Port Aransas Newport Dunes to be managed by Troon

Troon to manage Koontz McCombs’ Port Aransas Texas Newport Dunes development.  By W.Scott Bailey

Koontz McCombs has struck a deal with Troon to manage its Newport Dunes Palmilla Beach development in Port Aransas, Texas. Troon will help oversee the San Antonio-based real estate development firm’s planned renovation and expansion of golf operations at Newport Dunes. “Our goal is to create an extraordinary golf experience at Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach,” says Bart Koontz, president and CEO of Koontz McCombs. “We think that Troon is the perfect partner to manage the course, as they bring an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in the golf business. We are thrilled to have them on this project.” Troon, founded in 1990, manages nearly 200 properties in 30 states and 27 countries, including 40 resort destinations. The company brings extensive golf and resort experience to the Port Aransas property. “Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach is a first-rate facility that is unlike any property in the country,” says John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations for Troon. We reported in late April that Koontz McCombs had acquired Newport Dunes, a development encompassing more than 220 acres of golf course real estate and approximately 500 acres of partially developed property.  New homes will begin to take shape in the very near future. “Newport Dunes is one of the most prestigious golf sites in the world,” says San Antonio entrepreneur Red McCombs, founding partner of Koontz McCombs. Troon is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is one of the world’s largest golf-management companies.

W. Scott Bailey covers health care, tourism, sports business, economic development; he also plans and edits some special reports.

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