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.
Onyria Golf Resorts is voted IAGTO’S Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year
15th November 2012
IAGTO - Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 - 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.
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.