Gastro Golf unveils new destinations and great savings
Bespoke golf holiday company Gastro Golf has expanded its offerings to golfers with a passion for quality golf and fine food by bringing online some new and exciting destinations and an Early Booking Discount for 2020.
The Cheshire-based tour operator, which is a member of IAGTO, provides golf holidays with a ‘gastronomic twist’ – combining the opportunity to play on some of the world’s top golf courses, stay in luxury hotels, and enjoy exceptional culinary and cultural experiences.
With superb offers on winter golf in the sun and new destinations, including Mauritius and Argentina, Gastro Golf’s worldwide reach continues to bring golfers exciting choices for their next golf holiday.
The island of Mauritius, situated on the western side of the Indian Ocean, is a melting pot of cultures and Gastro Golf’s featured venues are scattered around the island. Today, golf has become one of the main attractions for visitors to the island, with all courses offering an exciting experience in a beautiful natural setting, with many offering spectacular coastal panoramas.
Your Gastro Golf holiday to Mauritius can include the following luxury resorts: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Heritage Le Telfair, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Heritage Awali, Anahita Golf & Spa Resort, Four Seasons Mauritius and Shangri La’s Le Touessrok.
Argentina continues to grow as a top golfing destination, and this served as motivation for the top golf tourism organisation, IAGTO, to give Argentina the award for the ‘Best Golf Destination of the Latin American and Caribbean region’ for 2019.
A land of many regions; from sun drenched beaches to caps of polar ice, enormous mountain ranges, magnificent plains of the pampas and subtropical forests. The country has over 300 golf courses, three of which are amongst Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses in the world outside the United States.
Gastro Golf founder John Sullivan said: “We have teamed up with our partners at ArgentineGolf.com, who are specialists on tailor-made and sightseeing trips to Argentina and other top destinations in South America, including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Peru.
“We are now able to offer tailor-made individual & group trips, offering golf at the best private courses and premium travel experiences with the best rates in the market. We offer standardised itineraries in highly-demanded destinations in the most beautiful spots in Argentina and neighbouring countries. Our experience in this industry enables us to adapt these itineraries to our customers preferences, designing customised packages making our itineraries flexible, and creating experiences adjusted to the criteria of those who choose us.”
Another favourite destination of Gastro Golf customers is South Africa. Fresh off the back of their inspiring Rugby World Cup victory, the country has been thrust into the world spotlight once again, but there really is only one way to experience everything this beautiful destination and that’s in person.
One of the world’s greatest golfing holiday destinations, golfers from around the world are continuously impressed by the standard of the courses they play and it’s no surprise too as South Africa has some of the best in the Southern Hemisphere.
With new prices for 2020 some of the choice courses to consider in the northern part of South Africa include Sun City, Legend Golf and Safari Resort, Leopard Creek and the Highland Gate Golf Course designed by Ernie Els.
Take a unique golf trip at Legend Golf and Safari with its famous par 3, 19th hole where you tee off from the top of a cliff and get there via helicopter. Now that’s some extreme golfing!
The Western Cape province, which includes the City of Cape Town as well as the famous and ever-beautiful Garden Route, should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Fancourt, a golf estate in the Garden Route town of George, has three world-class courses with luxury accommodation. The Eastern Cape also has several excellent golf holiday establishments, such as St Francis Golf Lodge, which has received some rave reviews.
New digital destination guides have also been added to Gastro Golf’s website. These informative guides will help golfers understand in more detail about what a Mauritius, Argentina or South Africa Golf Holiday can involve, the best hotels and the amazing choice of quality golf courses which can all be added to your bespoke Gastro Golf Holiday.
For golfers looking for winter golf in the sun, new updated Autumn/Winter prices and Spring 2020 are now available.
Portugal continues to attract growing numbers of UK golfers and the Algarve is officially on top of the world after it was names as IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year 2020. The golfing hotspot of southern Portugal has beaten an array of world-class golf destinations around the globe to scoop the prestigious title. With well-established luxury venues like Monte Rei, Amendoiera, Palmares, Quinta do Lago, along with the courses in and around Vilamoura, and golfers are really spoilt for choice when organising their Algarve golf holiday.
In the north there are a wealth of stunning venues around Lisbon and Porto like Oitavos Dunes, Praia Del Rey, Royal Obidos and Troia provide luxury accommodation and facilities with golf courses which continue to receive huge applauds from visiting golfers.
Playing golf on the Canary Islands is unlike playing golf anywhere else in the world. Every hole has the sea as a backdrop and all year round temperatures of between 19ºc and 25ºc make it a fabulous antidote to the UK winter. Few countries in the world can match such fabulous conditions. Most of the courses on the islands are perfectly integrated into the landscape boasting buggies, caddies and instructors for all levels of golfer. In many cases, they are also set within luxury hotel complexes, so golfers can enjoy bars, spa’s and restaurants serving the very best authentic local foods and wines.
Sullivan added: “2020 is an exciting year to look forward to for our customers. We have established great relationships with a host of quality destination partners all over Europe and beyond providing first class golf and hospitality to our clients, and we continue to work closely with all of our golf resorts, hotels and tourism partners to bring golfers superb rates on packages golf breaks.
“Our ‘Your Golf Break Your Way’ service is giving us great feedback from our customers. While many like the choice of ready-made packages to some of our venues we have seen a marked increase in organisers contacting us to create bespoke golf holidays. This allows us to utilise all of the services, facilities, tours, gastronomy and hospitality, providing memorable itineraries for our golf customers.
“With an early booking discount of up to 20% available on most packages, now is a great time to be enquiring about your winter sun or spring/summer 2020 golf break.
“As a member of IAGTO we can provide a golf holiday experience to meet everyone’s requirements from a trip of a lifetime to the Masters or the Ryder Cup, to short corporate or golf society event at home or abroad. We provide our clients with the confidence of knowing their payments are safe with our 100% financial security guarantee.