The Logroño-La Rioja region in Spain was voted Undiscovered Destination of the Year, while the Dominican Republic (for a record fourth time), Scottsdale, Mauritius, Hua Hin and Costa del Sol picked up the five Golf Destination of the Year Awards at the 19th annual awards ceremony of the global golf tourism industry.
Golf resort awards were scooped up by Scotland’s Gleneagles, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canadian province British Columbia, and Mission Hills Haikou, on China’s tropical paradise island of Hainan.
A further four golf resorts were lauded for their environmental and community efforts in the 2019 IAGTO Sustainability Awards partnered by GEO Foundation: Italy’s Gardagolf Country Club; Jack’s Point Golf, in New Zealand; Al Mouj Golf, in Oman; and Portugal’s Vidago Palace.
The winners were announced to 1,200 international golf tourism delegates at the gala dinner, which was held in the Ljubljana Exhibition & Convention Centre at the end of the 21st International Golf Travel Market in Slovenia.
Jack’s Point Golf General Manager, John Griffin said the team are thrilled to have been recognised for their long-term commitment to sustainability and nature protection.
“We are delighted to have achieved this international recognition for our ongoing work to preserve our unique natural environment at Jack’s Point,”
“Simon Forshaw, Jack’s Point Course Superintendent has been instrumental in leading the team’s sustainability and nature protection initiatives since the start of the course build in 2005. It is very much thanks to his efforts that we are privileged to have received this award today,” he said.
For more information about the IAGTO Awards, visit: www.iagto.com/awards