The PGA has extended its influence in Europe and increased its portfolio of branded facilities by licensing Aphrodite Hills Resort to become the PGA National Cyprus.
The resort, located in the hills overlooking the site where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the Mediterranean Sea, features a 6,200 meters plus championship course that was opened in 2002.
Designed by Cabell Robinson, the course is currently undergoing a €2.5m upgrade to coincide with the facility’s elevation to the status of PGA National Cyprus.
Aphrodite Hills one of six European PGA national resorts
The PGA National Cyprus joins the PGA’s family of other National level resorts including The Belfry in England, Gleneagles in Scotland, Zavidovo in Russia, The Oaks in the Czech Republic and the recently announced PGA National Turkey at Antalya.
Aphrodite Hills also houses a golf academy complete with an academy practice course and 350 metre double-ended driving range.
It all adds up to a facility that, staffed by five fully-qualified PGA Members under director of golf Andrew Darker’s leadership, is great for both beginners and experienced players. Whether to learn and improve their games or just play in the sunshine.
In addition to its golfing attributes, the resort boasts the five-star 290 room Aphrodite Hills Hotel operated by Atlantica.
Commenting on his facility becoming the PGA National Cyprus, Darker said:
— Over 15 years Aphrodite Hills has built a strong reputation as both a course and resort. We strongly believe by becoming the PGA National, Cyprus we will strengthen our brand profile, raising awareness for the resort and our long-term strategy to promote golf in Cyprus. We look forward to developing our relationship with the PGA to maintain Aphrodite Hills as the leading golf facility in the region.
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