ONE&ONLY RESORTS

FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS


Celebrate the Festive Season in one of the world's most spectacular resorts in the world's
most exotic destinations.

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Christmas


Thursday, 21 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden from 5-7pm. Learn about the tequila-making process from start to finish before tasting one of the most coveted beverages in the world. And discover the fascinating world of the Mexican wines.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze with a selection of gourmet tacos highlighting some of the most delicious local produce freshest seafood. Indulge in a array of savouries, pastries, sweets and hot-chocolate. While musicians entertain you and local artisans showcase their work, for the ultimate dining experience.

Friday, 22 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden.

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations of Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and will receive a signature gift together with purchase.

Saturday, 23 DECEMBER

Gather with your beloved ones by the Main Fountain and experience the time-honored tradition of holiday caroling throughout the main entrance. Mulled wine and a tempting selection of hours d'oeuvres will be served at 6pm.

Neo Life Pop-Up Store meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Sunday, 24 DECEMBER

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Agua by Larbi or Seared. The Executive Chefs have created a selection of traditional holiday dishes including roasted turkey with cranberry sauce among other Christmas delicacies. After dinner delight in a wide selection of home-made desserts including the classic stollen bread, Christmas pudding and a glass of eggnog.

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations of Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and will receive a signature gift together with purchase.

Monday, 25 DECEMBER

On Christmas Day rejoice and give thanks at the resort´s chapel during Sunday service at 9am.

Children of all ages along with their families are invited to welcome Santa Claus on the South Lawn at 11am. There will be surprises for all.

Continue in the festive spirit-filled atmosphere of Seared and Agua by Larbi serving a traditional Christmas dinner menu and a la carte selection. After dinner relax underneath a starry sky, by one of the outdoor fireplaces and enjoy Christmas cake and after dinner drinks.

We highly recommend making reservations for any of our holiday events, please contact the Concierge Desk at Ext. 7107 with any questions.
For children activities contact the KidsOnly club at Ext. 7336.

New Year


Thursday, 26 DECEMBER

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze with a selection of gourmet tacos highlighting some of the most delicious local produce and freshest seafood.

Wednesday, 27 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden. Learn about the tequila-making process from start to finish before tasting one of the most coveted beverages in the world. Discover the fascinating world of the Mexican wines.

Thursday, 28 DECEMBER

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Friday, 29 DECEMBER

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations Mexican fashion designer Denisse Kuri. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden.

Saturday, 30 DECEMBER

Denisse Kuri Pop-Up Store at Neo Life and meet Mexican jewelery designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Sunday, 31 DECEMBER

Denisse Kuri Pop-Up Store at Neo Life and meet Mexican jewelery designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

As another year comes to an end, partake in a sumptuous dinner and enjoy the atmosphere of Seared and Agua by Larbi with a specially prepared five-course dinner menu reflecting a warm and lavish celebration. Bid farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 at the resort’s ballroom, allowing you to celebrate and countdown amidst friends, family, live performers and musicians. Enjoy a tempting selection of after-dinner desserts and toast as the countdown reaches zero.

After dinner, join us to ring in the New Year at the exclusive New Year´s “Colors of Mexico” Theme Party with live band, DJ and a toast at midnight.

Colours of Mexico

Doors open from 10pm until 3am All guests are welcomed to the party.

We highly recommend making reservations for any of our holiday events, please contact the Concierge Desk at Ext. 7107 with any questions.
For children activities contact the KidsOnly club at Ext. 7336.

Christmas Celebrations

Active sporting events during the Festive Season are some of the most sought-after activities by our guests. Join in and partake with your family or friends to stay fit during your holidays. With plenty of organised tournaments and games, there is something to suit all ages and awaken your competitive spirit.

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20 December 2018
Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Cocktails

The tree lighting ceremony marks the official kick-off to the Festive Season at One&Only Reethi Rah. Whilst the little ones are invited to decorate the Christmas tree, other family members can sip on a selection of cocktails and observe the tradition that builds memories lasting a lifetime.
7pm at Rah Bar

24 December 2018
Christmas Cocktails
Savour delicious cocktails and canapés as the sun sets on the Indian Ocean. A magical Christmas moment for your family and loved ones.
7pm to 8pm at Rah Bar Poolside

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet
With the finest ingredients, our chefs have prepared traditional seasonal favourites, premium cuts, fresh catches from the sea and plenty of sweet treats. With spectacular views in the evenings, Reethi Restaurant offers an unrivalled backdrop for your Christmas Eve.
8pm to 10.30pm at Reethi Restaurant

25 December 2018
Christmas Champagne Brunch 25 December 2018

Be spoilt for choice with our selection of our epicurean dishes, featuring a selection of international cuisines and holiday classics catering to the most discerning palates.
12.30pm to 4pm at Reethi Restaurant & Rah Bar

Family Festive Fun

Active sporting events during the Festive Season are some of the most sought-after activities by our guests. Join in and partake with your family or friends to stay fit during your holidays. With plenty of organised tournaments and games, there is something to suit all ages and awaken your competitive spirit.

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26 – 27 December 2018
Football Tournament

Traditionally, the words “family” and “football” have gone together. If you are new to football we hope you will be watching or cheering your family members. Attending a match can be a great family occasion – so get involved!
4pm at the Football Field

28 December 2018
Reethi Island Marathon

Stay fit during your holidays with our island marathon that undergoes a total of 6.4 kilometres. It’s a flat sandy path which will allow you to experience every corner of the island. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean as you run.
8am at the Football Field

29 December 2018
Tennis Tournament

The spirit of the tournament is fun, friendly and aimed at building teamwork among your family and friends. Remember, competition can be great fun for all age levels.
4pm at the Tennis Court

30 December 2018
Family Fitness Challenge

Think outside of the gym and take advantage of your outdoor surroundings. Get ready to run and sweat – this activity promises to be as much fun and as competitive as the Olympics. The challenge begins when the whistle blows!
5pm at Lawn Club

2 January 2019
Badminton Tournament

From individual circuits to team competition, our tournaments are popular among our guests. These will consist of single and doubles for men, women and mixed-doubles.
5pm at ClubOne

New Year Dazzles

Celebrate the launch of 2019 under a sky full of fireworks over the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Ring in the New Year with a Champagne toast and enjoy a fun-filled evening of culinary delights and live entertainment by renowned artists and DJs. Whether you choose to dance the night away, or simply enjoy the music and views – experience the ultimate beachside New Year’s Eve party in the Maldives.

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28 December 2018
Inspired by the 70s – Austin Powers’ Party

Feel the groove with our opening party for the festivities. Join us on the dance floor, fun activities, complete with Champagne & canapés.
Party starts at 6.30pm at Lawn Club

31 December 2018
New Year’s Eve Party & Gala Dinner

Usher in the New Year at the Reethi Disco, a celebration inspired by the 1970s. Experience the unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean and glittering skyline lit up with fireworks. Featuring an elegant selection of highest quality dishes, the dazzling night is complemented with live entertainment by Midnight Band & DJ Eva.
8pm to 9pm – Cocktail Reception at the Beachfront Marquee
9pm to 11.30pm – Gala Dinner at Sunrise Beach

Survivors’ Party
Do not miss the spectacular party that will continue until the early New Year’s sunrise. Dance all night, till the next morning, with friends and family and great music.
3am onwards (1 January 2019) at Sunrise Beach

1 January 2019
New Year’s Champagne Brunch

Start the New Year with a delicious Champagne brunch as you toast to new beginnings. Indulge in a bountiful selection of international cuisine, free-flowing Champagne and relax to the chilled-out tunes of our DJ all afternoon.
12.30pm to 4pm at Reethi Restaurant & Rah Bar

Orthodox Christmas Celebration

6 January 2019
Orthodox Christmas Cocktails & Gala Dinner

There will always be something special and magical about the Festive time and it continues with the Orthodox Christmas. Celebrate the Orthodox Christmas Eve with a lavish international buffet featuring traditional Festive favourites. The celebration continues into the night, with live music and entertainment.
7pm onwards at Sunrise Beach

7 January 2019
Orthodox Champagne Brunch

Celebrate the Orthodox Christmas with a delicious Champagne brunch at Rah Bar. Indulge in a feast of international cuisines and bottom-less Champagne. Relax as our DJs will fill the sea breeze with chilled-out tunes throughout the afternoon.
12.30pm to 4pm at Rah Bar

For the Little Ones

Special holiday-themed activities will be offered by our KidsOnly & One Tribe teams. Holiday arts and crafts, glitter class, a dance lesson and the ever-popular KidsOnly fashion show are just some of the highlights that are sure to enhance the spirit of the season.

Kidsonly & One tribe is open daily from 9am to 7pm
Visit Kidsonly & One tribe for other scheduled activities

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25 December 2018
Santa’s Arrival

Find out how Santa will arrive on island this year as he visits One&Only Reethi Rah with an overflowing bag of special gifts. Whilst the children line up to receive their gifts, the grownups will be treated by Santa’s little helpers, who will be floating around topping up your empty glasses with chilled Champagne and mulled wine.
12pm at Rah Bar Beach & Poolside

27 December 2018
KidsOnly Activity – Swirly Tie-Dye Shirt Making

This season, have your little ones create their own unique, tie-dye shirt. Let your children’s imagination run wild with this fun activity.

29 December 2018
KidsOnly Activity - Flowers & Sparkles

Glitters, sequins and flowers, oh my! Let your little angels be dazzled and create their very own sparkle and headpiece at KidsOnly.

28 & 31 December 2018
KidsOnly Activity – Let’s Dance

A perfect way for your kids to share and celebrate their dance explorations. Let your little ones be active this Holiday Season.

2 January 2019
Teens Disco Party

For teens who love to groove. A fun-filled evening, with awesome laser disco, glitterballs and the latest chart music.
9pm – 12pm at ClubOne

One&Only Le Saint Géran - Dinner

Christmas Eve Reception and Dinner


24 DECEMBER

One&Only Le Saint Géran invites you to celebrate the Christmas Eve with a Festive Cocktail Reception at the Pool Bar from 7pm, followed by a delicious celebratory dinner.

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Dance The Night Away Under The Stars


29 DECEMBER

Dance the night away at One&Only Under the Stars Party, on Thursday 29th December at the Peninsula.

One&Only Royal Mirage - Festive Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner


31 DECEMBER

Celebrate with us at La Terasse for a cocktail reception at 7.30pm, followed by the Gala Buffet Dinner prepared by Le Saint Géran chefs representing their individual restaurant. The party will go on till dawn. The dance floor, fireworks and fun awaits you for a memorable end of year!

One&Only Le Saint Géran - Golf

Sporting Events


29, 30, and 31 DECEMBER

Keep fit, stay healthy and enjoy our sporting events:

  • Golf Tournament, on Thursday 29th December at 8am
  • Tennis Tournament on Friday 30th December at 4.30pm
  • The Stordalen run on Saturday 31st December at 7am
  • Janzu Water Therapy with celebrity practitioner, Ms. Stephanie Vautey
One&Only The Palm - Festive Celebrations

Christmas Eve


24 DECEMBER

Experience the elegant surroundings of ZEST and savour a sumptuous buffet overlooking the majestic pool and Moorish-inspired gardens. Complement your festive dinner with views of Dubai’s distinctive skyline at 101 Dining Lounge and Marina, an ultra-chic overwater lounge. Or tantalise your taste buds with dinner at STAY by Yannick Alléno, a dazzling celebration of playful French cuisine. Throughout the day, there’ll be a host of fun-filled activities to keep children of all ages entertained, including paper weaving workshops, a magic show and kids’ dinner.

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Christmas Day, Lunch


25 DECEMBER

Blending the best of tradition and culinary innovation, a special festive brunch awaits at ZEST, while 101 Dining Lounge and Marina offers an indulgent four-course lunch menu along with spectacular skyline views. Visit One&Only Royal Mirage for our Festive family funfair, with camel rides, garden Olympics and our very special guests, Santa Claus and his camel.


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ZEST

Christmas Day, Dinner


25 DECEMBER

For families and friends and memorable moments together, ZEST will set the scenario with a dedicated Christmas inspired menu. A culinary journey inspired by three-star Michelin Chef Yannick Alléno and timeless Festive classics, awaits at STAY.

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One&Only The Palm - Festive Celebrations
Skyline Deck at 101 Dining Lounge and Marina

New Year's Eve


31 DECEMBER

Welcome 2018 in unrivaled style with breathtaking views of Dubai’s world-famous fireworks display from 101 Dining Lounge and Marina. The little ones will end the year on a fun note, with photo frame and bracelet making classes, a kids’ domino challenge, a yoga session or a beach power walk. And don’t miss the kids’ NYE special dinner.

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One&Only The Palm - Zest
ZEST

New Years' Day


1 JANUARY

Say hello to 2018 with an ultra-chic vibe at ZEST’s Jazz Brunch, combining live entertainment with culinary delights from the Middle East, Europe and Asia in a fabulous setting. For seafood lovers, 101 Dining Lounge and Marina will delight with a unique Lobster Menu, featuring Mediterranean inspired delicacies. Today’s kids' activities include finger painting, a sack race, frisbee fun, our basketball challenge, culinary activities at STAY and a kids’ dinner at ZEST.

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Heiligabend


24. DEZEMBER
Die Festzeit beginnt mit einem besonderen Weihnachtsdinner in einem unserer einzigartigen opulenten Restaurants. Zur Wahl stehen beispielsweise The Beach Bar & Grill mit romantischen Tischen direkt am Wasser oder die erlesenen authentischen Aromen im Tagine, unserem opulenten marokkanischen Restaurant.

1. Weihnachtsfeiertag


25. DEZEMBER
Erleben Sie im Celebrities, Dubais exklusivstem Restaurant, den Höhepunkt der Weihnachtszeit: den White Glove Festive Brunch, ein elegantes kulinarisches Erlebnis in vier Gängen von Küchenchef Laurent Michel. Alternativ haben Sie auch die Gelegenheit zu einem traditionellen Weihnachtslunch auf der Terrasse des Olives' mit Blick über die wunderbaren Gärten.

One&Only Royal Mirage - Fireworks

Silvester


31. DEZEMBER
Verabschieden Sie sich von 2017 und begrüßen Sie das neue Jahr zu den Klängen unseres DJs in der Jetty Lounge und im The Rooftop. Tanzen Sie, entspannen Sie sich, genießen Sie den Abend unter sternenklarem Himmel und bewundern Sie das Feuerwerk über Palm Island.

Festliche Aktivitäten für die Kleinen


Heiligabend, 24. DEZEMBER
Den ganzen Tag über gibt es weihnachtliche Aktivitäten für Kinder – von Weihnachtskartenbasteln bis hin zur Dekoration eines Lebkuchenhauses und von einer Schatzsuche his hin zum Plätzchenbacken.

1. Weihnachtsfeiertag, 25. DEZEMBER
Lassen Sie sich auf keinen Fall den Christmas Family Fun Day für Gäste des Resorts entgehen. Freuen Sie sich auf Entertainment und Aktivitäten wie Zaubershows, Weihnachtsschmuckbasteln, Kamel- und Ponyreiten sowie selbstverständlich einen Besuch des Weihnachtsmanns höchstpersönlich mit Geschenken für die Kleinen.

Silvester, 31. DEZEMBER
Die festlichen Kinderaktivitäten gehen weiter mit dem Kids Gala Dinner, Talent- und Modenshows, einer Minidiskoparty und der Big Bang Celebration zur Begrüßung des neuen Jahres.

Vista Frosted Christmas Afternoon Tea


24-25 DECEMBER

A Christmas-themed afternoon tea buffet will be served from 2.30pm until 5.30pm in the elegant surrounds of Vista Bar & Lounge. Indulge in Christmas Fruit Cake, Candy Cane Macaroons and more for only R395 per person with live acoustic entertainment. Children under 12 years pay half price.

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Vista New Year's Eve Party


31 DECEMBER

Where mountains and mixology meet, Vista promises the ultimate festive soiree, featuring a VIP New Years’ experience. Pre-book a VIP table for up to 6 guests at R26 000 per table. This includes a complimentary bottle of Dom Perignon Blanc de Blanc and an indulgent shellfish platter served family-style. All guests from Reuben’s, Nobu, Isola and the Ballroom join at Vista Bar & Lounge for the countdown to midnight.

Welcome in the New Year with a spectacular celebration, in true Capetonian fashion. Party goers can dance the night away to the vocals of ‘Timothy’ followed by the killer beats of DJ duo Cosher and Dino until 2am.

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Reuben’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations


24 DECEMBER

Festive family fun at Reuben’s. Join the celebrations with a traditional Christmas Eve dinner buffet, savour an interactive dessert station and enjoy live music.

25 DECEMBER

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch buffet in Reuben’s with all the trimmings, live entertainment, an extensive wine list and plenty of family fun.

31 DECEMBER

Reuben’s will offer a 6-course menu. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival. Dinner starts at 7pm.
Dress: Cocktail

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Nobu Christmas and New Year Celebrations


24-25 DECEMBER

À la carte and Omakase dinner menus will be available in Nobu.

31 DECEMBER

Revelers at Nobu can look forward to a 6-course Omakase menu (meaning ‘from the chef’s heart’) Dinner starts at 7pm.
Dress: Glitz and Glam.

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Isola Christmas and New Year Celebrations


25 DECEMBER

Celebrate poolside with a seafood braai (barbeque) lunch at Isola for the ultimate South African festive experience.

31 DECEMBER

Younger guests can celebrate the New Year but still make their bedtime without missing out on all the fun. Cheer in the New Year with a late afternoon bite-size buffet and a countdown at Isola. Babysitting services are available on request from KidsOnly.

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Ballroom All that Glitters Party


31 DECEMBER

Find your wild side! Nothing guarantees a night of adventure like an extravagant safari cocktail party. Dress to impress in African glamour and ring in the New Year. This Afro-chic affair will be nothing short of enchanting and showcases a decadent feast of live food stations with gourmet savoury treats and spectacular sweets. Groove to the jazzy sounds of Janice Band and dance the night away to DJ Tiny, followed by an after party in Vista.

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Christmas Eve


24 DECEMBER 

Christmas Crafts
Inspired by ‘A Bush Christmas’, a fun morning of craft activities awaits in the Children’s Room. Children can participate in an array of creative activities.

Children’s Room
9.00am - 11.00am

Australian Bush Experience
Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends by joining our authentic Australian Bush Experience for an afternoon of fun. From pony rides for the children, to an exciting whip cracking demonstration, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy. You can also meet the resort’s General Manager, James Wyndham and enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst listening to beautiful live music as the sun sets over the escarpments and the campfire begins.

1832 Heritage Homestead
4.00pm - 5.00pm: Pony Rides

Wildlife and Sundowners Tour
Explore the depths of Wolgan Valley on a 4WD wildlife adventure like no other. This outdoor exploration tour provides a great introduction to the reserve and an insight into the native fauna and flora that call Wolgan Valley home.

Main Homestead
5.00pm - 7.00pm
$55 per person

Christmas Day


25 DECEMBER

Face Painting and Santa's Arrival
Enjoy a colourful start to Christmas Day by visiting the Face Painting station on the Wolgan Dining Room balcony. Designs will feature Australian animals and other creative characters. Santa Claus will arrive at 9.00am and will gift special presents to the children and allow the opportunity for a memorable photograph.

Wolgan Dining Room
8.00am - 9.30am

Family Games
Head down to 1832 Heritage Homestead with the whole family for your children to enjoy some exciting festive games.

1832 Heritage Homestead
10.00am - 11.30am

Christmas Day Lunch
Celebrate with family and friends in true Australian style with a lavish Christmas lunch. Offering stunning valley views and an indulgent spread, this resort tradition is not to be missed.

Wolgan Dining Room
12.30pm - 3.00pm

KidsOnly Boat Making
Join us for a special KidsOnly session where children can build miniature boats in preparation for tomorrow’s Carne Creek Boat Races. Boats are made from natural found materials for racing down our pristine Carne Creek.

Children’s Room
2.00pm - 3.30pm

Christmas Dinner
Enjoy the remaining hours of Christmas Day with an enticing Australian-inspired Christmas dinner. A special five-course degustation menu is available.

Wolgan Dining Room
5.30pm - 9.30pm

Wolgan Valley Festive Breakfast

Boxing Day


26 DECEMBER

Carne Creek Boat Racing
A great Boxing Day tradition in Australia is the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The Wolgan Valley version is the annual Carne Creek Boat Races. Guests will be racing miniature boats handmade during yesterday’s KidsOnly activity.

1832 Heritage Homestead
9.00am - 11.00am

Boxing Day Lunch
Nothing says Boxing Day like a lunchtime BBQ by the pool or watching a live screening of the cricket. Live entertainment will be provided by a local musician.

Country Kitchen
12.30pm - 3.30pm

Family Cricket Match
Another great Aussie tradition celebrating Boxing Day is a game of cricket. For those not familiar with Australian cricket, our Field Guides will show you the basics and will have you ‘hitting sixes’ in no time.

1832 Heritage Homestead
4.30pm - 6.00pm

ÜBER DEN GOLFPLATZ

Über den Golfplatz

Fünf versetzt angeordnete Abschlagboxen, vier Seen und beträchtliche Höhenunterschiede garantieren Golfspielern aller Könnensstufen ein aufregendes und unvergessliches Erlebnis. Der nicht weit vom Resort entfernt liegende Palmilla Golf Club wurde von Great Golf Resorts of the World zu einem der Top 100 Golfplätze der Welt gekürt. Der Palmilla Golf Club ist außerdem einer von 18 von Jack Nicklaus entworfenen Plätzen, die unter Bear's Best gewählt wurden, einen fantastischen Platz in der Wüste bei Las Vegas.

Wolgan Valley Festive Decorations
ÜBER DEN GOLFPLATZ

Über den Golfplatz

Fünf versetzt angeordnete Abschlagboxen, vier Seen und beträchtliche Höhenunterschiede garantieren Golfspielern aller Könnensstufen ein aufregendes und unvergessliches Erlebnis. Der nicht weit vom Resort entfernt liegende Palmilla Golf Club wurde von Great Golf Resorts of the World zu einem der Top 100 Golfplätze der Welt gekürt. Der Palmilla Golf Club ist außerdem einer von 18 von Jack Nicklaus entworfenen Plätzen, die unter Bear's Best gewählt wurden, einen fantastischen Platz in der Wüste bei Las Vegas.