European Tour Destinations has announced that its two most northern venues in Finland and Estonia, Linna Golf and Estonian Golf & Country Club, have extended their long-running affiliation with the network.
Located 100km from the Finnish capital Helsinki and ranked 60th in Golf World’s Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe, Linna Golf is home to an 18-hole championship course with a clubhouse, practice facilities and a host of other outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed throughout the long summer days.
Esa Honkalehto, CEO of Linna Golf, said: “Linna Golf has been a member of the European Tour Destinations network since 2005 and renewing our partnership is testament to both the work they do and support they provide. As we enter another phase of our relationship, we look forward to continuing to grow Linna Golf and showcasing our venue on a global scale by being part of the European Tour family.”
Estonian Golf & Country Club is situated 25km from the capital Tallinn in a rural, coastal environment beside the Baltic Sea. Home to the 18-hole championship Sea course, and its sister, the 9-hole Stone course, the venue has been a constant in the European Tour Destinations network for over a decade.
The Sea course meanders more than 7,000 yards through forests which reach out to the beach and along the Jägala River, while the Stone course lies on a limestone plain between junipers, restored stone fences and a protected national heritage site. During the winter season, when the golf courses are closed, a 5km ski trail which weaves through the Sea course opens to guests.
There is also a variety of exclusive and distinct real estate opportunities available at the resort, with each development divided into ‘villages’, where a different architect has designed a unique property cluster.
Hanno Kross, CEO at Estonian Golf & Country Club, said: “For a young golfing nation like Estonia, we are very happy and proud to be part of the European Tour Destinations network. Estonian Golf & Country Club has hosted the World Cup qualifiers twice, plus multiple individual and team European Championships, and working with the European Tour has given us the chance to get the knowledge and expertise required to achieve our goals.
“The new contract to extend our relationship is another great point in our 15-year history which allows us to continue our development and service delivery that we pride ourselves on in northern Europe.”
Ian Knox, Head of European Tour Destinations, said: “We are delighted to start off 2021 with Linna Golf and Estonian Golf & Country Club both renewing their membership with European Tour Destinations. Having our two northern European venues extend their long association with us shows the value they place in affiliation with golf’s global brand and maintains the quality of the network. We look forward to supporting them achieve their goals in the years ahead.”