Marriott Golf (US) Continues Global Expansion, Adding Property in South Africa
23 Feb 2018 - Arabella Golf Club, located at the Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa, an African Pride Hotel, joins Marriott's Premier Collection of Worldwide Managed Golf Courses.
Marriott Golf, the global golf division of Marriott International, Inc., today announced further global expansion, with it's first-ever managed golf resort property in South Africa, the Arabella Golf Club, located in Hermanus, South Africa, near Cape Town. This expansion news comes on the heels of Marriott Golf adding resort golf facilities in Fiji, New Caledonia, Uruguay, Spain, and Portugal in 2017.
Surrounded by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range and Bot River Lagoon, and edged by wild fynbos, the picturesque Arabella Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf and enjoy an ideal golf holiday. The 18-hole, Par 72 Championship course has consistently been ranked in the top 10 courses in South Africa. The 8th hole has been described as one of the most beautiful par 5's in South Africa and the 18th hole was rated one of the finest finishing holes in the country.
The course was designed and built by the acclaimed South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich in 1999. Since then, many professionals and celebrities have enjoyed the Arabella Golf experience, including Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L. Jackson, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Lee Westwood, Tim Clark, and Gary Player.
"The newest addition to the Marriott International golf portfolio offers our Rewards members and all guests another opportunity to combine world class travel experiences with great golf," said Jim Keane, Senior Director, Golf Operations & Development Planning, Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott RewardsŪ, which includes The Ritz-Carlton RewardsŪ, and Starwood Preferred GuestŪ. Today, golfing travelers will have additional opportunities to earn and redeem rewards points for their golfing experiences around the globe.
Marriott's Global Golf Division manages over 50 courses in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy. Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises.