Costa Brava, the award-winning golf destination in northeast Spain, is to welcome more than 50 golf tour operators from 17 countries for the second IAGTO Golf Trophy on May 20-26, 2016.
Following its successful inauguration in 2015, the event, which combines networking, destination briefings and a workshop of scheduled meetings with a bespoke golf tournament, will coincide with Costa Brava’s ’Year of Golf & Gastronomy’, celebrating 50 years of golf in the region.
Along with 13 Michelin starred restaurants, including Restaurant magazine’s Best in the World, El Celler de Can Roca, Costa Brava also boasts nine world class golf venues, including Spain’s official candidate host venue for The 2022 Ryder Cup and number one golf course*, PGA Catalunya Resort, that will stage the tournament aspect of the 2016 IAGTO Golf Trophy on May 24.
Marta Felip, Vice President of the Costa Brava Tourist Board, part of the Provincial Council of Girona, confirmed the agreement for the region to stage the event at the recent International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2015, in Tenerife, where the contract was signed with IAGTO President, Peter Walton.
He said: “Costa Brava is already a popular destination for golfers from across the continent and as a global capital of golf and gastronomy, the region’s many attractions are both on and off the course.
“It is testament to the quality of the golf venues in Costa Brava that the region is celebrating 50 years of golf in 2016, and it is exciting to be part of that by showcasing it to the world’s golf travel industry via the IAGTO Golf Trophy.”
The Costa Brava’s golf venues include:
Marta Felip commented: “With so many leading golf tour operators visiting Costa Brava for the IAGTO Golf Trophy, we have an ideal opportunity to immerse them in our diverse culture and demonstrate the potential value of the region to their businesses, by offering the same experience that brings golfers from across Europe year-after-year.”
* Voted by top100golfcourses.co.uk
** Voted by members of IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators)
Picture caption 1: Marta Felip, Vice President of the Costa Brava Tourist Board, part of the Provincial Council of Girona, with IAGTO President, Peter Walton, signing the IAGTO Costa Brava Trophy agreement
Picture caption 2: The stage for the 2016 IAGTO Golf Trophy and Spain’s number one golf course, PGA Catalunya Resort