IAGTO Awards

As the global trade association of the golf tourism industry we have taken great care and immense pride over the past 15 years to ensure that our annual Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for golf destinations and golf resorts, reflecting accurately the opinions of golf tour operators, golf travel writers and, ultimately, the golf traveller.

Through the launch last year of our four Sustainability categories, we also demonstrated how our Awards can act as a catalyst for best practice as well as showcasing existing excellence. Over 120 IAGTO golf courses have now enrolled with GEO’s On Course Sustainability programme and are pursuing full GEO Certification.

AWARD WINNERS BY YEAR:

2016 Awards

The 16th annual IAGTO Awards Ceremony took place at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain on 8 October 2015, with the winners are listed below.

IAGTO Honorary Award
MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
TASMANIA
Africa & Gulf States
MAURITIUS
Asia & Australasia
VIETNAM
Europe
LISBOA GOLF COAST
Latin America & The Caribbean
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
North America
HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
ROYAL ÓBIDOS SPA & GOLF RESORT
North America
ARNOLD PALMER’S BAY HILL CLUB & LODGE
Rest of World
BANYAN THE RESORT HUA HIN
Sustainability Awards
Sustainable Golf Course of the Year - Americas
PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA, FLORIDA, USA
Sustainable Golf Course of the Year - Europe
LA GALIANA GOLF COURSE, SPAIN
Sustainable Golf Course of the Year - Asia
MISSION HILLS Haikou, CHINA

2015 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 15th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
COSTANTINO ROCCA
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
SLOVENIA
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
MARRAKECH
Asia & Australasia
SANYA
Europe
DUBLIN EAST COAST
Latin America & The Caribbean
CANCUN-RIVIERA MAYA
North America
CHARLESTON
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
PGA CATALUNYA RESORT
North America
PINEHURST RESORT
Rest of World
CASA DE CAMPO
Sustainability Awards
Community Engagement
VIDAGO PALACE GOLF COURSE
Efficient Use of Resources
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB
Nature Conservation
VIDAGO PALACE GOLF COURSE
Sustainable Golf Course of the Year
DUNDONALD LINKS

2014 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 14th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
ERNIE ELS
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
SWEDEN
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
THE GARDEN ROUTE, SOUTH AFRICA
Asia & Australasia
HUA HIN, THAILAND
Europe
THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
Latin America & The Caribbean
COSTA RICA
North America
NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND & THE EVERGLADES, FLORIDA
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
THRACIAN CLIFFS GOLF & BEACH RESORT
North America
THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY
Rest of World
THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS
Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year
DUBAI GOLF, UAE
Sustainability Awards
Community Engagement
WESTIN LA PALOMA RESORT & SPA
Efficient Use of Resources
LUMINE, MEDITERRANEA BEACH & GOLF COMMUNITY
Nature Conservation
THE TRYALL CLUB
Sustainable Golf Course of the Year
RITZ-CARLTON GOLF CLUB

2013 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 13th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
TONY JACKLIN
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
VENETO, ITALY
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
DUBAI
Asia & Australasia
VIETNAM
Europe
GRAN CANARIA
Latin America & The Caribbean
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
North America
MONTEREY COUNTY
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
TERRE BLANCHE RESORT
North America
SAWGRASS MARRIOTT
Rest of World
MAZAGAN BEACH & GOLF RESORT
Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year
ONYRIA RESORTS, PORTUGAL

2012 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 12th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
SAM TORRANCE
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
BULGARIA
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
ABU DHABI
Asia & Australasia
PATTAYA
Europe
FIFE
Latin America & The Caribbean
LOS CABOS
North America
PALM SPRINGS
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
FAIRMONT ST ANDREWS
North America
TURNBERRY ISLE MIAMI
Rest of World
MISSION HILLS, HAIKOU
Golf Tourism Supplier of the Year
PORTUGAL ALGARVE GOLF SERVICES LDA

2011 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 11th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
COLIN MONTGOMERIE
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
SOUTH AFRICA
Asia & Australasia
AUSTRALIA
Europe
NORTH WEST IRELAND
Latin America & The Caribbean
ARGENTINA
North America
SCOTTSDALE
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
THE CELTIC MANOR RESORT
North America
LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB AND PGA WEST
Rest of World
PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB

2010 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 10th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
NICK PRICE
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
BRAZIL
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
MOROCCO
Asia & Australasia
THAILAND
Europe
PROVENCE & CÔTE D’AZUR
Latin America & The Caribbean
JAMAICA
North America
ORLANDO
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
DOONBEG
North America
KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT
Rest of World
RAFFLES CANOUAN

2009 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 9th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
JOSÉ MARÍA OLAZÁBAL
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
KENYA
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
DUBAI
Asia & Australasia
NEW ZEALAND
Europe
ANDALUCIA
Latin America & The Caribbean
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
North America
COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
HOTEL DONA FILIPA & SAN LORENZO GOLF RESORT
North America
DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA
Rest of World
HALF MOON

2008 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 8th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
ANNIKA SORENSTAM
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
VIETNAM
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
MAURITIUS
Asia & Australasia
MALAYSIA
Europe
TURKEY
Latin America & The Caribbean
ARGENTINA
North America
ARIZONA
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
CARTON HOUSE
North America
GINN REUNION RESORT
Rest of World
ARABELLA WESTERN CAPE HOTEL & SPA

2007 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 7th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
GREG NORMAN
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
CZECH REPUBLIC
Africa, Indian Ocean & Gulf States
SOUTH AFRICA’S CAPE GARDEN ROUTE
Asia & Australasia
CHINA
Europe
LISBOA GOLF COAST
Latin America & The Caribbean
MEXICO
North America
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
PRAIA D’EL REY GOLF & BEACH RESORT
North America
THE PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA
Rest of World
SANDY LANE

2006 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 6th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
NICK FALDO
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
EGYPT
Emerging
THAILANDE
Established
ALGARVE
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
THE WESTIN TURNBERRY RESORT
North America
PEBBLE BEACH
Rest of World
MISSION HILLS GOLF CLUB

2005 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 5th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
ROBERT TRENT JONES JR
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
AUSTRIA
Emerging
LAS VEGAS
Established
SCOTLAND
Golf Resort of the Year
Europe
DRUIDS GLEN GOLF RESORT
North America
RITZ-CARLTON LODGE, REYNOLDS PLANTATION
Rest of World
BELLE MARE PLAGE

2004 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 4th IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
JACK NICKLAUS
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Emerging
ITALY
Established
IRELAND
Golf Resort of the Year
FANCOURT HOTEL AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATE

2003 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 3rd IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
WALES
Emerging
SOUTH AFRICA
Established
LISBON GOLF COAST

2002 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 2nd IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
GARY PLAYER
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
NEW ZEALAND
Emerging
DUBAI
Established
NORTHERN IRELAND

2001 Awards

See below for details of the winner of the 1st IAGTO Awards.

IAGTO Honorary Award
ARNOLD PALMER
Golf Destination of the Year
Undiscovered
ARGENTINA
Emerging
MYRTLE BEACH
Established
COSTA BRAVA