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ELÉA ESTATE Close to both the sea and the thriving town of Paphos in Cyprus, Eléa Estate’s unique location is the best of both worlds. The peace and tranquillity of the rolling countryside at your door and only 10 minutes to the vibrant town of Paphos with great transport links – including an international airport – are within easy reach. Situated at the heart of the prestigious Eléa Estate is the Golf Club which offers world-class golf in a stunning setting. The par 71, 18-hole course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, incorporates natural features to evoke a truly Mediterranean feel and is offer referred to as ‘Sir Nick Faldo’s Mediterranean Masterpiece’. Opening in 2010, the team at Elea Estate was mindful of its environmental responsibilities and has heavily invested in the sustainability of the course ensuring that the landscape integrates with native plants and wildlife. The 6,900-yard layout circulates through groves of mature carob and olive trees, while dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone strikingly contrast with the dark green fairways that, on many holes, are fringed by Mediterranean grasses and an abundance of wild herbs and native flora. Created by a legend, cared for by a dedicated team and already attracting international interest, Elea Estate Golf Club is set to be not only one of the best golf courses in Cyprus, but is already winning accolades as one of the leading golf destinations in Europe and beyond. Golf Magazine in the USA, ranked Elea Golf Club as one of the ‘Top 10 New International Golf Courses of 2010 and the, golf course ranking website positioned Elea as its ‘Number One golf course in Cyprus’. Eléa Estate’s stylish clubhouse incorporates several terraces and balconies offering unrivalled and uninterrupted views across the course and down to the Mediterranean. A stunning 2,260 square-metre terraced clubhouse, plus 1,963 square-metres of underground parking, sits above the course with spectacular vistas. Taking advantage of the unique Cyprus climate, blending indoor and outdoor space is a key Eléa Estate element and the sliding doors of the clubhouse’s stunning double height reception room create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The clubhouse boasts both private members bars and as well as several restaurants and bars. From cosy fireplaces for those rare chilly evenings and the peaceful library area, to lively bars and a la carte restaurants, the Eléa Estate Clubhouse has been created to cater for your every need. The Elea Golf Academy alongside the clubhouse, features a full-length driving range complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area and a stunning putting green, which commands an imposing location overlooking the whole course. With these spectacular Resorts and top class golf courses – it is clear that Cyprus is firmly on the map as a leading golf destination, and the combination of great weather, international accessibility - will ensure it quickly becomes a destination of choice for golfers across the globe. Get In Touch C Volume 3 • Issue 32 39