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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Golfing Glory
The Cascades Golf & Country Club in Egypt (Soma Bay).
Finding a golfers’ paradise If you love golfing then you know there is nothing better than exercising your passion on a beautiful green, in a stunning surrounding under a clear blue sky with the sun beaming down. From keen beginners to experienced players, Corendon Golf is an expert at making this dream a reality. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: CORENDON GOLF
“Golfing is a wonderful sport and playing at an inspiring location abroad makes it even better,” says Ronald Schildkamp passionately, manager at Corendon Golf. In the Netherlands, it is the only organisation that offers all-inclusive holidays for golfers – everything is taken care of in one package, from hotel to transfer, course access, flights and more. “We want to unburden our traveller, relieve them of the hassle of having to book everything separately so you can focus on what you really want to do: enjoying your holiday and playing golf,” Schildkamp says. As the company is part of the Corendon Travel umbrella, known for their competitive but quality holidays to the sun, Corendon Golf doesn’t just offer top destinations, it can also keep the price attractive. “Corendon owns many planes and hotels, so this helps us to offer our holiday packages at a great price,” he says. Some of their most popular destinations include the Costa del Sol in Spain, the Portuguese coast and the Turkish Riviera.
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Schildkamp: “Especially Belek in Turkey is a true golfers’ paradise, with 14 magnificent courses all near each other. We also have one hidden gem: a golf course on North Cyprus. We are the only Dutch organisation that flies to this wonderful offthe-beaten-track location.”
Feeling competitive? Together with Golfers Magazine, Corendon Golf will organise the biannual Amateur Golf Challenge for the 26th time this May in Belek, Turkey. Competitors with a handicap of up to 54 can join for a week of competitive golfing.
The standard packages Corendon Golf offers are 8 days, but there are also minibreaks and golf holidays for families. He adds: “We cater for every golfer, from those who want to be on the green every day to the occasional player. And remember, Corendon is the only airline that will transport your golf equipment for free if you book one of our packages, as long as it’s under 15 kilos.”
Lykia Links in Turkey (Belek).
La Cala Resort in Spain (Costa del Sol)
TOP: The Cascades Golf & Country Club in Egypt (Soma Bay). Along with many day
prizes, the two overall champions will win a trip to the next event to defend their title. Corendon Golf offers all-inclusive packages from 26 May to 2 June with a stay
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.