Troy Burne – Sweet 16 And Never Better
By Tim Cotroneo
When Tom Lehman and Steve Stricker teed off for Troy Burne’s inaugural round back in 1999, the golf world was in full throttle. This marked the same year a 23-year-old Tiger Woods dominated the PGA TOUR with eight victories, Payne Stewart hoisted the U.S. Open trophy, and David Duval was still a household name.
It’s been a fun run for Troy Burne since Wisconsin’s Stricker bested Minnesota’s native son by two strokes on Lehman’s 7,000-yard design. Head Professional Dave Tentis grabbed the Troy Burne reins in 2005, and during the decade under Tentis’ leadership, the course has become one of Wisconsin’s most decorated golf venues. Last year not only did Tee Times readers declare Troy Burne to be their Favorite Golf Course For A Tournament, but GolfDigest also honored Troy Burne as one of the top courses in the state.
The good folks at Troy Burne decided there is no better way to celebrate the course turning Sweet 16 than by giving back to the golfing public in a big way. If you play golf in May on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, expect to pay the lowest greens fees in the history of Troy Burne.
May Day For $59.95
From 1:00 pm on Sundays through noon on Wednesdays in May, golfers can play one of the most visually beautiful courses in the Midwest for just $59.95. “This special one month rate is our way of saying “thank you” to loyal customers and introducing our course to newcomers,” Tentis said.
Troy Burne is riding the wave of a sensational spring with great conditions throughout its 225 rolling acres. The team is jazzed about exciting upgrades within the clubhouse and facility grounds. Between the greens fees roll back and the facilities renovations, the Troy Burne staff can’t stop smiling.
The staff member smiling the broadest is someone who is also celebrating 10 years at the course that Tom built. Amber Shaw is Troy Burne’s Restaurant and Marketing Manager, and in 2015 she’s effervescent about her home course’s wealth of new amenities.
Scenic Decks And Weddings With A View
“We’re thrilled with the reaction to our new wrap-around patio showcasing one of the best views in the St. Croix Valley. It’s perfect for golfers enjoying a cold one after 18 holes, connecting through our Couples Night events, or getting the family together for a relaxing dinner. Our deck is the ultimate al fresco setting within a 30-minute drive from St. Paul,” Shaw said.
What has Shaw double-pumped is Troy Burne’s brand new outdoor wedding facility. This beautifully landscaped setting looks out on the 18th green on one side and the rolling hills of the back nine on another. Couples will revel in photo opportunities galore and your party will remember a breathtaking amphitheater for saying “I do.” This new ceremony site is just steps from Troy Burne’s 300-seat glass-enclosed reception area. Troy Burne offers the ultimate indoor-outdoor option for couples wishing to create an unforgettable memory, as well as for groups seeking a top-notch facility for a corporate meeting, anniversary, or reunion.
Shaw’s ever-present smile grows equally bright when she talks about Troy Burne’s new food menu and drink specials. To compliment a menu that spotlights signature walleye and Black Angus burgers, customers will also discover thirst-quenching Spotted Cow beers, Summit brews, and seasonal wines that are perfect for summer sipping. The bar and restaurant area also features a bevy of signature drinks that make Troy Burne a favorite escape for birthday parties. “Don’t forget our Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10. Mom will love the beautiful views and free mimosa,” Shaw reminded.
Tournaments, Instruction, And A Can’t Resist Rate
Over the course of its 16-year history, Troy Burne has developed a reputation for being a terrific host for golf tournaments. A formula of incomparable scenery, aim to please service, competitive pricing, and top notch golf conditions have made Troy Burne a great host for both corporate and fundraising functions. In fact, every year in September, Troy Burne is the preferred golf course of the Minnesota Wild.
Another way Troy Burne has grown its audience is through its on-course instruction. That’s because Brent Snyder, their PGA Director of Instruction, has developed a huge following with junior golfers looking to elevate their game and hopefully stepping up to play college golf. Snyder’s legion of junior success stories has helped the next generation of golfers feel right at home at Troy Burne.
If it has been awhile since you’ve played Troy Burne, then May’s $59.95 special rate is an economical reason to make the trek to Hudson’s countryside. See what Tom Lehman saw in this plush Wisconsin landscape that offers glimpses of his greatest triumph, a British Open win at storied Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club. Visit Troy Burne in May, and you’ll see what all the smiles are about.