Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort, on the Portuguese Silver Coast, has been named Golf Resort of the Year – Europe 2007, awarded by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
Stuart Swycher, president/chairman of Praia D’El Rey says, “We are delighted to win this prestigious industry award as we near the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Praia D’El Rey Golf Course and the third anniversary of the 5 star Hotel Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort. Top quality golf has always been central to our offering, with the resort growing up around the course – not the other way around -fortified with the opening of a unique 5 star hotel. Our aim is to deliver the ultimate golfing experience and it is wonderful to achieve this recognition”
Resort and hotel director, Jorge de Almeida says, “This award will give all the Praia D’El Rey staff that extra boost to maintain their high levels of quality service. We are all proud and thankful to the European golf tour operators for promoting and selling our beautiful resort on a permanent basis.”
Course director, Eduardo Johnston da Silva says, “This award endorses Praia D’El Rey as a world-class golf destination with a total commitment to excellence in every aspect of the visitor’s stay here.”
Just 50 minutes from Lisbon and yet in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Praia D’El Rey Golf Course was designed by renowned American golf architect, Cabell B. Robinson, with whom this links course remains an all-time favourite. He says, “Praia D’El Rey has stunning views across the ocean and we were able to use the landscape’s natural features, building golf holes on the cliffs and down towards the beach.”
Since then the resort has developed, with owners/visitors staying in luxury villas, townhouses and apartments, as well as at the Hotel – Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort. Set in a unique location the five star hotel offers comfortable bedrooms, various bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink and taste the best cuisine, perfect venues to host an event, a world class SPA and health club to revitalise, and, where the service concept has been especially tailored to embrace the client’s need to relax and spend an unforgettable experience!
In choosing Praia D’El Rey as best performing golf resort of the year, IAGTO’s award truly reflects the views of the golf travelling clients of 250 tour operators from 40 different countries. Aspects considered include customer satisfaction; quality of golf course and accommodation; value for money; tee time accessibility and speed of communication/staff efficiency.
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