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IAGTO 2017 Awards

As the global trade association of the golf tourism industry we have taken great care and immense pride over the past 16 years to ensure that our annual Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for golf destinations and golf resorts, reflecting accurately the opinions of golf tour operators, golf travel writers and, ultimately, the golf traveller.


Congratulations to all the 2017 Winners!!




Golf Destination of the Year



Kärnten - Alpe Adria Golf


Africa, Gulf States & Indian Ocean

Western Cape


Asia & Australasia

Chiang Mai Province





Latin America & The Caribbean

Los Cabos


North America

North Florida


Golf Resort of the Year



Costa Navarino, Greece


North America

Barefoot Resort & Golf, South Carolina, USA


Rest of World

Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, Vietnam


Sustainability Awards


Nature Protection

The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, Kenya


Resource Efficiency

Pebble Beach Resorts, California, USA


Community Value

Laguna Golf Phuket, Thailand


Outstanding Commitment to Sustainable Golf

Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland


Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year

Hilton Head Island Area, South Carolina, USA