Europe’s best venue heads global accolades for La Manga
The worldwide appeal of La Manga Club has received a glowing double endorsement after the popular Spanish resort received two of the leading accolades at the 2017 World Golf Awards, including being named as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’.
The top sports and leisure destination was hosting the event for the first time in its illustrious history and enjoyed a memorable evening in Murcia, with the resort’s Hotel Principe Felipe also winning ‘Spain’s Best Golf Hotel’ for the third time in the last four years.
A five-time host of the Spanish Open, La Manga Club boasts outstanding golf facilities including three renowned 18-hole courses – the South, North and West – a nine-hole academy course and Golf Training Centre.
The resort recently celebrated its 45th anniversary and has enjoyed a year to remember in 2017, being rewarded for continued investment on and off the golf course.
Among the other top accolades the venue has received, it was named ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2017’ at the World Travel Awards Europe and joined a select group of courses in Spain to have been granted royal status by the Spanish royal household after being awarded the title ‘Real Golf La Manga Club’.
José Asenjo, general manager of La Manga Club, said: “It’s been another terrific year for golf at the resort, and to receive these top awards is a great honour and testament to the longevity and relevance of La Manga Club as Europe’s leading sports and leisure resort.
“It was a tremendous privilege for us to host some of the biggest names in global golf tourism in our landmark year, and to have the chance to showcase our fantastic facilities to guests from all over the world. These are exciting times for La Manga Club and the resort has so much to look forward to in the years ahead.”
Regarded as the most prestigious awards programme in golf tourism, this year’s World Golf Awards attracted a record number of votes from golf tourism professionals worldwide and golf consumers in more than 100 countries.
Taking place at La Manga Club from November 23-26, the event featured a collection of golf industry leaders and some of the sport’s most famous names, including legendary commentator Peter Alliss, Steve Rider – who hosted the awards – Sky Sports commentator Andrew Coltart and record 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus, who received the ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’ award.
In addition to offering a weekend of unrivalled networking opportunities, representatives from 40-plus countries from all over the world had the chance to enjoy the full extent of La Manga Club’s facilities – including playing two rounds of golf across the resort’s three golf courses.
Set across an area of 1,400 acres, La Manga Club has been at the forefront of European sports and leisure destinations since its inception in 1972.
The official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the resort’s unrivalled facilities also include a 28-court tennis centre, a new European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm spa and fitness centre. In addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 20 bars and restaurants.
For more information on the World Golf Awards and the 2017 winners, please visit www.worldgolfawards.com .
For further details about La Manga Club, go to www.lamangaclub.com .
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