Jon Schauder collects the World Golf Awards on behalf of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Jon Schauder collects the World Golf Awards on behalf of The Royal Golf Club Bahrain
Karl Whitehead The Address Montgomerie Dubai on stage World Golf Awards
Troon®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, joined a number of its international division this weekend as its properties celebrated an award-winning year at the 2nd annual World Golf Awards.
Held in the Algarve from 5th – 8th November 2015, the full-three day World Golf Awards program culminated in a glitzy award ceremony, with Troon facilities picking up some of the evenings’ most prestigious awards, including “Best Golf Course” for their respective countries.
Decided by the general public, the World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations, providing an extension to the highly-regarded World Travel Awards which celebrated its 22nd anniversary earlier this year with a collective of Troon facilities also coming out on top.
With delegates from all regions traveling to Portugal for the event, even welcoming guests and golf club members to celebrate in the achievements, standout Troon winners included:
“Spain’s Best Golf Course” – Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Alicante
“Greece’s Best Golf Course” – The Bay Course, Costa Navarino, Messinia
“Morocco’s Best Golf Hotel” – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida
“United Arab Emirates’ Best Golf Course” – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi
“Dubai’s Best Golf Course” – The Address Montgomerie Dubai
“Bahrain’s Best Golf Course” – The Royal Golf Club, Riffa
“Russia’s Best Golf Course” – Agalarov Golf & Country Club, Moscow
“Malaysia’s Best Golf Course” – The Els Club Teluk Datai, Langkawi
There were further triumphs for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, The Address Montgomerie, The Royal Golf Club Bahrain and The Els Club Teluk Datai as their partnering hotels received the “Best Golf Hotel” accolades in their respective countries.
Jon Schauder, Director of Business Development, Troon International Division, joined the individual facilities on the night, commenting: “This is a fantastic achievement for all of our facilities. To be recognised in such high-profile categories is testament to the hard-work of each team who present their courses in championship standard, every day. It was a pleasure to collect the awards on behalf of The Royal Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, both of which are extremely busy with peak season business.”
2015 represents a milestone year for Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, who have been on the podium twice with their win earlier this year with “Spain’s Leading Villa Resort” accolade at the World Travel Awards. The Par-71 golf course, designed by Cabell B. Robinson also ranks within Golf World’s (UK) Top 100 in Continental Europe.
Designed by leading American architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, the par-71 Bay course at Costa Navarino, Greece, offers golfers a unique challenge, complementing a wide range of cultural and sporting activities at The Westin Costa Navarino and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort.
The dramatic and visually stunning Gary Player crafted course at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco is a memorable layout along the coast next to the beautiful hotel and adjacent to a stunning sandy beach. Fabulous panoramic views are presented through undulating sand dunes as sea breezes drift in from the Atlantic Ocean.
Also designed by Gary Player, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi is the Arabian Gulf’s first beach-front golf course, intertwined with the UAE’s Best Golf Hotel award-winning St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The Par-72 golf course harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat to create an unparalleled experience, made all the more rewarding with spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering blue waters fringed by pristine white sands.
Designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead, The Address Montgomerie Dubai’s championship golf course spans some 265 acres in one of Dubai’s most exclusive residential communities, Emirates Hills. Coupled with the “Best Golf Hotel in Dubai” award-winning boutique styled clubhouse, featuring 21 rooms and suites, golfers can sample a delightful meal in the signature Nineteen restaurant, embark on a pampering journey at the Angsana Spa and enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay.
Also designed by golfing legend Colin Montgomerie, The Royal Golf Club, Bahrain’s 7,102 yard par-72 18-hole championship course is complemented by the Wee Monty 9-hole, par 3 course. With the floodlights on the championship back-nine as well as on the Wee Monty course, golfers can enjoy a relaxing round of golf in the cool of the evening. Additional facilities at The Royal Golf Club include a state-of-the art golf academy with all the latest tuition software and practice facilities.
Agalarov Estate, Russia, includes a magnificent golf par-71 golf course, designed by the American architect Cal Olson, with a complex water system, consisting of 14 lakes, most of which are connected by a system of small streams with a single underwater current, 4 flowing waterfalls, and 7 delightful fountains.
Designed by Ernie Els as a tribute to nature, The Els Club Teluk Datai, Malaysia, meanders its way through million year old rainforest cascading down to the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and is overlooked by the marbled limestone peaks of the Mat Cincang Mountain range.
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