Jan 18, 2019: One of the world’s best-known golfers, Darren Clarke has won many fans with his passionate play and dedicated approach to the game. Darren won The Open Championship in 2011 at Royal St George’s and also captained Europe Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine in 2016.
A stalwart of The European Tour since 1991, the Ulsterman is no stranger to firsts.
In the 1999 Smurfit European Open he became the first player on The European Tour to shoot 60 for a second time, having achieved it first in the 1992 European Monte Carlo Open. In 2002 he became the first player to win the English Open three times and in 2003 became the first player outside Tiger Woods to capture more than one World Golf Championship title. Three weeks after the untimely death of wife Heather, who finally lost her brave battle against cancer in August 2006, Darren was picked as one of the wild cards for The Ryder Cup at K Club and in an emotionally charged week produced one of his most memorable performances, winning all three of his matches. In February 2015, Darren was named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain and dedicated the next 18 months to the role.
Luxury golf specialist Elegant Golf Resorts (www.elegant golf resorts.com, 0208 023 8875) is delighted to announce a new and exclusive partnership with golfing legend Darren Clarke OBE as their travel ambassador. As the first step in this partnership, Darren has worked alongside the golfing experts at Elegant Golf Resorts to create a truly exceptional range of bespoke golf experiences for 2019 where clients can fulfil a lifetime’s dream by playing alongside Darren on some of the finest golf courses in the world.
From enjoying the excitement of the 2019 Masters in Augusta in Darren’s company, staying and playing at The Champions Retreat Resort, to playing a round with him at the course on Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland before enjoying dinner together, the programme also includes a four-day experience at the prestigious Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas.
Commenting, Edward Rom, CEO and Owner, EFR Travel, the parent company to Elegant Golf Resorts, says ‘We are delighted to welcome Darren as our Brand Ambassador and to introduce our Darren Clarke Golf Experiences, which we believe set new standards in luxury golf holidays. As one of the most recognised faces in sport, Darren is loved throughout the golfing world for his achievements and dedication. These individually curated experiences offer the chance to play alongside Darren at incredible courses, personally selected by him, combining world-class golf with superb luxury accommodation and the chance to share stories over dinner with good company. They are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences.’