Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Gary Player leads winners at 2018 World Golf Awards

POSTED ON November 7, 2018 @ 6:37 pm

Golfing legend, Gary Player, was voted ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’ at the 5th annual World Golf Awards. The South African icon scooped top honours at golf tourism’s event of the year, which was hosted at La Manga Club, Spain.

Portugal also emerged as one of the big winners, collecting trophies for both ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’ and ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’. St Andrews Links (Old Course), Scotland scooped the award for ‘World’s Best Golf Course’, while The Belfry was recognized as ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’.

In the newcomer category, the breathtaking parkland surroundings of Ireland’s The Golf Course at Adare Manor led to it collecting ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’.

The 2018 World Golf Awards proved a truly global gathering of the golf tourism industry, with pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads from 43 nations in attendance. The prize-giving ceremony marked the climax of a three-day itinerary that included golf on La Manga Club’s West Course and South Course.

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “La Manga Club has proven a world-class host on what has been a magnificent evening of triumph for the golf tourism industry. We have had the privilege of recognizing the leading golf courses, hotels, resorts and tour operators from across the world and my congratulations to each of them.”

The weekend also proved an excellent showcase for host La Manga Club. Set across an area of 1,400 acres, La Manga Club has enjoyed a rich golfing history over the last four decades. The resort offers exclusive accommodation, first-class professional sports facilities including three golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre, eight FIFA-standard football pitches, as well as a 2,000m2 wellness centre and fine dining.

Other winners on the night included The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman (‘World’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course’); Vietnam (‘Asia’s Best Golf Destination’); Abu Dhabi (‘Middle East’s Best Golf Destination’); Abu Dhabi Golf Club (‘Middle East’s Best Golf Course’); Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club – East Course (‘Africa’s Best Golf Course’); Ba Na Hills Golf Club, Vietnam (‘Asia’s Best Golf Club’); La Manga Club (‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’); and Ekerum Resort Öland, Sweden (‘World’s Best Eco Friendly Golf Facility’).

For more information about the 2018 World Golf Awards, visit worldgolfawards.com and for a full list of winners click here and for images here.

For further details about La Manga Club visit lamangaclub.com.

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central

Muree Golf Club looks to diversify property...

A recent Golf Australia report found that slightly...

Country Club in Tasmania

Major upgrade planned for Tasmanian course by Tiger Woods de...

A new residential subdivision is planned for the...

NZ: Two more golf courses approved near Tara Iti...

An American billionaire is planning to build two more golf courses at Te Arai next to an 18-hole course rated as one...

GMANZ proactively work through a crisis together...

This week New Zealand exited a four-week national lockdown which included the closure of all golf courses. During the confinement, golf industry...

Coronavirus: NZ Golf courses bracing for four weeks without any u...

Normally at the weekend, stadiums around New Zealand are full of kiwis watching rugby and cricket or for the thousands of weekend...

Need virtual marketing assistance to take stress off of staff?...

Hire a virtual marketing assistant. Is your club needing marketing assistance but don’t have the budget for a full or even part-time...

NGCOA Adds Golf Surprize to Its Smart Buy Marketplace Line-up...

NGCOA Adds Golf Surprize to Its Smart Buy Marketplace Line-up Mobile platform thanks, encourages and rewards golfers for playing;  reduces...

‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’ Attempt Scheduled For May 5...

Golfers are being invited to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home. At...

ASIA: Bluffs Ho Tram Scores Another #1 Hit...

Club ranked best in Vietnam, tenth in Asia, on prestigious rankings list HO TRAM, Vietnam (June 4, 2020) —...

ASIA: KN Golf Links Partners With Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh...

The award-winning KN Golf Links has partnered with Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh to offer comprehensive Stay & Play...

ADH Club Car Western Australia Golf Industry Winners Announced...

From lounge rooms across Australia, the golf industry has come together to celebrate the achievements of the Western Australia...

CLUB MARKETING: How to connect your members so they stay longer...

Member retention is always a hot topic in the golf industry as we are seeing a continued reduction in...