European Tour Destinations have moved to renew the contracts of four key European venues within its world class portfolio of Destinations.
Linna Golf in Finland, Albatross Golf Resort in Czech Republic, Verdura Resort in Sicily and Bulgaria’s Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort will all continue their relationship as European Tour Destinations after renewing their agreements at the network’s Annual Conference in Spain.
Iain McInally, Head of European Tour Destinations, said: “In what has been a busy start to 2019 with Emirates and Dubai Creek in the United Arab Emirates, as well as Genzon in China, joining our network, I am delighted that, as well as these additions, we are seeing established network venues continuing their partnerships with us.
“We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with each of our venues; helping them to improve both on and off the course and it gives us great pleasure for venues to gain value from their partnerships with European Tour Destinations.
"Our Annual Conference, held at Finca Cortesin last week, was a great success, where our network of over 30 Destinations in 21 countries across three continents, had the opportunity to meet each other and develop ideas in the perfect setting.
“We are looking forward to working with these four renewing venues, and all our Destinations, for many years to come.”
Albatross Golf Resort
Bordering the Cesky Kras nature reserve and situated 420 metres above sea level, this impressive venue enjoys one of the longest seasons in Central Europe.
The 7,466-yard Championship layout features numerous lakes, 65 bunkers and over 1,200 trees. The course is complemented by a stunning, contemporary clubhouse and state-of-the-art practice facilities.
The venue is the long-standing host of the D+D Real Czech Masters on the European Tour International Schedule.
Set amidst the beautiful pine and birch forests of Finland, the exquisite Linna Golf offers a secluded and pristine golfing experience.
The spectacular 18-hole Championship golf course, with stunning clubhouse, superb practice facilities and a great selection of other outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed throughout long playing days in the warm summers.
Stylish golf suite apartments are available for purchase, built within the magnificent location of the clubhouse overlooking the course and representing a completely new concept.
The host venue for The Rocco Forte Sicilian Open in 2017 and 2018, Verdura Resort is set in a valley of olive groves on the south-west coast of Sicily, close to the seaside town of Sciacca.
Set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape overlooking the Mediterranean, Verdura Resort is one of Europe’s premier, contemporary exclusive golf and lifestyle destinations. Guests can enjoy a five-star resort offering two 18-hole Championship courses and a nine hole par three course designed by Kyle Phillips.
Away from golf, there is an award-winning spa, a 60m two-tiered infinity pool, numerous water sports and other impressive sporting facilities, plus a 1.8km stretch of private coastline and five different outstanding restaurants.
Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
With a links-style layout, Lighthouse’s Ian Woosnam-designed 18-hole layout nestles on top of towering cliffs overlooking the Black Sea and features sensational views and many picturesque holes winding through woodland.
The resort hotel provides elegant and stylish accommodation, a luxurious spa and wellness centre, four restaurants, swimming pools and its own sandy beach.
Three ‘Golf Coast’ courses – Lighthouse, Black Sea Rama and Thracian Cliffs – are located within 6km of each other. The venue also offers a choice of real estate opportunities.