Modry Las Golf Club has been named Poland's best golf course for the third time at the country's premier golf awards ceremony. The West Pomerania Gary Player-designed course picked up the top honour at the PGA - Polish Golf Awards, which have been awarded to Poland's foremost golf venues and personalities since 2007.
This latest accolade follows a busy end to the 2015 season when Modry Las was awarded Poland's national prize at the international World Golf Awards in Portugal. As Arthur Gromadzki, chairman of Modry Las, explained, receiving both international and national recognition has been one of the resort's key objectives.
"It was always our ambition to create a golf resort that could be enjoyed by both visiting golfers and local players," he said. "These awards represent our commitment to ensure that everyone is welcome at Modry Las, whether they are experienced global travellers or Polish golfers looking to enjoy the service and standards of an international resort."
He continued: "Being named the best golf course in Poland is a great honour, especially as the award comes from the people that know our country the best - the Polish people. It is also extremely pleasing because the award recognises Gary Player's wonderful design and the beautiful countryside that surrounds the course as well as our continuing efforts to continually raise standards to make Modry Las a truly international resort."
This year's Polish awards were regarded as huge success by the organisers. "The 2015 awards were extremely successful due to the record number of votes cast," explained Roman Fedorczuk, founder of Polishgolf.pl; the organisation behind the Polish awards. "It has been the best year to date and, as a result, this year's results were particularly fitting."
Modry Las, which unveiled eco-friendly property opportunities and a much-anticipated nine-hole golf course during the 2015 season, is set for a notable year with two important tournaments being staged on the championship course. The World Amateur Golfers Championship and the International Polish Ladies Championship will both be contested over the undulating fairways and smooth-running greens at Modry Las.
Holding a qualifying stage and joint hosting the national final, Modry Las will be a key venue for the Polish leg of the world's largest amateur golf championship. "The World Amateur Golfers Championship is a wonderful event that brings together golfers from across the world," noted Gromadzki. "It is a fantastic tournament and we are extremely pleased to be hosting it alongside Binowo Park Golf Club."
Regarded as the world's largest amateur golf tournament with 40 national championships, the World Amateur Golfers Championship is designed to give amateur golfers the thrill and prestige of representing their nation on an international stage. "It is great for the championship and for Poland that Modry Las will co-host the event," said Slawomir Pinski, managing director of Binowo Park Golf Club. "It is after all a superb opportunity to showcase the very best of golf in Poland. Staging the World Amateur Golfers Championship across two venues will give Poland's leading amateurs a true golfing test and a fantastic experience to savour."
Modry Las Golf Club consists of an 18-hole championship course designed by Gary Player and a nine-hole par-three course. On course accommodation is available through beautifully designed Garden Suites and self-catering cottages.