Fri 20 June 2014
Nominees at the World Golf Awards, a global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, have been revealed as voting opens ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.
World Golf Awards 2014 will take place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, from November 13th-16th.
Awards will be made across a range of categories during the red carpet event, with leading golf tourism destinations competing for titles including Best Golf Resort, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Tour Operator, and Best New Golf Course.Take a look at the full list of nominees here.
Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “We made the decision to launch World Golf Awards in reaction to overwhelming demand from the golf industry for a programme that was fair and transparent.
“As we prepare to open the voting and begin our 2014 search we feel we have created programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in golf tourism.”
“Register now and make your voice heard.”
The presentation of the awards on the Saturday evening will form the centrepiece of a three-day itinerary for the event, allowing guests to enjoy some of the world-class facilities on offer at the famous Quinta do Lago Resort.
Everything from a chauffeur driven airport pick-up, to a full 18-holes of golf on both the Friday and Saturday, with food and beverages supplied, will be included in the weekend package.
Among the highlights will be a chance to play on the newly renovated Quinta do Lago North Course – a challenge for golfers of all standards set in a natural woodland setting of pine, gorse, heather and wild flowers.
The World Golf Classic Golf Competition will be held on the new North Course Quinta do Lago during the day of the Gala Ceremony, Saturday, November 15th.
Having already generated sustained media interest, Bloomburg Businessweek will be on hand to cover the event.
Joachim Hartl, General Manager, Conrad Algarve, said: “I am delighted to host the first edition of the World Golf Awards at the Conrad Algarve.
"This event will consolidate the Algarve’s top position as one of the best golf destinations in the world, allowing all participants to experience the state of the art facilities, both from the award winning Conrad Algarve and Quinta do Lago Resort.”
Quinta do Lago Chief Executive, John Dwyer, also expressed his support for the event.
He said: “It is a very exciting time at Quinta do Lago; significant recent investments have ensured the resort remains the freshest, most family-friendly venue on the Algarve. With a wide range of new packages designed to suit everybody’s requirements and a series of summer events to excite young and old, including the re-launch of our remodelled North Course, there’s never been a better time to visit the resort.
To find out more head over to the official World Golf Awards website, or email Chris Frost ([email protected]) to register to participate.
Voting will close on October 2nd.
For more information visit www.worldgolfawards.com.
Notes to EditorsWorld Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations.
Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. The inaugural World Golf Awards will be hosted at Conrad Algarve in Portugal on 15th October 2014.
The worldwide voting process for 2014 begins on 20th June 2014 and closes on 2nd October 2014. Votes will be made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes may also be cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes are submitted online via the World Golf Awards website. The winners of each national category will go head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners.
World Golf Awards is part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 21st anniversary as "the Oscars of the travel industry".
Our global media partners include the leading brands: TV5Monde, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and CNBC. This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.