World Golf Award for Stray Sod Green Fees

The Stray Sod Green Fees has scored a hole in one by being named ‘Spain’s Best Inbound Tour Operator’ in the World Golf Awards 2020. The annual competition celebrates and rewards excellence in golf tourism and the votes were cast by professionals in the golf industry and by golf tourism consumers.
The local business was in prestigious company with other award winners including: Augusta National Golf Club, course designer Jose Maria Olazabal and professional player Annika Sorenstam. In the Spanish category Las Colinas was named Best Golf Course and La Finca Resport Best Golf Hotel.
Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the global golf tourism and hospitality sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.
“The World Golf Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for golf tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”
Based in the La Fuente Centre, Orihuela Costa, The Stray Sod Green Fees opened its doors 4 years ago and has gone from strength-to-strength. Originally focussing on discounted green fees, after just one year business owners Aisling Whelehan and Eddie Selvadurai realised that they could offer so much more to golfers travelling to Spain from abroad. The business diversified into Stay & Play Packages for groups of all sizes and the demand was phenomenal. The team now tailors bespoke packages for groups, whether that is local golf societies, or foreign golf clubs coming to Spain or a group of friends wanting to enjoy a golfing holiday on the Costas. They make all the arrangements and take away all the hassle. All transfers are handled in-house and the owner and staff take care of the groups personally to ensure that service is second to none. Each group has its own private driver from start to finish; from the moment they step off the plane to when they board again – and in the middle every detail is taken care of for them, leaving them free to just worry about their round! It is this personal management that has impressed new and returning customers each year and resulted in award winning votes.
Aisling and Eddie said: We want to thank all of our customers for supporting us over the last for years and anyone who voted for us. This is a huge accolade for a small, upcoming business in a very competitive sector and we are thrilled to have been named winner and scoop the award.”