European Tour Destinations secures commanding presence in new ranking of Europe’s top courses

By Emily Kay 2 months ago

European Tour Destinations’ network of world class golf venues has once again dominated Golf World magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe, with a total of 14 courses from across 11 of its venues making the renowned listing.

The ranking from Golf World was compiled by a team of international experts, expanded this year to include specialists for each European nation in an effort to make it the fairest and most accurate listing to date.

Over half of the 20 European Tour Destinations located in continental Europe featured on the illustrious list, including all three courses at Quinta do Lago and The 2018 Ryder Cup course at Le Golf National.

Ian Knox, Director of Operations for European Tour Destinations, said: “European golf is only becoming more competitive every year, with some incredible new developments appearing across the continent; so to see European Tour Destinations not only maintain, but actually significantly grow our strong presence in the ranking is a testament to our overarching ethos.

“European Tour Destinations is committed to working collaboratively with venues which display the very highest levels of course presentation and conditioning, and only courses that consistently match those standards become part of our network portfolio.

“To play a European Tour Destinations golf course is to experience the same challenge faced by Tour professionals every week – and for this guarantee of quality to be recognised once again in Golf World’s latest ranking of Europe’s finest courses is a fantastic achievement for our venues.”

Also featured in the Golf World supplement is a listing of “The Next 100” which displays close contenders who they deemed could easily make the next ranking, and this listing featured six more European Tour Destinations venues from across the continent.

The European Tour Destinations that featured in the Top 100:

6. PGA Catalunya Resort (Stadium Course)

8. Troia Resort

11. Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (Chateau Course)

22. Le Golf National (Albatros Course)

29. Quinta Do Lago (South Course)

34. Tbilisi Hills

40. Finca Cortesin

61. Verdura Resort (East Course)

76. Linna Golf

88. Quinta Do Lago (Laranjal Course)

91. Verdura Resort (West Course)

96. Albatross Golf Resort

97. Quinta Do Lago (North Course)

100. Pirin Golf and Country Club

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