Mon 14 November 2022

The global leaders of golf tourism are congregating in Abu Dhabi for the 9th annual World Golf Awards. Top names from the golfing world will join VIPs and figureheads from the golf travel industry for what will mark the second World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony in the UAE capital.

The prize-giving evening will take place on 15 November at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island. This will form the climax of an exclusive golfing itinerary, which will include golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.

The ceremony will bring together market leaders from more than 50 nations across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “We are tremendously excited to be returning to the magnificent Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. With every continent represented, the event will be a truly global gathering of the golf tourism industry as we find out which brands are shaping our future.”

The palatial Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island enjoys a spectacular beach location with clear blue waters and fine white sands overlooking the Arabian Gulf. An Arabian paradise island offering wonderful nature and cultural highlights, including the Louvre. The resort connects traditional Arab culture with its oriental court gardens and extensive water features.

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.

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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.

Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organisations 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 organisation of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 29th anniversary.

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