Espiche Awarded 3rd Place in Prestigious Golf Inc. "Clubhouse of the Year" Award

Western Algarve Club the Only Non US Clubhouse Nominated

Espiche Golf is delighted to announce it 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 years award.

The Award is just recognition for the owners vision and ethos of Espiche Golf which has the environment and sustainability at the heart of the development. 

Espiche Golf Clubhouse

Espiche Golf Clubhouse

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".

Notes for Editors:

Espiche Golf is located just outside Lagos in the Western Algarve and includes an 18 hole course and fabulous clubhouse. It is set in an Ecological Reserve providing a great golfing experience within a stunning natural environment. Golf course architect Peter Sauerman sympathetically designed the course to integrate into the surrounding scenery. 

Braemar Golf is a commercial golf services company head quartered at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland. We offer development, management and construction services, assisting owners and developers plan, construct, pre open and operate high quality golf developments in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

For Further Information: 
Luis Rocha, +351 282 688 250, general-manager@espiche-golf.com
Keith Haslam, +44 (0)1334 478578, keithhaslam@braemargolf.co.uk

Source: http://www.golfincmagazinemonthly-digital....