• Estonian Golf & Country Club

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Golf Club St. Leon-Rot

    Heidelberg, Germany
  • Verdura Resort

    Sicily
  • Emirates Golf Club

    Dubai, UAE
  • Pirin Golf and Country Club

    Bulgaria
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Welcome to European Tour Destinations – a Network of World Class Golf Venues which all have a close association with The European Tour, one of the game’s foremost organisations.

Featured Destinations

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  • Conference Facilities
    Conferences, Events & Weddings
  • Nearest Airport
    London Gatwick, 50km - London City, 47km
  • Number of Holes
    36 Holes
  • Practice Facilities
    Driving Range
  • Restaurants
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  • Conference Facilities
    Conferences, Events & Weddings
  • Hotel
    5* Hotel Camiral
  • Nearest Airport
    Girona, 8km - Barcelona El Prat, 98km
  • Number of Holes
    36 Holes
  • Practice Facilities
    Sergio Garcia Academy
  • Real Estate
    Real Estate
  • Restaurants
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  • Spa
    Spa

European Tour Destinations News

Adapting to thrive

6th May 2021
Safety measures have been a necessary fixture at resorts over the past year. And while they are critical to safeguard the health of residents and visitors, implementing measures while maintaining service excellence can be challenging. London Golf Club’s CEO, Stephen Follett, tells us how his venue has risen to the challenge and what measures they have put in place to uphold and even surpass expected levels of service.

The secrets of golf’s real estate success

6th May 2021
Rising demand for green spaces and safe investment havens has drawn buyers to golf real estate in recent months. But what are world-class destinations doing to ensure buyers choose them over their competitors? Real Estate Consultant Sandra Ruttle takes a closer look at three very different European Tour Destinations. As many resorts are still left wondering when they can expect international visitors to return, one opportunity has shone brightly during an otherwise dark and challenging pandemic: real estate. The shift towards a deeper appreciation for health and wellbeing, in addition to a new-found desire for spacious outdoor environments, has created a perfect storm. Enquiries are up; investment has increased; and as buyers continue to look for a safe haven (both financial and environmental), property values are likely to trend upwards. But these buyers are discerning and selective. They are looking for an investment that fits what is (now) important to them; green spaces; wellness; flexible space, and much more. Three of our venues, in particular, have excelled in developing and positioning their product to meet buyer wants and needs. Let’s find out more about their formula for success… Terre Blanche, in the south of France, has put investment in infrastructure at the heart of its strategy. Investment has underpinned its success, allowing it to continuously evolve and consistently offer the best products and services since it opened in 2004. This has helped maintain its status as the #1 golf resort in Continental Europe (Golf World). Terre Blanche’s wellness amenities and services appeal to the whole family, from the kids’ club to the Albatros Golf Performance Centre – the only facility of its kind in Europe – with its biomechanics centre. It is a natural oasis, a private retreat away from urban centres, perfectly blending wellness in nature with world-class luxury. The resort has always stayed true to a philosophy of sustainability, using the latest design, technology and construction to optimise the sustainability of homes while minimising environmental impact across the estate. As well as the ecologically rich landscape of its two stunning golf courses, resource-efficient technology across the resort is a big draw for prospective buyers. Terre Blanche has also ensured it is perfectly set up for remote working, with amenities such as a business centre and high-speed wifi throughout the resort and its homes. The investment in this infrastructure has proved particularly shrewd, with working remotely likely here to stay and increasing numbers of buyers making this kind of technology a must-have. While France has long been hugely popular for golf real estate, Bulgaria is just emerging. Pirin Golf and Country Club in the south-west of the country has an unexpected wow factor, with green spaces, clean air and mountain views that buyers fall in love with. The 150-hectare resort, which features two golf courses, a 5,500m² spa and a 5-star hotel, is striking a real sweet spot in offering quality homes, affordable prices and a naturally beautiful location. It has a supermarket, eight restaurants and a dentist, and property

‘Slow-living’: the trend golf resorts should really care about

6th May 2021
The pandemic has resulted in more of us adopting digital technology to enhance our day-to-day lives. But a curious and contrasting trend has emerged alongside it: ‘slow-living’. What is it, and how might it impact customer’s needs and wants as golf travel begins to make a comeback? We take a look. The seismic impact of the pandemic is already reshaping how consumers think and feel. What were once viewed as temporary changes, be it working, shopping or social habits, are beginning to look like more permanent shifts. One of the latest is the concept of slow-living. As people’s lives have been put in lockdown, our busy, pacey lifestyles have been put on hold and given us pause for reflection and appreciation, sometimes in seemingly mundane tasks. YouTube has reported a 4X increase in videos with the title ‘slow-living’ in 2020 compared to 2019, which suggests many of us were looking for new hobbies or pursuits that we’d previously dismissed as too time consuming. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising to see that golf enjoyed a global resurgence over the last year. More than golf While golf is a staple that resorts can have a great deal of confidence in, as we look forward, there may be other aspects of slow-living that can enhance the ‘new normal’ experience. Themes of wellness, escapism, mindfulness and achievement are of particular importance. Does your resort provide services or amenities that appeal to these senses? Does it showcase wildlife and connection with nature? It might be time to reconsider the importance of these aspects and/or how fundamental a role they play in the customer experience. Selling slow-living As the world opens up, and golf tourism makes a long-awaited return, resorts will turn their attention to attracting new customers and reconnecting with dormant ones. Before embarking on the same tactics as before to do this, don’t dismiss the exponential growth in slow-living and the role it could play in an effective content strategy. Whether you film a culinary experience video with the head chef, a wildlife walk in the woods, or a yoga class with the on-site instructor, this authentic, aspirational content that celebrates the serenity and slow-living credentials your resort has to offer could be a strong asset and timely differentiator. Are the trends here to stay? It stands to reason that during a time of unpredictability and widespread anxiety, people gravitate towards stability, nostalgia and content that helps slow things down and makes them feel safe. While this may dissipate over time as things recover, YouTube data points to significant value in slow-living in the short and medium term. And this represents a welcome opportunity for golf resorts to not only re-establish themselves on a commercial level, but understand and appeal to these trends and forge deeper, long-term relationships with their customers.

Strategic tournament hosting

6th May 2021
When pandemic-related forces interrupted the recent European Tour schedule, Austria’s Diamond Country Club stepped in at short notice to host the Austrian Golf Open. Its President, Christian Guzy, explains why the opportunity came at the right time for the established tournament venue.
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Destinations

European Tour Destinations all have the stamp of tournament quality and present a level of on and off-course facilities guaranteed to provide a memorable golfing experience for all members and visitors.

The European Tour Destinations network includes some of the most prestigious golf and lifestyle resorts in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, many of our 30 Venues boast courses consistently ranked highly in international rankings.

The network also boasts the only European Tour Performance Institute in the world, at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort. The ETPI uses the world class knowledge of The European Tour’s medical and performance services team and the latest in swing technology to improve the game of golfers of all abilities.

Real Estate

For those seeking the ultimate golfing lifestyle, a number of our Member Venues offer elegant and secluded real-estate opportunities, and our reciprocal membership scheme offers a “home from home” experience for all club members.

A wide range of high quality real estate opportunities are available at our world class venues, from elegant on course villas to beach fronted townhouses and luxury apartments.

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