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Mount Juliet Estate Offer

November 23, 2017
Special rate for golf, breakfast and lunch at Mount Juliet Estate, Ireland Running from December to February for groups of 8 or more. €60 includes, breakfast bap on arrival, one green fee, and lunch (burger or fish and chips) in the clubhouse. The offer is valid from Monday – Sunday and is subject to availbility. Minimum number of for the offer to apply is 8. Call (+353) 056 777 3071 for details

Finca Cortesin has winter golf off to a tee

November 22, 2017
Golfers keen to escape the clutches of winter can do so in style by heading to the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Spain, and experience the exclusive facilities that has seen the resort ranked as one of the best in the world. The luxury resort in Andalucia, southern Spain, has unveiled a range of three and five-night ‘Golf Experience’ packages for guests to enjoy from now until the end of 2018, with award-winning golf and an array of attractive other benefits all included. Regarded among Europe’s most exclusive modern golf and lifestyle resorts, Finca Cortesin became the first course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on its greens this summer, while its Hotel Cortesin was recently ranked 43rd in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in its prestigious ‘2017 Readers’ Choice Awards’. Costing from €963 (approx £845) per person for a three-night, two-round break, packages include golf on the resort’s award-winning 18-hole championship course, one 50-minute golf lesson at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, free use of the driving range and a golf welcome gift including two Finca Cortesin polo shirts and caps. In addition, guests will receive daily bed-and-breakfast accommodation in a Junior or Executive Suite, freshly-picked flowers upon arrival, seasonal fresh fruit throughout their stay and complimentary access to Finca Cortesin’s 2,200m² Spa and Beach Club, plus the opportunity to arrive early and check-out late. Players seeking a longer stay can take advantage of great value by booking a seven-night bed and breakfast stay from €1,545 per person (approx £1,355). Prices, which are also based on two people sharing a suite, include five rounds of golf and offer the same leisure privileges. Set across a vast 532-acre estate, Finca Cortesin has hosted numerous high-profile tournaments since opening in 2006 including the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 amd 2012, and is a member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network. Complementing the world-class golf course are outstanding practice facilities including a state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, and the resort was recently named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com. Located in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande, with the Mediterranean to one side and the tranquil Casares Mountains to the other, Finca Cortesin’s other world-class facilities include an elegant 67-suite hotel, Hotel Cortesin, a 6,000sqm Beach Club and an award-winning spa featuring Spain’s only snow cave, with bespoke treatments by French beauty brand Boilogique Recherche. Hotel Cortesin offers the choice of four restaurants including El Jardin de Lutz, serving authentic Spanish cuisine, and the Michelin-starred signature Japanese restaurant Kabuki Raw. The development also features an exclusive collection of villas which are available for purchase or rental. For more information on Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa and to book, visit www.fincacortesin.com

Quinta do Lago strengthens its support for Junior Golf

November 22, 2017
Quinta do Lago, Europe’s premier golf and lifestyle resort, is set to further strengthen its support for up-and-coming young golfing talent by hosting the inaugural Junior Open this winter. The prestigious resort, which is celebrating its landmark 45th anniversary this year, will hold the event on December 28 and 29 on its highly-acclaimed Laranjal course thanks to the warm winter climate that is enjoyed in the Algarve. Supported by European Tour player and Quinta do Lago ambassador Ricardo Melo Gouveia, Portugal’s highest-ever ranked golfer, the competition for boys and girls is set to be played in five stablefod and nett categories for under-10s, 12s, 14s and 16s, and stroke play for  under-21s, with the aim of giving budding young golfers the perfect stage to hone and develop their skills. The event, which costs just €50 per junior for 2×18 holes and €30 for 2×9 holes, has been specially devised to take place as a warm-up before the official season begins, offering families the perfect Christmas and New Year break. Quinta do Lago, host of the McGinley Junior Cup and the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship, is regarded as being one of the world’s premier sports and lifestyle destinations with a host of accommodation options, including a range of luxury rental self-catering properties or the newly-acquired Magnolia Hotel. A one-week stay in one of the luxury two-bedroom Quinta Formosa townhouses, which boast spectacular views of Pinheiros Altos golf course, costs just €1,500 per week, while the seclusive two-bedroom Vale dos Pinheiros is just €1,200 and three-bedroom condominium is €1,660. The Magnolia Hotel is a stunning contemporary Miami-style boutique complete with wellness centre that has benefited from a major refurbishment, consisting of 74 sleek guest rooms with private varandas. A standard room is just €72 per night for two adults, while a suite for two adults and a child is €130 per night and a cottage for two adults and a child is €150. Resort academy manager and head professional José Ferreira said: “Quinta do Lago has been a supporter of junior golf for many, many years now by hosting such prestigious tournaments like the McGinley Junior Cup and the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship, which are held annually. “And now we have added the exciting Junior Open to our list of events, which is another great chance for younger players to put their talents to the test and enjoy the game at Laranjal (pictured), which really is an incredible course. “The beauty of the Algarve is it gives golfers the chance to play in a very pleasant climate during the Christmas break, so familes can take a break, play golf, use the incredible facilities we are fortunate to have here, or simply relax.” Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago is the official winter training base for England Golf’s elite squads, who can hone their skills on the outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Center in Southern Europe. The

Rocco Forte Open to return to European tour calendar

November 20, 2017
The Rocco Forte Open – Vedura, Sicily will return to the European Tour’s International Schedule from May 10 – 13, 2018. First hosted by the Vedura Resort this year shortly after becoming a European Tour Destination, the Tournament saw Spaniard Alvaro Quiros secure his seventh European Tour title after overcoming Zander Lombard of South Africa in the play-off. The latest addition to the European Tour’s 2018 International Schedule, means there will now be a minimum of 46 events in 30 counties counting towards the season-long Race to Dubai. Sir Rocco Forte, owner of Vedura Resort and Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels, said: ‘The Rocco Forte Open was a great success this year and we are delighted to have the European Tour back again to Vedura Sicily in 2018. ‘We believe that Vedura Resort, Sicily, is one of Europe’s elite golf destinations, featuring two Kyle Phillips links golf courses set against the beautiful Sicilian backdrop, and we relish the opportunity to showcase the resort next May’. European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley said ‘After such a successful first edition of The Rocco Forte Open, we are delighted to announce our return to the island of Sicily in 2018. ‘Vedura Resort is a spectacular venue and presented a test that was enjoyed by who played there in May. We are constantly looking to provide playing opportunities for all our membership and the 2017 Rocco Forte Open will be an important tournament in that regard’.  

PGA Catalunya Resort’s new ‘next generation’ hotel set to open in spring 2018

November 20, 2017
PGA Catalunya Resort, near Girona, is set to open a first-of-its-kind sports hotel in April 2018. Designed specifically for golfers, cyclists, sports and leisure enthusiasts, Caddy Rooms will be a 50 room-hotel that integrates seamlessly into one of Europe’s leading 5-star lifestyle resorts. Its rooms – all overlooking the Stadium Course, Spain’s no.1 layout* – will feature twin beds, monsoon shower, sports equipment storage, Apple and PC hook-ups and smart TV, enabling guests to manage their stay digitally. Guests will be able to check in via an app and get a digital key card sent directly to their mobile phones. They will also have access to their own dedicated golf cars during stay, which they can park under the hotel. A contemporary lounge bar and restaurant, as well as a heated swimming pool complete PGA Catalunya Resort’s new offering. So why not make Caddy Rooms your next destination with this exclusive Golf Escape package? From €123pp, guests can enjoy: 1 night Bed & Breakfast (based on two sharing) 1 green fee on the Tour Course per person This package can be customised to include more room nights and golf rounds. Upgrade to Stadium Course also possible. Terms and conditions: €149 pp (1 April – 30 June 2018 | 7 September – 31 October 2018) €135 pp (1July – 6 September 2018) €123 pp (1 November – 31 December 2018) VAT included | Touristic tax not included (€0.50 per person/night) Supplements: Stadium Course: €25 (1 April – 30 June 2018 | 7 September – 31 October 2018) ; €21 (1 July – 6 September 2018 | 1 November – 31 December 2018) Single room: €57 per night (1 April – 31 October 2018) ; €45 (1 November – 31 December 2018) For additional information about PGA Catalunya Resort and its new Caddy Rooms hotel, visit www.pgacatalunya.com

Offers at Quinta do Lago

November 20, 2017
Reserva at Quinta do Lago: Building on Success Quinta do Lago’s latest real estate project ‘Reserva’, is a landmark development nestled within one of the last untouched cor­ners of Quinta do Lago and will boast a unique collection of 26 apartments, each with its own private pool. The new residences have been designed to meet the exacting specifica­tions of today’s modern family, offering maximum space while encouraging outdoor activities. The properties sit upon the edge of the stunning Ria For­mosa Lake, offering an abun­dance of nature trails, along with unforgettable sunsets. Offering a great opportu­nity for families to socialise, the properties at Reserva are paired with a new residents’ club. This private members club will offer residents a 24-hour reception with concierge and security services, children’s play facilities, a heat­ed outdoor pool, a tennis court and a small food and beverage outlet. The beach, golf courses and a range of dining options are also all within reach. Winter offer at Quinta do Lago  Quinta do Lago is running a special offer over the winter season, allowing you to come and play on our Quinta South and Laranjal golf courses, for only €99per person sharing a buggy. The only true challenge you’ll be faced with, is believing that all these sunny days are actually part of Algarve’s sunny winter weather. Running exclusively from the 1st December 2017 until the 31st January 2018. Stay & Play at the Magnolia Hotel Take advantage of the Algarve’s warm autumn days and treat yourself for a Stay & Play experience at Quinta do Lago. Spend 3 nights in Quinta’s latest addition The Magnolia Hotel, including breakfast. Not only does this package include a round of golf on both the Q. North course and the Laranjal course, but free access to the Wellness area, so you can wind down at the end of a long day. Prices from €376 per person sharing twin/double room. With a variety of golf-tailored services available, you’ll have the perfect stay. Book your break here!

Membership Open Day at Mount Juliet Estate

November 17, 2017
Mount Juliet Estate will hold a membership open day on 25th November. The event will be held from 1pm and those in attendance can enjoy 9 holes on the Jack Nicklaus Signature parkland course. The Golf Team at Mount Juliet Estate will welcome you and show you the new features available at the club including the new Paul McGinley Golf Academy which opened on 8th September this year. The Paul McGinley golf academy at Mount Juliet Estate is the only one in Ireland and includes tuition using the Trackman 4e system. Further membership open days will be held on January 20th and February 17th. For more information please contact Mount Juliet Estate on +353 (0) 56 777 3071 or email [email protected]  

Estonian Weekend Escape

November 16, 2017
Discover the delights of Estonian Golf and Country Club with a special tournament weekend package. €299 for 3 rounds of golf and 3 nights in a twin room. This package is a unique special offer to enjoy the Championship Sea course and play your own tournament with friends and clients. Single round packages start from €89. For more information and to book quote European Tour Offer – [email protected]    More About Estonian Golf and Country Club  Situated in a rural, coastal environment beside the Baltic Sea, the Championship Sea Course meanders through the forest. Complementing the Sea Course is its sister, the Stone, which is hewn from an ancient archaeological site and is set to be redesigned by 10-time major champion Annika Sörenstam as part of ambitious plans to create a complete family leisure resort. The venue also boasts a highly individual clubhouse and architecturally unique real estate.   Discover Tallinn  Explore one of Eastern Europe’s loveliest old towns and take in Baltic Sea views and a superb panorama of the city from the flat roof of the vast Linnahall (one of Tallinn’s best free things to do). Tallinn, one of Europe’s newest capitals, boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture in a small geographic area. Its Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. And outside the city walls there are beguiling districts of brightly painted wooden houses, parks, redeveloped docks, beaches and forests. Tallinn has recently been listed by Lonely Planet as the best value destination.
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