MODRY LAS GOLF RESORT CONFIRMED AS PGA NATIONAL POLAND
Modry Las Golf Resort has joined a distinguished collection of the world’s leading golf resorts as the PGA National Poland. As Poland’s foremost golf venue, Modry Las has become the country’s sole PGA branded property joining the likes of Ryder Cup venues PGA National England at The Belfry and PGA National Scotland at Gleneagles. The prestigious PGA Branded Properties group also includes PGA National Cyprus at Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Turkey at Antalya Golf Resort, PGA National Italy at Argentario Resort and most recently PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell.
The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary of Modry Las; the only signature course in Poland and four-time winner at the World Golf Awards. It is especially significant for the Gary Player-designed course as The PGA restricts membership of its PGA National brand programme to only one resort per country and prospective members are only approached if they offer the very best golf, leisure and accommodation possible.
Arthur Gromadzki, chairman at Modry Las, said the announcement was the realisation of the vision for the West Pomeranian resort. “Modry Las has always been clear about its ambition to be one of the leading golf resorts in Europe,” he said. “This began with the commissioning of Gary Player to design our award-winning course and continued with our PGA National Academy Course Orli Las and on-site accommodation options. Our objective has been to deliver a golf experience that exceeds the expectations of the most widely travelled golfer. The PGA recognised this goal and we graciously accepted their invitation to join the PGA National brand programme.”
He continued: “Timing is everything and we are especially pleased to announce our new relationship with The PGA as we mark our 10th anniversary. All this comes at an exciting time with the final touches being made to our new, purpose-built clubhouse which measures over 2,000m2. It will be a fabulous addition to the resort with world-class facilities and stunning views across the property. With The PGA brand now in place, we look forward to welcoming golfers from around the world to PGA National Poland at Modry Las.”
The new clubhouse, which was designed by a consortium of architects from Poland, Switzerland, South Africa and the USA, features 10 double bedrooms as well as the luxurious Gary Player suite bringing the total number of on-site double/twin rooms at Modry Las to 23. In addition, the restaurant facilities will provide seating for over 80 guests with room for 70 more on a spectacular terrace overlooking the par five 18th hole.
With so much going on, it is easy to see why The PGA identified Modry Las as a prospective PGA National venue. Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Modry Las Golf Resort to our exceptional list of world-class PGA Branded Properties. The PGA National Poland further strengthens the association’s reputation in Europe and we look forward to promoting Modry Las to PGA members and golfers across the globe.”
As well as marking the 10th anniversary with new signage and the momentous announcement confirming the agreement with The PGA, Modry Las also celebrated its first decade with a special golf tournament which attracted members, guests and dignitaries. “The new association with The PGA is a tremendous way to celebrate our anniversary,” said Gromadzki. “We will continue to celebrate our achievements by renewing our determination to continually improve and refine our operations, as you would expect from a world-class golf resort.”
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Notes to editors
1) Modry Las Golf Resort was officially opened by Gary Player and Poland’s Vice Minister of Sport and Tourism, Adam Giersz, on July 4, 2009.
2) Modry Las Golf Resort was the only Polish entry in Golf Journal’s inaugural Top 100 and was also included in the top 100 European golf courses by Golf World magazine in 2009 and 2011. In Poland, it has also received top honours from the country’s leading golf website www.Polishgolf.pl
3) Modry Las Golf Resort was named Poland’s Best Golf Course at the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Golf Awards.
4) Gary Player and Gary Player Design have a portfolio of over 300 projects in 35 countries on five continents.
5) For more information about Modry Las Golf Resort, please visit www.modrylas.pl
6) For more information about The PGA, please visit www.pga.info
About The PGA:
The PGA was formed in 1901 and is the world’s oldest professional golfers’ association. Based at Centenary House at the famous Belfry, The PGA now has more than 8,000 members including more than 1,600 working overseas in more than 80 different countries. The PGA is one of golf’s leading bodies and committed to growing and developing the game nationally and internationally through the expertise of its professionals.
The PGA nationally and through its seven regional offices administers almost 1,000 golf event days annually. The Association was, in conjunction with Samuel Ryder and The PGA of America, the founders of the now world-renowned Ryder Cup Match. The Association remains a lead partner in these Matches along with the European Tour and is the trustee of the Ryder Cup trophy.
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