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March 16, 1878, at the Portland Arms Hotel in Troon, on the rocky, windswept, and scrub strewn coastline of western Scotland, a group of determined golfers met to form what would become the Royal Troon Golf Club. Meanwhile, in the territory of Arizona in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, a stagecoach stop was serving equally determined travelers at Reata Pass. Why should such wildly different yet oddly similar places share the same name?
While the differences may be obvious, the cold Scottish coastline versus the Southwest desert, there are similarities as well. Certainly, their names Scottsdale and Scotland are obvious. And then there are their terrains. Both have ruggedly beautiful landscapes, strewn with granite boulders, both contain rolling vistas, although one has ocean views and the other is of soaring mountains. And last but not least, both contain internationally acclaimed golf courses.
Time has brought many changes though, as now just around the corner you find the acclaimed Four Seasons Hotel, luxury multi-million dollar mansions, more affordable homes, condos, and yes – golf.
So how did Troon North, Scottsdale get its name? Suffice it to say that Tom Weiskopf, the designer of the original Troon Scottsdale course, having won the 1976 British Open at the original Royal Troon Golf Club, incorporated many design similarities from the Scottish course.
Troon North is home to two of Arizona’s top-rated golf courses; Troon North Monument Course and Troon North Pinnacle Course. Both are rated in the top 100 courses in the world! They make Troon North a popular destination for visitors and a very desirable place to call home.
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What are the homes in Troon like?
Troon North is a 1,800-acre guard-gated community in north Scottsdale. It is located east of Pima Road and intersected by Dynamite Road. Troon North is noted for its huge granite boulders, lush desert arroyos, and towering 100 year old Saguaros. Throughout Troon North, there are views of Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain as well as city lights to the south.
Troon North is divided into “Villages” each with its own cache. There are lock and leave condos and townhomes in some and upscale single-family detached homes in others. And then there are the villages that are home to fantastic multi-million-dollar custom estates. Troon North has many homes that could be featured on magazine covers!
What is going on near Troon?
If you drive to the north there are great shopping and dining opportunities in Cave Creek and Carefree and to the south, there are fantastic restaurants and shopping in Scottsdale as well.
What Schools will the children attend?
If you buy a home in Troon North your children can attend the excellent public schools in the area. The elementary school is Desert Sun Elementary, Sonoran Trails is the middle school and Cactus Shadows is the high school.
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