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Troon North celebrates 25-year anniversary

Troon North® Golf Club, located in the high desert of north Scottsdale, is recognizing its 25-year anniversary, celebrating during the month of March and throughout 2015.

With the opening of the Monument Course in 1990, Troon North re-defined traditional expectations of daily-fee golf by offering immaculate course conditions, unparalleled service and by coining the “member-for-a-day” golf experience. To this day, Troon North continues to set the industry standard with 36-holes of world renowned golf. The highly acclaimed Monument Course and Pinnacle Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list.

Beginning in March, Troon North will kick off its 25-year anniversary celebration, adding several exciting packages, events and special offers that include:

  • Silver Anniversary Golf Package – includes $25 towards Golf, 25% off Merchandise, and 25% off food & beverage in the Dynamite Grille
  • Throwback golf rates – $119.90 online only at www.TroonNorthGolf.com
  • 25% off weekly merchandise specials
  • Special anniversary retail items available in the golf shop – hats, t-shirts, and pin flags

“We are extremely excited to be celebrating 25 great years here at Troon North,” said Mitch Harrell, Vice President & General Manager, Troon North Golf Club. “The golf courses are truly unique and my team and I are honored to be a part of this great facility and its history.”

Honorary 18th-hole pin flags featuring Troon North’s anniversary logo will also mark the occasion on both the Monument and Pinnacle courses along with commemorative, special edition ball markers offered to players for a limited time. 

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Phoenix leads nation in home price increase

U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday also showed that all 20 cities measured by the report posted year-over-year gains for the third straight month.

And prices rose in 15 cities in March from February. That’s up from only 11 in the previous month. The monthly figures aren’t seasonally adjusted and may reflect the beginning of the spring buying season.

Prices rose in Phoenix by 22.5 percent over the past 12 months, the biggest gain among cities. It was followed by San Francisco (22.2 percent) and Las Vegas (20.6 percent).

New York City had the smallest year-over-year increase at 2.6 percent, followed by Cleveland at 4.8 percent.

“Rising home prices may begin to alleviate a lack of housing inventory … by encouraging more homeowners to put their properties on the market,” said Maninder Sibia, an economist with Economic Advisory Service, in a note to clients. “The housing market is clearly improving.”

The index covers roughly half of U.S. homes. It measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a three-month moving average. The March figures are the latest available.

The U.S. housing market is steadily recovering, buoyed by solid job gains and near-record low mortgage rates. Sales of new homes rose in April to nearly a five-year high. And sales of previously occupied homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three and a half years.

Despite the gains, a limited number of homeowners are putting their houses on the market. That’s helped lift home prices. And it’s made builders more willing to ramp up construction. Applications for building permits rose in April to the highest level in nearly five years.