Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Quinta do Lago wins "Best in Europe golf 

venue" at World Golf Awards

   The 18th hole at Quinta do Lago North course.

Quinta do Lago has received global recognition following its recent transformation into one of the world’s leading modern contemporary golf resorts by being named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards.

The prestigious sports and lifestyle venue on Portugal's Algarve coastline was one of 10 destinations to be nominated for the coveted accolade and received the top honour at a glittering awards ceremony at the Conrad Algarve in Portugal at the weekend.

Quinta do Lago has invested more than €50 million upgrading its sports, leisure and lifestyle facilities as part of a six-year investment program, including the €9.6 million redesign of its North Course by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close association with European Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley.

The new accolade continues the resort’s recent success story after it won two awards at the inaugural World Golf Awards last year and was also named ‘Best Golf Resort in Portugal’ at the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards for the first time in its illustrious history.

John Dwyer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “We’re very proud to have been named the best venue in Europe at such a leading event for the golf industry. This award is deserved recognition for the decision the resort took five years ago  to undertake a signicant upgrade and modernisation of all its facilities.

“Quinta do Lago is now in a position to offer the most vibrant lifestyle experience to suit every taste in Europe, and it was a privilege for the resort to be given the opportunity again to help host the event and showcase some of the new facilities to guests at the World Golf Awards.”

A collection of golf‘s most famous names including legendary commentator Peter Alliss joined leading industry figures at the top family resort for the 2015 World Golf Awards at the Conrad Algarve, which also gave Quinta do Lago the chance to showcase the venue’s world-class facilities including its North Course – voted ‘Europe’s Best New Course’ at the 2014 awards ceremony.
At thee same ceremony on the Algarve, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews won a series of awards and accolades – topped by being named ‘Scotland’s Best Golf Hotel’ in the 2015 World Golf Awards.
The voting was from industry professionals and recognises the outstanding work and achievements of the St Andrews resort.
The iconic hotel has also received news that is has retained its five red-star status with the AA – as well as its 3 AA rosettes for its Road Hole Restaurant. 
David Scott, Director of Operations at the home of golf resort, is “absolutely delighted” to have won such “outstanding recognition” saying: “These awards are testament to the exceptional hard work from our entire team.” David adds:
The Duke’s team also received good news this week – the club climbing in the Top 100 Golf Courses ranking. David adds: “The Duke’s has world class competition on its doorstep, so we have to work even harder to make people aware of the outstanding course and facilities. The improvements in our ranking are down to the feedback from customers – and that is the best accolade of all.”

The Duke’s Course is now No. 83 in the whole of the United 

Kingdom. In Scotland, the club raised its game again and 

climbed to be the 27th best course.



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