The PGAs of Europe’s annual congress, international team championship and awards presentation dinner is to be staged for the first time in Murcia, Spain, during week commencing 13th November 2006.
The new location for the popular week of activities that brings together the golfing community of Europe along with speakers and delegates from elsewhere in the world, is the Hotel Santos Nelva and the nearby Roda Golf & Beach Resort.
Both are stylish new facilities in a region of Spain where tourism in general, and golf tourism in particular, has taken off impressively with luxury housing developments, new courses and a significantly upgraded road network fed by the airport at Murcia.
The recently-opened Hotel Santos Nelva boasts superb conference facilities where the 2006 two-day Congress on the topic of ‘The Environment of Golf’ will be presented. The debate, as always, will feature input from international, specialist speakers on essential issues that affects golf and golfers around the globe.
Players from 25 or more PGAE member countries will relish the prospect of sampling the 6,177 metre Dave Thomas designed course that ‘combines different environments to adapt to the Mediterranean landscape and vegetation.’ Roda Golf Course opened last June.
The president of the Golf Federation of Murcia, Jose Jover, has been instrumental in bringing the 2006 Conference to this attractive region and with the accent on working with, rather than against the environment, he feels that the Roda course is an ideal example of the thinking behind the staging of the Environment of Golf Conference in this location.
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