Why Troon is partnering with the National Links Trust?

By: July 2, 2020

Troon is partnering now with the National Links Trust to manage the operations for East Potomac Park, Langston and Rock Creek Park golf courses in Washington, DC.

This is the first project of the National Links Trust.

Langston Golf Course first opened in 1939 National Links Trust

The National Links Trust was recently selected by the National Park Service (NPS) to negotiate a long-term lease for the rehab and operation of the three historic golf properties.

The National Links Trust and NLT will begin negotiations immediately with the goal of having a lease in place no later than September 30, 2020.

Renowned golf course architects Tom Doak, Gil Hanse, and Beau Welling will provide design services for renovation work on the courses, while golf developer Mike Keiser is serving as senior advisor to the NLT.

The NLT is also partnering with civic, philanthropic and environmental organizations such as First Tee of Greater Washington, DC, Golf. My Future. My Game., Anacostia Watershed and many others.

The National Links Trust has proposed on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment in the restoration and rehabilitation of the golf properties, while simultaneously developing and maintaining environmentally sound open spaces and parks for the benefit of the community, both golfers and non-golfers.

National Links Trust headcover

Michael McCartin, co-founder of National Links Trust said

These properties are more than just golf courses. They are unique cultural and recreational resources with a long and commendable record of offering affordable access to the game of golf.

Our plan calls for celebrating the history of the three golf courses, particularly their role in the integration of public golf and recreational facilities in both the greater Washington D.C. area and the nation.