The exciting new partnership between The European Tour and Terre Blanche was formalised at a ceremony in the south of France this week when the latest Tour Destination took receipt of the Tour’s designation plaque.
David MacLaren, the Tour’s Director of Property and Venue Development, handed over the special plaque denoting Terre Blanche’s recently acquired status as the third and most recent European Tour Destination to General Manager Francois Vaugoude and Jean-Marie Casella, the resort’s Director of Golf.
MacLaren commented: “We were delighted last November to announce Terre Blanche as the third European Tour Destination within our network of world class golfing venues, alongside our six European Tour Courses.
“With the handing over of the designation plaque, we can officially welcome Terre Blanche into the family of Tour Properties at a significant time for French golf with The Ryder Cup being hosted at Le Golf National, another European Tour Destination in just over six years’ time.
“In the short space of time since Terre Blanche was announced as a European Tour Destination, the Club has proved to be extremely worthy of the Tour Destination endorsement and we look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship with one of Europe’s leading golfing venues.
“Whether someone comes here to play golf, experience the Performance Centre, relax in the world renowned Spa, enjoy the sumptuous hotel or purchase a home on the site, we are confident that everyone who experiences Terre Blanche will wish to return again and again.”
Director of Golf Casella added: “We offer a typical Provence experience with our five-star hotel facilities, which are second to none and perfectly complement the two challenging and varied golf courses. There is plenty to do on site with the Spa, Kids’ Club and Golf Academy, all just a short drive from Cannes on the Cote d’Azur.
“We aim to establish ourselves as a world-renowed centre of excellence as well as a fantastic place to stay. We already host the French national amateur squad and we hope that one of those youngsters will make us all very proud by making the 2018 Ryder Cup Team.”