• Emirates Golf Club

    Dubai, UAE
  • Linna Golf

    Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Genzon Golf Club

    China
  • Verdura Resort

    Sicily
  • Le Golf National

    Paris, France
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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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  • Nearest Airport
    Dubai, 38km
  • Number of Holes
    36 Holes
  • Practice Facilities
    Golf Academy
  • Restaurants
    6
  • Spa
    Spa
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  • Conference Facilities
    Conferences and Events
  • Nearest Airport
    Frankfurt, 89km
  • Number of Holes
    45 Holes
  • Practice Facilities
    Driving Range and Indoor Arena
  • Restaurants
    2

European Tour Destinations News

Why golf tourism must embrace environmental sustainability or face an uncertain future

21st June 2022
With tourists increasingly selecting holidays based on sustainability factors – 82% according to Google data last year – golf venues need to show how they are putting the environment front and centre of their plans. Recent research released from Booking.com suggests the pandemic has been the tipping point for travellers to commit to their own sustainable journey, which in turn is putting added pressure on the golf industry to step up its role in the fight for the planet’s future. Ian Knox, Head of European Tour Destinations, a network of world-class golf venues spanning 19 countries and three continents, each assessing their own role in climate action, said: “The pressing need for a more sustainable outlook is clearer than ever. We saw this at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland last year, when golf was given a global platform to speak. “Our destinations have long been committed to putting nature first and implementing measurable actions – initiatives that have become increasingly critical given the growing importance sustainability is now playing when making travel choices, and especially with a reported 41% willing to pay a premium for sustainably sourced products and services.” European Tour Destinations venues focusing their efforts on exploring pathways to net-zero have been highlighted in a new feature, A sustainable future for golf, and include: Son Muntaner, Mallorca – dedicated to reducing its water usage and efficiently managing recycled water Constance Lemuria, Seychelles – committed to tackling plastic pollution with refillable bottles and safeguarding endemic species Estonian Golf and Country Club, Estonia – demonstrating its sustainability actions via GEO Certification, the international eco-label The feature also includes insights from the European Tour Group on how it’s monitoring its impact and ultimately taking action in reducing the DP World Tour’s carbon footprint, which is of huge importance to the future of the planet and the golf industry. “Addressing ESG (environment, social and governance) criteria within corporate strategy is also proving decisive, and something we work closely with our network venues on,” Ian Knox continued. “With a recent report stating 64% of millennials would turn down a job that didn’t adhere to ESG practices, our support and the sharing of best practices among our venues is proving vital. “Now, more so than ever, golf needs to demonstrate environmentally sustainable initiatives, golf venues need to validate their credentials and the industry as a whole needs to take action with business strategies focusing on people, planet and profit.” For more information about European Tour Destinations, visit: www.europeantourdestinations.com

Le Touquet Golf Resort looks to widen international appeal by joining European Tour Destinations

18th May 2022
Le Touquet Golf Resort, home of France’s #1 links course and a member of Resonance Golf Collection, has become the latest venue to join the European Tour Destinations network. Following a multi-million euro transformation in recent years, Le Touquet Golf Resort and its three courses are ushering in a new golden age of European golf travel, featuring contemporary comforts and a boutique style hotel. A century after Le Touquet was Europe’s most fashionable resort in the ‘Roaring Twenties’, the chic French hospitality and sandy beaches are once again set to become the envy of golfers worldwide.  “We are a very well-known and established golf resort in Northern France, especially among British and Belgian golfers,” said Charles Debruyne, Golf Club Manager at Le Touquet Golf Resort. “Our ambition is to build on this and attract an increasingly more international clientele.” Laurent Boissonnas, Managing Director of Resonance Golf Collection, commented: “European Tour Destinations is a stamp of tournament quality and we believe being part of the network will help create a step-change in our business, allowing us to tap into industry best practices, a wealth and breadth of expert knowledge, as well as the opportunity to learn from like-minded individuals.” “It’s an exciting time for golf tourism and the industry as a whole,” added Ian Knox, Head of Operations at European Tour Destinations. “It’s only fitting a venue of the calibre of Le Touquet Golf Resort is poised to take advantage of the global travel industry’s rebound, and we’re looking forward to working closely with them on attracting a more international clientele.” Only an hour’s drive from the Eurotunnel’s Calais Terminus along the A16, Le Touquet Golf Resort is an easily accessible destination for golfers from the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as international visitors flying into Paris with Charles de Gaulle Airport two hours away.  With its critically-acclaimed La Mer course receiving industry-wide praise for its recent restoration – which included the recovery of four Harry Colt and Charles ‘Hugh’ Alison original holes lost to the dunes during World War II that earned it a #22 spot on the influential Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe ranking in 2021 – Le Touquet Golf Resort provides 45 holes of outstanding golf surrounded by a natural landscape of sand dunes, pine forests and big skies.  Its transformation has also included the building of a stunning contemporary clubhouse, designed taking inspiration from the vast beaches and dunes which characterise France’s north-eastern coast, and the complete refurbishment of Le Manoir Hôtel into a modern boutique establishment with 41 individually styled rooms, suites and bungalows. 

European Tour Destinations Conference primes network for tourism rebound

18th May 2022
Venues gathered in the heart of the Provence Cote d’Azur region at award-winning resort Terre Blanche, to meet, learn and share best practice in what was the first in-person meeting between venues in over two years. Tourism and sustainability were among the key topics featured at the recent European Tour Destinations Annual Conference, as its network of world class golf venues prepare for an influx of customers this coming year. Joining established Destinations from across Europe and the Middle East were new venues La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, Spain and Le Touquet Golf Resort, in Northern France. Across the two days, venues were joined by leading experts from the European Tour Group, including Head of Content, Will Pearson and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Maria Grandinetti-Milton, who shared key insights on innovative content and sustainability respectively. Ben Martin, Principal at global architecture firm HKS, and Emmanuel Duval from French tourism agency Atout France also joined the lineup of speakers to present global market trends from across the world of tourism and real estate. Ian Knox, Head of European Tour Destinations, said: “As the global travel industry rebounds, the European Tour Destinations Annual Conference is a fitting time for our venues to come together and develop ways to enhance their products and services.” According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), booking data indicates travel across Europe is set to increase by 80% compared to 2021. “In addition to the conference sessions and networking opportunities, our host venue Terre Blanche provides a world class example our other venues can learn and benefit from,” added Ian Knox.

Golfers eye early Ryder Cup experience

23rd November 2021
Following the latest staging of The Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, global media attention now switches to the next host – Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome. General Manager, Riccardo Tirotti, tells us how excitement is building with less than two years to go, and how the media interest is already attracting waves of customers to the stunning resort.
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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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