World of Leading Golf Awards
Son Gual and Costa Navarino were awarded as Leading Champion and Best Newcomer 2014
The newly introduced Leading Golf Awards were accoladed to the winners durin a ceremony hosted by BBC sports presenter Dan Walker at the 59Club awards dinner at Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club. They were determined by the club’s performance in a number of test visits carried out by WLG partner 59Club, Europe’s leading golf-specific mystery shopper service and it was the Thomas Himmel-designed Son Gual course which picked up the inaugural ‘best golf course’ title.
Andreas Pamer, Son Gual’s general manager, was unable to attend the awards’ ceremony owing to a prior engagement, but in a message read out to the assembled guests, he said: “I’d like to thank Claus and everybody at World of Leading Golf for this award. To know that we have achieved such outstanding results in these tests is a fabulous way to start the new golfing season."
Costa Navarino's The Dunes & The Bay Courses were awarded "Best Newcomer" at the event as a recognition for their fabulous layouts and the immaculate condition of the holes. Of course, both World of Leading Golf member clubs were not only tested regarding the courses. The 59Club Mystery Tests encompass everything from the first phone call and reception at the club up to the services rendered, the gastronomy and the overall style and ambience – always taking into account, that the member clubs all have their own very special character and background.
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