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email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.destinationgolf.travel www.destinationgolf.travel nPUBLISHER PUBLISHER DermotSynnott Synnott Dermot n EDITOR EDITOR Karl Doyle Karl Doyle n CONTRIBUTORS Andrew Marshall CONTRIBUTORS Paul Marshall Andrew Marshall Aidan Bradley Paul Marshall nAidan DIRECTOR Bradley Vincent Synnott DIRECTOR n FINANCIAL Vincent Synnott CONTROLLER Darren Maguire FINANCIAL nCONTROLLER CREDIT CONTROLLER Darren MalloryMaguire Courell n OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR CREDIT CONTROLLER Helen Duggan Mallory Courell INTERNATIONAL OFFICES/ OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR REPRESENTATION Helen Ferrer Duggan(Spain) • Albert • Peter Barnes (UK) INTERNATIONAL • Gene Oberto (Sweden) OFFICES/ • Gianni Attanasio (Italy) REPRESENTATION • David Cooney (China) • Albert Ferrer (Spain) •Front PeterCover: Barnes (UK) •PGA GeneCatalunya Oberto (Sweden) • Gianni Attanasio (Italy) DISCLAIMER: Text, photographs and illustrations • David Cooney (China)in this publication are protected by copyright. Repro-
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Front Cover: PGA Catalunya
Aidan Bradley joins the team at Destination Golf
estination Golf is thrilled to welcome Aidan Bradley to our team of contributors as our Official Golf Course Photographer. Widely recognised as among the best in his trade, Aidan’s golf course images regularly feature in golf magazines and coffee table books around the world. As for us – our ‘Picture Perfect’ section will be converted into an art gallery to display some of Aidan’s stunning photography from around the globe – starting with some amazing images of Hawaii and the State of Virginia. Originally from Cork in Ireland, Aidan now resides in Santa Barbara, California, from where his work takes him to places that the most passionate golfer dreams of: Saint Andrews in Scotland, Augusta National in Georgia, Ballybunion in Ireland, and The Challenge on the island of Lanai. Whatever the assignment, Aidan’s focus on light and the surrounding natural environment consistently produces images that evoke a mood even non-golfers find attractive and compelling. Our travelling duo of Andrew and Paul Marshall have recently attended a Press Trip to Belgium, but we’ll keep that report for Issue 11. In this edition, the Marshall brothers are reporting about ‘The Magnificent Seven’ in Gran Canaria – voted Golf Destination of the Year 2013 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
Welcome to Catalunya
Our golf club feature for this issue brings us to Fancourt - South Africa’s Barcelona Golf celebrates its 10th north, leading golf resort, located along the Garden Route –the where GaryBarcelona Player city, which is centrally Anniversary in 2013 and I am delighted to located and finally Costa Dorada to the south. has made his stamp on some quality golf designs. be collaborating with Destination Golf Media As well as being renowned as a tourist Porto and the Regiongolf haveguide long been in launching thisDouro new digital to welcoming tourists to destination, this popular destination, but we focus our attention on Casa Da Barcelona is also known around Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia. the world as a hugely important corporate Calçada, a particularly romantic and charming hotel that’s often Having spent nearly 20 years here now I can hub. I feel that the sport of golf plays a large regarded as one of the very best luxury hotels in Portugal. safely say and with the utmost confidence part in the business world and a great many
that it is not only a fantastic golf destination important decisions have been made on the but somewhere which offers back so much golf course where directors can mix with Last but not least, we report frommore. the family-run their clients and employees in a relaxed Esperanza Hotel in Mallorca on the shores Catalonia is famed for its fine wines fromof Playa de Muro atmosphere. beach. regions such as Penedes and Priorat, its internationally acclaimed restaurants, I very much hope that you enjoy our guide and spectacular beaches, breathtaking scenery that it will help you decide on your next golf Enjoy! and richness of its culture. holiday, club outing or business meeting. Our team here at Barcelona Golf is always here Our guide aims to bring together all these on hand to make your stay stress free and enticing compliments and combine them with relaxing. the superb range of top class golf courses Ian Denham, that can be found here, so giving I think, the complete and overall picture. Barcelona Golf EDITOR Catalonia in my eyes is a golfers paradise Barcelona’s Premier Tour Operator and includes the Costa Brava/Pyrenees in email@example.com Specialised in Golf
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