Welcome to European Tour Properties – a Network of World Class Golf Venues which all have a close association with The European Tour, one of the game’s foremost organisations.
European Tour Destinations and Courses all have the stamp of tournament quality and present a level of on and off-course facilities guaranteed to provide a memorable golfing experience for all members and visitors.
With facilities located throughout Europe and beyond, many close by to famous cities and cultural experiences, our partner venues offer a range of attractive golf, leisure and accommodation options for visitors, guests and groups. Many also showcase elegant and secluded real-estate opportunities, with bespoke options available.
European Tour Properties – A Network of World Class Golf Venues
Jumeirah Golf Estates to exhibit luxury property portfolio at Dubai showcase in LondonJumeirah Golf Estates to exhibit luxury property portfolio at Dubai showcase in London
Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the final tournament of The European Tour’s Race to Dubai, is proud to announce it will be exhibiting at The Dubai Property Show at London’s Olympia between 27th February and March 1st.
The award-winning Jumeirah Golf Estates, a European Tour Destination and the first member of the European Tour Properties network of world class golf venues in the Middle East, has been invited to exhibit its latest portfolio of luxury properties, having hosted the climactic event of The Race to Dubai’s Final Series since 2009.
The Dubai Property Show brings together over a thousand of the UK’s biggest real estate and hospitality developers, marketing agents, hotels, architects and interior designers to showcase the finest Dubai and UAE properties to London for the very first time.
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Black Mountain becomes European Tour DestinationBlack Mountain becomes European Tour Destination
Black Mountain Golf Club, the stunning resort which was the host and presenting partner of the hugely successful recent True Thailand Classic, has been announced as the tenth European Tour Destination, continuing European Tour Properties’ growth outside Europe.
In late 2013, Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai became the first Middle East Destination in the world class network of member venues, and the expansion has continued into South-East Asia with this agreement with Black Mountain, which will benefit from European Tour Properties’ focused, year-long sales, marketing and operational support.
The Hua Hin-based resort opened in 2007 and quickly earned a reputation as the best golf course in Thailand, winning numerous international awards including Golf Monthly’s Best Course in Asia Pacific in 2014.
It is the only Thai course to be named in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses (outside the United States), and hosted three Asian Tour events before agreeing to be the home of the co-sanctioned Thailand Classic on The European Tour International Schedule until 2017. Indeed, Black Mountain played a significant part in bringing The European Tour back to Thailand for the first time since 2007.
The inaugural edition, played in the second week of February 2015 and won by Australian Andrew Dodt, earned rave reviews, particularly for the Phil Ryan-designed par-72 layout and its high-quality greens.
Complementing the course is a range of world class facilities to complete the package, including a modern clubhouse, a five-star spa, a superb restaurant and excellent practice areas as well as a truly spectacular par three course which features water on every hole.
So good are the facilities that a number of European Tour players make Black Mountain their winter home for off-season training and preparation, including Thailand’s most successful player, Thongchai Jaidee, his compatriot Prom Meesawat and Swedes Johan Edfors, Rikard Karlberg and Alex Noren.
Accommodation options range from luxury pool villas to stylish apartments, and extensive building plans are underway to add a choice of large and luxurious course-side villas and townhouses, all available for purchase. Land plots are also available adjacent to the par-three course or along the ninth hole of the Championship course, with bespoke design and specifications.
David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development at The European Tour, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Black Mountain as our latest European Tour Destination and our 14th member venue. Black Mountain joins a network of world class venues that includes outstanding facilities in Europe, the Middle East and now Asia.
“We offer our partner venues a high level of sales, marketing and operational support, and for the venues themselves, their members and guests can enjoy the benefits of reciprocal arrangements across the world. The True Thailand Classic, which was staged last week in conjunction with our partners from the Asian Tour, was a huge success and showed the golfing world what an outstanding golf destination Black Mountain is.”
Harald Elisson, Managing Director of Black Mountain Golf Club, said: “Black Mountain is delighted to join the European Tour Properties portfolio. It is an honour to become part of such a prestigious group of European Tour championship golf resorts in Europe and the Middle East and to become the first member in Asia.”
“Having just hosted the inaugural and highly successful True Thailand Classic, Black Mountain's profile as a world-class golf destination has been considerably enhanced and we look forward to working closely with European Tour Properties to become even better known in the future.”
For further information please visit www.blackmountainhuahin.com
Le Golf National launches “Flexi” overseas membershipsLe Golf National launches “Flexi” overseas memberships
Having been voted Best Course in France in 2015 by Today’s Golfer Travel, international golfers can experience The 2018 Ryder Cup Albatros Course for themselves with the launch of brand new, innovative and flexible international memberships at Le Golf National.
The renowned Albatros course, home to the Alstom Open de France since 1991 and ranked 64th in Golf World’s Top 100 in the World, is an exceptional Hubert Chesneau design which offers a dramatic risk-reward inland track and an ultimate test of golf.
With its close proximity to the cultural wonders of both Paris and Versailles and its reputation continuing to grow internationally, overseas visitor numbers to the venue have increased steadily and the venue is delighted to introduce new membership products exclusively designed for them.
The “Exclusive VIP 2018” is an annual personal membership offering nine rounds unrestricted or three fourballs, a Ryder Cup branded polo shirt, two invitations to the Alstom Open de France and many other advantages including access to a private lounge and tee gifts upon arrival, an annual member’s bag tag and a privilege card for just €99/month (£83).
“All the team are proud and honoured to see the Albatros receive such an accolade, especially considering the fantastic courses we have throughout France,” commented Paul Armitage, General Manager at Le Golf National. The Today’s Golfer Travel award was the result of votes by hundreds of golf fans, who were also impressed by the fantastic course conditions consistently found at the venue.
For those who are planning a golf break before the summer, Le Golf National is an outstanding destination. Rounds on the Albatros can be complemented by a warm-up session on the challenging 18-hole Aigle course and, of course, with visits to the world-famous tourist sights of Paris and Versailles.
Other special packages are available for tour operators and individuals. To find out more information, please visit www.le-golf-national.com or email the golf club Conciergerie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Springtime in the South of FranceSpringtime in the South of France
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort offers two special Springtime packages for both Golf & Spa visitors.
Situated in the hills of Provence and close to the French Riviera, Terre Blanche is a breathtaking resort set in the style of a Provencal village with two 18-hole Championship courses, a five-star Leading Hotel of the World, luxurious spa and an outstanding golf academy offering the latest technology and analysis tools and which has been awarded European Tour Performance Institute status.
You are invited to discover the Golf & Spa packages, which include a luxury Suite or Villa with breakfast, a green fee or a massage, access to the Albatros Golf Performance Center and to the beautiful Terre Blanche Spa.
For full details visit www.en.terre-blanche.com
Jumeirah Golf Estates Announced as Official PartnerJumeirah Golf Estates Announced as Official Partner
Jumeirah Golf Estates and The European Tour today announced that the premium residential golf community in Dubai has become an Official Partner to The European Tour – the first golf and property development to join the Tour’s elite list of global partners.
As host venue to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the climactic event of The Race to Dubai’s Final Series – since 2009, and the first member of the European Tour Properties network in the Middle East, Jumeirah Golf Estates has a long-standing relationship with The European Tour. Building on this collaboration, the new agreement positions Jumeirah Golf Estates to the highest rank of European Tour ‘Partner’ status.
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Le Golf National achieves GEO certificationLe Golf National achieves GEO certification
Le Golf National, host venue for The 2018 Ryder Cup and a European Tour Destination, has been recognised for its role in advancing sustainable business practices within the golf industry by earning the GEO Certified® mark.
The international symbol signifies Le Golf National’s excellent value to nature and its communities as well as its efficient use of natural resources. The certification was awarded by GEO, the not-for-profit group dedicated to supporting credible sustainability action in world golf.
Le Golf National, located near Versailles on the outskirts of the French capital, Paris, has a long history of dedication to sustainable practices, regularly collaborating with organisations such as the Natural History Museum of Paris and French Ministry of Environment in order to advance the priorities of environmental stewardship and preservation of their land’s historical significance.
Part of the respected European Tour Properties Network, Le Golf National and its revered Albatros Golf Course, designed in 1990 by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, was developed primarily from recycled construction materials and effectively revitalized the degraded ecosystem of a previous agricultural site.
Today Le Golf National is home to the French Golf Federation (FFG) and includes three diverse courses serving a wide range of playing abilities: The Albatros, the famous 18-hole Championship course which is home to the Alstom Open de France, the 18-hole Aigle and the nine-hole Oiselet.
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Stars Perform on Properties StageStars Perform on Properties Stage
The stars of world golf descended on the courses of European Tour Properties from all corners of the globe in 2014, and the roll call of honour was super-charged by the stunning victories of Finland’s Mikko Ilonen (Volvo World Match Play Championship), Spain’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Open de España), Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (Alstom Open de France) and Sweden's Henrik Stenson (DP World Tour Championship, Dubai).
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Sörenstam to design first European course in EstoniaSörenstam to design first European course in Estonia
Annika Sörenstam, widely regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time, is to design her first course in Europe, at Estonian Golf & Country Club.
The new course, which will complement the venue’s acclaimed Sea Course, rated among Europe’s top 100 courses*, is part of a major development to create a family leisure resort and spa overlooking the Gulf of Finland.
Sörenstam has been selected both for the calibre of her design work – she has designed three courses worldwide to date – and her appreciation of a project that is targeting families and golf tourists from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
Estonian Golf & Country Club, which is part of the European Tour Properties network of world-class golf venues, and home to a successful real estate development, plans to construct a 150-room hotel in three phases and develop leisure amenities including a spa and tennis academy.
Hanno Kross, Estonian Golf & Country Club Chief Executive, said: “I first met Annika in 2011 to discuss designing our second course and she immediately understood and empathized with our vision to further develop Estonian Golf & Country Club into an international leisure resort and spa.
“As well as being one of the most successful golfers of all time, she is family orientated and coaches young people, so brings a contemporary perspective to the needs of a modern resort and the type of golf course and facilities that are required.
“When I first showed her pictures of the landscape overlooking the Gulf of Finland and the Jägala River Delta, it reminded her of where she grew up and so I think she immediately felt at home with this project.”
The new 18-hole course will replace the existing 9-hole Stone Course at Estonian Golf & Country Club, and will complement the championship Sea Course, which in 2011 hosted European qualifying for the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, the final of which was staged at the upscale Chinese resort which also boasts an ANNIKA® designed course.
On high, flat land above a limestone escarpment that drops down to a pine forest and the Sea Course, the new ANNIKA® layout will command outstanding views over the Rebala National Heritage Area, within which the GEO Certified™ country club is situated.
Using the long, native grasses and firm turf, the course will have a links-like look and feel. Tees will be spread out with the tournament course measuring 6,445m (7,050 yards), while fully constructed forward tees will create a genuine 4,000m (4,375 yards) course for juniors and new golfers.
Sörenstam said: “It’s exciting to be designing my first golf course in Europe, especially one that is close to home.
“What’s also exciting about this project is the approach Estonian Golf & Country Club is taking. The golf industry has been talking a lot about the need to develop golf facilities that are more flexible and family friendly, and this is a venue that is actually making it happen.
“My objective is to create a course that good golfers will find strategic, competitive and visually appealing, while the design will utilize a variety of forward tees to make it equally enjoyable and engaging for newer golfers and young players. Ultimately, the layout will offer great versatility, from tournament play to resort golf, giving all golfers, no matter how far they hit the ball, a world class experience.”
Sörenstam is currently working on course plans with European Golf Design (EGD), the golf course design company of the European Tour and IMG, with groundwork scheduled to start in 2016.
Estonian Golf & Country Club, just 20 minutes from the country’s exquisite capital city of Tallinn, will open its new ANNIKA® Course, as well as the first 50 rooms of the new hotel, in 2019.
Hanno Kross added: “While many golfers regularly hop across on the ferry from Finland to play golf in Estonia, we hope the new ANNIKA® Course will attract more golfers and families from Sweden, who can travel here easily via a 55-minute flight or on the daily ferry, as well as other European countries.
“This is an exciting new concept for golf tourism in northern Europe – where our long, sunny summer days are perfect for active, outdoor holidays – and we are extremely pleased Annika is on board and is contributing so much to the strategy behind this project.”
Jumeirah Golf Estates receives top property awardsJumeirah Golf Estates receives top property awardsJumeirah Golf Estates, a European Tour Destination and host venue to The European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, continues to gather accolades as one of the Middle East’s top residential golf resorts scooping four awards at the recent International Property Awards held at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai.
The residential community received both Best Golf Development Dubai and Best Residential Dubai and then went on to land the regional awards with both Best Golf Development Arabia and Best Residential Development Arabia at the awards ceremony attended by leading executives within the worldwide real estate industry.
His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Chairman, Jumeirah Golf Estates stated “These awards are important and recognise the levels of excellence of facilities and lifestyle which our residents, members and visitors experience on a daily basis. We are proud of this achievement and in particular, the standing that Jumeirah Golf Estates now has on a world stage”.
Yousuf Kazim, General Manager of Jumeirah Golf Estates, said: “Jumeirah Golf Estates is a thriving community and these awards enforce the developments standing as the region’s leading residential golf community.
“2014 has been a pivotal year for us with large number of residents moving into their homes, the opening of our state-of-the-art clubhouse and a highly successful staging of the DP World Tour Championship, won by our Brand Ambassador, Henrik Stenson. Receiving these awards is a culmination of a major amount of commitment and dedication over the past two years from all of our team.
“Combining all of these factors, we anticipate increased demand for our growing property portfolio, especially our recently launched Redwood Park and Redwood Avenue developments. We also plan to announce a new 15th community at Jumeirah Golf Estates in early 2015 which will be a very exciting addition to the market.”
PGA Catalunya Resort to host Qualifying School Final until 2017PGA Catalunya Resort to host Qualifying School Final until 2017
PGA Catalunya Resort, a European Tour Destination situated near Barcelona, will host The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage until at least 2017 after extending its existing deal by three years.
The extended agreement means that the Costa Brava venue will have staged the Final Stage on ten occasions, having first held the event in 2008.
The most recent edition was won by Mikko Korhonen, who became the first Finn to triumph after finishing two shots clear of four-time European Tour champion Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina.
As in previous years, PGA Catalunya Resort’s two world-class layouts – the Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo co-designed Stadium and Tour courses – were used to whittle down the 156-man field to the top 25 and ties, who all received a card to compete on The 2015 European Tour International Schedule.
Julio Delgado, Chief Executive Officer of PGA Catalunya Resort, said: “The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage is a unique six-round tournament played over two courses, and one we are proud to host.
“During what can be a very stressful week for some, it is heartening to hear how much our courses, practice facilities and off-course amenities have always met expectations; and each year we very much look forward to welcoming the hopefuls vying for the 25 coveted European Tour cards.”
He added: “It has been a remarkable year for PGA Catalunya Resort. From hosting a momentous Open de España in May to being nominated as the Real Federación Española de Golf’s candidate venue for Spain’s Bid for The 2022 Ryder Cup, and now being selected to continue to host The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, our reputation as a world-class golf venue goes from strength to strength.”
Mike Stewart, The European Tour’s Qualifying School Director, said: “The players competing in the Final Stage have come to expect pristine conditions and superb practice facilities at PGA Catalunya Resort, and they were certainly not disappointed this year with both courses again presented to the highest standard.
“So we had no hesitation in extending the agreement by another three years, taking us up to 2017. We would like to thank Julio Delgado and his team at the resort, who make us feel so welcome every year. They do a great job, and their efforts really are appreciated by everyone involved with the Qualifying School.”
As well as being crowned the 2015 European Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), PGA Catalunya Resort has been voted Spain’s Best Course in the inaugural World Golf Awards.
The awards were among the latest in a series of high-profile accolades for the resort, including being voted Spain’s number one golf course by Top100GolfCourses.co.uk (2012-2014), Best Golf Development in Europe (2013-2014) at the European Property Awards, and being listed among the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses by leading UK golf title, Golf World.
Spain Proudly Announces Catalunya as Candidate Venue to Host The 2022 Ryder CupSpain Proudly Announces Catalunya as Candidate Venue to Host The 2022 Ryder Cup
Real Federación Española de Golf, in partnership with Generalitat de Catalunya and other public Spanish and Catalan stakeholders, have announced their intention to bid to bring The 2022 Ryder Cup to Catalunya. PGA Catalunya Resort (Girona), recently awarded European Golf Resort of the Year 2015, is the proposed stage for golf’s biggest event between Europe and the United States.
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European Tour Properties Invitational hosted by Quinta do LagoEuropean Tour Properties Invitational hosted by Quinta do Lago
The 12th annual European Tour Properties Invitational Tournament once again produced a 'home' win when after two competitive rounds at the magnificent Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal’s Algarve the 'QDL Number 1' team secured a narrow victory.
The exclusive resort, which boasts three championship courses and world-renowned residential communities, hosted for the second time the 36-hole challenge, which has become an important business and social event for the network of world class venues that comprises European Tour Properties.
The newly revamped North Course, recently voted Europe’s Best New Course at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted the first round with teams from member venues Le Golf National, Host Venue for The 2018 Ryder Cup; PGA Catalunya Resort, recently voted European Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators; Golf & Country Club Fleesensee; Estonian Golf & Country Club; Kungsängen Golf Club; and of course Quinta do Lago. Completing the line-up of 12 participating teams were Fine & Country Golf, Brash Brands, European Tour Marketing and event organisers European Tour Properties.
The popular event, hosted every year but one since 2002, provides an invaluable social and business networking environment for representatives and guests from member venues and industry partners, this year including Golf Gamebook, TORO, Fine & Country Golf Real Estate, Brash Brands, Landmark Media and Golfswitch.
Golf Gamebook, the social live scoring app and fastest growing golf community, was a fantastic addition to the 2014 event. All participants were able to instantly share photos and comments with other players on the course and friends worldwide, while monitoring their competitors’ performance on a live leaderboard over the North course on day one and on day two, which was played over the beautiful Laranjal course, situated to the east of the resort in the Ludo Valley.
The successful team at the end of the two days’ competition - “QDL Team 1” – comprised Jorge Castilho, Jon Jones, Nick Bishop and Phil Moran. They won the overall trophy for the winning European Tour Destination or Course, although the team with the best overall score over two days was the European Tour Marketing team, which included guests from Landmark Media and Golf GameBook.
David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development at The European Tour, said: “To have, at such a busy time of year, so many of our member venues, partners and friends share in three days of golf, business and fun is a great tribute to the strength of our network and the camaraderie and cooperation that exists. Quinta do Lago proved to be a perfect host venue and the stunning Conrad Algarve Hotel a great place to stay. The presence of multiple tournament winner and Ryder Cup player Jarmo Sandelin at our gala dinner was an additional highlight.”
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