Monte Rei Golf & Country Club Best Golf Club Portugal 2017

Algarve based golf club tops Golfers' Choice rankings for 4th year in a row

01 MAY 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Golfers have awarded Monte Rei Golf & Country Club with the title of best golf club of Portugal in 2017, with an average rating of 9,15. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 350,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

Monte Rei tops rankings for 4th year in a row
Over 250,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club - with an average rating of 9,15 - has been voted Best Golf Club in Portugal in 2017 in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

Located in the unspoilt countryside between the dramatic Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the landscaping at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club has been carefully designed to ensure that the Algarvean landscape is preserved and enhanced. Monte Rei boosts a stunning 18 hole par-72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. In addition to the multiple award winning North Course a South Course - also designed by Nicklaus - is soon to follow. The golf offering at Monte Rei is unrivaled in the region and, the breathtaking course together with highest levels of service, make the experience one to remember.

'Being recognized as one of Europe’s top resorts is a tremendous accolade for Monte Rei', says Director of Sales & Hospitality David Ashington. 'Our golf course is consistently acknowledged as the number one golf course in Portugal which we are extremely proud of. What is interesting is that our brand as a fully fledged resort is growing internationally which is reflecting in the numbers of guests from around the globe staying with us on resort. Monte Rei is a truly unique product with the objective to be Portugal’s leading luxury and lifestyle resort. The resort comprises of a small selection of Villas, three fine dining restaurants, a Wellness facility and our superb Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. On behalf of the whole team here at Monte Rei we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the guests for this accolade and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.'

Runner-up in the Golfers' Choice Ranking of Best Golf Clubs Portugal 2017 is Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort. The resort near Lisbon overtakes last years number two Clube Golf Oceânico Faldo, who are now third in the rankings. Royal Óbidos was designed by the late Seve Ballesteros who called it "a great and wonderful place". In 4th place comes Victoria Clube de Golfe and the top-5 of Best Golf Clubs in Portugal is completed by the Oceânico O'Connor Jnr Course.

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Monte Rei Golf & Country Club also has the best golf course
When golfers only rate the course itself - so without looking at other elements, such as the appreciation for the clubhouse and practice facilities - golfers again choose Monte Rei Golf & Country Club as their number 1. The North Course of Monte Rei receives a rating of 9,26. The Estela Golf course of Estela Golf Club is the new number 2 in the rankings. The links style golf course on the north shores of Portugal has made quite a move in the rankings, coming from an 11th place in 2015, to 5th place last year and a runner-up position in 2017. The number three in the rankings remains the same, it's Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort. Last years number 2 in the rankings - the Laranjal course of Quinta do Lago made a free fall in the rankings, moving to 11th place this year.

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Troia Golf has the Best Price-Quality
A rating of a golf club or golf course is closely related to the price of the paid green fee. Where do you get real value for money? This is shown in the 'Price-Quality' ranking. This ranking is based solely on the rating of golfers for the price-quality ratio of a golf club.

If you are price conscious golfer, then Troia Golf is an excellent choice. Designed by American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. the Troia Golf Championship Course is an 18-hole, par-72 course alongside the beach with a magnificent sea view. With a resonable green fee price of € 85,- on weekdays, golfers love to go there. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club comes in second place and Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort is third in the ranking of Best Price-Quality in Portugal.

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Monte Rei is Most Hospitable Golf Club Portugal 2017
Not only the quality of the golf course, but also the service level and customer satisfaction are important for the experience of the golfer. When it comes to hospitality, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club does a terrific job. They score a 9,14. Runner-up is Espiche Golf with an 8,55 and Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort completes the top-3 with an 8,43

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At the end of 2016 more than 350,000 reviews about golf courses (in nine different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who review multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus more impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of the rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users.

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"'Being recognized as one of Europe’s top resorts is a tremendous accolade for Monte Rei. Our golf course is consistently acknowledged as the number one golf course in Portugal which we are extremely proud of. What is interesting is that our brand as a fully fledged resort is growing internationally which is reflecting in the numbers of guests from around the globe staying with us on resort. Monte Rei is a truly unique product with the objective to be Portugal’s leading luxury and lifestyle resort. The resort comprises of a small selection of Villas, three fine dining restaurants, a Wellness facility and our superb Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. On behalf of the whole team here at Monte Rei we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the guests for this accolade and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.'" David Ashington - Director of Sales & Hospitality Monte Rei
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