It is quite a statement for this company, an international company with properties literally all over the world, to come to Lebanon. It speaks volumes about our growth, progress and especially the quality of life that is found here, Craighead said.
Five Oaks, located on U.S. Hwy. 70 just west of Lebanon and some 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, features a par-72 layout that spans 6,954 yards from the championship tees, picturesque views from some of the mid-states highest points, oversized greens and plush Zoysia grassed fairways. Four sets of tees on each hole provide an opportunity to challenge the most skilled players or may be positioned to create a more leisurely experience for recreational golfers.
The course, ranked among the best in Tennessee and sixth best in Middle Tennessee by The Nashville Business Journal, has served as Lebanons first and only private 18-hole golf course since opening in 2001.
New business and industry leaders coming to Wilson County are demanding upscale recreational venues such as Five Oaks. I believe with the name Troon being pinned on Five Oaks there will be far reaching opportunities for us to market and introduce our county throughout the world.
An international company such as Troon with properties in Scotland, England, Singapore, China, India, Italy, Russia, Spain and many other countries can be very important to our county as we continue to build our employment base here with quality jobs making Wilson County a great place for families to raise children and see their children stay here when they become adults because there are good job opportunities available, said Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.
Five Oaks Golf and Country Club is located within a 506-acre community with a spectacular 21,000-square-foot clubhouse. The club, besides the championship golf course, is equipped with pool and tennis facilities. The spacious clubhouse incorporates modern architecture with many elements of traditional design. The Southern colonial exterior features a wrap-around veranda designed to take full advantage of elevated views that highlight the surrounding countryside.
Five Oaks offers two exquisite dining experiences in its relaxed, yet refined dining room and in the more casual Bascom Cooksey Bar & Grill. Menus offer a variety of opportunities that adapt to the seasonal requests of its patrons.
Five Oaks Golf & Country Club is truly an exceptional private facility with an outstanding reputation, said Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Priv Operations. We are honored to assume a leadership role at this property and we are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience of the members and guests.
Troon, the worlds largest golf management company, also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues.