European Tour Destinations primed for golf travel recovery following latest rankings reveal

26 October 2020

Four European Tour Destinations feature in the top ten of Golf World’s new Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe ranking, with the superb Terre Blanche Hotel Golf Spa Resort in France earning top spot for the third time running.

The influential list, released this week, has recognised 11 European Tour Destinations in total, including, for the first time, Bulgaria’s Pirin Golf and Country Club (no.74).

Ian Knox, Head of European Tour Destinations, said: “The performance of our venues is testament to the world-class experiences they deliver to customers both on and off the golf course.

“Golf World’s Top 100 rankings are an important benchmark of excellence and we strive to help our venues gain recognition.

“Despite golf travel constantly changing this year, we’ve helped our venues be adaptable and take steps so that when the market does start to return, they will be go-to options for customers seeking tournament-quality golf and industry-leading service and amenities.”

Also in the top ten of the rankings are PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain at no.3, Portugal’s Quinta do Lago at no.5 and Verdura Resort on the Italian island of Sicily at no.7.

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf and Spa in Spain, recently announced as the host venue for the 2023 Solheim Cup, is at no.11, while Le Golf National in Paris, France, the scene of Europe’s emphatic Ryder Cup victory in 2018, is at no.21.

Mallorca’s Arabella Golf, the newest venue in European Tour Destinations’ prestigious network, was ranked at no.33, with Diamond Country Club in Austria leaping 19 places to no.69.

Bulgarian resort Lighthouse Golf and Spa, and Linna Golf in Finland were ranked at 59 and 60 respectively, and complete the European Tour Destinations featured.

European Tour Destinations featured in Golf World’s Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe:
1 - Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort, France
3 - PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain
5 - Quinta do Lago, Portugal
7 - Verdura Resort, Italy
11 - Finca Cortesin, Spain
21 - Le Golf National, France
33 - Arabella Golf, Spain
59 - Lighthouse Golf & Spa, Bulgaria
60 - Linna Golf, Finland
69 - Diamond Country Club, Austria
74 - Pirin Golf & Country Club, Bulgaria

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About European Tour Destinations
European Tour Destinations is a global network of world-class golf venues across 21 countries on three continents.  Each Destination is part of a select number of prestigious golf and real estate venues, with their identity closely aligned to The European Tour, creating a unique partnership, which ensures that all guests can enjoy the outstanding experience to be expected from the family of one of the game’s foremost organisation.

The network includes some of the most prestigious golf and lifestyle resorts in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian Ocean, with many of the venues home to courses, which consistently feature prominently in international rankings. European Tour Destinations also host an array of prestigious tournaments, including the Ryder Cup and DP World Tour Championship.


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European Tour Destinations