Thousands of golf enthusiasts from around the world are expected to make the pilgrimage to Royal St George’s in the south of England for the Open Championship over the next four days. Rory McIlroy – who won the US Open in June with a sensational 16-under-par – is the star attraction, with sports fans wondering if he can repeat the feat on the famous course.
Hot on the back of winning “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” at the 2010 World Travel Awards, Hilton Vilamoura is boosting its Sport Tourism credentials yet further with the announcment that it will host the inaugural Hilton Vilamoura Golf Classic. The tournament takes place 14-17 January 2011 and includes two days of golf in two of the finest golf courses in the Algarve.
US billionaire Donald Trump has flown to Scotland to finalise plans to build the “world’s greatest golf course”. However a group of local protestors has bought a parcel of land that they argue will thwart the £1 billion seaside development.
European Golf Design are to design an 18 hole high quality resort golf course in Belek, Turkey. Appointed by Belek Emlak ve Ticaret AS, a well established developer with extensive experience in Turkey and Asia, the site is located on the Mediterranean coast close to Antalya.
The Rocco Forte Collection’s first ever golf and spa resort, Verdura in Sicily, will reopen its doors for its first full season on March 1 2010.
Kitzbühel is proud to welcome a new star in Alpine tourism – namely Grand Tirolia Golf and Ski Resort in Kitzbühel where a refined ambience and warm, down-to-earth hospitality meet the rich sporting tradition of the Austrian town.
Fancourt has kicked off 2010 with flair, by the unveiling of twenty-eight refashioned luxury Garden Suites. The timing is perfect, as Africa’s Leading Resort has an action-packed year ahead, hosting three prestigious golf events in the next three months, as well as the Japanese football team during the 2010 Football World Cup.
GHM has confirmed it is terminating its management contract with The Saujana and The Club at The Saujana effective 1 March 2010. GHM has been operating The Saujana since it was rebranded in May 2005 and The Club at The Saujana since opening in September 2008.
The award-winning country house hotel, Headlam Hall, is to be the base for a range of Golf Coaching Breaks and Holidays this year.
The hotel division of Grupo Pinero, Bahia Principe Clubs & Resorts, recently unveiled the “Riviera Maya Golf Club”, a brand new 36 hole golf course, conceived to provide personal enjoyment to players from around the world.
Herb Kohler, Chairman and CEO of Kohler Co., today announced that the company, through its subsidiary, The Old Course Limited, has purchased Hamilton Hall of St Andrews, Scotland, one of the most photographed buildings in the world of golf. Kohler Co. emerged as the accepted party from a competitive bidding process for the property conducted by Jones Lang La Salle and the Bank of Scotland. The Old Course Limited now owns and operates the 5 AA Red Star Old Course Hotel, the Kohler Waters Spa and The Duke’s golf course, all of which will play a role in the future of Hamilton Hall.