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Mon 12 March 2018
The most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry will return to the famous venue in Murcia for the second consecutive year from 1-4 November 2018.
Attendees will be welcomed to Spain's flagship resort for three action-packed days of unrivalled networking events, dinners and exclusive golf experience activities.
The highlight of the event will be the red-carpet World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony on Saturday 3 November, where golf tourism figureheads and market leaders from North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central & South America and Australasia will gather together at La Manga Club's Hotel Principe Felipe for the 2018 winners to be announced.
World Golf Awards managing director, Chris Frost, said: “It is an honour to be returning to the award-winning La Manga Club for our fifth gala ceremony. With every continent represented, the event is going to be truly global and we’re looking forward to having a weekend to remember at one of golf’s most iconic resorts.”
Set across an area of 1,400 acres, La Manga Club has been at the forefront of European sports and leisure destinations since its inception in 1972.
Featuring three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole academy course and outstanding practice facilities, La Manga Club has enjoyed a rich golfing history over the last four decades. Golfing legends Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros all figure prominently in its past, while its array of other outstanding sports and leisure amenities, bars and restaurants has helped establish La Manga Club as a firm favourite with golfers worldwide.
The official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the resort's unrivalled facilities as a sports and leisure destination also include a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. In addition, La Manga Club features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.
Eduardo Ruiz, director of golf at La Manga Club, commented: “It was a tremendous privilege for La Manga Club to be chosen to host the 2017 World Golf Awards on our landmark 45th anniversary, and it’s very exciting that the event will be returning again in November.
“Last year’s show helped to create a huge buzz around the resort and capped another successful year for La Manga Club. The feedback we received from event delegates was second to none, and this is another great opportunity for us to demonstrate our world-class golf, sports and lifestyle facilities to a global industry audience.”
Voting for the World Golf Awards is now open and will conclude on 20 September 2018.
For nomination information please visit the official website, worldgolfawards.com. For further details about La Manga Club, go to www.lamangaclub.com.
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 2018 World Golf Awards strive to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.
Votes are 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).
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 the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to Calblanque National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, with a mild year-round climate and enjoying exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in the same place, and is set just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour away from Alicante.
Founded in 1972, the resort now covers an area of 566 hectares containing accommodation, professional sports facilities, relaxation zones, first-class redevelopment and a private community of 2,300 residents, in a region which boasts more than 350 days' of sun and is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches.
La Manga Club's extensive facilities include:
Additionally, there is the opportunity to rent a property, purchase a plot of land or buy any of the villas already available that have been built on the complex, and benefit from the services and commodities that a five-star hotel has to offer, such as the sports facilities on the resort.
With the variety of activities and facilities available, La Manga Club has firmly established itself as one of the best sports and leisure destination resorts in Europe, and has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious international awards and accolades over the last four decades.