World Golf Awards™ serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism through our annual awards programme. World Golf Awards™ is part of World Travel Awards™.

World Golf Awards reveals best golf brands of 2021

World Golf Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in golf tourism – has revealed the best golf organisations of 2021 at its 8th annual Gala Ceremony in Dubai.

2021 Winners

Meet the 2021 winners — truly outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their fields — who have risen above the competition to lift the 8th annual World Golf Awards™ trophy.

Winner Resources

Receiving a World Golf Award™ is a world-class achievement that provides you, the winner, with the ideal marketing tool to promote your award-winning products and services ahead of your competitors. Find out more about your eligible products:

Peter Alliss, 1931-2020


Golf Saudi Global Event Partner

Golf Saudi are on a visionary journey to facilitate uptake and participation in golf in Saudi Arabia through the delivery of world-class facilities, operational excellence and the implementation of best practices, while harnessing the wider commercial opportunities within golf.


World Golf Awards winners past and present

Catriona Matthew

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

Henrik Stenson

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2021

Annika Sörenstam

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

José María Olazábal

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2020

Colin Montgomerie

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Gary Player

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2018
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Jack Nicklaus

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2017

Sir Nick Faldo

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2016

David Leadbetter

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Ernie Els

  • Golf Course Designer of the Year 2015

Greg Norman

  • World’s Best New Golf Course 2015

Bernard Gallacher

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Peter Alliss

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

2021 event programme

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Best In Travel Magazine Golf Edition

A World Golf Awards special issue by our media partner, Best in Travel.

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