that expensive in Arizona?
But on the other hand, it would be easier to buy the courses than to pick an architect, find the land, and then build the courses. I wouldn't want to be a golf course developer after what happened to the original developers of Ocean Trails (Now Trump Disneygolf).
12.2.2005 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Scott,
I think you could build two very nice courses...and do without the homes that intrude on the Troon North courses. And do it for a lot less. Ah, but you're paying for "the brand" in this case.
12.2.2005 | Registered CommenterGeoff
I can remember when the Monument Course (then the only course on property) wasn't surrounded by homes. Just 18 holes and the desert. What a place it was. You could only see your hole, and rocks/cactus/desert landscape. Great conditions. Some long hikes between tees. I played the Pinnacle course last Friday, and tho it's still an extraordinary place, for the true desert exerience in public course golf, I think We-Ko-Pa's the only one left.
12.2.2005 | Unregistered CommenterMark Smolens

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