Golf travel company Gastro Golf offers golfers with a passion for stunning courses and exceptional food the opportunity to book their most memorable ever-golfing trip. And now the short break specialist is extending its reach into the Corporate Events arena by offering companies the opportunity to have hosted short break client events and product launches at some of Europe’s finest golf destinations, hotels and resorts.
The Cheshire-based tour operator, which is a member of IAGTO, organises golf holidays with a ‘gastronomic twist’ – combining the opportunity to play on some of the world’s finest golf courses, stay in luxury hotels, and enjoy memorable culinary, wine and cultural experiences.
Gastro Golf’s tailor-made breaks are perfect for those who want to expand their overall golfing experience by sampling the best local food and wines found in destinations such as the Algarve, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal; the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, and Barcelona regions of Catalonia; as well as other golf and gastronomically rich regions of France, Italy and Spain.
While the holiday golfer is a key target for Gastro Golf, the concept is also perfect for the corporate events market, whether it be for companies based in the UK or mainland Europe.
As a European short break specialist, Gastro Golf can organise launch events, host client days and tournaments, and arrange everything from top golf venues, fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury transfers and five-star accommodation for clients and guests.
Company founder John Sullivan, who has spent most of his career in the hospitality industry, said: “Gastro Golf combines all the right ingredients for a truly memorable corporate event, including personal service both here in the UK and in the destination.
“In selected regions of Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, we work with some of the best residential golf resorts, all offering first-class accommodation, meeting facilities, restaurants and superb golf courses.
“Here we can arrange an extended event typically covering 2-4 days, affording businesses and their clients the opportunity to get behind the scenes, meet the owners and chefs at selected restaurants, visit wineries and food markets, providing a real gastronomic experience and superb golf.
“We are very keen to work with all businesses & particularly those from the Food, Drink & Hospitality sectors who may have product supply partners in Europe, where we can utilize these for product launches, menu tastings and familiarization events. Each selected destination is a short flight from most UK airports and Gastro Golf would provide all transfer and in-location services to make the whole event run seamlessly creating a truly unique golfing experience.“
Several top-class venues are available to choose from, these include the new Camiral Hotel located at the PGA Catalunya Resort near Girona, where European Tour venues are combined with the finest Catalan cuisine, while over in Portugal, the capital city of Lisbon provides a stunning backdrop to visit world-class resorts such as Penha Longa, Royal Obidos and The Oitavos.
Gastro Golf www.gastrogolf.co.uk