Nancy Lopez Golf Announced by BTA & Fairmont Southampton
The Bermuda Tourism Authority and Fairmont Southampton announced a partnership with World Hall of Fame Golfer Nacy Lopez and four local golf courses.
In October, Lopez and her golf coaching and travel company Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures will visitors to stay at Fairmont Southampton for four nights and hit four local courses, which include Port Royal, Tuckers Point, Mid Ocean and the Turtle Hill Golf Course.
Making the announcement was Pat Phillip-Fairn the BTA Chief Product & Experience Officer who said, “From a strategic point of view, we’re thrilled to have a pro of Nancy’s caliber introduce golfers to our golf product here in Bermuda. We know we have an exceptional golf experience out here and Nancy is one of the ways we are making sure the rest of the world knows it too.
Also the timing is ideal – October, right at the start of the shoulder season. The time of year we focus on art, culture and sport. And perhaps more importantly this audience of female golfers is especially attractive because our data shows that when female golfers come to Bermuda they spend a lot of time and money around the island on things other than golf.”
Shelley Meszoly from the Fairmont Southampton said, “At Fairmont Southampton golf tourism is an important part of what we do, so naturally we are very pleased to see everything take shape so quickly – visitors touching down in Bermuda this October, less than two years from concept to reality.
We’re especially pleased with the demand we’ve seen. This group is over-subscribed. The original contract was for 72 room nights and we had to revise that room block upward to 115 room nights.”