Name of Golf Course: Troon North Golf Club Monument Course www.TroonNorthGolf.com
Course Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Overview: Troon North Golf Club offers two of the most scenic, challenging and meticulously manicured courses in the world. We had the pleasure of teeing it up at The Pinnacle Course a few weeks ago and were totally impressed with everything it had to offer. So, as we prepared for our round on the Monument Course our standards were already set rather high. Would the Monument Course be in great condition? Would it be as visually appealing as the Pinnacle Course? Could it be as challenging? We quickly discovered that the answers were all YES! The front nine was spectacular and as we moved into the back nine it was breath taking. The condition, views, challenge and pure quality of the golf course exceeded our expectations! The Monument course is a par 72 and from the tips it plays just under 7100 yards. This is a MUST PLAY Track as well. You won’t be disappointed and you will return!
Pros: As you would expect the Monument course was in stellar condition from the scenic tee boxes to the undulating well protected greens. The visual presentation from tee boxes, fairways and the greens would make the Top 10 on most golfers’ lists. This track is stunning and in my opinion one of the best facilities in Troon Golf’s stable of courses.
Cons: It is very difficult to be critical about anything with the Monument course. The ideal scenario would be to play our favorite nine holes from the Pinnacle course and Monument course. More on that later.
Challenge: The Monument course provides a number of “risk/reward” holes in the 2 short par 4s (#6 & #15), Par 3s from 170 yards to over 220 yards and everything in between. You’ll face various doglegs, accurate lay-ups, forced carries, side hill lies, difficult bunkers, rock formations and much more. If you need more challenge than that – play it twice!
Condition: Troon Golf has done it again! As we made our way through the Monument course I was like a golf detective looking for something out of place – No Luck! The Staff at Troon North Golf Club is second to none and treat their courses as if you were at an exclusive private country club. I didn’t see one blade of grass out of place. Congratulations to the entire staff!
Favorite Hole: This is always a difficult choice and again I will side step choosing just one hole! I now have 36 favorites at Troon North Golf Club. Obviously, the par 5 - 3rd hole, the short par 4 - 15th and the views from the long par 3 - 16th would be on my list. Next holes 1,2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 are all up there too!
Amenities: At Troon North Golf Club you can enjoy a fabulous lunch at The Dynamite Grille, visit the Callaway Center, pick up some merchandise at their great Pro Shop, sharpen your game on their world-class practice facility, get some lessons, and more! Also, let Troon North Golf Club cater your meetings, golf outings, weddings and tournaments! Troon North Golf Club has it all.
Go Time Golf Factor: As you can tell I was extremely impressed with the Monument Course. Also, my company for the day (Ricky Potts, Corby Foster and Chris Tivey) made playing Troon even more fun! Yes, you guessed it… The Monument Course at Troon North Golf Club gets a big GO TIME! Now, we want to hear your comments after you’ve played either one of the great tracks at Troon North Golf Club!
Bottom Line/Summary: OK, we know you can’t play your favorite 9 holes from The Monument and Pinnacle Course, so go play one in the morning, enjoy a great lunch, and play the other in the afternoon! Experience some of the best golf that Scottsdale has to offer #PlayTroon