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The Home of Golf comes to Cyprus as Elea Estate hosts the Dun Whinny Golf Club
May 24, 2012

El é a Golf Club , Sir Nick Faldo's highly acclaimed 'Mediterranean Masterpiece' in Paphos, Cyprus, introduced a touch of Scotland to its fairways when it welcomed an eight-man team from Dun Whinny Golf Club, based at the world-renowned Gleneagles Spa & Golf Resort.

Continuing El é a Golf Club's ongoing strategy to create associations with the world's leading golf clubs - last year it announced a reciprocal partnership with Mission Hills in China, the world's largest golf club - members welcomed the team from Scotland, the 'Home of Golf', to experience everything El é a and Cyprus has to offer, wrapped around two-days of competitive golf.

Ross Robertson, El é a Estate's Director of Golf Operations, said: "Aligning ourselves with world-renowned golf clubs has always been a significant part of our strategy and, as a Scot myself, it was a pleasure to welcome Dun Whinny Golf Club from Gleneagles to showcase what we have to offer."

To herald the start of the official visit, the El é a management team surprised its VIP visitors with a special welcome - a lone piper playing the bagpipes from the tower of the imposing El é a Estate clubhouse, which enjoys panoramic views of the golf course.

Ross added: "We like to make every guest feel at home and I can think of no better way of celebrating the arrival of our international friends from Scotland, than with a bagpipes salute to the 'Home of Golf'. It was a special moment and something I know our visitors genuinely appreciated."

Over the two days of competition it was the Dun Whinny GC team that eventually took charge. On Day One, El é a Golf Club took the honours, 2.5 points to Dun Whinny's 1.5, but on Day Two Dun Whinny dominated with a 3.5 to 0.5 points win - claiming the overall match by two points.

David Watt, Vice-Captain of Dun Whinny Golf Club, Gleneagles, said: "El é a Estate has quickly built a reputation for quality and service and it was a pleasure to play Sir Nick Faldo's course and be treated to what can only be described as world-class hospitality from a very friendly and attentive team.

"We look forward to arranging the return match in Scotland and giving representatives from El é a Golf Club a very special 'Home of Golf' welcome at Gleneagles."

Since opening in October 2010, Eléa Estate has received a host of significant awards including being named one of the Top 10 New International Golf Courses of 2010 by ; Best International Leisure Development 2011 and Best Golf Development in Europe 2011 at the prestigious International Property Awards.

For further information about Eléa Estate visit the website, , or telephone +357 26 202001 (main switchboard).

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