World Golf Awards has announced its 2020 winners. Founded in 2014, the global initiative is designed to recognise and reward excellence in golf tourism, courses and golf destinations.
Fairmont St Andrews has announced that its holding company, St Andrews Bay Development, has been acquired by a company led by Great Century. The partners of Great Century have established a strategic plan focusing on global investments within golf.
Hesperia Investment Group has reached an agreement with Arum Group to acquire a majority stake of the luxury resort La Manga Club. The Spanish resort has a total area comprising of 560 hectares with a privileged location in front of the Mar Menor and Mediterranean seas and adjacent to the nature reserve of Calblanque.
Madeira has experienced a boost in golf numbers during the first four months of 2019, with the two ‘mainland’ courses experiencing almost double-digit growth. Also, on the up is Madeira’s overall tourism revenue which showed almost two per cent growth in 2018.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort has announced the signature of a sponsorship contract with Ayoub Lguirati, the new star of Moroccan golf.
Ian Baker-Finch has joined the team at easyGolf Worldwide - a luxury golf travel company providing golfers with holidays to the world’s best courses – in the role of ambassador.
Conceived with golf professionals and enthusiasts in mind, there are very few destinations in the Middle East that offer the prestigious facilities and serene surroundings provided by Ayla. Designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship course is situated at the heart of Aqaba’s newest waterfront development.
Europe’s most eagerly-awaited new golf course design project will officially open in Portugal this summer. Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon – on Portugal’s magnificent Silver Coast – West Cliffs has been designed by golf course architect Cynthia Dye ASGCA, of the world-renowned golf architecture firm Dye Designs Group, and is set to be unveiled to a worldwide audience in June.
Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal’s highest-ever ranked golfer, has returned to his family roots after signing a new multi-year partnership with Quinta do Lago – one of the world’s elite luxury golf and lifestyle destinations.