til første side Debattsiden
Nordbanen er blitt flott etter den massive
ombyggingen. Her er det 18. hullet - par 5 - hvor man har gode muligheter til å
gå inn på to slag. Men da må driven være presis.
18.11 Quinta do Lago:
Dobbel suksess for Quinta do Lago
Det er mange kåringer innen turisme og golf. Nå har Quinta do Lago hatt suksess.
Spesielt etter at de bygde om Nordbanen på området.
Under kåringen i forbindelse med World Golf Awards hadde Quinta do Lago fire
grunner til å juble.
Golfsiden besøkte området i oktober og skrev følgende artikkel:
Her er utdrag fra pressemeldingen som ble sendt:
NORTH COURSE HEADS MULTIPLE QUINTA DO LAGO SUCCESS AT 1st
WORLD GOLF AWARDS
Quinta do Lago has enhanced its position at the forefront of the world’s premier
golf destinations after claiming double success at the 1st World Golf Awards,
including its redeveloped North Course being named as Europe’s Best New Golf
The newly-revamped lay-out has won widespread acclaim since being officially
opened by victorious European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and renowned
American designer Beau Welling last month, and was one of the stars of the show
when the winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the resort
last weekend. (Saturday, November 15)
The awards were being held for the first time and, in an evening of unparalleled
success, Quinta do Lago had three further reasons to celebrate.
The resort’s highly-regarded South Course received the coveted honour of Best
Golf Course in Portugal. Portugal was named as the World’s Best Golf Destination
while McGinley, a regular visitor to Quinta do Lago for more than 20 years where
he founded the only Paul McGinley Golf Academy in the world, was a popular
choice as Golf Personality of the Year award.
John Dwyer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “It was a real thrill for
us to play a leading role in the inaugural World Golf Awards and we feel
tremendously honoured to win some of its main awards.
“It’s our aim at Quinta do Lago to provide the best golfing experience and the
success is deserved recognition and testament to the hard work put in by
everyone to keep the resort at the head of worldwide golf destinations.
“The South Course continues to be regarded as one of the established stars of
golf in the Algarve and we’re particularly excited at the potential and
prospects for the new North Course. The reaction we’ve received from the golf
industry since it reopened has been phenomenal and the course is set to herald
an exciting new era for the resort.”
Some of golf‘s most famous names including legendary commentator Peter Alliss
and respected architect Bill Coore joined leading industry figures at the top
family resort for the inaugural World Golf Awards, which also gave Quinta do
Lago the chance to showcase the venue’s world-class facilities including its
Redeveloped by McGinley in close collaboration with Welling, the new-look layout
has been one of the most talked-about design projects in Europe in 2014, with
the venue being completed in the space of just ten months.
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The North Course redevelopment is part of a major €29m investment programme that
has been undertaken by Quinta do Lago since 2009, and guests from 37 countries
had the chance to enjoy the extensive golf and leisure facilities on offer at
the resort – including 18 holes on the North Course and South Course, an
eight-time host of the Portuguese Open.
All the winners were crowned at a lavish gala ceremony at the Conrad Algarve,
where Alliss was presented with a lifetime achievement award and Coore, who
redesigned the world-famous Pinehurst No 2 course with Ben Crenshaw, received a
special golf architect award.
Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do
Lago is one of the most highly regarded golf and residential developments in the
Algarve since opening in 1972. Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, the
resort offers residents and guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a
year-round temperate climate, a variety of lifestyle pursuits and a strong sense
From the outset, the resort has been at the forefront of European golf with
three 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities
including a Paul McGinley Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art TaylorMade
Performance Center and new short game area. Away from the fairways, there is
plenty to keep everyone occupied, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports
just some of the extensive leisure activities available.
Quinta do Lago’s stunning location by the beach offers the perfect place to
relax and unwind while the resort’s wide array of restaurants, both formal and
informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has
become famous for.
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