Goodwood quartet out to clinch luxury holiday

The seventh hole at Golf at Goodwood. Picture: Mike Caldwell
The seventh hole at Golf at Goodwood. Picture: Mike Caldwell

FOUR members of Golf at Goodwood are just one round away from winning a luxury seven-night golf holiday for two at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, in Mauritius.

The quartet took part in the free-to-enter Race to Mauritius Golf Championship qualifier at the West Sussex resort.

They filled the top-four places to earn a spot in the grand final at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, Buckinghamshire, later this month.

Lattana Hextall, 46, a housekeeper from Chichester; Linda Salero, 56, a shop assistant from Havant; Alec Stoner, 50, a landscape gardener from Kirdford; and Pete Wrigley, 36, a service manager from Storrington, will join four qualifiers at Stoke Park from each of five further events  – at Foxhills Club and Resort, Hindhea, Mannings Heath, Rowlands Castle and Windlesham.

Whoever emerges victorious at Stoke Park will win a seven-night break for two, on a half-board basis, in a deluxe room at the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, with complimentary flights from London, private hotel transfers and unlimited golf at Paradis Golf Club – all courtesy of the event sponsor, Beachcomber Tours.

The Guildford-based luxury tour operator – which has been exploring Mauritius since 1952, when it opened the island's first hotel – has sponsored member competitions at all six clubs to create the exciting event for a second successive year.

Beachcomber Tours' marketing manager, Mark Boullé, said: ‘Congratulations to Daria, Cynthia, Bob and Neil, and we wish them the best of luck in the grand final at Stoke Park.

‘The Paradis is an idyllic location to enjoy golf.

‘And Mauritius itself has so much to commend it: the powder-soft sand, clear turquoise seas, colourful rainforests, and year-round warm weather, the hospitable people and the delicious fusion of Chinese, Indian and European food.

‘This is definitely a prize worth winning and we were pleased once again to be able to invite members at the six clubs to compete for it.’

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is widely regarded as one of the premier resorts on the Indian Ocean, with a winning combination of beautiful beach location, a huge choice of luxury accommodation, a great selection of activities and wonderful cuisine.