Onyria Wins Top Golf Award

The growing reputation of Onyria Golf Resorts was further boosted during the recent International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) held in Vilamoura when the company was named the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) golf tourism supplier of the year.
The awards are voted by tour operators and golf travel writers and it was a success on home turf for Onyria Golf Resorts, which currently has two golf developments in Portugal, namely Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort in the Algarve and Quinta da Marinha Resort on the Lisbon Golf Coast. The company also owns the Onyria Claros Beach & Spa Resort in Izmir, Turkey.
João Pinto Coelho, the company’s sales director, said: “Every time we receive an accolade such as this it strengthens our resolve to continue to build on our reputation and enhance the overall experience for our visitors. And every time, one of us gets up and says how delighted we are – and, it may be a cliché, but we truly are delighted. It’s always heart-warming to receive plaudits for what we are doing but when it’s voted for by our customers and suppliers it means even more.”
More than 450 IAGTO golf tour operators from 59 different countries cast their votes for the award. Each operator was asked to nominate whom they considered to be the best performing IAGTO supplier this year in terms of dealing with tour operators, handling fam-trips and, above all, obtaining high customer satisfaction.
The award comes after a long line of accolades for the company’s latest project, Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, which opened in June 2011 following a €10m redesign by Robert Trent Jones Jnr.
The course was named Portugal’s second-best course by readers of Today’s Golfer magazine and became a new entry at 26th in Golf World’s poll of the Top 100 European Golf Courses.