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.

2017 Awards

The 17th annual IAGTO Awards Ceremony took place at Son Amar in Mallorca, Spain on 17 November 2016, with the winners are listed below.

2017 AWARD WINNERS
  • Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year
  • Kärnten - Alpe Adria Golf
  • Golf Destination of the Year - Africa, Gulf States & Indian Ocean
  • Western Cape
  • Golf Destination of the Year - Asia & Australasia
  • Chiang Mai Province
  • Golf Destination of the Year - Europe
  • Andalucía
  • Golf Destination of the Year - Latin America & The Caribbean
  • Los Cabos
  • Golf Destination of the Year - North America
  • North Florida
  • Golf Resort of the Year - Europe
  • Costa Navarino, Greece
  • Golf Resort of the Year - North America
  • Barefoot Resort & Golf, South Carolina, USA
  • Golf Resort of the Year - Rest of World
  • Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, Vietnam
  • IAGTO Sustainability Awards - Nature Protection
  • The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, Kenya
  • IAGTO Sustainability Awards - Resource Efficiency
  • Pebble Beach Resorts, California, USA
  • IAGTO Sustainability Awards - Community Value
  • Laguna Golf Phuket, Thailand
  • IAGTO Sustainability Awards - Outstanding Commitment to Sustainable Golf
  • Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland
  • IAGTO Sustainability Awards - Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year
  • Hilton Head Island Area, South Carolina, USA