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 features a 6,200 metres 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.
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 perfect for both beginners and experienced players to learn and improve their games or just play in the sunshine.
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.”
PGA chief executive Robert Maxfield said: “We are delighted Aphrodite Hills has become the PGA National Cyprus. Doing so reflects its outstanding and recently renovated golf course in addition to its existing five-star hotel and leisure facilities.
“The PGA is proud to promote the PGA National Cyprus alongside its other national facilities. In joining our portfolio, the PGA National Cyprus further strengthens The PGA’s brand globally as well as providing employment opportunities to our Members, 13 of whom are currently working on the island.”
The PGA restricts the PGA National brand to only one resort per country, all of which offer some of the very best golf, leisure and accommodation possible.