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 October 2014

“Golf World” - 100 Classic Golf Holes
Onyria Palmares 19th hole is in the list 

“Golf World” magazine produced a list of 100 Classic Golf Holes, an unique collection of some of the best golf holes across the UK and Europe. Onyria Palmares 19th hole, which is the 1st from the Praia loop, is in this prestigious list!

About “Golf World “ 100 Classic Golf Holes:
“Golf holes, like people, come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes and personalities. They are made up of different shades, colours, features and characteristics. And again like people, some holes evoke feelings of warmth, excitement and expectation while others make you nervous and fearful… So what makes a classic golf hole? A classic hole is one that stirs your soul. It sends a tingle down your spine and puts a big grin on your face, when you stand on the tee. A ‘classic’ is a mix of great strategy, topography, scenery and presentation in varying quantities.” The criteria for this selection were: 1) Strategy/Design; 2) Aesthetics/Setting; 3) Memorability; 4) Conditioning; 5) History/Heritage; 6) Buzz Factor 

The publication  described Onyria’s 19th hole:

"Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort (Praia) Par 4, 409 yards
Close to the town of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones Jnr has built a brand new course, with three loops of nine holes, over the old Palmares layout. It opened under four years ago, but is already making its mark as one pf the finest courses in the area. This is a spectacular opener to the Beach nine, a dogleg right which tumbles downhill. It’s the classic risk/reward hole, where you cut off as much of the corner as you dare. From the elevated tee however, it is a hugely inviting shot, and anything right half of the fairway will kick down the hill into the middle.”
 
We proudly share this list with some of the best holes in the world.
Examples from ENGLAND:
4th (par 4) @ Woodhall Spa Hotchkin | 5th (par 4) & 7th (par4) @ Sunningdale (old)  | 6th (par 3) @ Royal St Geoge’s | 6th (par 4) @ St Enodoch  | 7th (par 3) @ Rye | 12th (par 3) @ Royal Birkdale  | 18th (par 4) @ Royal Lytham & St Annes 

Examples from IRELAND:
9th (par 4) @ Royal County Down | 11th (par 4) @ Ballybunion | 14th (par 3) @ Royal Portrush  | 16th (par 4) @ Waterville

Examples from SCOTLAND:
1st (par 4) @ Machrihanish | 2nd (par 5) @ Royal Aberdeen | 8th (par 3) @ Royal Troon | 8th (par 4) @ Cruden Bay | 10th (par 4) @ Turnberry | 11th (par 3) & 17th (par5) @ St Andrews Old course  | 14th (par 4) @ Royal Dornoch | 15th (par 3) @ North Berwick  | 17th (par4) @ Carnoustie  | 17th (par 3) @ Loch Lomond | 18th (par 5) @ Castle Stuart | 18th (par 4) @ Muirfield | 18th (par 5) @ Trump International  

 

   September 2014
Publituris – Portugal Travel Awards 14 – Best Golf Course in Portugal

Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep have both won three Oscars – but unlike Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, even they didn’t manage it in successive years.
Onyria Palmares landed the title of the country’s best golf course for the third successive year in Portugal’s ‘national tourism Oscars’ at the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2014.
The awards, regarded by those who work in Portugal’s tourism industry as the ‘national tourism Oscars’, took place at the historic, 12th century Alcobaça Monastery, in the presence of several of the industry’s ‘major players’ including the Secretary of State for Tourism, Adolfo Mesquita Nunes. Votes are cast by people working in the Portuguese tourism industry and a selected jury of distinguished industry figures.
The award was presented to the resort’s operations director, António Pinto Coelho, who said: “As a country Portugal is fortunate to have fantastic golf courses, not least in the Algarve which is IAGTO’s European Golf Destination of the Year for 2014. So for Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort to win an award for the best golf course three years in a row is a fabulous achievement – and we are, naturally, delighted to pick up this prestigious accolade.
“To be recognised in this manner by our peers – and our clients – merely reinforces our determination to stay at the top and continue to raise standards and awareness nationally and internationally.”
The election process began with the creation of a short list of seven golf courses by the Publituris editorial team before votes were registered on-line, with the determined in a weighted average of votes from both the public and a jury of industry figures.

 

October 2013
Golf World - TOP 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2013 - 23rd place

Golf World UK has published the “bi-annual” Top 100 golf courses in Continental Europe where Onyria Palmares gets a honorable 23rd place. The course has climbed 3 places since the last edition in 2011 where Onyria Palmares was reveled shortly after its opening. On the 2011 edition Onyria was the 3rd best new entrant in this ranking. Maturity in golf courses is always an asset but for Onyria Palmares the recognition did come very fast.  
The "TOP 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe" results of choices and ratings given by golf specialist journalists, being a rank conferred every two years by Golf World magazine.

   September 2013
PORTUGAL TRAVEL AWARDS - PUBLITURIS
Onyria Golf Resorts landed two of Portugal’s ‘national tourism Oscars’ at the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2013 last week, winning both the ‘Best Five-Star Hotel’ and ‘Best Golf Course’ categories.
Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, in Lagos, landed the title of the country’s best golf course for the second successive year, while the boutique Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, in Cascais - already acclaimed as the third-best hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013 - was awarded the title of best five-star hotel in Portugal.

   January 2013
Today’s Golfer Travel Awards – Best course in Portugal 2013 – 2nd place

The readers of the UK’s best-selling golf magazine, Today’s Golfer, have acclaimed both Onyria Golf Resorts’ Portuguese destinations in the magazine’s annual travel awards.
Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, in the Algarve  was joint runner-up in the best Portuguese course category. And the five-star Quinta da Marinha Resort, on the Lisbon Golf Coast – which features a course designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr – was third in the category of best Portuguese golf resort.

 

15th November 2012
IAGTO - Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year 2013

Winner 

Onyria Golf Resorts is voted IAGTO’S Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year
Onyria Golf Resorts was named the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) golf tourism Supplier of the Year, at the awards dinner at International Golf Travel Market (IGTM).
The awards are voted by tour operators and golf travel writers and it was a success on ‘home turf’ for Onyria Golf Resorts, as the ceremony took place in Vilamoura, Portugal, venue for this year’s IGTM.

The ‘supplier of the year’ category was introduced only last year. Previously, IAGTO awards recognised only golf destinations and golf resorts. The new category opened up the awards for all IAGTO members including golf courses, hotels, inbound operators, transportation companies and others, comprising more than 1,400 in 85 countries.

More than 450 IAGTO golf tour operators from 59 different countries cast their votes for the award. Each operator was asked to nominate whom they considered to be the best performing IAGTO supplier this year in terms of dealing with tour operators, handling ‘fam’ trips and, above all, obtaining high customer satisfaction. Tour operators may vote for any one of the IAGTO 1,400 members.

The IAGTO Golf Travel Awards, established in 2000, are the official annual awards for the golf tourism industry and reward a few exceptional contributions to this world of golf travel, voted for by IAGTO operators and the IGTWA’s golf travel writers. The awards ceremony and gala dinner takes place during the International Golf Travel Market at the end of each year.

 

September 2012

The Rolex - World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses

Onyria Palmares is new entry in Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort is one of only two Portuguese new entries in the second edition of the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses.
In the first edition, published in 2010, Portugal had 10 courses rated in the top 1,000, but that total has dropped to just nine in the 2012 version, published by D’Algue Selection. Therefore the recently redesigned layout by Robert Trent Jones Jr. can consider itself in something of an elite group.
It was rated at 80 out of a possible 100, and, given that only six European courses – and none on the continental mainland – attained the highest rating possible, the achievement of merely being included in a ‘world’s best’ can be seen in its true light. There are around 32,000 golf courses around the world, and a team of 200 independent, qualified inspectors, across the world, have reviewed the courses within their area for the 2012 version of the guide. The balance of the guide remains largely unchanged with a little over a third of the courses listed found in the United States, while the great old courses of the British Isles, together with mainland Europe, forms the next largest group. In all there has been a turnover of a little more than 10 per cent, with 107 new entries of which 35 are to be found in the USA.

 

September 2012

Publituris  - Portugal Travel Awards - Best Golf Course  

Onyria Palmares wins award for Best Golf Course in Portugal

On the 22nd of September 2012 in a gala held in Coimbra - PubliturisPortugal Travel Awards - the best in the sector were known. Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort won the award for Best Golf Course!
Publituris
is the reference news mean of the Portuguese tourist and hotel market since 1968 and is aimed for professionals.
Organized the annual Gala - Publituris Portugal Travel Awards - also now known as the National Tourism Oscars.

 
June 2012 
Turismo de Portugal  - ‘Best of Tourism’ - Best ‘Private Rehabilitation

Onyria Palmares Golf receives “Private Rehabilitation Project" Award from Turismo de Portugal

The Best of Tourism Prizes given, each year, by Turismo de Portugal aim to recognize, distinguish and promote the best tourist projects. In the 2011 edition 150 candidates ran to contest the eight categories.
The ceremony, held at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa, attended by Secretary of State for Tourism, Cecilia Meireles, and the President of Turismo de Portugal, Frederico Costa.
The award "Private Rehabilitation Project" was given to Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort in Lagos, due to “the development of tourism through the rehabilitation of an emblematic golf course, which is prepared to host major tournaments in the sport.”

 

May 2012 

Golf Digest  - Best course in Portugal - 3rd place

Onyria Palmares Golf is the 3rd best course in Portugal

Onyria Palmares was listed as the 3rd best course in Portugal by Golf Digest, the number one distributed sports title in the United States with more than 6.5m readers.
This distinction is revealed in the publication of May 2012 where the magazine produces a Ranking of the “Best Courses in 203 Countries”.
Another outstanding honour to add to the collection, all gained within a year of opening.

Today's Golfer Travel Awards 2011   

January 2012

Today’s Golfer  - Best course in Portugal - 2nd place

Onyria Palmares Golf is #2 Best Golf course in Portugal.

The first Today's Golfer Travel Awards, held in conjunction with major golf travel operator Your Golf Travel and the golf publication, has been warmly received by golfers from all over the world who voted in their thousands for their favourite destinations, courses and hotels/resorts both in Europe and the UK.
Onyria Palmares Golf come out in second place for “Best Golf course in Portugal”.
This is an amazing recognition and quite unique because Palmares opened only 6 months ago. 

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October 2011 

Golf World - Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe 2011
 - 26th place

Onyria Palmares Golf, the 3rd highest new entrant in Golf World´s TOP 100 European Courses.

Leading golf magazine, Golf World, has recently published its ‘top 100 in Europe’ list - and Onyria Palmares is ranked 26 in Continental Europe. Onyria Palmares was the third highest new entrant to the list and was ranked third best golf course in the whole of Portugal.
This honour was achieved just 5 months after the official opening of the course!  
“Recognition at this level in the golf world is confirmation that we have succeeded in building one of the best courses in the world in record time”, said José Carlos Pinto Coelho, Group President.
Course designer, Robert Trent Jones Junior said: “Palmares is exceptional in that it’s got three types of terrain exhibited in one course – parkland, heathland, and links.  You can play any combination and never be bored.”
The "TOP 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe" results of choices and ratings given by golf specialist journalists, being a rank conferred every two years by Golf World magazine.





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