Mediterranean Golf Cruise Sets Sail On Board Le Ponant

Golf and The Mediterranean Under Sun and Sail 2014

 

Golf & The Mediterranean Under Sun & Sail

France, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica & Sicily on board Le Ponant

 
PerryGolf’s 2014 Mediterranean golf cruise onboard the intimate yet magnificent tall masted 64-guest luxury sailing yacht Le Ponant gets underway today, 14 June 2014, from Nice, France.
 
Enjoy this TRAVELOGUE of the voyage!
 
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This special itinerary sails the beautiful waters of the western Mediterranean, and visits some of the region’s finest and most otherwise geographically difficult to access golf courses.  We visit the delightful Punta Ala Golf Club in Italy, before crossing to Sardinia and Corsica for the renowned and spectacular golf courses of Pevero and Sperone.

We then enjoy a leisurely day at sea as Le Ponant sails south towards and then along the rugged coast of Sicily. We play consecutive days on the island of Sicily at the Verdura Golf Resort and then Donnafugata Golf Resort, two outstanding new golf courses which are increasingly being talked about. Finally our voyage will conclude in Valetta on the island of Malta.

Check back for frequent updates over the next week for progress of this voyage via updates directly from Colin Dalgleish, Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, who is traveling with our clients throughout the trip.
 
 
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The Travelogue

 
15 June 2014

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Le Ponant in Nice Harbor

PerryGolf’s Mediterranean Golf Cruise on board the beautiful and tall masted Le Ponant got underway yesterday in Nice, France. Upon setting sail, guests enjoyed welcome cocktails & briefing for a chance to meet their fellow participants.

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The champagne being poured ready for The Captain's welcome party on board Le Ponant.

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Le Ponant Under Sun and Sail

Today, we arrived in Piombino, Italy. In the center of the former Etrurie, Piombino has preserved numerous beautiful architectural monuments and kept a beautiful view from Bovio piazza on the Tuscan archipelago. We anchored Le Ponant in the bay while guests enjoyed their first round of golf at Italy’s Punta Ala Golf Club.

Punta Ala GC is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Tuscany and in Italy, surrounded by the vegetation of the Maremma in the province of Grosseto. Each hole offers a splendid panorama, overlooking the sea and the beaches.

Enjoy the pictures below from today! : )
 

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Piombino, Italy

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Hole 1 at Punta Ala Golf Club, Italy, with Le Ponant anchored in the bay as a backdrop.
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Mr. & Mrs. Kalmenson enjoying an evening cocktail on deck.

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Some of the ladies enjoying dinner with The Captain

 
16 June 2014

Today, PerryGolf guests enjoyed a visit to the beautifully ancient & fortified harbor town of Bonifacio in Corsica, France. The ancient fortress town of Bonifacio is a favorite of those who wish to marvel at its medieval houses teetering on the edge of imposing limestone cliffs, and/or its trendy marina filled with impressive yachts and lined with chic bars, restaurants and hotels.

Guests enjoyed a round of golf at the spectacularly dramatic and renowned Sperone Golf Club. Europe’s “Pebble Beach” is yet another RJT (Robert Trent Jones) masterpiece in the region situated on yet another spectacular site perched above the striking blue Mediterranean. Sperone has been ranked as high as France’s 6th best course.

Enjoy the pictures below from today! : )
 

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PerryGolf guests enjoy Le Ponant's arrival into the spectacular harbor of Bonifacio.

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Bonifacio, France
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Sperone Golf Club
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Enjoying a beautiful day on the links, here at Hole 15 at Sperone Golf Club
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Striking a pose by Sperone GC's #16 tee.
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Doesn't get much better than this...

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Le Ponant sits at her berth in Bonifacio as the sun goes down. Next stop Porto Aranci Sardinia.

 
17 June 2014

Today PerryGolf guests on board our 2014 Mediterranean Golf Cruise enjoyed a fabulous day at the beautiful Pevero Golf Club, which is located on Sardinia’s Smeralda Coast.

The site of Sardinia’s first golf course, along the rugged, ragged coastline of the peninsula between the Bays of Cala di Volpe and Volpero – lured the esteemed Robert Trent Jones for one of his earliest projects overseas – Pevero Golf Club.

Enjoy the pictures below from today! : )
 

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Quite the view from the terrace at Pevero GC!!

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PerryGolf's Michael Paterson taking aim on Pevero GC's 4th hole...What a beautiful backdrop!
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PerryGolf guest holing out at Pevero GC's 15th hole, with a bay full of private yachts as the backdrop.
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PerryGolf guest lines it up on Pevero GC's #16, overseen by PerryGolf's Michael Paterson.
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PerryGolf guests enjoy post round drinks on the terrace at Pevero GC. Quite the place to recount your round with those views in the background!
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PerryGolf guests together enjoying a post round drink on the fabulous terrace at Pevero GC.

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A little bit of Pevero GC Pro Shop shopping for these PerryGolf guests and now time for the short journey back to Le Ponant...A great day!!

 
18 June 2014

Today, PerryGolf guests on board our 2014 Mediterranean Golf Cruise enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing day at sea under sun and sail on their new floating clubhouse.

Le Ponant journeyed between the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, Italy. Several hours of the voyage were powered by sail only as the yacht glided through Mediterranean waters.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful lunch on deck, plus an impromptu stop by the captain mid-voyage to allow guests to board zodiac crafts and cruise alongside Le Ponant under full sail while capturing some memorable photographs for their vacation album.

Enjoy the pictures below from today! : )
 

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It's not all work for PerryGolf's, Colin Dalgleish!

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Another happy couple enjoying their day at sea on board Le Ponant.
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Life belts just in case! : ) ... PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish and Michael Paterson join guests in the ship's zodiac craft to sail alongside Le Ponant.

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Le Ponant magnificently under sail as viewed by the guests from the ship's zodiac craft sailing alongside.

 
19 June 2014

Today, PerryGolf guests on board our 2014 Mediterranean Golf Cruise enjoyed a glorious day at the magnificent Verdura Golf & Spa Resort Resort in Sicily, Italy.

Located on the south west coast of Sicily, Sciacca, Italy has flavors of nearby Africa, however it remains unmistakably Sicily with its vibrant colors and is noted for its pleasant beaches with their turquoise blue waters and its thermal baths collection.

Verdura Golf Resort played host to the European Tour’s 2012 Sicilian Open. This 5-Star resort offers two outstanding Kyle Phillips Golf Course Designs that work in close harmony with the beautiful Sicilian landscape, all set amid olive and orange groves and with spellbinding views of the azure Mediterranean Sea.

Leading architect Kyle Phillips is renowned for his championship courses at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland and The Grove, London’s Country Estate in England, United Kingdom .

Tomorrow the group will play the Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa before concluding the voyage in Valetta, Malta.

Enjoy the pictures below from today! : )
 

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Not a bad lunch spot! ... overlooking the 18th green at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort.

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It's a happy day in the sun at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort for these PerryGolf guests!
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Enjoying a small glass of chilled Rose wine in the Sicilian sunshine at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort.
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Another happy PerryGolf foursome enjoy a chilled Rose moment at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort!

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The beautiful Verdura Golf & Spa Resort overlooks the Mediterranean Sea on the south coast of Sicily, Italy.

 
20 June 2014

Today, PerryGolf guests on board our 2014 Mediterranean Golf Cruise enjoyed a second day’s play on the beautiful south coast of Sicily, Italy at the excellent Donnafugata Resort in the town of Pozzallo.

Pozzallo is located in the most southerly tip of Sicily and enjoys a beautiful outlook over the Mediterranean Sea. Donnafugata Golf Resort is surrounded by pristine beaches and historic sites, and boasts 36 holes of championship golf carved through dramatic Sicilian countryside.

The Gary Player designed layout, with commanding views and delightful undulation, is just four years old but already in outstanding condition. A few guests took the option post golf to make a short visit to the delightful town of Ragusa, Italy.

The Captain’s farewell party onboard Le Ponant followed as the tall masted yacht made the short crossing to the ancient fortified city of Valetta, Malta – the final stop on our great voyage.

Many memories and new friendships created! : )
 

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Having enjoyed a great round of golf, a drink on the terrace, and some pro shop purchases of stylish European golf wear, the ladies are ready to return to the yacht!

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PerryGolf guests enjoying the last of the evening sun just off the coast of Sicily, Italy.
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Golf coordinators Florian and Karim pose with the Australian golfing sisters.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa's downhill par 5 #7 with the backdrop of the clubhouse. A Gary Player design, and just 4 years old, the course is in remarkable condition!
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa's downhill par 5 #7 with the backdrop of the clubhouse. A Gary Player design, and just 4 years old, the course is in remarkable condition!

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Another day on a PerryGolf cruise...Another beautiful terrace for a post round drink...here at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa in Sicily, Italy!

 

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