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Where2Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Golf’s Ultimate Online Information Source

LONDON, England, February 16, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Where2Golf.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the ultimate online information source for the game of golf where golfers can ‘discover the best’ in golf travel and refer to its vast library of golf facts, figures and images.

Whilst first and foremost a comprehensive guide to the finest golf courses and the top golf destinations in the world, Where2Golf also houses an encyclopaedia of golf information covering international tournaments, both professional and amateur, a Who’s Who of golf, from the world’s best professionals to some of golf’s best course designers, as well as a golf dictionary that explains the game’s unique terminology.

Where2Golf began as a hobby back in 2002 for site founders, Nigel Butler and Suzanne Lenaerts, but it was three years later when they quit corporate life and committed themselves fulltime to expanding Where2Golf that it began to crystallize into the complete golf resource that it is today.

The professional development of the website started in 2005 with the couple visiting golf destinations and playing golf courses around the globe to ensure that their content was tried, tested and true and that the information they were providing was as accurate and objective as it could be.

“Nigel and I realised that if we were going to take on the huge task of growing Where2Golf into one of the world’s most complete golf guide we needed to devote 100% of our time to the project,” explains Suzanne. “ We gave up our jobs and began by seeking out and playing what most golfers would describe as the “best” golf courses on the planet. The Where2Golf resource you see today is the culmination of our combined experience of playing, assessing and covering over 4,500 golf courses over the last 10 years, from Europe to America, Australasia to Africa”.

As the content grew, so the website traffic grew.

Testament to the reputation the site has gained as a credible and reliable course reviewer, Where2Golf now generates an impressive 90,000 views per month and rising.

Though not exhaustive, this unique resource represents a wide and rich selection of courses that the general consensus of travelling golfers all over the world would want to play. To keep Where2Golf live, course reviews and new golfing destinations are added to and updated regularly. Turkey for example has recently been included in the golf destinations section.

The golf course reviews are based on Nigel’s and Suzanne’s assessment of three main aspects of a course: the quality of the design and layout, the conditioning and presentation and the attractiveness of the setting. The quality of the clubhouse, practice ground and associated facilities above and beyond the golf course are not factored into the ratings.

Another unique feature of the website is its high quality maps that feature all the courses Where2Golf covers. These maps are a powerful tool when planning a golf trip and mean that golfers can identify their preferred location boasting several great courses while basing themselves centrally. A quick click on each course details nearby recommended hotels whilst ‘Stay & Play’ courses are also indicated.

The encyclopaedia section of Where2Golf is as comprehensive as its golf course coverage.

In the Tournaments category, the results of all the top professional tournaments on the PGA, European, LPGA, LET, Asian and Seniors Tours are covered as well as the top amateur (both men and ladies) scene. Incredibly this coverage goes back as far as 1860.

The Who’s Who category  not only includes the world’s top players but also celebrated golf course designers, golf journalists and club makers and many other golf “celebrities”. Biographies of each individual are listed as well as golfing achievements and their contribution to the world of golf.

Finally a dictionary on the site explains the meaning of the terminology used in the game and offers the first steps in trying to demystify what the sport is about and making it more understandable and approachable.

After 10 years in the making, Where2Golf really is the most comprehensive one-stop shop for travelling golfers.

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Author: Heady Public Relations, England
For further information on Where2Golf, please contact Suzanne Lenaerts
E: theoffice@where2golf.com
 

Notes to Editors 

•  Where2Golf is online golf resource featuring

•  Course reviews
•  World’s top golfing destinations
•  Tournament results around the world
•  Who’s Who of golf
•  Dictionary of golfing terminology

•  Around 4,500 course reviews broken down into:

•  Europe:  +/- 1500 courses in 26 countries
•  North America: +/- 2000 courses
•  Australasia: +/- 250 courses
•  Asia: +/- 600 covering China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
•  Africa: +/- 150 covering Middle East, South Africa and Mauritius

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2013 LPGA Kia Classic comes to Aviara Golf Club in San Diego

In celebration of the 2013 Kia Classic (March 18-24), Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort announced today an exclusive stay-and-play package and opportunity to win a Grand Prize vacation that includes a Pro-Am spot at the 2014 Kia Classic. The “Play Where the Pros Play” package offers guests a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s best female golfers on the championship golf course and experience the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort’s world-class service, amenities and facilities, including four acclaimed on-site restaurants, full-service spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness center.

“We’re thrilled to be the first Hyatt property to host a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour event and anticipate that the 2013 Kia Classic will be a tremendous success,” said Renny Brown, Director of Golf at Aviara Golf Club. “We’re equally excited to welcome golf fans to the resort and provide them a unique opportunity to play our Arnold Palmer-designed, championship course.”

Aviara’s “Play Where the Pros Play” package is offered now through the end of the year and is priced at a starting rate of $595. Guests who book the package will also be entered to win a Grand Prize vacation with roundtrip airfare for two, one night accommodations in a Park Suite, all meals throughout the resort’s four restaurants, a Pro-Am spot for two in the 2014 Kia Classic and more. The package includes:

• One night accommodations for two in a Park Suite
• Unlimited golf for two at Aviara Golf Club*
• Lunch at Argyle Steakhouse
• Aviara Golf Club/Kia Classic valuables pouch with two sleeves of logoed golf balls
• Entry into drawing to win Grand Prize vacation and entry for two in 2014 Kia Classic Pro-Am

*First round of golf may be booked 90 days prior to arrival, each additional round is to be booked on day of play of first round based on availability.

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America and the No.1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Aviara features a memorable par 72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards and is uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker and water challenges. Hole after hole, Aviara golf stimulates the senses with colorful flowers and flora and then sneaks in an ocean view hole just to ensure you’ll never forget this magnificent Park Hyatt golf experience. The elegant two-story, 32,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial clubhouse features a bar, cozy lounge with fireplace and the adjoining Argyle Steakhouse with indoor and outdoor balcony seating. Showers, locker rooms, an upscale golf shop, driving range and an oversized practice putting green round out all the Aviara experience.

The Kia Classic will be played at Aviara Golf Club on March 18-24 and include a field of 144 of the top female golfers in the world, including Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer, Se Ri Pak and defending champion, Yani Tseng, competing for a $1.7 million purse. This is the first time a Hyatt property has hosted a PGA or LPGA event.

For more information on Aviara Golf Club or to book the “Play Like the Pros” package, visithttp://www.golfaviara.com/ or call Park Hyatt Aviara Resort at 760.448.1234.

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Kuoni and John Lewis Join Forces to Launch New Concept Travel Concessions

Kuoni and John Lewis have announced a new partnership which will see the travel company open exciting new travel concessions in four John Lewis stores this autumn, with more to follow in the future.

The Kuoni concessions are available in the flagship John Lewis store on Oxford Street, London, as well as stores in Reading and Southampton. The last is to be opened in Cardiff at the start of November. They will offer the full range of holidays available from Kuoni shops and the move creates 19 new full time jobs.

The concessions will range from 444 sq. ft. – 821 sq. ft. and combine the look and feel of the two brands, with John Lewis furniture and Kuoni fittings. They will be situated in the customer service area, adjacent to John Lewis’ Gift List departments, and interactive technology such as iPads and plasma screens will be used to bring holidays to life.

Kuoni will also introduce John Lewis Travel Insurance to its customers, and become the travel partner for John Lewis Gift List. This service allows customers to ask their guests to contribute to their Kuoni honeymoon through a John Lewis Gift List.

Sean Allam, director commercial operations at John Lewis, said: “We already have a strong customer base in our travel insurance services, so opening travel concessions in our shops feels like a natural step for John Lewis. People will be able to take time out from speaking to a personal travel expert to shop or have a coffee, and choose their holiday in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

“Kuoni’s commitment to customer service and expert advice was a perfect fit for John Lewis, and we believe this will be a long-term and successful partnership.”

Derek Jones, managing director at Kuoni said: “We are really excited about this partnership. Kuoni and John Lewis have a lot in common; we have a very similar customer base and share the same approach to business, putting customer service at the heart of everything we do. We know that our customers really value the expert personal knowledge we provide and the success of our High Street stores has shown that the best way to truly understand their needs is to spend time with them, face to face in the right surroundings. These concessions will allow us to bring our unique approach to travel retailing into John Lewis shops.”

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Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center’s Rees Jones Course Has Been Named One Of The Best Courses In North Carolina According To Golf Magazine

Sea Trail Joins Storied Courses Like Pinehurst No. 2 And Pine Needles On Prestigious List Of The State’s Best In Its Latest Ranking

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center’s Rees Jones course has been named one of the best courses in North Carolina according to Golf Magazine’s “first-ever” ranking of the best courses in each state. The rankings were determined by Golf Magazine’s course-ranking panel, editorial staff, and “well traveled spies.” The list appears in the September issue of Golf Magazine.

“We’re extremely proud to be on Golf Magazine’s ‘first-ever’ state by state ranking,” said Tom Plankers, President of Golf at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center“We work hard to make our courses the best they can be, and to have the Jones Course placed on the same prestigious list as Pinehurst No. 2 and Pine Needles is very rewarding.”

The Jones course at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center was also recently named one of the top 100 courses along the North Carolina coast by the North Carolina Golf Panel. That Panel’s rankings were reported in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine in a special section spotlighting the state’s 100 best courses.

More information about Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center is available by calling 888-675-9237 or online at www.seatrail.com.

About Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center
Sea Trail is a 2000-acre golf resort and residential community with three courses of distinction and the largest convention facility on the North Carolina coast. A popular location for meetings and conventions, Sea Trail has over 60,000 square feet of meeting and function space. Sea Trail was the host site for the 2003 and the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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The recreational heart of Sea Trail is its three courses designed by Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. Other amenities include a Village Activity Center with indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, an on-staff licensed massage therapist, supervised children’s activities and Magnolias Fine Food & Spirits. Sunset Beach, known for its extraordinary beauty and serenity, is a short drive east of Sea Trail. In addition, a huge variety of entertainment, shopping, nightlife and cultural opportunities are just south of Sea Trail along the Grand Strand.

Sea Trail is located in Sunset Beach, N.C., which is between Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. More information is available online at www.seatrail.com or by calling 888-675-9237.

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First Annual CKG Tour World Junior Golf Tournament to be Held August 6-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC

Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is gearing up for the first annual CKG Tour World Junior golf tournament which will be held August 6-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Visit ckgtour.com for all the details on seeing the best junior golfers from around the world!

Don’t forget to ask for our “GOLF AND GAS Rebate” special when you book your fall or winter golf package with Signature Golf Packages.

Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities in the world to visit! Check out signaturelasvegasgolf.com for the best in desert golf!

For more information, on Signature Golf Packages, please contact us at 1-866-462-9885 or visit www.signaturegolfpackages.com. Let us put our “Signature” on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

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Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is proud to announce their new golf destination in Las Vegas, Nevada

Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is proud to announce their new golf destination in Las Vegas, Nevada. Signature Golf Las Vegas has a collection of over 20 courses from such great designers as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

We are excited to be affiliated with Sonoran Suites and their beautiful two and three bedroom condos located just minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip. Visit Signature Las Vegas Golf for more information on golf tee times and golf packages.

Summer is in “full swing” on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. We have some great summer rates as well as fall specials for your group or family.

For more information, on Signature Golf Packages, please contact us at 1-866-462-9885 or visit signaturegolfpackages.com. Let us put our “Signature” on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

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