Mon 28 October 2019

Leading names from the golfing world are joining figureheads from the golf travel and tourism industry at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi for the World Golf Awards 2019.

Votes have been cast by the golf industry and the public in a range of categories during the year, with the winners to be unveiled at a VIP prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday 29th October.

Taking place outside Europe for the first time, the event is bringing together market leaders from across the world to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The evening will form the climax of an exclusive three-day golfing itinerary, which includes the World Golf Awards Classic 2019 tournament at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “We are tremendously excited to bring World Golf Awards to Abu Dhabi for the first time. With every continent represented, the three-day programme represents a truly global gathering of the golf tourism industry as we find out which brands are shaping our future.”

This year also sees World Golf Awards welcoming Golf Saudi as Presenting Partner. With Saudi Arabia quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s most dynamic new golf markets, this partnership demonstrates the ambition of the Kingdom to become an international golf destination.

Majed Al-Sorour, CEO, Golf Saudi, said: “World Golf Awards is one of the game’s pre-eminent accolades and represents core values that align closely with our vision at Golf Saudi – excellence, global connectivity and dedication. As Saudi Arabia’s golf development programme gains momentum, greater integration with the global golf community is allowing us to build relations and develop pioneering initiatives that will determine how we build the game in the Kingdom.”

Overlooking the celebrated Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and a pristine beach, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi offers a serene escape, private beach and captivating wildlife just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi.

Marwan Fadel, General Manager, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are honoured to be in the top ranking of golf resorts that offer unique, memorable and luxury experiences on a global scale. With World Golf Awards choosing to host their big night for the first time in the region at our resort is proof of our continued efforts. We are excited to host some of the leading names in the golf industry and look forward to the spectacular celebrations planned for the awards.”

The Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a golfing masterpiece that respectfully harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island’s magnificent, white sand beaches for a truly unique playing experience.

Clinton Norris, Senior Sales Manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, said: “It is a pleasure to be hosting guests from all over the world for the 2019 edition of the World Golf Awards at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The quality of golf and leisure on offer in Abu Dhabi is something we pride ourselves in, so there is no better place for such high esteem awards to be held. We look forward to welcoming attendees and wish those who are nominated for the awards the very best of luck.”

Further information

World Golf Awards visit worldgolfawards.com

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi visit stregissaadiyatisland.com

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club visit sbgolfclub.ae

Golf Saudi visit golfsaudi.com

Notes to Editors

About World Golf Awards

World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations.

The World Golf Awards 2019 will focus on the leading 130 nations that are shaping the future of this dynamic industry.

Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field.

Votes are cast by professionals working within the golf industry and by the public (golf tourism consumers).

World Golf Awards is the sister organization of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 26th anniversary.

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