The World Golf Awards; one of the industry’s most prominent and revered accolades, has awarded Golf Saudi with a Vision Award. This is during their COVID-modified annual ceremony in Dubai.
Golf Saudi has a pivotal role in transforming of Saudi Arabia into a world-class golf tourism destination.
World Golf Awards; the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in golf tourism, is part of the World Travel Awards.
Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry; this accolade further solidifies Golf Saudi’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic new golf markets.
The awards brought together market leaders from more than 40 nations; across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.
World’s Best Golf Course
Winners include Georgia’s legendary Augusta National Golf Club, crowned ‘World’s Best Golf Course’. Ryder Cup winning captain José María Olazábal named ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’; following in the steps of previous winners Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Sir Nick Faldo. Golfing icon and ten-time major winner Annika Sorenstam was the recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.
The beauty of Australia’s golf courses, which range from coastal links to wild greens, gained the title of ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’. On the opposite side of the globe, England’s The Belfry, also emerged as one of the big winners with the accolade for ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’.
In the newcomer categories, Vietnam’s Hoiana Shores Golf Club — home to a spectacular new 18-hole links seaside course — voted ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’. Meanwhile ‘World’s Best New Golf Development’ went to Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino, Greece.
Chris Frost, managing director of the World Golf Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the global golf tourism and hospitality sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”
Other winners included Ireland (‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination); The Carriage House at Adare Manor, Ireland (‘World’s Best Golf Clubhouse’); Park Hyatt Dubai (‘Middle East’s Best Golf Hotel); Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (‘Middle East’s Best Golf Course’); Callaway (‘World’s Best Golf Club Brand); and Sentosa Golf Club, as well as Singapore (‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’).