Celebrating Golf tourism and awarding world-class courses and golf destinations, World Golf Awards were started in 2014. The motive is to escalate standards in the golf tourism industry by recognizing the organizations that are leaders in their field.
Professionals working within the golf industry and by the public (golf tourism consumers) vote in the contest.
World Golf Awards, the sister organization of World Travel Awards, is presently celebrating its 27th year of existence.
Georgia’s legendary Augusta National Golf Club crowned ‘World’s Best Golf Course’. Golf Course Designer of the Year’ was given to Ryder Cup-winning captain José María Olazábal. ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ this year was given to the Golfing icon and ten-time major winner Annika Sorenstam.
Hoiana Shores Golf Club, Vietnam was voted ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’. Whereas, ‘World’s Best New Golf Development’ was given to Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino, Greece.
Golf Saudi was identified as ‘The Golf Vision Award’ for its important role in transforming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a world-class golf tourism destination.
Present at the ceremony, Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the global golf tourism and hospitality sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”