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Darren teams up with Elegant Golf Resorts
17 January 2019

Darren teams up with Elegant Golf Resorts

Luxury golf specialist Elegant Golf Resorts is delighted to announce a new and exclusive partnership with golfing legend Darren Clarke OBE as their travel ambassador.    As the first step in this partnership, Darren has worked alongside the golfing experts at Elegant Golf Resorts to create a truly exceptional range of bespoke golf experiences for 2019 where clients can fulfil a lifetime’s dream by playing alongside Darren on some of the finest golf courses in the world. 


From enjoying the excitement of the 2019 Masters in Augusta in Darren’s company, staying and playing at The Champions Retreat Resort, to playing a round with him at the course on Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland before enjoying dinner together, the programme also includes a four-day experience at the prestigious Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas.


Commenting, Edward Rom, CEO and Owner, EFR Travel, the parent company to Elegant Golf Resorts, says ‘We are delighted to welcome Darren as our Brand Ambassador and to introduce our Darren Clarke Golf Experiences, which we believe set new standards in luxury golf holidays.  As one of the most recognised faces in sport, Darren is loved throughout the golfing world for his achievements and dedication. These individually curated experiences offer the chance to play alongside Darren at incredible courses, personally selected by him, combining world-class golf with superb luxury accommodation and the chance to share stories over dinner with good company.  They are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences.’  


Details of the Experiences are as follows:


The Masters 2019:  Four nights at The Champions Retreat, Augusta – 10 April 2019

Arguably the best of all Majors, The Masters is like nowhere else on earth.  The experience includes a full day with hospitality at Augusta, four nights’ accommodation at The Champions Retreat Resort, with a round of golf on one of its magnificent courses which have been individually designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.  Extra days at The Masters can be arranged on request.

Prices from £7995pp, including four nights’ accommodation, Masters Badge with Hospitality, 18 holes at Champions Retreat with Darren and a hosted dinner.


The Gleneagles Resort: 2 July 2019

Spend a night at the superb Gleneagles Resort, host to the 2014 Ryder Cup and truly the home of golf in Scotland.  This will be 24 hours to remember, starting with a light lunch in the company of your fellow golfers and a few practice swings before joining Darren for a round on the outstanding PGA Centenary Course.  The evening sees a delicious hosted private dinner with Darren, with a round of golf the following morning on the Kings Course before a final lunch.

Prices from £3295pp, including one night’s accommodation in a Premium Room at The Gleneagles Resort, light lunch on both days, one round of golf with Darren and a second round the following day, hosted dinner on 2nd July including wine. 


Royal Portrush Golf Club – 29 July 2019

As the only club in Ireland to host The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is one of the best and most challenging golf courses in the world.  Whilst Darren himself was born in County Tyrone, he loved Royal Portrush so much that he bought a house close by and describes it as one of his favourite courses.  The experience starts with a light lunch with fellow golfers before joining Darren for a round on this world class links course.  In the evening, relax over dinner and hear Darren’s favourite stories from the Tour.  Accommodation is in the stylish Me & Mrs Jones boutique hotel. 

Prices from £2995pp, including one night’s accommodation, light lunch on arrival, 18 holes at Port Rush, transfers to and from accommodation, a hosted dinner and breakfast.


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay

Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the exclusive Abaco Club in the Bahamas, with its two and a half miles of white sandy beaches, was created as a true sporting club, with the best golf club in the Bahamas.  Enjoy the fabulous course, with its classic Scottish links layout against a beautiful Caribbean backdrop, and take tips on your swing with coaching from Darren. After two days of golf, enjoy a truly memorable beachfront barbecue, hosted by Darren before a final night in one of the resort’s beautiful Oceanfront cottages with their magical ocean or bay views.


Price from £4995pp including four nights’ accommodation including breakfast at The Abaco On Winding Bay, two days of golf with Darren Clarke and a hosted beach barbecue.


For further information or to book, call 020 8023 8875,  

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Elegant Golf Resorts, 0208 023 8875


About Elegant Golf Resorts


Elegant Golf Resorts offers tailor made, luxury golf holidays around the world and is one of the world’s leading golf holiday companies.   Established in 2008, the company was created and is run by golfers, with a focus on offering excellent service, expert knowledge of the golf resorts and destinations that they feature with holidays to a handpicked selection of some of the finest golf resorts around the world.


Elegant Golf Resorts is part of EFR Travel, which was founded 16 years ago by CEO Edward Rom and comprises a number of individual brands within its portfolio of businesses. These include Luxury Worldwide Collection – a specialist luxury tour operator, featuring a selection of the world’s finest luxury hotels and resorts and Elegant Golf Resorts, offering tailor made, luxury golf holidays around the world.  Other brands include EFR Corporate Travel; Diamond Jets – providing luxury private air charters for both corporate and personal use; CSR Travel – corporate travel specialists and Camberley Travel – a specialist travel agency with some 50 years heritage.


EFR is a member of the Advantage Focus Partnership, ABTA, the Guild of Travel Management Companies and the WIN Global Partnership, with affiliates in more than 40 countries. It is a founder member of Virtuoso, EMEA.

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