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12.26pm 18th July 2012 - Travel

Tunisia’s Tabarka Golf Club has stunning sea views

Charles Briscoe-Knight, the golf travel writer and photographer, has just returned from undertaking the first ever photo-tour of golf courses in Tunisia commissioned by the country’s Tourism Authority to attract more European golfers over to play in the Arab state.

Charles, who recently returned to the UK after a series of other commissions in the United States and Australia, travelled the length and breadth of Tunisia to photograph eight leading courses, two of which offer 36 holes.

Many of the courses were designed by Ronald Fream and by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Both of whom have a number of other course designs across the Mediterranean,

They ranged from the Tabarka club in the north west of Tunisia, near the Algerian border, to the Djerba Golf Club on the island of the same name close to Libya. In between, Charles travelled and shot in the exotic desert Oasis resort of Tozeur.

18th Oasis Tozuer GC

The spectacular sea views at Tabarka can be accessed by car from Tunis as can  Hammamet, while the courses on the east coast such as Djerba are best served by local airports.

“The prospect of Tunisia becoming a growing force in the golf tourism business is much more likely now,” said Charles who witnessed the post-revolution enthusiasm of the Tourism Authority and individual golf clubs to welcome visitors from all over Europe.

Images taken by Charles, whose pictures also feature in the latest marketing campaign being run by four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry, will be appearing in a new series of advertisements promoting Tunisia as a golfing destination.

They will also feature on the Tunisia Tourism Authority stands at this year’s World Travel Market in London and the International Golf Travel Market in Vilamoura in November. IAGTO Chief, Peter Walton commented “ Its good to see Charles has completed this visual aid project – it was one of the major pieces of advice we made in our recent consultation with the Tunisian clubs.

For further information, please contact Charles Briscoe-Knight via cbk.foto@zen.co.uk

       

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