7TH NOVEMBER 2015
CONRAD ALGARVE, QUINTA DO LAGO, PORTUGAL
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It is an honour to welcome so many of you to the Algarve, here in Portugal, for the event, with a host of global leaders in attendance with us here tonight. Many thousands of votes have been cast for the best golf courses, tour operators and hotels during the build up to tonight’s event and this evening we will see who has emerged victorious. I am sure you will agree the Conrad Algarve is the perfect venue for tonight’s Gala Ceremony. This is one of the most modern five star hotels in the Algarve, sitting in an exclusive, naturally beautiful outlook over the Atlantic Ocean. With contemporary design and technology flowing through the luxurious accommodation in harmony with beautiful natural surroundings, the property has everything required for a great holiday in the Algarve. May I also offer my thanks to General Manager Joachim Hartl, without whom tonight’s event simply could not have taken place.
Thank you all for joining us here this evening at the exquisite Conrad Algarve as we celebrate the second annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony - an event fast growing to become the industry benchmark in sports tourism. After months of preparation this is an exciting time for myself and the World Golf Awards team as we continue to grow into our role as the leading global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry.
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Many of you will have had the chance to enjoy the redeveloped North Course at Quinta do Lago earlier during the World Golf Awards Classic 2015 competition. I speak from personal experience when I say it is one of the most exhilarating experiences in modern golf. Redesigned by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, the new layout has been built to the highest specifications with a €9.6m investment programme and is in line to become the new number one course at the prestigious family resort. The North Course has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy. While many modern-day developments tend to focus on length, Welling and McGinley have been keen to design a golfing experience where accuracy and course management are the key factors, aiming for a course that is playable and fun for golfers of all abilities. I’m sure you’ll agree their endeavours have been well rewarded. Finally, let me say the best of luck to all of our nominees tonight and thank you once again for supporting us. This is the start of a wonderful journey for World Golf Awards and I hope to see you all again next year! Christopher Frost Managing Director, World Golf Awards
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WELCOME Conrad Algarve continues to maintain its cutting edge for the second year in a row as the World Golf Awards Host Hotel. The property has firmly placed itself as one of the most attractive hotels for golf lovers in Southern Portugal, surrounded by some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. As a result of Hilton Worldwide joining forces with the European as well as Asian Tour, this partnership has seen a plethora of premium golfing experiences now available at the hotel and has also seen the sponsorship of Golf Pros such as Portuguese-born Ricardo Santos and British-born Tyrrel Hatton. Conrad Algarve is once again thrilled to be hosting another year of the highly esteemed World Golf Awards. Joachim Hartl General Manager Conrad Algarve
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ONE OF THE FINEST GOLFING DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE, THE ALGARVE IS REGARDED TODAY AS AN ELITE VENUE BY TOP PROFESSIONALS. The plans for the courses, mostly designed by internationally recognised golf-course architects, together with the superb landscapes in which they are located, satisfy the requirements of the most demanding enthusiasts, marking out the region as first-rate destination for golf. The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.
The excellence on offer in the Algarve is only enriched by its great variety of trees, vegetation, its greens, tees and silence of its surrounds, only to be broken by the ‘crack’ of the perfect shot. Irresistible. Among the factors that make the Algarve a top golfing destination are its environmental setting, quality courses, accessibility and professionally-run transport systems plus the entire infrastructure that goes into
supporting them. There is a network of hotels, transfers and even the airlines themselves that make access easy and contribute to a pleasant and appealing stay. The Algarve continues to be the place chosen to host international competitions, such as the Portugal Masters, one of the country’s top golf tournaments, the Algarve World Cup and the Taça das Nações. This only adds to the thrill of playing
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here. The Algarve: a friendly and easyto-reach destination that offers the ‘perfect round’ all year long.
CENTRAL ALGARVE Created in the middle of truly dreamlike locations, many of the Algarve’s golf courses constitute settings of such great beauty that this, in itself, justifies a visit
by some of the world’s best golfers. Surrounded by an extensive pine forest, the Quinta do Lago courses in Almancil are a veritable paradise on the edge of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The Quinta do Lago Sul has already been the stage for the Portuguese Open on eight occasions. Also worth a
mention is the San Lorenzo Golf Club, in the Ria Formosa, which has won many prizes, being nominated as one of the best courses in Europe. Another success story is the Vila Sol – Beach, Golf & Country Club in Vilamoura which, only eight months after it opened, hosted the Portugal Open for
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two years running. Surrounded by pine trees and waterfalls, the different Oceânico courses in Vilamoura provide every type of challenge, even for the most experienced of golfers. Also well-known to the world of golf, the Vale do Lobo, in Almancil, which has already been host to the Portuguese Open, integrated in the professional European circuit, and the ‘Skins Game’. This resort is the home of the two most difficult and stunning golf courses in Europe: the Ocean Golf Course and the Royal Golf Course, where there is the famous 16th hole, without doubt, one of the world’s most famous settings for golf.
LEARN TO PLAY Boasting the most sophisticated equipment and offering tuition by professionals certified by the Professional Golfers’ Association, the academies of the Algarve use innovative teaching methods, in several languages, to provide mini and intensive courses for beginners and improvement courses to help players of all levels develop their game. Training areas with tees leading onto greens specifically designed for coaching, or pitch and putt courses, are found throughout the Algarve, all in areas of great tranquillity and beautiful countryside. In many cases, the academies are attached to magnificent golf clubs, where there is a prevailing atmosphere of peace and quiet; yet, they are, at the same time, sophisticated and welcoming places, with no shortage of the indispensable comforts and facilities that make for a healthy, enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
MORE INFORMATION For more on playing golf in the Algarve head over to the official tourism website at www. visitalgarve.pt.
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QUINTA DO LAGO, EUROPE’S MOST EXCLUSIVE RESORT
IN 2009, QUINTA DO LAGO EMBARKED ON A SIX-YEAR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME, WHICH, WHEN COMPLETE NEXT YEAR, WILL HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN €50 MILLION INTO REINVENTING THE PORTUGUESE RESORT AS EUROPE’S MOST EXCLUSIVE SPORTS AND LIFESTYLE DESTINATION. Excelling for more than four decades, the world-famous destination has been revamped to provide the most vibrant and unique luxury lifestyle experience to be found anywhere in Europe, offering something to suit every taste and interest while, at the same time, staying faithful to the resort’s illustrious history.
Not only have the facilities and the choice of amenities been radically improved, but also the range of yearround activities now available to guests and residents, helping to set Quinta do Lago apart from its rivals as a luxury lifestyle resort, appealing to a wide demographic, ranging from children and active couples to beach lovers and gourmet enthusiasts.
Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago deserves its reputation is one of the most highly-regarded and sought-after golf and residential developments in Europe. Opened in 1972 and located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, the resort has been at the forefront of European
golf with three award-winning 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Centre in Southern Europe. Named ‘Best New Golf Course in Europe’ at the 2014 World Golf Awards and a new entry in Golf World’s benchmark Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe 2015/16 rankings, Quinta do Lago’s North Course has been redesigned by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling and European Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley, with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy. While many modern-day developments tend to focus on length, Welling and McGinley have been keen to create a golfing experience where accuracy and course management are the key factors, and a course that is playable and fun for golfers of all abilities. It is no surprise, then, that the layout has quickly established itself as a firm favourite amongst both members and visitors since reopening last autumn. A favourite among European Tour professionals, Quinta do Lago’s South Course calls for accurate drives and precise approach shots, with trouble in abundance lying in wait for those who stray offline. Regularly included in Golf World magazine’s ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe’, the par-72 layout has received widespread praise for its strategically-placed hazards and varying difficulty across the 18 holes. Having hosted the Portuguese Open on no fewer than eight occasions, it is little surprise that it’s renowned as one of Portugal’s premier golfing venues. Built on an old orangery and opened six years ago, Laranjal provides a pure golfing experience in a picture-perfect setting. Don’t be fooled by the gentle opening holes as the course is a great challenge for players of all levels, with lightning-fast giant-sized greens, well-placed water features and a plethora of Augusta-style bunkers among its many highlights and hazards to be negotiated.
Further investment has been channelled into creating one of the finest golf practice facilities in Europe with a state of the art driving range, the very first Paul McGinley Golf Academy and TaylorMade Performance Centre. There is also the state-of-the-art Active Q gym as well as the Mini Golf course, which replicates the nine most famous holes in the world. Investment will continue into 2016 with the creation of a new state-of-the-art sports centre. The new facility will offer the very best amenities for sport lovers, with more than 25 activities available as well as a cutting-edge, modern clubhouse for residents and guests to enjoy. Quinta do Lago’s enviable location by the beach offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while its wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for. Now home to ten exclusive bars and restaurants, the resort has created a specialised gastronomic offering for the most discerning of palates. The Bovino Steakhouse, a brand new contemporary dining experience, and its membership-based pool bar, has been inspired by hotspots in New York’s Soho and London’s Shoreditch with international designer Lázaro Roza-Violán, the name behind it. With a healthy lifestyle growing increasingly important, Pure Boutique Café has also recently opened its own juice bar, bringing a touch of Beverly Hills sophistication to Quinta do Lago whereas The Shack has quickly become one of the trendiest spots in the resort, offering live music and stunning views over the lake and the Ria Formosa – the perfect location for an evening drink. Away from the fairways, the resort’s extensive leisure facilities guarantee there is plenty to keep everyone occupied, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports just some of the activities available, while an abundance of quality accommodation options help make Quinta do Lago a must on your list of places to visit and a destination not to be missed. www.quintadolago.com
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QUINTA DO LAGO BLENDS THE BEST IN MODERN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH NEW BOVINO STEAKHOUSE
As if serving up three world-class courses wasn’t enough, Quinta do Lago is now offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere and food on a par with the world’s leading international steak houses in centres such as New York City and Hong Kong with the new Bovino steakhouse.
Combining the best in modern steakhouse concept with contemporary urban design, from renowned international designer Lázaro Roza-Violán, Bovino is one of the newest additions to the resort’s already thriving gastro scene. The chic interiors provide an interesting juxtaposition to the traditional setting – a traditional 200-year-old Algarve farmhouse draped in bougainvillea and enjoying a romantic hilltop setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This contemporary space is home to both Bovino and the neighbouring new-look Casa Velha restaurant, in addition to a pool, lounge and bar with stunning views over the lake. Fine quality meat is at the heart of the steakhouse’s philosophy, with the restaurant serving up tender cuts in a stunning environment to create the most exclusive steakhouse experience anywhere in the Algarve. The meat producers, which supply more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Europe, practice a unique method known as ‘ultra-tender’, to deliver a unique consistency in the tenderness of the beef. It is then dry-aged to enhance flavour and taste. Bovino has also introduced special menus for golfers and golf groups. A long-standing feature in Quinta do Lago’s celebrated list of culinary experiences, Casa Velha restaurant reopened this summer with a brand new look, but the same incredible flavours. Chef Yannick Guichaoua’s creative style of fine French cuisine, coloured with delicious Mediterranean influences, has long attracted guests to Casa Velha, who can look forward to delicious food and a memorable dining experience. And with a wide array of other dining options – both relaxed and formal including Casa do Lago, Gigi’s The Shack and Koko Lane – offering the opportunity to sample fresh Mediterranean produce and some of the finest seafood in the region, Quinta do Lago ensures there is the perfect experience for every moment.
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ST ANDREWS LINKS - OLD COURSE
THE OLDEST AND MOST ICONIC GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD, THE OLD COURT AT ST ANDREWS WAS LAST YEAR RECOGNISED AS THE WORLD’S BEST GOLF COURSE BY WORLD GOLF AWARDS. HERE WE TAKE A TOUR. For more than 600 years St Andrews Links has felt the tread of every great champion and flinched as millions of golfers have hammered and hacked, swatted and swiped at balls of wood, leather, gutta percha and balata.
Most famous of all is the Old Course, with the Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker recognised across the globe. Yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.
It has felt the caress of hickory and the sharp assault of blades of steel and titanium. It is a living, breathing timeline with each and every single person who walks upon it an integral part of our history, our love and our passion for this place.
The Open Championship has been played on the Old Course 29 times, more than any other venue, the most recent of which was the 144th Open Championship in July 2015. A study found that the 2010 Open Championship generated
more than £100 million for the local Scottish economy.
OLD COURSE HOTEL For visitors, bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. The hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts.
The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotelâ€™s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, itâ€™s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.
MORE INFORMATION To find out more about St Andrews Links, and the famous Old Course, heads over to the official website www.standrews.com.
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Mission Hills was one of the most successful participants at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony 2014 taking a clutch of awards, including the prestigious titles of Asia ’s Best Golf Hotel Mission Hills Haikou and Asia ’s Best Golf Course for Mission Hills Haikou - Lava Fields Course. Here we take a look at how the company grew into the industry powerhouse it is today. Mission Hills Group is headquartered in Hong Kong, led by chairman and chief executive Dr Ken Chu. As a pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry, Mission Hills Group has expanded its business across the cities of Shenzhen, Dongguan and Haikou and invested a total of RMB40 billion in Mainland China. Since its foundation in 1992, Mission Hills Group has skilfully leveraged China’s economic reform. It selected 20-plus square kilometres of wasteland between
Shenzhen and Dongguan to launch its prestigious business and create Mission Hills Shenzhen, the world’s largest golf complex with 12 courses featuring a total of 216 holes - accredited by the Guinness World Records. Its 12 signature masterpiece courses are designed by golf legends from around the globe: Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, David Leadbetter, Jumbo Ozaki and Zhang Lianwei. It is
worth noting that Mission Hills Shenzhen is the world’s only club featuring designers from five continents. The leading club offers a wide range of firstrate facilities for golfers and non-golfers alike. During its 23-year existence, it has evolved into a world-class conglomerate of hotels and resorts; golf and country clubs; international residential communities; award-winning spas; Mission Hills Centreville; golf academy, tennis academy, and pro shops to create a comprehensive set of unparalleled, luxury lifestyle experiences.
Mission Hills Group is regarded as the leading leisure, sports investment and management firm in not only Asia-Pacific, but the world.
MISSION HILLS - HAIKOU Mission Hills - Haikou, in the capital of southern China’s Hainan Island, opened in March 2010. It cements the brand’s unique place among the world’s leading resorts, and is central to a government-led initiative to make tropical Hainan the sports and leisure capital of Asia. Mission Hills – consistent with its legacy of spurring global investment in China – brings to the island its successful platform combining opulence with topnotch sporting and wellness experiences. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Haikou’s international airport, the resort occupies a vast, lava rock-strewn landscape of undulating terrain punctuated by ancient trees and sweeping wetlands. Highlights include ten spectacular golf courses; a world-class luxury hotel with 538 spacious guest rooms and suites; premium clubhouse; an outdoor water-theme park; a natural mineral springs reserve; 12 delectable dining establishments; state-of-the-art recreation centre; flexible function and meeting rooms; shopping arcade centre carrying the world’s finest brands and esteemed spa facilities. Moreover, Mission Hills Group has invested multiple projects in Yunnan, Chongqing, and Beijing as well. Devoted to developing golf in China, Mission Hills Shenzhen has hosted over 100 major international tournaments. In 1995, the club held the 41st World Cup of Golf. It was China’s first globally-significant golf championship and broadcasted across the country. In November 2001, Mission Hills invited the world’s number one golf professional, Tiger Woods, to China. It was his first visit to
the country, and helped established a new era of golf development. In 2007, Mission Hills signed an unprecedented agreement to host 12 consecutive editions of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Mission Hills continues its dynamic role at the forefront of China’s golf boom with the launch of the Mission Hills Star Trophy at Mission Hills - Hainan in late October, 2010. This is a ground-breaking celebrity Pro-Am tournament featuring the biggest names in golf and the largest individual prize purse for golf in Asia Pacific. In addition, Mission Hills hosted the World Ladies Championship in 2012 and 2013.
MORE INFORMATION For more on visiting Mission Hills head over to the official website at www.missionhillschina.com.
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ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT
Providing a ‘place to breathe’ away from the hustle of city life, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort harnesses the stunning beauty of Saadiyat Island to create an unparalleled experience. Made all the more rewarding with its spectacular views of the Gulf ’s glittering crystal blue waters fringed by pristine white sands, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with its Gary Player designed course, is one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects. The course itself has been designed to entice golfing enthusiasts from around the world with some of the most spectacular golf hole designs. The course design has been set up to cater for all types of players starting at 5,290 yards, to the most challenging environment for the world’s leading tour players at 7,806 yards
While much has been invested in Championship tees, each hole is designed to accommodate all levels of golfers. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club offers each golfer, regardless of ability, a “Member for a Day” experience with the optimum level of genuine customer service, from personalised lockers and bag tags to those personal touches from the multi-cultural staff.
ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT But golf is merely the tip of the iceberg at St. Regis Saadiyat Island. The resort, inspired by the century-old distinctive heritage of the Astor family’s rituals, inno-
vations and luxuries, is Abu Dhabi’s first true leisure haven. Experience bespoke service and hospitality that goes beyond expectation at an address rightly placed at the gateway to Saadiyat, a destination that is simply visionary. Unfolding a series of magical moments, the experience begins in lobby where guests are welcomed with exceptional views of the ocean and beyond. The mystique continues within the well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each with individual terraces and expansive bathrooms. The interiors of a neutral palette of cool browns and creams are
punctuated by the occasional burst of vivid coral turquoise, adding a distinctive twist to the décor.
FINE DINING The cornerstone of the St. Regis brand is its uncompromising commitment to delivering an unrivalled setting and bespoke service to each and every guest from arrival to departure. This commitment to excellence is personified by the signature St. Regis Butler Service. From the St. Regis century-old tea ritual in the guest’s room, to packing your suitcase for your journey, or a last minute gift for a loved one, no request is too small or unattainable no matter what the hour of the day. The St. Regis Butler Service ensures that unique preferences are known and understood in every detail from the moment guests arrive to the limousine journey to the airport. During their stay at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, connoisseurs of fine food will be truly engaged by the choice of restaurants and lounges. From the signature venue, the 55 & 5th The Grill, inspired by the address of the original St. Regis New York, to fresh seafood and tapas on the beach at Turquoiz, to enjoying the Arabian Snapper or the Arabia inspired Bloody Mary, and the authentic South East Asian delicacies at Sontaya, guests will savour every moment.
IRIDIUM SPA The resort is also home to the region’s first Iridium Spa. With 12 treatment rooms, the spa offers a full array of massages, facials, and relaxation programs for individuals or couples, in addition to Vichy showers, Ayurvedic treatments, Thai and Balinese specialty treatments and signature skincare treatments. Whether for half an hour or half a day, each spa experience will be personally crafted to meet the elemental needs of each guest. For an extraordinary spa experience, the resort has three individually designed spa suites - Moroccan, Thai and Contemporary - each with private terraces.
MORE INFORMATION Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance, in the best destinations worldwide. Find out more at the official website at www.stregissaadiyatisland.com.
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INDIAN OCEAN’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Anahita The Resort Mauritius Constance Belle Mare Plage (Mauritius) Constance Lémuria Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort - Mauritius Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort Heritage The Villas Paradis Hotel & Golf Club Tamarina Golf, Spa & Beach Club LATIN AMERICA’S BEST GOLF DESTINATION 2015 Argentina Brazil Costa Rica Mexico Uruguay LATIN AMERICA’S BEST GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Kallpa Tour Operator SouthAmerica.travel Viaventure Central America ARGENTINA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Buenos Aires Golf Club Green & Yellow Chapelco Golf Club Cordoba Golf Club Golf Club Argentino Mar del Plata Golf Club Playa Grande Olivos Golf Club - Blanca & Colorada Course San Andres Golf Club The Jockey Club - Red Course
ARGENTINA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Chapelco Golf & Resort Hotel Posada Los Alamos Hotel Sofitel La Reserva Cardales Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Marayui Country Club ARGENTINA’S BEST INBOUND GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Argentina Golf Experience by Tvardek Viajes ArgentineGolf.com Ball Tour Kallpa Tour Operator Patagonia Golf Argentina Tomas Greiner Travel WeGolf Argentina ARGENTINA’S BEST OUTBOUND GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Argentina Golf Experience by Tvardek Viajes ArgentineGolf.com Ball Tour Kallpa Tour Operator Patagonia Golf Argentina Stage Travel Tomas Greiner Travel WeGolf Argentina BRAZIL’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Itanhangá Golf Club Ocean Course Quinta da Baroneza Golfe Club Sao Fernando Golf Club São Paulo Golf Club Terravista Golf Course BRAZIL’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Costa do Sauipe Dom Pedro Laguna, Beach Villas & Golf Resort FRAD.E Hotel, Marina, Golf & Vilas Hotel Transamérica Ilha de
Comandatuba Iguassu Resort Paradise Golf & Lake Resort BRAZIL’S BEST OUTBOUND GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Golftur Turismo Moinho Tur Nascimento Turismo Teamtours Brasil CHILE’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Club de Campo Granadilla Club de Golf Rocas de Santo Domingo Hacienda Chicureo Las Brisas Golf Club Los Leones CHILE’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Reggio Hotel & Golf Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center COLOMBIA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Club Campestre de Cali Club Lagos de Caujaral Ruitoque Golf & Country Club San Andrés Golf Club COLOMBIA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Hotel Club Campestre de Cali Hotel Dann Carlton Barranquilla Hotel de la Opera Wyndham Garden Hotel Villavicencio Golf Resort & Convention Center
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COLOMBIA’S BEST INBOUND GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Astro Tours CiC Travel Voyage Colombia Golf COLOMBIA’S BEST OUTBOUND GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Astro Tours Voyage Colombia Golf COSTA RICA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Four Seasons Costa Rica Golf Club Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course La Iguana Golf Course Reserva Conchal Golf Club Valle del Sol COSTA RICA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Hotel La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Tango Mar Hotel Beach, Spa & Golf Resort The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal MEXICO’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Cabo del Sol - Ocean Club de Golf Mexico CostaBaja Golf Club Diamante Dunes El Dorado Golf & Beach Club Fairmont Acapulco Princess Golf Course Four Seasons Punta Mita Pacifico Palmilla Golf Club Querencia Golf Club Turtle Dunes Country Club Vista Vallarta Golf Club Nicklaus
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(UAE) Yas Links Abu Dhabi (UAE) MIDDLE EAST’S BEST GOLF DESTINATION 2015 Abu Dhabi Bahrain Dubai Oman Ras Al Khaimah MIDDLE EAST’S BEST GOLF TOUR OPERATOR 2015 Emirates Holidays Etihad Holidays BAHRAIN’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Awali Golf Club The Royal Golf Club Montgomerie Course BAHRAIN’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa OMAN’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Almouj Golf course Ghala Valley Golf Club Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club OMAN’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Al Waha at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat The Chedi SAUDI ARABIA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Ain Nakhl Golf Club Dirab Golf & Country Club Rolling Hills Golf Club
Golf Nominees 2015 SAUDI ARABIA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 InterContinental Riyadh Rosewood Corniche UNITED ARAB EMIRATES’ BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Abu Dhabi Golf Club Al Badia Golf Club Al Hamra Golf Club Arabian Ranches Golf Club Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Emirates Golf Club - Majlis Course JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Jumeirah Golf Estates - Earth Course Saadiyat Beach Golf Club The Address Montgomerie Dubai - Championship Course The Els Club The Track, Meydan Golf Tower Links Golf Club Yas Links Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES’ BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Al Badia Golf Club Intercontinental Dubai Festival City JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Park Hyatt Dubai Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort The Address Montgomerie Dubai The Meydan Hotel Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
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With Ernie Els Design nominated for the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the World Golf Awards 2015, we here sit down with the four time major champion to get all the latest. World Golf Awards: Hi Ernie, we appreciate you taking a few moments out of your schedule to talk to us. We know you’re currently busy with commitments in Asia. Ernie Els: Thanks, yes we’re playing a couple of tournaments here - the Venetian Macao Open and CIMB Classic - as part of my fall schedule. We also just visited Hanoi in Vietnam to view the site of our first Els Performance Golf Academy, a fantastic new facility located at the new Ecopark development.
Golf in Asia is obviously booming right now and Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the region’s most vibrant markets. We’re excited by the opportunities and proud to have forged this new partnership. EPGA will be the foremost golf academy in the region, giving golfers an opportunity to work on their games in an inspiring environment, somewhere they can improve their golf and also have a bit of fun with friends and family. It’s also about giving juniors from local schools access to a great golf program. If we can utilise EPGA to help get
golf into schools and encourage more youngsters to take up the game, that would be the ultimate. WGA: Are there plans for more Els Performance Golf Academies? EE: Absolutely! I really love this concept. We all know that great facilities and coaching can be hard to come by for a lot of amateur golfers and that’s what first got us thinking about EPGA. We want to redefine the art of practice and raise the bar for what’s available to golfers, not just here in Vietnam but ultimately with EPGA’s across Asia and at handpicked sites around the world. Already we have a second EPGA due to open in Malaysia in 2016. WGA: Moving on, how would you sum up your year on and off the golf course? EE: It’s not been the kind of year I was hoping for on the golf course, but that happens. Sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth. There’s still time to turn it around, though, and I’m working hard to try to push on and make a fast start to 2016, when I believe some good things will happen. Off the golf course I must say it has been an unbelievably good year. Liezl and I opened the first two buildings of The Els Center of Excellence in Florida, which was one of the proudest days of our lives, and we’ve had a phenomenal year of fundraising in the Els for Autism Golf Challenge. Over in South Africa the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation is doing really well. Two of our former members Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace - played on the Presidents Cup international team in Korea, which is incredibly inspiring for our current crop
of members. And from a personal perspective, receiving the Payne Stewart Award at the TOUR Championship in September was another proud moment for me.” WGA: It also seems as though a lot has been happening at Ernie Els Design? EE: That’s true. We have some wonderful new design projects in the pipeline, some of which I’m not able to give details on just yet, but it’s certainly an exciting time for us. One of the highlights of the last 12 months was the official opening of The Els Club Teluk Datai, which soon afterwards was awarded ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Travel Awards. That was a huge thrill for us. Some of our more established courses have received recognition of a different kind, with The Els Club Dubai hosting its first Tour event - The Dubai Open Golf Championship - and Albany playing host to Tiger’s event, the Hero World Challenge in December. That means five courses in the Ernie Els Design portfolio will have hosted pro tournaments [following the Tshwane Open at The Els Club Copperleaf, the Mauritius Golf Masters at Anahita and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth’s West Course], which is extremely gratifying for the design team and for the guys on the ground who are doing such a great job. I must also mention that we just opened our third Big Easy Winebar & Grill at Hilton Durban, following the success of our first two restaurants located in the heart of Stellenbosch and in the clubhouse at The Els Club Dubai. We’ve had some great reviews in the first few weeks and I’m really looking forward to paying a visit during my winter break in South Africa in December. It’s my kind of restaurant!
WGA: Your design company has achieved a lot in its first decade or so. How do you see the business growing in the next decade? EE: Thanks, yes we’re very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to grow our company and portfolio of courses in what has been, at times, a very challenging economic environment. That says a lot about Ernie Els Design and also the quality of the partners we work with. Quality is everything for our business and we’re very selective about who we align our brand with. That will continue to be our philosophy moving forward. As I said, we have some exciting new courses in the pipeline and we’re seeing opportunities in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and in a lot of emerging markets right across Asia. Ernie Els Design is really on the global map now. The future is looking very bright for us. Thanks Ernie. Good luck for the rest of this year and for 2016.
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INDIANA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Crooked Stick Golf Club French Lick Resort - Pete Dye Course Victoria National Golf Club Wolf Run Golf Club
KENTUCKY’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Bright Leaf Golf Resort Lexky Griffin Gate Marriot Resort Park Mammoth Resort Perry Park Golf Resort
INDIANA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 French Lick Springs Hotel Pine View Resort Swan Lake Resort West Baden Springs Hotel
LOUISIANA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Oakbourne Country Club Squire Creek Country Club The Bluffs Golf Resort The Country Club of Louisiana
IOWA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Des Moines Golf and Country Club - South Course The Glen Oaks Country Club The Harvester Golf Club Wakonda Club IOWA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Honey Creek Resort Lake Panorama National Golf Resort & Conference Center Riverside Casino & Golf Resort KANSAS’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Flint Hills National Golf Club Hallbrook Country Club Shadow Glen Golf Club KANSAS’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Prairie Band Casino & Resort Terradyne Hotel & Country Club KENTUCKY’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Big Spring Country Club Idle Hour Country Club The Club at Olde Stone Valhalla Golf Club
LOUISIANA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Coushatta Casino Resort Cypress Bend Golf Resort MAINE’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Portland Country Club Sugarloaf Golf Club Sunday River Golf Club MAINE’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Stage Neck Inn The Samoset Resort MARYLAND’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Baltimore Country Club Bulle Rock Caves Valley Golf Club Congressional Country Club MARYLAND’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina Rocky Gap Resort
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MASSACHUSETTS’ BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Boston Golf Club Myopia Hunt Club Old Sandwich Golf Club The Kittansett Club
MISSISSIPPI’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino, Hotel & Spa
NEVADA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Bellagio JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort Spa & Golf Wynn Las Vegas
MASSACHUSETTS’ BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Cranwell Resort Spa & Golf Club Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
MISSOURI’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Bellerive Country Club Boon Valley Golf Club Old Warson Country Club St Louis Country Club
NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Baker Hill Golf Club Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club The Golf Club of New England The Omni Mount Washington Resort - Mount Washington Course
MICHIGAN’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club Forest Dunes Golf Club Oakland Hills Country Club The Kingsley Club MICHIGAN’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort The Inn at Bay Harbor The Otsego Club & Resort MINNESOTA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Hazeltine National Golf Club Interlachen Country Club Spring Hill Golf Club White Bear Yacht Club MINNESOTA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Arrowwood Resort Cragun’s Resort & Hotel Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort Grand View Lodge MISSISSIPPI’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Dancing Rabbit Golf Club Azaleas Course Fallen Oak Golf Club Old Waverly Golf Club
MISSOURI’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Bass Point Resort Big Cedar Lodge Lodge of Four Seasons Old Kinderhook Resort & Golf Club MONTANA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Iron Horse Golf Club Old Works Golf Club Rock Creek Cattle Company Wilderness Club MONTANA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Double Arrow Resort Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Marina Cay Resort The Great Bear Inn NEBRASKA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Dismal River Golf Club Sand Hills Golf Club The Prairie Club Wild Horse Golf Club NEVADA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Cascata Golf Club Shadow Creek - North Course Wolf Creek Golf Club
NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Atkinson Resort & Country Club Crotched Mountain Resort The Omni Mount Washington Resort Wentworth by the Sea, Marriott Hotel & Spa NEW JERSEY’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Baltusrol Golf Club Pine Valley Golf Club Plainfield Country Club Somerset Hills Country Club NEW JERSEY’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Crystal Springs Resort Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club Tuscany House at Renault Winery Resort NEW MEXICO’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Black Mesa Golf Club Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club Pinon Hills The Club at Las Campanas Sunset Course
NEW MEXICO’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Isleta Resort & Casino NEW YORK’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Fishers Island Club National Golf Links of America Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course NEW YORK’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 The Sagamore Resort Turning Stone Resort Casino NORTH CAROLINA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Diamond Creek Golf Club Eagle Point Golf Club Pinehurst - No.2 Course Wade Hampton Golf Club NORTH CAROLINA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville The Carolina Hotel The Eseeola Lodge Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club NORTH DAKOTA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Bully Pulpit Hawktree Golf Club King’s Walk Links of North Dakota OHIO’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Camargo Club Inverness Club Muirfield Village Golf Club Scioto Country Club
Golf Nominees 2015 OHIO’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Atwood Lake Resort & Golf Club Quail Hollow Resort Sawmill Creek Resort OKLAHOMA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Karsten Creek Golf Club Oak Tree National Southern Hills Country Club The Golf Club of Oklahoma OKLAHOMA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Quartz Mountain Resort Arts & Conference Center WinStar World Casino Hotel OREGON’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Bandon Dunes - Pacific Dunes Course Eugene Country Club Pronghorn Fazio course Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Witch Hollow Course OREGON’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Brasada Ranch Pronghorn PENNSYLVANIA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Aronimink Golf Club Fox Chapel Golf Club Merion Golf Club - East Course Oakmont Country Club PENNSYLVANIA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Heritage Hills Golf Resort Conference Center Mount Airy Casino Resort Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
RHODE ISLAND’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Newport National Golf Club Orchard Course Rhode Island Country Club Shelter Harbor Golf Club Wannamoisett Country Club RHODE ISLAND’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Hyatt Regency Newport Newport Marriott SOUTH CAROLINA’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Ocean Course Sage Valley Golf Club The Sea Pines Resort Harbour Town Golf Links Yeamans Hall Club SOUTH CAROLINA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2015 Fripp Island Resort Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at Grand Dunes The Inn at Palmetto Bluff The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
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VERMONT’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2015 Country Club of Vermont Ekwanok Country Club Stowe Country Club Stowe Mountain Golf Club
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CASA DE CAMPO TO WELCOME LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP TO TEETH OF THE DOG COURSE IN 2016
Casa de Campo – the 7,000-acre luxury resort and premiere Caribbean destination in La Romana, Dominican Republic – had confirmed it would host the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship. The 2016 LAAC will bring the region’s best golfers to one of the region’s most highly regarded venues – with the event scheduled to be played January 14th17th, 2016 at the legendary Teeth of the Dog, the masterpiece of golf course designed by architect Pete Dye. Ranked the number one course in Latin America by Golf Magazine, Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo features seven holes along the ocean and is routinely ranked as one of the best courses throughout all of Latin America.
“It is a great honour for us to have been selected to host this prestigious championship,” said Rafael Torres, president of Casa de Campo. “We are fortunate that the selection committee has seen fit to bring the LAAC to what we believe is the finest golf resort in this region. The employees and the residents of Casa de
golfers could emulate. The event in the Asia-Pacific has been an astonishing success with the likes of Hideki Matsuyama and Tianlang Guan winning the championship and going on to make an impact in the Masters Tournament and on the PGA Tour.
can Republic. During season, Casa de Campo’s guests list reads like a who’s who of the global social registry attracting financial entrepreneurs, headsof-state, and the elite of film and music with spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxurious villa homes.
Campo will be proud to be a part of Latin America’s premier amateur golf competition.”
Each year, the LAAC champion will receive an invitation to compete in the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. In addition, the winner and the runner(s)-up will be exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and US Open Championship. Finally, the champion will receive full exemptions into The Amateur Championship, US Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible.
Additional draws range from a renowned polo and equestrian centre, 350-slip marina and yacht club, 240-acre shooting centre and La Terraza tennis centre with 13-hard courts, to the spa, five-star dining at the beach club by Le Cirque and La Cana by II Circo and Altos de Chavon, the architectural wonder 16th century Mediterranean village replica with museums, boutique shops, dining, St. Stanislaus Church and 5,000 seat Grecian-style amphitheatre.
Casa de Campo is considered the World’s Leading Luxury Sports & Villa Resort by the World Travel Awards.
Founded by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the United States Golf Association, the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf throughout this region, and specifically in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The LAAC follows a model established by the Masters and The R&A when, in 2009, the organisations created the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to advance the sport in that part of the world and to create heroes other aspiring
Casa de campo – a member of the Leading Hotels of the World – is the well-known 7,000-acre resort located on the southeast coast of the Domini-
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