Elegant Golf Resorts specializes in luxury tailor-made golf holidays worldwide and has firmly established a reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury golf holiday market.
Elegant Golf Resorts was launched in 2008 by David Sledmere in South West Scotland under the ownership of the holding company, EFR Travel Ltd, who are based in Bushey Heath Herts. EFR Travel have been in business for 10 years specialising in corporate travel, private jet charters, luxury leisure travel, concierge business and golf travel. The golf team have their office in Ayr in South Ayrshire, surrounded by magnificent links golf courses such as Royal Troon, Prestwick, Western Gailes, Kilmarnock Barassie and Turnberry. The main players in the Golf Division are David Sledmere, Gary McIntrye, David Jordan, Allison Neil and Tricia Campbell.
Tricia has worked in golf travel for a total of 16 years, in sales and administration. She joined the Elegant Golf Team in the middle of 2012. Tricia is a non -golfer, married to a golfer, so she understands the game. Tricia's favourite resorts worldwide are the Heritage Awali in Mauritius and the Voyage Belek in Turkey.
On 19 May 2016 Tricia went on maternity leave but definitely wants to come back to work at Elegant Golf from early January 2017. In her absence Dawn Craven will be looking after her duties from mid May to the end of 2016, her direct number is
Allison has worked in the golf travel sector for 19 years already with a wealth of experience in organising the back office and making sure clients holidays run seamlessly. The operational side of the business sometimes goes unnoticed, but needless to say that this is a crucial element of a successful golfing holiday and she alongside Tricia Parker has been instrumental in the success of the evolution of Elegant Golf Resorts quality control.
Allison is a non - golfer herself but enjoys taking holidays to some of the resorts in our portfolio. One of here favourites is the relatively new spectacular Sueno Deluxe and the sumptuous expansive high quality Regnum Carya, both situated in Belek, Turkey. She has also stayed at the Elba Sara all inclusive in Fuerteventura for a winter family break.
Gary plays his golf at a local traditional Ayrshire links called Prestwick St Nicholas, minutes down the coast from Royal Troon and walking distance from Old Prestwick, the birthplace of Open golf.
Having been a member of the team since 2011 and been in the travel business since 2005, Gary has extensive experience in the golf travel business having travelled to many destinations within Elegant’s diverse portfolio. Favourite resorts include Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius, Verdura Resort in Sicily, Ritz Carlton Abama in Tenerife, Half Moon in Jamaica and Le Blanc Resort in Mexico. In terms of golf courses, Gary’s favourites are Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius, Riviera Cancun in Mexico and Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus to name but a few!
David is a very keen golfer and is a member at Cathcart Castle near Glasgow with a handicap 8. Having worked in the golf travel industry for 11 years, David joined Elegant Golf 6 years ago in 2010. Passionate and enthusiastic about golf holidays, David has an extensive knowledge of many of our featured destinations including Mauritius, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Florida, Turkey, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Canary Islands.
His favourite golf courses worldwide are Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic and The Links at Fancourt, South Africa. David's favourite hotels worldwide are Abama in the Canaries and St Regis Saadiyat Beach in Abu Dhabi. Overall, David’s favourite destination is South Africa, where he has just returned from a whirlwind tour!
Richard Tidman joined the Elegant Golf Resort’s Team on 15 September 2015. Richard is a keen golfer, having represented Hawai'i Pacific University and Stirling University between 2006-2011.
He began working in the inbound golf tour industry in 2011, having spent time looking after top clients from the USA at venues such as Trump Turnberry, Gleneagles, St Andrews and Loch Lomond. Richard is extremely passionate about the golf holiday industry and is excited about bringing his expertise of looking after top American clients to enhance the service provided to Elegant clients.
Richard has spent his first 6 months travelling to many of our destinations to experience our resorts in order to offer the best customer service. His favourite golf resorts include the Ritz-Carlton Abama in Tenerife, Royal Palm Hotel in Marrakech, Maxx Royal in Turkey and Borgo Egnazia Hotel in Italy. His favourite golf courses are San Lorenzo in the Algarve and The Montgomerie in Belek, Turkey.