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Troon Selected to Manage Bay Creek in Cape Charles, Virginia

Bay Creek in Cape Charles, Virginia

Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Bay Creek, a beach and golf community located along Virginia’s Eastern Shore in Cape Charles. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf and club operations, food & beverage, golf course agronomy, and membership marketing and programming.

Located along the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek features 27-holes of golf, including an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course, and a 9-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. With four holes on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, eight holes on Old Plantation Creek, and several holes framed by sand dunes and large beach bunkers, the Palmer Course is as beautiful as it is challenging. The 7,250-yard course plays to a par of 72 and features smooth A-4 greens and Tifway 419 Bermuda fairways. The Nicklaus Course is a shot maker’s design with acres of dunes, mature trees, small well-protected greens, and water on several holes. The 9-hole course measures 3,645 from the championship tees and is a par 36. The Palmer Course opened in 2001, while the Nicklaus Course debuted in 2006. Both courses are private, but the community retains a resort component, renting homes and allowing guests to pay to play. Golfweek recognizes the Palmer and Nicklaus courses among the state’s top golf courses in its 2021 ranking of “Top Courses You Can Play” in Virginia.

In addition to 27-holes of award-winning golf, Bay Creek also includes a 10,000-sq.-ft. Life Center. From expert fitness instruction, two pools (one for laps and one for kids), and state-of-the-art exercise equipment, to nutrition assessments and professionally designed environs that both calm and energize, the Life Center is the hub of fitness and wellness for the Bay Creek community. Bay Creek’s spectacular 350-acre Nature Preserve is a haven for hiking, walking, canoeing, kayaking, and learning about nature. In the clubhouse, tucked beside the Bay Creek Golf Shop and overlooking the club’s golf practice facility, the Coach House Tavern is Bay Creek’s restaurant and tavern with an Eastern Shore-inspired menu that celebrates the flavors of the region. The dining destination exudes the character of a historic coach house, showcasing salvaged elements from authentic historic structures found on the Bay Creek property, some dating back to the 1800s.

“We chose to partner with Troon so that we can deliver the best possible experience for our members, guests, and employees at Bay Creek,” said Bobby Masters, Vice President, Lifestyle Communities, Preserve Communities. “We recognize the importance of ensuring we have the optimal management structure and resources in place to support our continued growth. With a primary business of professional management of private clubs, Troon Privé’s expertise and vast resources will provide an elevated experience for members and their guests, as well as enhancing the working environment for our employees.”

As a Troon Privé-managed club, full Bay Creek golf members are automatically enrolled in the Troon Privé Privileges program, which delivers extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits as well as reciprocal play at other Troon Privé-managed private clubs around the world.

For more information on Bay Creek, visit

About Bay Creek

Set on Virginia’s Cape, Bay Creek is a master-planned community and resort that brings families together to live their best life through a connection with its coastal landscape, nature, state-of-the-art amenities, and active lifestyle programming. Away from the hurried city life, the Preserve Communities property features world-class golf from two of the game’s legends – Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, two miles of private beach, a nature preserve and a diverse collection of neighborhoods and home styles. Learn more at

About Preserve Communities

Preserve Communities is the national leader in thoughtful real estate development and has over 30 years of proven success across a diverse portfolio of projects. Led by a seasoned team of professionals, the developer specializes in creating purposefully crafted communities that enhance the quality of life for residents. Preserve Communities developments are built to reflect their surroundings and take care to respect the long-term impact of development on the land and living experience. Learn more at

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon® is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on FacebookTwitterInstagramTroon ChroniclesPress Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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