World of Leading Golf (WLG), an international organisation representing the best golf resorts in Europe, has confirmed five more iconic venues as the association’s official ‘home’ in their individual country until at least 2017.
Hot on the heels of Stoke Park being unveiled as the English ‘home’, WLG has added five more luxury venues to its elite list: host to the 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National Paris, France; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Portugal; Penati Golf Resort, Slovakia; Royal Park I Roveri, Italy; and Costa Navarino, Greece.
WLG is an international community of member golf clubs fully committed to upholding the very highest levels of quality and it is currently in the process of awarding national ‘home’ status to individual venues in each member country.
It has members in 16 European countries and is expanding exponentially, with clubs from every other continent currently in the application stage. And it is for this reason that the WLG board has taken the decision to appoint a ‘home’ base for each member country – and has so far confirmed six ‘home’ venues.
Claus Feldt, WLG’s general manager, explained: “In a burgeoning organisation such as WLG it is essential you have a place that represents the very best your country has to offer, somewhere you can not only regard as your ‘home’ base but also somewhere you’re happy to wave the flag for you. We are delighted to appoint five fabulous new venues and extremely proud to have them as our spiritual ‘homes’ in their countries.
“The ‘home’ venues serve as a communications base and organisational centre for the country, taking care of PR and marketing, arranging events and serving as meeting places for peers, partners and management of member clubs.
“When choosing a ‘home’ venue in each of our member countries it has to be a prestigious, first-rate venue – but that’s where we are fortunate at WLG because all of our members are, by their nature, prestigious, quality venues. We’re looking forward to confirming our ‘home’ venues in even more countries as the year progresses.”
Penati Golf Resorts owner and CEO, Jan Thomas, added: “We were thrilled when we became the first Slovak venue to be accepted into WLG, and, are so proud to have been appointed to sit among the elite as the association’s ‘home’ in our country.”
WLG focuses on marketing and communication platforms for certified premium clubs in order to promote awareness throughout Europe. Print and on-line publications – such as the new guide and regular newsletters – serve as reference guides for the demanding golfer, while ‘members only’ travel offers and other advantages help deepen the relationship between the designated golfers and WLG member clubs.
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