WLG AWARDS BESTOWED TO WINNERS AT FOREST OF ARDEN
Monte Rei and Le Golf National head World of Leading Golf’s member clubs
On Monday, February 29th 2016 World of Leading Golf has presented six World of Leading Golf Awards to the very best of the association’s member clubs in a joint ceremony with Mystery Test partner 59club who awarded selected clients with their Service Excellence Awards.
While 59club stages the event at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club to reward the highest-achieving golf venues concerning business issues like sales, service, operations, retail and management, World of Leading Golf focusses more on course quality and facility conditions. And, more uncommonly, the association takes into account some more subjective and emotional aspects like welcoming, enjoyment, ambience and overall impression.
Based on the 59club Mystery Test Results as well as the WLG jury’s votes, the stunning Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, in the eastern Algarve, was named ‘best member’ 2015. Last year’s ‘best newcomer’, the Greek Costa Navarino, received the prize for ‘best service’ being succeeded by the iconic Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel as ‘best newcomer’ 2015. Another member club who joined WLG last year, the German Hardenberg GolfResort, was selected as the establishment with the ‘best welcome‘ in 2015 while the magnificent Royal Park I Roveri, in Italy, was hailed for ‘best overall impression’. The prize for ‘best course conditions’ fittingly went to the French Le Golf National which will be host to the world’s most prestigious golf team tournament, the Ryder Cup, in 2018.
WLG’s chief executive Claus Feldt, who was present to hand out the ‘gongs’ to the award winners, expressed his pleasure at being able to celebrate the World of leading Golf member clubs in this way. Of course, the representatives of the awarded clubs also showed their pride at being elected as the top of the WLG elite. Because since the association represents many of the best-known and most highly regarded golf venues in almost 20 countries, “merely to gain membership and meeting the stringent quality criteria is by no means a given. So, to win an award in such illustrious company is quite an achievement”, as Feldt puts it.
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