Feb 27th, 2016
European Tour launches its new Travel Club
‘Sunday pins on Monday’ is their new idea
Words: James Greenwood Photography: Getty Images
The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.
These include the chance to play in the Pro-Am at a European Tour event. Pro-Am packages for some of the most prestigious events on The European Tour are now available.
They are also offering a ‘Sunday Pins on Monday’ offer, whereby individuals or groups can book to play on a full tournament course set up the day after an event.
We managed to play at St Andrews the Monday after The Open, with the same pins in place, and it really did elevate the whole sense of what was anyway an amazing experience. Another good idea we think. But hardly a new one: why has it taken so long to get an obviously easy win over the line?
You will be paying for the uniqueness of the experience though. Following the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, for example, you can play the Palmer Course. A two-night ‘Sunday Pins on Monday’ package starts from £689.
The European Tour Travel Club is offering travel packages to their network of venues in their Properties portfolio, as well as a range of tournament venues around the world.
Packages to The 2018 Ryder Cup venue of Le Golf National in Paris, Spain’s No.1 course PGA Catalunya, and Quinta do Lago in Portugal are all available through the Travel Club.
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour, said: “People are increasingly seeking unique experiences on holiday and golfers are no different. Yes, they want the best courses and great accommodation, but never before have they been able to access our Pro-Am tournaments or play tournament courses on our schedule as part of a European Tour Travel package.”
We have always believed that one of the things that makes golf great and unique is that you can actually play where you heroes have played, and ‘Sunday Pins on Monday’ is a long overdue idea.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose a player from the actual event, and then have detailed information on how they played each hole? You could then literally walk in their footsteps – or at least try to. That was one’s free for you at European Tour Travel Club.
For more information or to make a booking, golf fans should visit: www.europeantourtravelclub.com or call 0845 250 8404.