Virtuoso Best of the Best 2009 - 271
“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – OSCAR WILDE Since our opening on the romantic southwest coast of Ireland, The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club has received numerous accolades for its unsurpassed accommodation, hospitality, cuisine, and Greg Norman links course beside the Atlantic. Here is a selection: IGTOA 2008 Inaugural winner of the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association “Best Resort of the Year.” Elite Traveler 2007 Doonbeg Golf Club named to its 2007 “Great Eight” list of the “very best, very new golf resorts.” Golf Monthly 2007 Doonbeg Golf Club named to its list of the top 50 courses. CNBC International Property Award for Crème de la Crème service. The Irish Times “The reason I liked Doonbeg Lodge so much had nothing to do with its culture of privacy or exclusivity. Or its golf links. I liked it because the minute I walked into our suite, I wanted to live there. It felt like home.” Hospitality Ireland 2007 “Best Resort Hotel” in Ireland. Cigar Aficionado 2007 The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club named “Best New International Golf Resort.” Business & Finance “The setting itself is almost mythical in its perfection – no manmade scenery could ever replicate the rugged natural vista found here.” The Finest Golf 2006 Doonbeg Golf Club ranked number six in its “Top 10 International Clubs.” Links 2006 Doonbeg Golf Club named one of the “World’s Best Golf Vacations” and top five in its Readers’ Choice poll for the course that a reader would most like to play in Ireland. Pocket Guide to Golf Courses 2006 “Doonbeg is a course that will bring out the emotions of golf your heart will accelerate.” Highest ratings for both course and accommodation. Private Air “Greg Norman’s Doonbeg has been described as the last great links it certainly lives up to all the praise heaped on it.” Golf Digest 2002 Doonbeg “Best New International Course” in the year of its opening. GQ (UK) 2006 Doonbeg 78 on its list of the “100 Best Things in the World.” Irish Examiner “Doonbeg has raised the bar in terms of service standard for Irish golf and it has also to be recognised that the luxury facility will attract a much wider audience than golfers alone.” For reservations, contact your Virtuoso travel professional.