Espiche Golf Third in Golf Inc. ‘Clubhouse of Year’ Award
Story published at 10:34, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Espiche Golf has been awarded 3rd place by Golf Inc. magazine, in the much sought after “Clubhouse of the Year” award. Espiche Golf was the only club outside of the US to be nominated for this year’s award.
The Award is just recognition for the owner’s vision and ethos of Espiche Golf which has the environment and sustainability at the heart of the development.
What the Judges Said:
- “The Project showcases a spectacular building on a spectacular site. This kind of beautiful architecture demands to sit on top of a hill as a reference point for golfers.” Angel del Monte
- “It’s a small scale gem.” Kenneth Hart
- “What a spectacular design. Modern clean lines and gorgeous views. This design is a few years ahead of its time.” Franz Benzakour
Golf Inc. commented “The juncture between sustainability and history is best displayed by architect Nadine Berger’s use of reclaimed materials. All original stones from the pre-existing ruin and surrounding area were used to construct external walls. Solar panels, energy reflecting glass, harvested rainwater and drought resistant grasses all further contribute to the projects environmentally conscious practices.”
The Algarve Daily News recently reported: “The nomination and award is a huge boost to the vision of the owners, the Algarve’s reputation, and that of the clubhouse architect and golf course management.”
Espiche Golf is located in the picturesque Western Algarve, to the north of Lagos and Praia da Luz. From the outset, the development of Espiche Golf has been firmly rooted in the goal of creating a sporting experience that celebrates the unique beauty of the Western Algarve. The guiding principle, from the course construction and maintenance criteria, to the ethos of the clubhouse design and operation, through to our relationships with the local community – has been to respect and wherever possible, enhance the surrounding landscape, ecology and economy.
Luis Rocha, General Manager of Espiche Golf commented, “The Gecko Restaurant within the award winning clubhouse has also been receiving great reviews and is now a sought after spot for lunch, dinner or just drinks with fabulous views. This award will no doubt further enhance the growing reputation of Espiche Golf”.
Braemar Golf were appointed by the owners, in conjunction with Legendary Marketing, with the objective of improving the condition and performance of this beautiful course. To date the results have exceeded expectations, with the golf course now receiving excellent reviews and the business trading at significantly increased levels.
Espiche Golf www.espiche-golf.com
Braemar Golf www.braemargolf.co.uk