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Abu Dhabi Golf Packages 2018

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Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is the hospitality heart of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, a 27-hole championship course, home to the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

The hotel is located near the corporate headquarters of renowned companies both local and international and the Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 5 kilometres away.

 

 

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi presents the best of both worlds, an uncommon journey of lounging around the most pristine shores of Saadiyat,  to adventures on the majestic sands of the Arabian desert.  Abu Dhabi is an amalgamation of old world charm and new age culture. From trendy nightspots to the brimming cultural districts of the capital, all are in close proximity to the hotel.

 

 

Radisson Blu Yas Hotel

We invite you to enjoy the dreamlike beauty of the Abu Dhabi coast on Yas Island. Our sophisticated hotel is situated in the south of the island. Enjoy Arabian island life with a dip into crystal-clear water; relax and escape from the bustle of city life. Just moments from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, guests can swim in the cool, blue waters of the Arabian Gulf at Yas Beach, or play the stunning championship golf course at Yas Links. This island experiences idyllic weather year round, with no shortage of sandy shorelines to soak up rays.

 

 

Crowne Plaza Yas, Abu Dhabi

A dynamic place to stay, dine, meet and mingle in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s destination island

Welcome to Yas Island, playground of the Emirates. Packed with parks and family attractions, Abu Dhabi’s top destination island is lapped by calm Gulf waters and basks in the daily sun. At the Crowne Plaza Yas Island, you can drop your worries at the entrance to our sociable lobby lounge, and relax away your cares at the nearby Yas Beach, just a short walk away.

Leisure travellers and families have Yas Island’s attractions at their feet, from Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld to the shoppers’ paradise ofYas Mall, opened in late 2014. But with a 25-meter outdoor pool, Fitness Center, Kids Club, and our five popular restaurants with their brunches, buffets, live music and shisha lounge you’ll likely not want to leave.

Successful meetings- directed by our Crowne Meetings Directors in one of 9 state-of-the-art rooms- can be followed by 18 holes of golf, team building, and a spectacular reception on our terrace overlooking Abu Dhabi. Wi-Fi is complimentary and the Business Center is open 24 hours.

The location? Perfectly convenient for Abu Dhabi International Airport (10 minutes), downtown Abu Dhabi (25 minutes), Dubai (45 minutes) as well as all the GCC countries. So come and experience the unique Yas lifestyle, where meetings are a pleasure and leisure is bliss.

Centro Yas Hotel

Centro Yas Island enjoys an idyllic location that is beautiful and fun in equal measures. A few minutes away from the Formula 1 racetrack, Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Marina, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Yas Beach, a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from the business district and 40 minutes from Dubai.

Defined by a youthful and fresh vibe, Centro Yas Island, is a contemporary hotel with an innovative presentation and an exceptional range of services. This 259-room hotel is designed to meet the requirements of a new generation of traveller, seeking finesse and functionality at reasonable rates. Advanced business facilities and high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access come as standard in every room. Providing unique living spaces in a modern setting, Centro Yas Island offers amenities specifically tailored to the needs of the travelling executive.

These include a restaurant serving three-course meals, bar, 24 hours shop, business centre, three meeting rooms, in addition to a shuttle bus with multiple trips per day to the main attractions on Yas Island and free valet parking.

The outdoor pool, as well as the fully equipped 24 hours gym, offers guests the best of recreation during their stay. 

 

Package Inclusions:
  • 07 night stay with daily breakfast
  • 05 rounds of golf on weekdays

Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Sunday- Wednesday)

An oasis of tranquillity carved out of the desert, Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East.

In full management with the worldwide renowned Troon Golf, we aim to offer ‘more than just golf’ with a host of family-friendly dining options, social events and leisure activities.

 

 

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (Sunday- Wednesday) 

One of the world’s most captivating golfing projects Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat Island to create an unparalleled experience.

Designed by undisputed sports legend Gary Player, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is one of the world’s most uniquely captivating golf projects. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been designed to accommodate all levels of golfers and offers each golfer a ‘Member for a Day’ experience with the optimum level of genuine customer service, from personalized lockers and bag tags to those personal touches from the international staff.

Yas Links (Sunday – Thursday)

Yas Links was the first Links golf course in the Middle East region. The first designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the world’s leading golf course designers. The first opportunity to experience the unique traditions of the game. An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf—the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test. Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about.

 

 

From £925 Based on a group of 4 

7 nights 5 Rounds Golf. Crowne Plaza Yas, Abu Dhabi

Twin Share B & B 

Weekend rounds are available for an additional cost

• Please note that check-in time is at 14:00 & check-out time is at 12:00.
• Early check-in and late check-out cannot be guaranteed as it’s subject to availability.
• Rates are subject to change and availability of services at time of booking

For more information please phone the office on 01782 510800

We also specialise in Golf training academies. Perfect for the golfer who wants to improve their game on some of Europes best golf resorts under the tuition of top PGA Professionals.

Whatever your perfect holidays entail let us know and we will use our experience and expertise to create that holiday especially for you.

Here at Quality golf, we have spent many years ensuring we have the best selection of Golf Holiday Destinations, whether it’s an adventure playing golf in the Far East, Safari and Golf in South Africa or the firm favourites in Spain or Portugal we cover all aspects of your golfing trip.

We can cater any type of Golf Holiday

  • Short Weekend Golf breaks
  • Birthday Trip
  • Group Holidays
  • Golf Training
  • UK Trips
  • Europe
  • Worldwide

and much more

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

Office +44(0)1782 510800  or Email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

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5 STAR TIVOLI CARVOEIRO

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GOLF AT TIVOLI CARVOEIRO ALGARVE RESORT

Welcome to the Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort where the excitement of the true Algarve and the highest definition of hospitality meet. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Vale Covo Cliffside, our fully-refurbished five-star deluxe hotel and resort ensures a spectacular holiday whether it’s business or pleasure you’re seeking.

After a comprehensive five-month remodelling project, our hotel is setting a new standard for luxury amongst Algarve resorts, with 248 stunningly refurbished bedrooms and suites, private balconies in some spaces and our new category Family Rooms for larger groups. Take advantage of impeccable facilities from celebrity-chef standard restaurants to Tivoli Spa, a first-rate fitness area and more than 1.300 square metres of impressive event space, with the same unstinting enthusiasm and warm service that has made the Tivoli Carvoeiro a landmark hotel for a quarter of a century.

The Algarve is deservedly Europe’s number one golfing destination: over 300 days’ sunshine, more than 40 championship golf courses, all within a 2-hour drive from Faro airport. Our Golf Desk tailors your golfing holiday to your specific needs. From preferential green fees to booking tee times or restaurants, we also rent and clean your golf equipment. For a truly relaxing holiday, let us provide you with a top of the range car and driver. With us, you will have easy access to all the golf courses, 8 of which are less than 20 km away.

Program includes: • 3, 5 or 7 Night’s accommodation

American Buffet Breakfast

Season B & C Complimentary Upgrade to Half board during the entire stay (drinks not included)

2, 3 or 5 Rounds of golf at Morgado, Alamos and Salgados 3 nights Package » Choose 2 rounds from the above courses 5 nights Package » Choose

3 rounds from the above courses 7 nights Package » Choose 5 rounds from the above courses

Periods: A – JAN, FEB & MAR 18 B – APR, MAY & OCT 18 C – 1ST JUN TO 14TH JUL & SEP 18

 

Bed & Breakfast Basis                Complimentary Upgrade to Half board

 Periods: A                          Periods: B                         Periods: C

3 NIGHTS PACKAGE (Price per room) – Terrace Twin / Double (2 Golfers)          From £230pp                     From £325pp                     From £399pp

5 NIGHTS PACKAGE (Price per room) – Terrace Twin / Double (2 Golfers)          From £365pp                     From £525pp                     From £645pp

7 NIGHTS PACKAGE (Price per room) – Terrace Twin / Double (2 Golfers)          From £545pp                     From £770pp                     From £940pp

 

SUPPLEMENTS

Extra Night Terrace Twin / Double BB

Extra Night Terrace Single BB

Sea View. Suppl. / Room/Night

This hotel has a brand new look for summer 17, upgrading to a fabulous 5-star hotel! The Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel reaches new levels introducing a range of restaurants offering gourmet dishes, glorious views from the sky bar, and new fitness and spa facilities to relax or get active in style. Plus, the modern furnishings and stylish rooms will top off your already amazing holiday. The new deluxe design of this hotel will be combined with the passionate and enthusiastic service always held at the property, meaning you will be made to feel comfortable throughout your stay. Nestled amongst clifftop gardens, overlooking a picturesque cove with stunning rock formations and the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the location is hard to beat. Take an evening stroll into Carvoeiro resort centre to find high-quality cuisine at a number of restaurants or venture here in the daytime to make use of the gorgeous sandy beach. Get your camera at the ready for this picture-perfect escape to the Algarve!

Remarks: • Optional: Half-Board (Red and White House Wine, National Beer, Soft drinks, water and coffee included) Price per person per day » € 45,00 / Net • Golf clinics available. • The Hotel has special agreements with every Golf Course regarding extra rounds on this package. • The offer “Tivoli Carvoeiro Super Golf Package” should always be mentioned on all bookings in order to be considered. • HANDICAP CARD REQUESTED – Gentlemen 28, Ladies 36

More information please use our contact form click here or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com or phone the office on 01782 510800

Here at Quality golf, we have spent many years ensuring we have the best selection of Golf Holiday Destinations, whether it’s an adventure playing golf in the Far East, Safari and Golf in South Africa or the firm favourites in Spain or Portugal we cover all aspects of your golfing trip.

We can cater any type of Golf Holiday

  • Short Weekend Golf breaks
  • Birthday Trip
  • Group Holidays
  • Golf Training
  • UK Trips
  • Europe
  • Worldwide

and much more

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

Office +44(0)1782 510800  or Email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

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2018 Spring Golf Training Academy

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Brian Green & Fumie Gusman 5 Nights Spring Golf Training Academy March 2018

JJW Penina Hotel & Golf Resort,
Portimao Algarve, Portugal

21st-26th March 2018

 
 
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  • 5* BB, 3 Dinners
  • 4 Days of Golf Clinics
  • 4 Rounds of Golf on
    Resorts courses
  • Transfers &
    International Flights
Itinerary 5 Nights Spring Golf Training Academy
Spring Golf Academy March 2018
 
Wednesday Day 1
Depart London Gatwick Airport: Arrive Faro Airport
Group transfer to JJW Penina Golf & Resort in Portmao approximately 1-hour drive. Evening welcome drinks
Thursday Day 2
Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area, PM Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses
Evening at dinner in restaurant
Friday Day 3
Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses
Evening dinner in Restaurant
Saturday Day 4
Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM
Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses, Evening at leisure
Sunday Day 5
Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either of the Resorts Championship or Resort courses
Final Evening dinner in Restaurant at JJW Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal
Monday Day 6
Early Breakfast, Check out of hotel after breakfast and group transfer to Airport for your flight home
 Included in the package:
International flights with checked Golf Clubs & Luggage,**
5 nights B&B accommodation in Classic Mountain view room,
3 Dinners in Resort Restaurants inc drinks
Return Group Airport – Resort transfers
4, 2-hour Golf clinics & 4 Rounds of golf.
Not included in the package:
Holiday Insurance,
 
Buggies or cart hire,
Meals not stated on Itinerary
Please note
Flight supplements may apply for alternative airport departures and for late bookings **
Quality Golf Destinations are fully bonded with the Travel Trust
Association for full financial security no U7420

 

Twin Share room                      Single room

Cost per Person                                                                   £1365                                   £1595
Upgrade to Pool View room £125 per room

International flights with checked Golf Clubs & Luggage,**
5 nights B&B accommodation in Classic Mountain view room,
All prices are based on Twin share accommodation and include Bed and Breakfast at the 5* JJW Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Single supplements will
apply for sole occupation of room. Return group transfers from Airport,
4, 2-hour Golf clinics & 4 Rounds of golf.
Flights are from London Gatwick Airport and include golf club carriage, checked the bag and carry on hand luggage
Flights from other airports are available but may incur a supplement.
Room upgrades and private transfers available at a supplement
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Association for full financial security no U7420

 

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Portugal Golf Hotels 

We have a number of trips planned through the winter months so instead of playing in the cold, rain and wind, sign up for a great golf holiday with our qualified PGA Professionals. A Spring Golf training academy is a great way of improving your game. instead of having a half hour lesson every other week think how your game can improve with eight hours of structured lessons through the duration of the academy. Everything is covered from driving to the short game. once you have spent the morning with your PGA professional you can put what you have learned into practice on some of Europe’s
top golf courses.
We organise a number of golf training academies throughout the winter each year and believe that as well as improving
your game it’s also a great golf holiday. The weeks are open to golfers of all standards and dependent on your abilities the
individual tuition is tailored to your needs. if you would like additional tuition on certain aspects of your game we will be
happy to organise a special 1-2-1 session for you during the week.
Numbers are restricted to each of our Golf training academies so you get the best possible attention and benefits out of your academy.

Voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the glittering jewel in the Algarve’s
crown. The resort, located in 360 stunning acres of perfect grounds, offers guests the choice of three on-site golf courses and is regarded
by many as the spiritual home of golf in the Algarve. The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort boasts a selection of 188 traditionally designed and
decorated rooms and suites, all of which enjoy the spectacular Wi-Fi coverage, as do all public and common areas. In addition to the three
spectacular golf courses at Penina, we are also pleased to offer you the most expansive selection of amenities and entertainment
available anywhere in the Algarve.

So, whether you are here for a stunning golfing getaway in the Algarve, or simply here to relax in the beautiful Portuguese sunshine with your family… Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is here to meet all your luxury needs. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort prides itself on offering the highest standards of amenities and services to all of our guests. From the moment you check in, until the moment you depart, we want to ensure you have the perfect stay.
The Finest Rooms & Suites in the Algarve Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is proud to offer an outstanding selection of rooms and suites, in this stunning Algarve golf resort. Enjoy the golf of your life, sun yourself by the pool, indulge yourself in the spa, dine in the finest restaurants… and then retire for a night of ultimate relaxation in outstanding surroundings.Penina, Algarve, Algarve Trophy, Portugal, Golf, Golf Trip, Package, Hotel, Penina Hotel, Transfers, Flights, Escorted Trip, Portugal Tourism, Tourism, Portimao, Quality Golf Destinations
Penina, Algarve, Algarve Trophy, Portugal, Golf, Golf Trip, Package, Hotel, Penina Hotel, Transfers, Flights, Escorted Trip, Portugal Tourism, Tourism, Portimao, Quality Golf Destinations, BedroomClassic Rooms – Spread over 4 stunning floors, all Classic Rooms offer spectacular views of the resort and the stunning Monchique countryside. All have been very recently renovated and deliver modern, contemporary design, whilst giving a nod to traditional Portuguese style and luxury.
• Superior Pool View Rooms – All Pool View Rooms offer splendid views of the pool and across our golf courses. Benefitting from a stunning recent refurbishment, all of these rooms have been decorated to the highest possible standard s of taste and luxury, combining contemporary chic with traditional Portuguese style

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort: The Home of Golf in the Algarve 
Positioned in the western Algarve, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is widely renowned as the true home of Portuguese golf. This is the only resort in Portugal to offer three golf courses… one of which, The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, is the first 18-hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve – and is legendary for some of the finest and most challenging golf in the world. Set in a stunning 360-acre estate, amidst an impressive array of natural landscape surroundings, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort has been voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards… whilst the marquee Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course has hosted 10 Portuguese Opens and scores of other prestigious tournaments.
Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course 
Known as one of the most challenging – and ssatisfying– courses in the whole of Portugal, this marquee course is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Flanked by streams, ditches and water hazards, the course is maintained to the highest standard… and boasts an extensive array of subtle slopes, elevated greens and breathtaking scenery.
Resort Course
A great combination course that provides 9 holes of solid, but gentle, practice for beginners… as well as 18 holes of challenging golf for the more seasoned player. With 18 well thought out holes, this course follows the principles laid down by the father of Portuguese golf,
Sir Henry Cotton:
the perfect course for golfers of every level and ability.Academy Course
Weaving its way through the fairways of the Championship Course, this executive 9-hole course has been specifically designed for the intermediate
golfer. Great for an all-around holiday golf and a very enjoyable round. With reasonable short greens, accuracy off the tee, along with
approach shots, provide all players with a chance to practice their short game with aplomb.
Penina Golf Academy
The Penina Golf Academy provides a one-stop golf clinic designed to meet your needs. The Academy also boasts a state of the art driving range, considered one of the best in Europe, that caters for up to 70 golfers and includes 12 covered practice bays. Whether you’re a grizzled vet or budding novice… our Academy will improve your game.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
This holiday is provided by Quality Golf Destinations, a specialist golf tour operator that has provided tailor made golf holidays to more than 100 destinations since 2008. They are members of IAGTO and are bonded with the Travel Trust Association for 100% Financial protection. All packages including flights come with full ATOL cover. The holiday is subject to minimum travel numbers being obtained.

Whatever your perfect holidays entail let us know and we will use our experience and expertise to create that holiday especially for you.

Here at Quality golf we have spent many years ensuring we have the best selection of Golf Holiday Destinations, whether it’s an adventure playing golf in the Far East, Safari and Golf in South Africa or the firm favourites in Spain or Portugal we cover all aspects of your golfing trip.

We can cater any type of Golf Holiday

  • Short Weekend Golf breaks
  • Birthday Trip
  • Group Holidays
  • Golf Training
  • UK Trips
  • Europe
  • Worldwide

and much more

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

Office +44(0)1782 510800  or Email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

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Masters quiz answers

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Last week was Masters week and from everyone, at Quality Golf Destinations we would like to congratulate Sergio Garcia on his fantastic win,
We also had a Masters fun quiz in our last newsletter, (see below)  the answers are in red
For all your 2018 Master’s packages please contact the office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com 

 

 

                  

1 – The original Masters Tournament was played for the first five years as the Augusta National Invitational. In which year was this first held?:
a. 1924
b. 1934
c. 1944

2 – The Augusta Country Club and the Augusta National Golf Course are separated by:
a. The Okefenokee Swamp
b. Washington Road
c. Rae’s Creek

3 – While green jackets have been member’s uniforms at Augusta for over 70 years, the presentation of a green jacket to the new champion originated in 1949 – who was the first player to receive one?:
a. Sam Snead
b. Ben Hogan
c. Charles Coody

4 – The first sudden-death playoff in Masters history took place in 1979 and was won by Fuzzy Zoeller. It was a three-way playoff featuring Tom Watson and which other player ?
a. David Graham
b. Ed Sneed
c. Seve Ballesteros

5 – The first player to win two consecutive Masters was?:
a. Tiger Woods
b. Sam Snead
c. Jack Nicklaus

6 – Each of the holes at Augusta are named after a tree or plant – but which of the following is not found on the card?:
a. Chinese Fir
b. Pampas
c. Dutch Elm

7 – In 1991, a pumped up Ian Woosnam carried the left-hand traps with his drive at the 18th hole on his way to a winning total of 11 under par – a stroke ahead of whom?:
a. Seve Ballesteros
b. José María Olazábal
c. Fred Couples

8 – Who won The Masters in 2000, after winning the PGA Championships in 1998?

a. David Duval
b. Ernie Els
c. Vijay Singh

9 – What year did Jack Nicklaus win his last Green Jacket?

a. 1984
b. 1986
c. 1988

10 – Which player had the lowest final round to win the Masters?

a. Mike Weir
b. Gary Player
c. Jack Nicklaus

Hope you got them all correct.

We can arrange a Quality Golfing holiday at a number of other courses in Europe, please contact the office.

Also, we can organise your family holidays, City breaks or that extra special holiday for a honeymoon or anniversary. Please visit our other website’s 

http://www.qualitydestinations.com/home-page/welcome-to-quality-destinations/ 
Quality Destinations offers high-quality group tours and tailor-made holidays to many of the world’s most fascinating regions. Our luxury holidays range from the lavish to the adventurous and are planned by experts. Contact us today to make your dreams come true.

 

More information please contact the office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

 

 

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City breaks are a great way to holiday and discover new cities around the world. What could be better than a lazy weekend sightseeing around Europe’s capital cities,  We offer tailor made City Breaks packages to a wide range of countries

 

More information please contact the office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

 

 

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

+44(0)1782 510800

 

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Special Offer

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WEEKEND IN LISBON    

 Watch the Derby and play Orizonte Golf Courses
21st to 24th of April 2017  |  £407 per person

Includes:
Ticket for the Match | Sporting vs Benfica
2 Green Fees | Quinta do Peru & Aroeira
3 nights at Sana Malhoa Hotel
Golf Transfers

Price per person sharing a twin or double room on B&B basis
Single Supplement for £115
Extra Green Fee at Ribagolfe for £50

 

Please note that Flights are not included

For more information please contact the office on  01782 510800

 

We can arrange a Quality Golfing holiday at a number of other courses in Europe, please contact the office as other Courses are available on request.

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

+44(0)1782 510800

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Venue of the Week

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Every Two weeks we will be having a promotion to showcase a particular venue or a Golf Course or it could be a Hotel.

 

This weeks Showcase is Real Club de Golf Guadalmina

 

  Guadalmina was discovered in 1933 by Norberto Goizueta, who sailed with his family on his boat along the coast. He decided to live there. He first grew maize and after the war, a special type of grass, because he already had plans to build a golf course,

The grounds of Guadalmina is relatively narrow at the coast and go inland. Along the ground to the west, lies the Rio Guadalmina. Located on the coast, most of the holes are located further inland.

The golf club was founded in 1959. An 18-hole golf course right away was constructed which have only a few holes sea. The club now has over 2000 members from seventeen different nationalities.

In 1973, the second runway was built and the par-3 course was developed in 1989. The old hotel has been renovated and now has four stars. In 2008, the club received the predicate Royal. 

At Guadalimina there are 2 courses The North and the South Courses plus a Putting Green and Driving Range.

South Course

This is the oldest course, is renowned for its difficulty, thus making it more suitable for experienced players. Fairways are narrow and well protected by old trees requiring more straight shots.

South Guadalmina, the first 18 holes of the 45 that make up the golf course of Guadalmina, was opened in 1959 and is the second oldest in the Costa del Sol. It is characterised by the fairways that wind through the shade of ancient trees.

The fairways are wide and are virtually free of rough. In 2002 the Guadalmina Sur course was completely renovated and is now, to all intents and purposes, a new course with new tees including “Super-Seniors”. The greens were rebuilt and the fairways re-seeded.

White 6082 m Par 72
Yellow 5820 m Par 72
Blue 5431 m Par 72
Red 5031 m Par 72
Black 4376 m Par 72

North Course

Guadalmina North is considered less complicated than Guadalmina Sur. Although it covers more ground, is more undulating and contains more trees and water hazards.

The Guadalmina River divides the course from north to south and comes into play on the 17th. If this were not enough, there are lakes on holes 7, 9, 11 and 18. The course was designed by Folco Nardi and opened in 1972. It is shorter and Hiller than the south course and has more water obstacles. 

The course requires straight drives down the middle of the fairways as failure to do so may have one ending up in one of the numerous water hazards hidden in the rough. 

 

White 5600 m Par 72
Yellow 5470 m Par 72
Blue 4795 m Par 72
Red 4790 m Par 72

Besides the two 18 holes golf courses, Guadalmina complex offers a par 3 nine hole course. 

Also, there is the Driving range Real Club de Golf Guadalmina has a 40 bays grass driving range, 21 bays covered area, chipping and putting green and practice bunker.

The driving range and the practice areas, like the chipping and putting green make of Guadalmina a great reference of the Golf in Spain and Andalucía.

 

 

For more information on the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina  please visit their website www.guadalminagolf.com  or contact our office on 01782 510800 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying at the superb 4star Hotel Guadalmina 

This modern beachfront hotel with Andalusian influences is set in a private residential area adjacent to the South Course of Guadalmina Golf Club and 3.7 miles (6 km) from Puerto Banús.

Golf, pools, spa

Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or golf course, and enjoy facilities including outdoor swimming pools, thermal spa centre, and on-site golfing with discounted access for guests.

Andalusian décor

Spacious guestrooms and suites feature light decor with pale marble floors and cream walls; all extend to outdoor patios or balconies and include cable TV,

 

 

Prices start from £245
Complimentary use of Sun Beds by the swimming pool. 
* Free WIFI
* Complimentary use of Fitness Centre
* 1 access to Spa per person and Stay
* Special rates in all the golf courses around the area and in our Spa Center
* Baby cot (on request):  

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the InternationalAssociation of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

+44(0)1782 510800                         

 info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

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European Singles Trophy 2017

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European Singles Trophy is returning to the region of Costa Daurada.
May 10-16th, 2017

If you are single and a golfer you are most welcome to participate in the popular “European Singles Trophy” that takes place in Costa Daurada between May 10-16th. Sign up now and you will have the chance to enjoy some great golf combined with the sunshine, gastronomy and social events where you will meet other single golfers from all over the world. Last year was great! This year will be even better!

 

 

The full package costs 895 euro and includes: 

  • 6 nights at Hotel Monica **** staying in a double room for single use
  • Daily breakfast buffet and 4 dinners with wine & water
  • 4 days of golf (2 practice days and 2 tournament days) and free range balls
  • All transfers (airport transfers according to schedule and all golf transfers)
  • Tournament organisation and prizes to those who play well!
  • Welcome gift and polo shirt with logo

Single golfers from all over the world will join this event so if you are looking to meet new golfing friends in a relaxed and international environment sign up for the trip today!

DAILY PROGRAM:  THE EUROPEAN SINGLES TROPHY 2017

Wednesday, May 10th: Arrival to Barcelona or Reus Airport where you will be met by the organisers, followed by transfer to your hotel. Welcome reception in the evening followed by dinner at the hotel with wine included.

Thursday, May 11th: First Practice Round to be played at Costa Dorada, the oldest course in the region. Tee-off from 10h30. We will play an informal Team Event where you will be able to play your own ball the whole round. Informal “Après-Golf” in the hotel bar from 19h00 where restaurant suggestions will be given.

Friday, May 12th: Second Practice Round will be at Lumine Lakes, a championship course designed by Greg Norman. Tee-off from 09h30. With new team pairings, we will play an informal Team Event where you will be able to play your own ball the whole round. Informal “Après-Golf” somewhere in Cambrils from 19h00 followed by dinner out on the town with wine included.

Saturday, May 13th: Free day to enjoy as you please. We will provide suggestions based on your preferences. Maybe you just want to relax on the beach? Or go shopping in Tarragona or Reus? Or perhaps visit Barcelona? Or take a wine tour to Priorat? You may even want to play golf? There will be several options available.

Sunday, May 14th: First Tournament Round at Bonmont a true championship layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Tee-off from 10h30. Informal “Après-Golf” in the hotel bar from 19h00 followed by dinner at the hotel with wine included.

Monday, May 15th: Second Tournament Round at the spectacular Lumine Hills with tee-off in reverse order from 09h30. In the evening, Gala Dinner in Cambrils with prize giving ceremony!

Tuesday, May 16th: Departure day with transfers according to schedule to Barcelona Airport and Reus Airport.

 
TRANSFER DETAILS

There will be three (3) scheduled Airport transfers on arrival and departure day. Please book a flight that is convenient to one of these transfers. Driving time between Barcelona Airport and Cambrils is approx 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Arrival day May 10th: transfer departing Barcelona Airport at 11h30 + 14h30 + 17h30
Departure day May 16th: transfer departing Cambrils at 08h00 + 12h00 + 16h00

If needed, times can be slightly adjusted in order to better accommodate the group.

If your Airport is Reus (REU) then you can arrive and depart at any time of the day. We will take care of your transfer regardless.

Flights can be arranged by calling the office on 01782 510800

 
GOLF TOURNAMENT DETAILS

The European Singles Trophy is an individual tournament played over 2 days (May 14-15th)
Stableford rules with full hcp apply (no adjustments for “slope” or similar). Hcp requirement: 36,0 or less. A certificate from your Golf Club stating your current hcp will be required.
The final number of participants will decide how many categories there will be.

Mónica Hotel in Cambrils is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday, without relinquishing the convenience of a town centre location just 100 metres from the beach.

Strategically placed in the heart of the Costa Daurada, the hotel offers 104 rooms of different categories designed to suit the individual needs of each of our guests.

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We can arrange a Quality Golfing holiday at a number of other courses in Europe, please contact the office as other Courses are available on request.

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

+44(0)1782 510800

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2017 Spring Golf Training Academy

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Richard Ellis & Brian Green Golf Academies

 

2017 Spring Golf Training AcademyTournament Golf Weeks - Penina

24th  March to 29th March 2017

 

from £1235 per person twin share

 

 

Inclusive of 5 nights 5* BB, 3 Dinners, 4 Days of Golf Clinics, 4 Rounds of Golf on Resorts courses, Transfers & International Flights

Plus guest Professional Kevin Caplehorn

 

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JJW Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal

Twin Share room    Single room

                             Cost per Person     £1235                  £1355

Upgrade to Pool View room £125 per room

All prices are based on Twin share accommodation and include Bed and Breakfast at the 5* JJW Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Single supplements will apply for sole occupation of a room. Return group transfers from Airport, Flights are from London Gatwick Airport and include golf club carriage, checked bag and carry-on hand luggage Flights from other airports are available but may incur a supplement. Room upgrades and private transfers available at a supplement

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Itinerary 5 Nights Spring Golf Training academy
  • Friday Day 1 – Depart London Gatwick Airport: Arrive Faro Airport – Group transfer to JJW Penina Golf & Resort in Portimao approximately 1-hour drive. Evening welcome dinner
  • Saturday Day 2 – Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses Evening at leisure
  • Sunday Day 3 – Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses Evening dinner in Restaurant
  • Monday Day 4 – Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either the Resorts Championship or Resort courses Evening at leisure
  • Tuesday Day 5 – Morning Golf Clinic (2 hours) at Penina Practice area PM Golf at either of the Resorts Championship or Resort courses Final Evening dinner in Restaurant
  • Wednesday Day 6 – Early Breakfast, Check out of the hotel after breakfast and group transfer to Airport for your flight home.
Included in package:
  • International flights with checked Golf Clubs & Luggage**
  • 5 nights B&B accommodation in Junior suite
  • 3 Dinners in Resort Restaurants inc drinks Return Group Airport – Resort transfers 4,
  • Return Group Airport – Resort transfers 4, 2 hour Golf clinics & 4 Rounds of golf. Not included in package: Holiday Insurance, Buggies or cart hire, Meals not stated on Itinerary Please note Flight supplements may apply for alternative airport departures and for late bookings ** Quality Golf Destinations are fully bonded with the Travel Trust Association for full financial security no U7420
  • 4, 2-hour Golf clinics & 4 Rounds of golf.
Not included in the package:
  • Holiday Insurance,
  • Buggies or cart hire,
  • Meals that are not stated on Itinerary

Please note: Flight supplements may apply for alternative airport departures and for late bookings **

Quality Golf Destinations are fully bonded with the Travel Trust Association for full financial security no U7420

We have a number of trips planned through the winter months so instead of playing in the cold, rain and wind, sign up for a great golf holiday with our qualified PGA Professionals. A Spring Golf training academy is a great way of improving your game. instead of having a half-hour lesson every other week think how your game can improve with eight hours of structured lessons through the duration of the academy. Everything is covered from driving to the short game. once you have spent the morning with your PGA professional you can put what you have learned into practice on some of Europe’s top golf courses.

We organise a number of golf training academies throughout the winter each year and believe that as well as improving your game it’s also a great golf holiday. The weeks are open to golfers of all standards and dependent on your abilities the individual tuition is tailored to your needs. if you would like additional tuition on certain aspects of your game we will be happy to organise a special 1-2-1 session for you during the week. Numbers are restricted on each of our Golf training academies so you get the best possible attention and benefits out of your academy.

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Our featured Venue –Portugal

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

The Home of Luxury Golf in the Algarve

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Voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards, Penina Hotel & Golf ResoPenina, Algarve, Algarve Trophy, Portugal, Golf, Golf Trip, Package, Hotel, Penina Hotel, Transfers, Flights, Escorted Trip, Portugal Tourism, Tourism, Portimao, Quality Golf Destinationsrt is the glittering jewel in the Algarve’s crown. The resort, locatedOur featured Venue –Portugal Penina Hotel & Golf Resort The Home of Luxury Golf in the Algarve Voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the glittering jewel in the Algarve’s crown. The resort, located

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort The Home of Luxury Golf in the Algarve Voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the glittering jewel in the Algarve’s crown. The resort, located

Voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the glittering jewel in the Algarve’s crown. The resort, located in 360 stunning acres of perfect grounds, offers guests the choice of three on-site golf courses and is regarded by many as the spiritual home of golf in the Algarve. The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort boasts a selection of 188 traditionally designed and decorated rooms and suites, all of which enjoy the spectacular Wi-Fi coverage, as do all public and common areas. In addition to the three spectacular golf courses at Penina, we are also pleased to offer you the most expansive selection of amenities and entertainment available anywhere in the Algarve. So, whether you are here for a stunning golfing getaway in the Algarve, or simply here to relax in the beautiful Portuguese sunshine with your family… Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is here to meet all your luxury needs. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort prides itself on offering the highest standards of amenities and services to all of our guests. From the moment you check in, until the moment you depart, we want to ensure you have the perfect stay.

The Finest Rooms & Suites in the Algarve

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is proud to offer an outstanding selection of rooms and suites, in this stunning Algarve golf resort. EnjoyPenina, Algarve, Algarve Trophy, Portugal, Golf, Golf Trip, Package, Hotel, Penina Hotel, Transfers, Flights, Escorted Trip, Portugal Tourism, Tourism, Portimao, Quality Golf Destinations the golf of your life, sun yourself by the pool, indulge yourself in the spa, dine in the finest restaurants… and then retire for a night of ultimate relaxation in outstanding surroundings.

  • Classic RoomsSpread over 4 stunning floors, all Classic Rooms offer spectacular views of the resort and the stunning Monchique countryside. All have been very recently renovated and deliver modern, contemporary design, whilst giving a nod to traditional Portuguese style and luxury.
  • Superior Pool View Rooms All Pool View Rooms offer splendid views of the pool and across our golf courses. Benefitting from a stunning recent refurbishment, all of these rooms have been decorated to the highest possible standards of taste and luxury, combining contemporary chic with traditional Portuguese style.

 

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort: The Home of Golf in the Algarve

Positioned in the western Algarve, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is widely renowned as the true home of Portuguese golf. This is the only resort in Portugal to offer three golf courses… one of which, The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, is the first 18-hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve – and is legendary for some of the finest and most challenging golf in the world. Set in a stunning 360-acre estate, amidst an impressive array of natural landscape surroundings, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort has been voted Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards… whilst the marquee Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course has hosted 10 Portuguese Opens and scores of other prestigious tournaments.

Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course

Designed and completed in 1966 by the great Sir Henry Cotton, the course stands as a shining example of golfing architecture and one man’s passion for the great game of golf. Whether the former championship golfer had any inkling of the mark he was laying down when he first began implementing his vision upon the Algarve paddy fields from which his course sprung, we don’t know… what we do know is the staggering extent of the legacy that he created.

Known as one of the most challenging – and satisfying – courses in the whole of Portugal, this marquee course is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Flanked by streams, ditches and water hazards, the course is maintained to the highest standard… and boasts an extensive array of subtle slopes, elevated greens and breath-taking scenery.

 

 

 

Resort Course

A great combination course that provides 9 holes of solid, but gentle, practice for beginners… as well as 18 holes of challenging golf for the more seasoned player. With 18 well thought out holes, this course follows the principles laid down by the father of Portuguese golf, Sir Henry Cotton: the perfect course for golfers of every level and ability.

Resort Course: Rules & Specifications

Holes: 9 or 18 Par: 35 or 71 Course Length – 9 holeWhite marks – 2987 metres (3267 yards)

Yellow marks – 2629 metres (2875 yards) Course Length – 18 hole:

White marks – 5964 metres (6522 yards)
Yellow marks – 5259 metres (5751 yards)

 

Academy course

Weaving its way through the fairways of the Championship Course, this executive 9-hole course has been specifically designed for the intermediate golfer. Great for all-around holiday golf and a very enjoyable round. With reasonable short greens, accuracy off the tee, along with approach shots, provide all players with a chance to practice their short game with aplomb.

Holes:Par: 30

Course Length:
1851 metres (2024 yards)

 

 

 

Penina Golf Academy

The Penina Golf Academy provides a one-stop golf clinic designed to meet your needs. The Academy also boasts a state of the art driving range, considered one of the best in Europe, that caters for up to 70 golfers and includes 12 covered practice bays. Whether you’re a grizzled vet or budding novice… our Academy will improve your game.

Penina Golf Academy: Features and Amenities

 

Driving Range – Putting Green – Pro Shop – Target greens – Chipping Green – Practice Bunker 

 

 

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWThis holiday is provided by Quality Golf Destinations, a specialist golf tour operator that has provided tailor-made golf holidays to more than 100 destinations since 2008. They are members of IAGTO and are bonded with the Travel Trust Association for 100% Financial protection. All packages including flights come with full ATOL cover. The holiday is subject to minimum travel numbers being obtained.

To Book simply please complete the booking form, please click here to download and return to; Richard Ellis & Brian Green Golf Academies Quality Golf Destinations Ltd Booking form or ring 01782510800 for more information.

We can arrange a Quality Golfing holiday at a number of other courses in Europe, please contact the office as other Courses are available on request.

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

Quality Golf Destinations Ltd
PO Box 3186 | Biddulph | Staffs | ST8 9AY

+44(0)1782 510800

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Special Promotion & Costa Navarino

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SPECIAL PROMOTION

 

Rio Real Golf Hotel Receptionrio-realRIO REAL GOLF & HOTEL

Winter Special 2016/2017

 

 

 

 

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  • All bookings made before the end of November for stays between 07/11/16 and 28/02/17 will receive a free upgrade to the next room class and 1 free round of golf per person.

For more information and inquiries please contact our office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

Rio Real Golf Hotel ReceptionHOTEL RÍO REAL GOLF

The hotel’s homely decor, from the lobby to the pool, and its spectacular views over the golf course, make this small, 30 room hotel an idyllic spot for those sports loving travellers, in search of tranquillity.

Río Real Golf Hotel is the leading Boutique Hotel in Marbella, in an authentic Andalusian setting. The hotel stands out for its elegant and contemporary comfort and was decorated by renowned interior designer Pascua Ortega. The property is located in the very heart of the Río Real golf course that runs from the Sierra Bermeja Mountains, right down to the Mediterranean Sea. Don’t leave without trying the unforgettable experience 0f playing 18 holes of golf in its purest of forms, or alternatively get started in this exciting sport or learn new techniques at the Academy with the help of our club pro.

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The Rio Real golf course was designed by the legendary Javier Arana, considered to be the best Spanishrio-real-4 designer of all time.

Located in the most prestigious area of Marbella, just 5 minutes from the city centre, this golf course opened in 1965. The golf course runs alongside the Rio Real River, from which it takes its name, and forms an integral part of the course, right up until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea.

Its design makes it a spectacular course. With 18 holes (par 72) and more than 6,000 m in length, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Real Federación Española de Golf) considers it to be a prestigious golf course and one of the best in Spain, both for its layout, as well as its unique beauty. The course has a wide variety of different species of trees: Pine, Palm, Casuarinas, Olive, Cypress, etc. which make it the ideal place to play golf, both on foot and in golf carts.

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, one can play all year around, with seafront holes and spectacular views.

The course is suitable for every player, thanks to its more elevated holes, which make them even more appealing as they require the use of various clubs.

For more information and inquiries regarding this special promotion please contact our office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

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COSTA NAVARINO – A Greek Golfing Masterpiece

Golf in Greece? I was having a conversation a couple of years ago with a good friend and PGA Professional who was raving about a new golf resort development he had visited in Messinia Greece, a few hours drive from Athens. He assured me this was going to be something special in the future. We regularly hear about the next big thing in golf resorts at trade shows and in the travel press but sadly grand plans and reality don’t always come to fruition. Thankfully on this occasion, the grand plans of the Costa Navarino Resort have not only come to fruition they are being expanded to be  the best golf resort in the whole of Europe, and its pretty amazing already. Two golf courses are currently in operation and are both superb in design and setting with another two in the early construction stage this, without a doubt, has lived up to the initial excitement.

 

Costa Navarino - Getting hereCosta Navarino Resort, is home to two 5-star Hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, part of the Starwood Hotels portfolio, a conference centre, Anazoe Spa and thalassotherapy, The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece, two specially designed children hubs, Cocoon and SandCastle, along with numerous culinary venues and a wide variety of sports, outdoor and cultural activities on offer. Navarino Bay, just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes, is home to the second signature golf course, The Bay Course.

Costa Navarino is located in an unspoilt, breathtaking seaside landscape in the Greek region of Messinia, south-west Peloponnese. Costa Navarino philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia while protecting and It comprises a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and families.

Getting there – During the summer season (May – September) flights are available to Kalamata a 45 minute transfer from the Costa Navarino resort from a number of UK Airlines including British Airways and Easy Jet. in the spring and autumn when the weather in the Messinia region is great for golf the best option is to fly to Athens and transfer by road to the resort.

Costa Navarino - Golf the Bay Course

 

THE WESTIN RESORT COSTA NAVARINO

imagesRelax, recharge and discover Messinian inspiration. Located next to the Ionian Sea coastline of The Dunes Beach, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino features 445 rooms and suites, inspired by its design by old Messinian mansions that spring from nature and create an ambience of genuine hospitality.

Most of the accommodations enjoy unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea, individual infinity pools, and a smoke-free environment while at the same time you can enjoy your best sleep ever with the ultimate comfort of the Heavenly Bed.

All the Deluxe room grades are superbly appointed, upgrades are available from the Deluxe level Rooms to Sea View Room, Premium Deluxe Sea View Room, Infinity Room with their own plunge pool, Superior Room and Superior Infinity Room. Families can be treated to a special Family Suite and for those who want the ultimate in luxury or have a special occasion the Infinity and Premium Suite are the perfect retreat.

All room types offer the following amenities as standard, Air-conditioning with, fan, 2 direct telephone lines,  Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, Satellite TV with movies on demand (at a fee), Mini bar and Electronic safe.

The luxury bathrooms all feature shower cabin and separate bathtubs, Westin amenities to help pamper yourself, Bathrobes and Slippers. Hand sinks have a useful magnifying mirror and hair dryer

Eat & Drink at The Costa Navarino Resort

A wealth of fresh, organically grown ingredients and a devotion to authentic gourmet cooking define the dining experience at Costa Navarino. Eat well in a stunning variety of exclusive dining venues, where our award-winning chefs serve a range of ethnic, continental, Greek fusion and local fare based on the lush flavours of the area’s countryside and the finest Kalamata olive oil.

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Morias Restaurant – Outside Terrace. Start the day with a wholesome Greek breakfast buffet featuring a selection of fresh local produce such as delicious yoghurts, several varieties of honey, homemade marmalades, cheeses and cold cuts from nearby farms. Diverse evening buffets showcasing a wide array of international cuisine provide the opportunity to choose your favourite bottle of wine from our extended wine selection.
Flame Restaurant – Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale producers in the surrounding area. Many of the speciality herbs and vegetables are handpicked by our chefs, direct from the restaurant’s purpose-built gardens.
Da Luigi – An authentic Italian experience. From the Alps to Sicily, the creativity and diversity of Italian cuisine is vividly portrayed with an antipasti buffet, à la carte selections and traditional pizza-making. An Italian experience that can be combined with the time-honoured Greek tradition of outdoor cinema, as you savour your meal while watching a film on the Agora Cinema screen.
Taverna – A Greek quality dining concept. Discover authentic Greek flavours at “Taverna” restaurant, a casual quality dining concept based on simple homemade-style dishes, prepared with great care and pride. A culinary experience consisting of the freshest local produce found in the area and cooked with traditional Messinian and Greek recipes. “Taverna”, simplicity at its best!
Barbouni Restaurant – A unique beachside spot for lunch, late lunch and early dinner to savour a superb menu by the renowned Chef Chrisanthos Karamolegkos. Enjoy freshly caught fish and signature delicacies, in a fascinating setting by the crystal clear Ionian Sea.
Perovino – A new Gourmet Experience. Offering an intriguing menu expertly designed by four-times Michelin-starred chef Andrea Fusco, this gourmet restaurant specialises in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Contemporary and signature dishes from various regions imaginatively interpreted with respect for tradition and a contemporary flair.
Inbi Restaurant – is a fusion Japanese restaurant, offering exceptional tastes, unsurpassed quality, and a journey through time. The ethos behind Inbi  is the respect of the Japanese tastes and traditions, combined with a sense of style and class, delivering the intimate dining experience In a cosmopolitan ambience, enjoy exceptional tastes and unsurpassed quality, along with extraordinary cocktails in the wonderful lounge area.

Armyra by Papaioannou – Fresh fish, seafood and Greek culinary delights by chef Yorgos Papaioannou of Piraeus, acclaimed for the freshest fish and seafood specialities. Sourced from local fishermen, combined with the best ingredients and accented with local herbs, vegetables, and olive oil, Armyra offers a unique gastronomic experience. Taste dishes like lobster risotto, mussels with ginger, tuna tartare with ginger and bitter apple as well as fresh salads with kritamo, local cheese talagani and much more.

1827 Lounge & Bar – Discover the art of tea service courtesy of Jing fine loose leaf teas. Try one of our vodka infusions, or an exotic Jasmine Pearl Martini, amidst elegant décor dominated by dark wood and native stone.

Pools, Beach, and other Activities

A short stroll from the hotel brings you to a spectacular sandy beach stretching for over a kkilometre with sunbeds and umbrellas available for hotel residents, a beach restaurant means there is no need to return to the hotel for lunch or drinks during the day. For those we want a bit more excitement than lying on a sunbed there is a selection of motorized and non motorised  watersports available at the beach or why not try Scuba diving and explore the underwater world with the resort’s PADI dive center Aqua Divers Club. Closer to the hotel there are 3 outdoor pools with sun loungers and umbrellas, 1 heated indoor pool and a Kids pool with waterslides.

The Navarino Outdoor Academy makes full use of the unspoiled countryside around Costa Navarino to offer a full suite of exciting sports and other recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is hiking, mountain biking, or climbing, Costa Navarino can offer you all of this, and to the highest of standards. Our experienced team of professionals will be on hand to provide any assistance needed, whether this means offering instruction and guidance to outdoor novices or working alongside experienced hikers, mountaineers or cyclists.

Costa Navarino - The Westin Resort

Costa Navarino - Westin room

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Costa Navarino - Westin Resort

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COSTA NAVARINO GOLF

Costa Navarino offers to all guests a unique, world-class Greek golf experience deserving of its historical seafront setting. A premier golf destination featuring two 18-hole signature courses, dramatically different in terrain and characteristics, both however situated on seafront properties, boasting wonderful views in all directions.

The Dunes Course

The seaside Dunes Course at Navarino Dunes, designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design, opened in May 2010 and is the first signature golf course in Greece.

This 18-hole par-71 championship golf course includes some links-style features in areas closest to the sea. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while several holes run along a small river. Combined with large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep faced pot bunkers, the links element of the course adds to its unique style and playability so that each of the 18 holes presents a matchless challenge.

The Dunes Course includes a full-size driving range and a short game practice area with the largest green in Europe, Dunes Clubhouse with a well-appointed dining and function areas, for pre and post round activities, a designated members lounge with terrace and an exclusive Pro shop.

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ON-COURSE FACILITIES

  • 18-hole, par-71 course measuring 6,018 m from the back tees and featuring four sets of tee positions.
  • The Dunes Clubhouse covering 3,500m² with full-service locker and guest changing facilities, as well as an extensive members’ lounge with private terrace. A fully equipped pro shop offers the latest in golf equipment and apparel from a range of international brands.
  • Extensive practice facilities including a well appointed full-size driving range, putting green and short-game practice area. A team of golf professionals is available for private lessons and individual coaching sessions.
  • Fleet of state of the art golf carts available for hire. Golfers may also experience the course on foot.
  • A wide selection of the latest quality equipment is available to guests traveling without their clubs.
  • Full-service group and tournament activities, including scoring and tournament services for 10 to 140 players.
  • Team-building golf packages can be tailor-made regardless of playing level.

The Bay Course

Open since October 2011, The Bay Course at Navarino Bay – just a few minutes from The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and next to the historic Navarino Bay, promises a different set of challenges and choices, with greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf. With the majority of tees offering inspiring sea views, the 18-hole seaside Bay Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, meanders through three distinct natural landscapes. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that make for an intense and memorable golf round.

The Bay Course plays to a par of 71 from a variety of lengths designed to challenge golfers of various skill levels. Crafted across the natural terrain, the layout is offering panoramic sea and mountain views, having also some holes that play directly along the sea.

Costa Navarino Bay  Golf-TheBayCourse3  Costa Navarino Sunset

ON-COURSE FACILITIES

  • 18-hole, par-71 course measuring 5,614 m from the back tees and featuring four sets of tee positions.
  • Fleet of state of the art golf carts with GPS available for hire. This is a buggy only course.
  • A wide selection of the latest quality equipment will be available to guests travelling without their clubs.
  • Full-service group and tournament activities, including scoring and tournament services for 10 to 120 players.
  • Team-building golf packages can be tailor-made regardless of playing level

For more information on Costa Navarino please contact the office on 01782 510800 or email  info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

 

Please Contact the office on 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

We can arrange a Quality Golfing holiday at a number of other courses in England, please contact the office as other Courses  are available on request.

We are members of the Travel Trust Association so all bookings made with us are secure and your money is always safe, something we think is very important in the current economic climate.  We are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators who support golf tourism worldwide.

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It’s now time to think about your 2018 golf group trip with Quality Golf Destinations.

Are you a Golf group organizer and thinking of where and when you would like to go for your 2018 golf group trip. Well now is the best time to start planning, here are 5 good reasons to make your plans early

 

  1. Best choice of destinations

  2. Early booking discounts at many hotels

  3. Early booking gives you the golf tee times you want during peak times

  4. Book your flights early for the best prices and group rates

  5. Gives you time to plan your golf holiday with the experts

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Where will you be going in 2018?

 

You would be amazed how many people think that Spring and Autumn are quiet months around Europe’s sunnier resorts. Although many hotels are quieter at these times the ones in the best locations can still be busy. It’s not only golfers who want to get away for early or late sunshine, it’s a very popular time for people not tied to the school holidays or for those people who want to get away but don’t want the high temperatures of the summer months.

Although places like the Costa Del Sol or Algarve seem to have golf courses at every turn in fact compared to the UK there are still relatively few. The whole of Spain’s Andalucía region stretching 450 miles along the cost from the Portuguese border in the west, across southern Spain’s Costa del Sol to Northern Almeria in the east has 97 golf clubs, that’s 2 less than golf clubs affiliated to the Cheshire Golf Union one of the UK’s smaller counties. Which is why in the prime golf season, when golfers from not only the UK but most of northern Europe converge to the southern resorts, tee times can be at a premium.

Golf in the Andalucía region is very popular so why not consider an alternative. The Costa Blanca (Alicante), Costa Daurada (South of Barcelona) or Costa Brava ( North of Barcelona) In these regions not so noted for their golf you can find some of Spain’s best courses (PGA Catalunya, El Prat, Lumine and Las Colinas to name a few). Even in the Andalucía region itself the Costa del luz region around Cadiz offers some excellent value for money options.

 

2017 Golf Group Trip - Las Colinas

Las Colinas Golf Club in Spain’s Costa Blanca

 

The same can be said for the Algarve, golf continues after Vilamoura and the Western Algarve has some great options. Palmares Golf Club being a 27 hole Robert Trent Jones Jnr gem while Penina Henry Cotton Championship, the original course on the Algarve still holds its own as one of the best 50 years after its opening. Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon is easy to fly to and also has a great selection of courses both north and south of the city, a great road network and a superb choice of accommodation, not to mention the year-round nightlife. Portugal’s oldest courses can be found around the City. Both Estoril and Lisbon Golf Club’s were formed in the 1920’s so will soon be celebrated their centenaries’. Combine this with great courses such as Oitavos Dunes, Praia del Rey and Penha Longa, all regular Portuguese Open venues and a host of local gems which are great value for money.

 

If you don’t want to travel so far then we can recommend many great trips nearer to home. Explore the links golf of North West Ireland, Open Courses in Scotland or England, or simply some great courses you may never have heard of but are well worth visiting. We have organised trips to over 20 countries around the world so if you’re stuck for ideas ask for recommendations.

Remember everywhere we recommend we have visited so we only give first-hand advice. All our quotes are tailor-made for our clients, anything from All inclusive resorts to a simple apartment, transfers and car or Van hire and of course the golf !!! We have special arrangements with many courses where our added benefits include free golf buggies or free golf for group organisers.
So if it’s your turn to organise this year’s golf tour, contact us for a truly personal quote

  1. First-hand knowledge of all our recommendations, for golfers by golfers

  2. 100% financial security with our TTA Bonding (u7420)

  3. Packages can have flights included with ATOL cover

  4. Fully tailor-made service, no off the shelf packages

  5. For groups, individuals pay directly so organisers don’t have to collect monies.

  1. No credit card charges on payments

 

Quality Golf Destinations are members of IAGTO  ( International Association of Golf Tour Operators) and founder members of Golf Tourism England.

 

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Quality Golf Destinations specialise in tailor made golf holidays as we believe that every group want’s something different. That’s why on our website you will not see page after page of supposedly cheap golf holidays. Everyone wants to enjoy their golf and a course which a low handicap player might think is a superb test of golf, might be a high handicapper’s worst nightmare. That is why we play or visit all the hotels and golf courses we recommend, so we can give first-hand knowledge to our clients.

We prefer to talk to our clients and offer a custom built holiday which meets their specific criteria. All our quotations are fully inclusive and can include flights, accommodation, all your transport requirements, Practice area and tee time reservations, even in certain locations a recommendation of where to eat! If the clients prefer to use a hire car, in many areas we can give directions from the resort to golf the course.

We are founder members of Golf Tourism England, a new body whose aim is to create a central point for golf tourism in England on a similar basis to that which has been so successful in Ireland, Scotland and Wales over the last few years. We are also members of IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) which gives us access to a huge amount of Golf courses, Resorts, Hotels and other golf related operations around the world.

We have been successfully running Golf Training Academies with PGA Professionals for four years, if you have been thinking about getting some warm winter golf then we are the people to talk too.

We are hosting a number of Golf Training Academies and it’s our goal of helping you play better golf to a whole new level. We have devised the ultimate golf teaching holiday experience exclusively for you that provides you with golf in the sun on some sublime courses – plus the opportunity to improve all areas of your game along the way. We offer PGA Professionals full back up and try to make the experience as easy as possible for you. Once an itinerary has been agreed we provide a custom brochure and posters to give to your members and students

Quality Golf Destinations have hosted Golf Training Academies for some of the UK biggest golf magazines such as Today’s Golfer and National Club Golfer with great success. We also offer a hosted service for bigger groups where one of the Quality Golf Destinations staff will in effect be your tour rep for the duration of the trip, letting you get on with the teaching while we answer the questions and help with those little queries.

If you don’t fancy a traditional holiday but would prefer to lead a group, we can help you.

As well as overseas destinations we also have a wide range of options in the UK from 5 star resorts such as Celtic Manor and the Belfry to excellent club course tours. We also can help with Captain and Presidents away day’s and weekends.

If you refer a group from your club to us and they book then we pay you a referral fee. We have leaflets you can display in your pro-shop if you are interested.

Quality Golf Destinations aim to take the stress from the professional when organising a group. We take all payments directly from your clients and keep you up to date with your groups bookings. For extra piece of mind we are fully bonded with the Travel Trust Association (TTA U7420). All holidays where we provide flights as part of a package are also covered by ATOL.

As well as Golf holidays we also happy to provide general leisure holidays and city breaks, as well as airport car parking, travel insurance and airport lounge passes.

If you would like more information on the services we offer to PGA Professionals please let us know by either ringing 01782 510800 or email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com

Neil, Rob and Rachel, the Quality Golf Destinations team will be happy to discuss with your requirements either over the phone or in person at your club.

 

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Golf in Ontario - The forgotten golfing oasis

Golf in Ontario – The forgotten golfing oasis

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The words “hidden gem” is often attributed to a golf course that may not promote itself to the wider domain and prefers to keep what it knows is a great product to its own membership. On this occasion it can well be attributed to a nation that may well have some of the best golf courses in world, in some of the most spectacular settings.

Golf in Ontario - The forgotten golfing oasis

Ask anyone about golf in North America and they will probably roll off a string of courses they would love to play. Most if not all would be in the USA, Pebble Beach, Augusta, Pinehurst No2 are individual courses on a dream list, but if you look at the Carolinas, Florida, Arizona, California and Nevada they all will have you playing on courses played on the PGA tour and market themselves as major golfing destinations in their own right.

What of Golf north of the USA border? (Don’t go reaching for a map we mean Canada)

Well a very good question and the main reason of this newsletter/blog. Quality Golf Destinations were invited to join the first ever Golf Familiarisation (FAM for short) trip organised by six of the regional tourist boards that are part of the huge state of Ontario. With a landmass big enough to fit three of Europe’s top golfing nations, Spain, Portugal and France into it, Ontario also has enough space to be home to over 700 golf courses most of these are in the more populated region within a two hour drive from the main city and our arrival airport of Toronto.

With just seven day to look at what the area had to offer, we only had time to see the proverbial tip of the iceberg but after seven rounds of golf plus a couple of site visits the first impressions were outstanding.

Golf in Ontario Canada can be split in to two camps, private member clubs and public golf courses. Many private member clubs like some of their UK counterparts are there primarily for their member’s. However a limited amount of green fee income at less busy times can be more than welcome in the right circumstances. The public golf courses should not be confused with many of the cheap green fees, pile them high course here in the UK, these are more on the lines of top quality commercial course such as the Grove or London Club but with a price tag of a local UK green fee.

Golf in Ontario - GroupThe overwhelming thing that struck me about all the clubs we visited was the superb condition of the courses. This is even more remarkable considering last winter was one of the harshest of recent times in Canada. Golf in Ontario is a summer sport, by mid-November the snows are arriving and the clubs closed for the winter. The season generally starts in May (mid-April if the weather permits) and end in October when the trees are in their full fall splendour. The Canadians do love their golf and one of the nicest things was the pace of play, anything over four and a half hours was frowned upon, our quickest round was a very pleasant 3 ½ hours around the stunning Briars course and the average on the four hour mark, very refreshing.

Away from the golf Ontario is blessed with some of the most draw droopingly beautiful countryside. Woodland and lakes dominate the scenery, picturesque small towns, Tim Hortons (A Canadian coffee tradition) great food and superb hospitality, whether you are visiting one of the many bistro-bars or small bed and breakfasts. The service and welcome is second to none.

 

The Canadians – There is definitely a different feel to Ontario, it’s not America with a different flag on the pole, although there are many similarities. Being part of the commonwealth they have an affinity with the British isles, so many people have relatives in the UK or emigrated themselves that at times you have to remind yourself you’re not back at home. You can get a passable pint of beer (usually called Red) rather than light larger and in certain micro-breweries or Craft brewery’s there was some stunning beers (Old Flame IPA and Dumb Blonde to name two).

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Food in Canada has without doubt an American influence and the BBQ selections from the big brother down south dominates many a menu, however Canada’s other influence, France also makes an impact with a bit of refinement to the more subtle pallet. Whichever way you look at it food is a big part of life and your belt will probably be needed to expand a notch by the end of a trip. Any Canada road trip is not complete without a visit to Tom Horton’s. Canada’s favourite Coffee outlet and can be found literally everywhere. As well as coffee (the dark ground can be recommended) they also have an amazing choice of donuts and pastries to keep you going between meals.

Golf in Ontario

53 of the top 100 public golf courses in Canada are in Ontario

Angus Glen Golf Club

Angus Glen Golf ClubA 36 hole complex featuring North & South courses, Both North and South course have hosted the Canadian Open, as well as the 2015 Pan-American Games and has a definite tournament feel about it. Millions of dollars have been spent over the last two years upgrading the course to a full modern championship facility. A great clubhouse and practice facility compliment the golf courses and all green fees include cart rental including GPS and free use of the range before play. As a public course with easy reach to downtown Toronto this is a very popular course for corporate golf and strangely to a UK golfer is more expensive to play during the week than at the weekend.

Golf in Ontario - Angus Glen golf club

GF $175 – $125 North – Par 72 7,403 – 5462 yards 5 tees. South Par 72 7,299 – 5,460 yards 4 tees

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club

Royal Ashburn Golf Club18-hole Public club but with a large membership in Durham County which has hosted the qualifying school for the Canadian Tour for over 30 years. The course has been owned and run by the Patterson family since its initial design stage in the early 50’s. The course its self has a rolling parkland feel with a few water hazards to focus the mind. The courses main defence are its greens which have some wicked breaks if you get on the wrong side of the pin.

Golf in Ontarion - Royal Ashburn Golf Club

GF $90 – $65. 7,104 – 4,783 yards par 72 5 sets of tees Black, Blue, White, Gold, Green

Bay of Quinte Golf Club

Bay of Quinte logo Set on Lake Ontario the course runs inland rather than along the lake shore, is a very friendly local member’s golf club with some of the best putting surfaces I have played on in over 12 months.

The signature hole for me would probably be the 262 yard 14th. The hole suckers you in to having a dig for the green but it’s pretty well all carry over water, there is plenty of room right which you can’t see from the tee or it’s a mid-iron short of the water hazard. A classic risk and reward hole.

An interesting mixture of holes you could easily be playing on a parkland club course anywhere in the UK. Although golf buggies are available here, as at all the courses in the region, this is an easy walking course.

The club is currently building a new club house which should be ready for 2016.

Golf in Ontario - Bay of Quinte Golf Club

GF $ 55 – 30,   6,571 – 5,063 yards par 72 5 sets of tees Black, Gold, Green, Blue, Red

Black Bear Ridge Golf Club

Blackbear Ridge Golf clubOne of my favourite courses we played, a great driving course with lots of raised tee’s which gives you a great view of the hole. Two thirds of the course is played along tree lined fairways, a ball hit into the woods was usually found pretty quickly as like Augusta there was just a pine needle covering under the trees, but normally the only option was a chip out to the pretty generous fairways. Again another perfectly manicured golf course. Out away from the trees a wetland area has to be negotiated including the monster 11th a par 6 from the very back tees at 690 yards. It was still a tough dog leg Par 5 of 550 yards off the whites which was plenty long enough for me.

The Clubhouse and pro shop sit on the highest point of the course with some excellent views of the woodland. Where there any bears? No but watch out for the horseflies and apply insect repellent if you’re in the trees, sunscreen only needed on the fairways.

Golf in Ontario - Black Bear Ridge Golf Club

GF $ 75 – 50,    7,238 – 5,145 yards par 72-74 5 sets of tees Black, Blue, White, Red and Green

The Briars Golf Club

Briars Golf ClubA private members club dating back to 1922 on the shores of Lake Simcoe and adjacent to the Briars Resort where guests can play at this exclusive club. It’s a superb 18-hole tree lined course in exceptional condition with some outstanding par 3’s, both the 5th and 13th are great holes from the back tees. The Briars is one of those courses where you will probably play it better the second time than the first, it’s a course where a bit of local knowledge will help you on a number of holes. But what better reason do you need to spend a couple of days here and enjoy the charming Briars Resort. Not the longest of courses you will play in Ontario but it will probably be one of your favourites.

Golf in Ontario - The Briars Golf Club

GF $ Guest at the Briars Resort 6,286 – 5,456 yards par 71, 3 sets of tees Blue, White and Red

 Lora Bay Golf Club

Lora Bay Golf ClubA public course set on Lake Huron and close to the popular winter ski resort of Blue Mountain, Collingwood. This course will have you mesmerised as soon as you stand on the first tee. Designed by Tom Lehman it’s a great layout which can be enjoyed by any level of golfer. We played the course from the Cobalt or “dirty” blue tees, still a good challenge of around 6,200 yards but it made for an enjoyable game. There are some challenging tee shots from the very back tee’s especially the Par 5 16th with a very long carry for amateur golfers of modest ability. There is plenty of water and trees on the front 9 but the back is more open until you come to the 15th which plays between 190 – 170 yards from a raised tee 100 yards above the green which looks as though you’re playing to a postage stamp.

Golf in Ontario - Lora Bay Golf Club

GF $ 135 – 75,   7,034 – 5,644 yards par 72, 5 sets of tees Black, Silver, Blue (Cobalt), White, and Red

 

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Wooden-Sticks-Golf-ClubOne of the most popular courses in the Toronto area, set again in a mature wooded landscape the difference here is that a number of holes are “inspired” by some of the great holes in golf. They don’t try to make the holes exact replicas but instead try to give you a feel of playing some great golf holes including Amen corner from Augusta, the 17th at Sawgrass and a number of holes from St Andrews a course where the highest foliage is a gorse bush, but trust me it works.

Wooden Sticks prides itself on service and a full day’s experience. All green fees include golf buggy and a meal both prior and after your round.

Golf in Ontario - Wooden Sticks Golf Club

GF $ 195 – 155, 7,025 – 5,276 yards par 72, 5 sets of tees Black, Green, Blue, White, and Red

Caledon Country Club

Caladon Country Club LogoDesigned in the 1960’s Caledon Country Club is a public course and not long by modern standards, but beware the length of the course is misleading as there are a number of holes where doglegs and the terrain make a long iron or rescue wood a sensible option off the tee. The driveable first hole is always worth a blast and a fun course to play. The 3rd hole was probably my favourite, the Devil’s Corridor 385 yard par 4 dogleg left to right with a really tight drive and water all the way down the left, not one for the faint hearted. Again yet another course in good condition.

Golf in Ontario - Caledon Country Club

GF $ 70 – 35, 6,502 – 5,581 yards par 72, 3 sets of tees Blue, White, and Red

Hockley Valley

hockleyLogo3A resort course attached to the Hockley Valley Resort, two things make this course stand out from the norm. Firstly there are no bunkers on the course, great for those of us who are not so great from the traps, instead of bunkers grass mounds are used which for many courses is a much more natural hazard than a bunker. Second slightly unusual aspect is the make-up of the back nine which only features two par 4s. The remaining 7 holes are made up of 4 par threes and 3 par fives. The course has some stunning looking holes as the terrain undulates through the surrounding hills, again many framed by tree lined fairways.

The resort has its own rather good vineyard and during the winter is a Ski resort with a number of its own runs.

Golf in O~ntario - Hockley Valley Resort

GF $ 80 – 50, 6,358 – 4,678 yards par 71, 3 sets of tees Black, Gold, Green and White

* Green fees price guide are shown in Canadian dollars, current exchange rate is approximately $2 Can = £1

Accommodation choices in Ontario

In Toronto and its surrounding area’s there is every level of accommodation, from the high end 5* establishments to local bed and breakfasts the choice is yours.

Canada is blessed with a large selection of very good chain hotels such as Hilton Hampton Inns, Marriott Townplace and Holiday Inn’s, these are probably the equivalent in price brackets to the budget UK hotels. Many are only 3* rated but I would rate most as a 4* against a similar property in the UK (and better than a few so called 5* properties I have stayed in around the world).

There are also some exceedingly good resort hotels that are well worth considering. Many are set for both the winter ski season and the summer holidays.

The Briars Resort & Spa on Lake Simcoe is one example, owned and run by the same family since it was bought from its original owner nearly 140 years ago. It’s a wonderful old school and very non-corporate resort hotel with a number of lake side lodges. Set in its own vast acreage of land along the lake it’s an extremely popular destination out of Toronto. Guests at the Briars may play at the Briars Golf Club adjacent to the resort and reached by a 5 minute stroll through the woods.

The Briars is also well known locally for its food and sources as much produce for its kitchens as possible from the local area.  Recipes however come from further afield and I have to admit myself their sticky toffee pudding was legendary and a real treat. Sitting around the log burner outside after dinner is the perfect way to end the day at the Briars, sipping a single malt or bourbon, chatting to new friends and watching the starry skies.

Golf in Ontario - The Briars Resort

 

Finally there is one exceptional place worthy of its own newsletter rather than a paragraph in this article. There are many different bed & breakfast accommodation choices in all the area’s we visited and many people enjoy the personal touch and service you receive from this type of accommodation. The Nestleton Waters Inn is probably one of the best bed and breakfast / small hotels I have stayed in and one I would not hesitate to return to tomorrow given half a chance.

Golf in Ontario - Nesleton Waters Inn

Set in the picturesque woods with its own spring fed lake where the brave can swim, it’s an idyllic setting and obvious why it’s a popular wedding venue. Each suite in the property is tastefully themed, many inspired from the host families travels around the world. Breakfast at The Nestleton Waters inn is also splendid and the best we enjoyed in Canada, a coffee on the terrace with a wonderful view over the lake followed by a home cooked breakfast will certainly keep you sustained until lunch time.

Golf in Ontario - Nesleton Waters Inn

Getting there and traveling around

Flights to Toronto are direct from both London and Manchester with Air Canada and Air-transat, a seven hour flight will get you to Toronto (slightly shorter coming home thanks to the Gulf Stream) alternatively fly with any of the main American airlines with a change via the USA. I would recommend flying direct to Toronto to avoid the stringent USA custom procedures, Canada’s are thorough which you would expect in this day and age and very similar to the UK. Tourist Visas for UK passport holders are on granted on arrival on completion of a simple form and valid for up to 180 days which will suit most people’s requirements for a holiday.

Canada is very much a fly drive destination although for groups transfers can be easily be arranged. The great thing for the travelling golfer in Canada is there is a great choice of vehicles with the luggage capacity to accommodate clubs and cases without breaking the bank and filling up with fuel in Canada is around half the cost per litre to the UK.  Roads are well signposted but with a satellite navigation to help you it’s a pleasant experience.

Overview

Ontario is a great destination which has unfortunately been too often ignored by UK travellers for the more popular Western Canadian City of Vancouver and British Columbia. For golfer’s it’s a superb golf holiday destination, if you’re looking for a family holiday with a couple of games of golf thrown in it offers some great options. Great accommodation and food, superb scenery with a vast range of activities to keep you occupied on your days away from the golf course. Good uncrowded roads (away from downtown Toronto!!) and the locals are both extremely friendly and of course speak English. More importantly they readily understand an English accent, something their close neighbours south of the boarder so often fail miserably at. I for one thoroughly recommend Golf in Ontario as one of the best summer & autumn golf holiday destinations you can find.

Golf in Ontario - !0th hole at Blackbear Ridge GC

 

A heartfelt thank you

Thanks must go to Bill at Golf Stream Travel on behalf of the Ontario tourist boards who organised the trip. Ontario’s Central Counties Tourism, Headwaters Tourism, Bruce Grey Simcoe Tourism and Bay of Quinte Tourism. Not forgetting all the hotels and golf courses we visited who, without exception, were all fantastic hosts and thank you all so much for helping introduce such a wonderful region to Quality Golf Destinations.

Our Introduction to Golf in Ontario “In the fall” package

From £849pp (trips between the 1/9 & 30/10)

Your chance to play some amazing golf courses to the backdrop of the world famous Canada Fall when the tree lined fairways are at their most spectacular. 7 nights twin shared accommodation in quality hotels throughout your stay with some amazing breakfasts included. We will also recommend some great places for dinner each night so you get the most out of this golf holiday. All the golf courses on this itinerary are memorable in their own right and always in superb condition. Golf carts are available at each course for a small additional fee with the exception of Wooden Sticks GC where they are included.

Golf in Ontario - Hockley Valley Golf in Ontario - Royal Ashburn Golf Club Golf in Ontario - Caledon Country Club

(Golf courses left to right – Hockley Valley, Royal Ashburn & Caledon Country Club)

Package includes

7 nights Luxury Hotel accommodation (Twin/Double room), 5 Rounds of top quality golf & daily breakfast, Transfers or Car Hire

Golf at Hockley Valley, Osprey Highlands, Caledon Country Club, Royal Ashburn and Wooden Sticks Golf Clubs (Inc Buggy)

Accommodation – Hockley Valley Resort 4 nights, Nestleton Waters Inn 2 nights, Westin Hotel Toronto 1 night.

Not included

International flights, Travel insurance, Golf buggies (Unless stated), Items of a personal nature, gratuities and tips.

If you would like us to add flights, or extend your stay we will be happy to tailor your package for you.

For more information contact us by email info@qualitygolfdestinations.com or phone 01782 510800

Golf in Ontarion - Bay of Quinte TourismGolf in Ontarion - Central Counties tourismGolf in Ontario - Grey Simcoe tourismGolf in Ontario - Headwaters Tourism

For general information about the regions of Ontario click on the tourism logo above, for Golf club info click on the club logo’s

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