Elea Golf Club, Sir Nick Faldo’s ‘Mediterranean Masterpiece’ situated near Paphos in Cyprus, has announced the appointment of Chris Campbell as its new Head Professional.
In its mission to be regarded as one of the best new golf clubs in the world, Elea has secured the services of one of the industry’s best young professionals, who previously worked for the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in Scotland.
Ross Robertson, Director of Golf Operations at Elea Estate, said: “Chris comes to us with a rich pedigree of experience, having worked at both Skibo Castle and the Cranfield Academy, thus fulfilling our criteria of having experience in an exclusive and world-class members’ environment, as well as being schooled as an excellent teacher at a prestigious academy.
“Furthermore, it was also critical that our golf professional was both educated to degree standard aswell being an excellent player of the game. Chris has an admirable playing record that includes being a Scottish Boy, Youth then Men’s International player, which included becoming the Scottish Under 16 Champion and runner-up in both the European Amateur Championship and European Boys Championship.”
Chris joins the team at Elea Golf Club during a very exciting time. Since Elea was opened in October 2010 – by Sir Nick Faldo – the course has received rave reviews, including a ‘Top 10 new internationalgolf courses of 2010’ ranking from American title, Golf Magazine, and being recognised as ‘one of the World’s most exciting new courses’ by UK title, Golf World.
Chris Campbell commented: “To be part of a development that has already been recognised as one of the world’s top new courses, so early in its life, is an opportunity I wasn’t going to pass over. The facilities at Elea Golf Club are quite superb and I look forward to helping members and visitors alike, to get the best from their game.”
At 6,900 yards, Elea Golf Club circulates through groves of mature carob and olive trees, while dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone strikingly contrast with the dark green fairways that, on many holes, are fringed by Mediterranean grasses and an abundance of wild herbs and native flora.
The course is supported by the Elea Golf Academy that features a full-length driving range complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area and a stunning putting green, which commands an imposing location overlooking the whole course.
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