Murcia, Spain: Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Golf Course Facility Members sprang to the fore at the 2017 World Golf Awards.
During a glittering awards ceremony at La Manga Club, no fewer than six AGIF member clubs were honoured.
- Angkor Golf Resort was named Cambodia’s Best Golf Course
- The 27 Club was named China’s Best Golf Course
- Kota Permai Golf and Country Club was named as Malaysia’s Best Golf Course
- Saujana Golf and Country Club was named as Malaysia’s Best Golf Hotel
- Hong Kong Golf Club’s Eden Course was named as Hong Kong’s Best Golf Course
- Laguna National Golf and Country Club was named as Singapore’s Best Golf Hotel
St Andrews Links (Old Course) in Scotland scooped the award for the World’s Best Golf Course, while The Belfry in the English Midlands was recognised as Europe’s Best Golf Hotel and Portugal picked up the trophy for World’s Best Golf Destination.
Chris Frost, World Golf Awards’ Managing Director, said: “The fourth instalment of the World Golf Awards has been the most successful to date, welcoming industry leaders to Murcia, Spain, for a weekend of golf, networking opportunities and our fabulous Gala Ceremony.
“It has been an honour to recognise so many world-class organisations and I offer my sincere congratulations to all our winners.”
Voting for the 2017 Gala Ceremony closed at the end of September, with a record number of ballots cast by leading golf industry tourism professionals.
According to the organisers, ‘these were tallied alongside the votes of hundreds of thousands of golf consumers around the world’.
“World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations. While celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf resorts, courses and the golfing destinations throughout the world, the 2017 World Golf Awards strive to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market,” said a spokesperson.