Golf Tourism News

Hilton signs sponsorship deal with golfer Tyrrell Hatton

Hilton signs sponsorship deal with golfer Tyrrell Hatton

27 January 2015 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide, the world’s largest hospitality company, has announced a sponsorship deal with young UK golfer Tyrrell Hatton. During his rookie year on the European Tour in 2014, Tyrrell produced one of the best ever debut seasons earning €850,000 in prize money with five top ten finishes. Most notably he challenged at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai where he finished in a very impressive sixth place.

Great Lakes begins preparations for Ryder Cup 2016

Great Lakes begins preparations for Ryder Cup 2016

The Great Lakes is getting ready to once again welcome one of the world’s greatest team sporting events. Minnesota will be home to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska in the Minnesota River Valley from September 27th to October 2nd 2016. Hazeltine was founded by former president of the United States Golf Association Totten Heffelfinger.

National Car Rental signs on as sponsor to PGA America

National Car Rental signs on as sponsor to PGA America

22 January 2015 Car Rental News

National Car Rental and the PGA of America have announced the renewal of their partnership at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show, extending National’s designation as an official partner and the official rental car of the PGA of America. As a partner of the PGA of America, National joins a select group of companies that provide significant, broad-based support of the association, its championships and membership programs.

Gleneagles unveils hotel renovation plans

Gleneagles unveils hotel renovation plans

21 January 2015 Hotel News

The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, is to invest £1.1million in refurbishing its bedrooms, as part of an ongoing programme of upgrades. In the coming months, 36 of the five star hotel’s 232 bedrooms will be given a new look by designers Greyline, who were responsible for the redesign of an additional 36 rooms, completed in 2014. The current improvements will include bespoke carpets from Wilton Carpets; a collection of the finest soft furnishings and wall coverings from companies including Osborne & Little and Harlequin, and designer light fittings from Heathfield.

Golf’s European Tour welcomes Hilton as global partner

Golf’s European Tour welcomes Hilton as global partner

23 December 2014 Hotel News Tourism News

The European Tour and Hilton Worldwide has announced that the world’s largest hospitality company is to become the sporting body’s official worldwide hotel supplier. Building on Hilton’s rich history of sporting association and diverse locations across 93 countries, the deal welcomes Hilton into the stable of European Tour global partners for three years, beginning in 2015.

Jumeirah Golf Estates to launch London sale with Fine & Country Golf

Jumeirah Golf Estates to launch London sale with Fine & Country Golf

European Tour Destination Jumeirah Golf Estates is holding its first property exhibition in association with Fine & Country Golf on December 11th-12th of 2014 at Fine & Country’s Park Lane showroom in Mayfair, London. The exhibition will showcase a portfolio of elite properties for sale within Jumeirah Golf Estates, including the launch of Redwood, a new collection of premium townhouses and villas located in the centre of the community.

The Els Club Teluk Datai recognised by World Golf Awards

The Els Club Teluk Datai recognised by World Golf Awards

Ernie Els’ Malaysian masterpiece, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted in Portugal. Just two weeks after its official grand opening, the four-time Major winner’s stunning Langkawi layout, which sits amidst a tropical rainforest stretching to the shores of the Andaman Sea, scooped the much-coveted accolade, voted upon by golf travel executives and members of the media.

Inaugural World Golf Awards winners celebrate at Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Inaugural World Golf Awards winners celebrate at Conrad Algarve, Portugal

15 November 2014 Travel Events News Tourism News

Portugal has taken the title of World’s Best Golf Destination at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted this evening at the Conrad Algarve. The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the event also saw St Andrews Links - Old Course recognised as the World’s Best Golf Course, while The Els Club Teluk Datai was awarded the honour of World’s Best New Golf Course.

World Golf Awards touches down in the Algarve, Portugal, for inaugural Gala Ceremony

World Golf Awards touches down in the Algarve, Portugal, for inaugural Gala Ceremony

13 November 2014 Travel Events News Tourism News

World Golf Awards has touched down in Portugal as finishing touches are put in place ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the showcase will take place at the Conrad Algarve from November 13th-16th. World Golf Awards will see presentations made across a range of categories during a red carpet event, with leading golf tourism destinations competing for titles including Best Golf Resort, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Tour Operator, and Best New Golf Course.

Legend Golf & Safari Resort launches Extreme Summer Showcase

Legend Golf & Safari Resort launches Extreme Summer Showcase

7 November 2014 Hotel News

Legend Golf & Safari Resort is about to open its new Signature Clubhouse with a four-day Extreme showcase - and you can join in all the fun on one of four especially themed days. Firstly, Thursday November 27th focuses on golf with a tournament like no other. There will be prizes on every hole on the unique Signature Course including an Audi A1, R100,000, a trip to The Masters in the USA, sexy sunglasses and way, way more.

Tenerife to welcome International Golf Travel Market

Tenerife to welcome International Golf Travel Market

Tenerife has been selected as the host venue for the next International Golf Travel Market, to be held on the island from October 5th-8th 2015. The event is the world’s most important meeting for the golf travel industry and each year brings together over 1,000 delegates and hundreds of media from all over the world.

Al Badia Golf Club to welcome Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final

Al Badia Golf Club to welcome Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final

Dubai will once again play host as the European Challenge Tour reaches its climax with the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club from November 5th-8th. The season-ending grand finale is the culmination of the 2014 Challenge Tour season which takes in 27 tournaments played across 21 different countries offering a total prize fund of €6,328,000.