World Golf Awards 2022

Celebrating Excellence in Golf Tourism

World Golf Awards™ serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism through our annual awards programme. World Golf Awards™ is part of World Travel Awards™.

World Golf Awards reveals leading golf brands of 2022

The leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in golf tourism -World Golf Awards- has revealed this year’s best golf organisations at its 9th annual Gala Ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

In France and Switzerland the golf courses designed by Seve Ballesteros have been chosen as the best in their country.

Pont Royal Golf Club

Golf Pont Royal has been chosen as the best golf course in France. This golf course was inaugurated in 1992.

Severiano Ballesteros and his team, which currently forms Magnolia Golf Design, were involved in all the design work, project and construction management to achieve the success that has been recognised on many occasions by the awards received. Every year a Challenge Tour tournament is held here, which belongs to the European Golf Tour.

The French golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros.

Designed by golf legend, Severiano Ballesteros, and maintained to pristine standards, the Pont Royal golf course, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.  Pont Royal is a sporting gateway to Provence open to tourists. It offers a real challenge to players of all levels thanks to its vast and numerous tee boxes and the variety of shots required.

Golf Club Crans-sus-Sierre

The Seve Ballesteros course that Seve Ballesteros redesigned with his design team, which currently forms Magnolia Golf Design, has been elected Switzerland’s Best Golf Course 2022. A special recognition that comes in addition to those received in previous years.

Every year it hosts one of the most traditional tournaments of the European Tour, currently DP World Tour. The Omega European Masters is one of the most prestigious golf competitions played on European soil. Located at Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf-Club is indisputably the most spectacular course on the European Tour schedule.

This internationally-renowned golf competition, played on the same course for the 75th time in 2022, has seen players such as Spain’s Severiano Ballesteros, José Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, South Africa’s Ernie Els and Britain’s Lee Westwood win the coveted trophy.

World Golf Awards 

 The leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in golf tourism –World Golf Awards- has revealed this year’s best golf organisations at its 9th annual Gala Ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

This year’s edition of World Golf Awards proved a global gathering of the golf industry, with pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads travelling from across the world attending. The prize-giving ceremony at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island marked the climax of a golf itinerary which included the World Golf Awards Classic played at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club have proven world-class hosts of what has been a magnificent gathering of the global golf tourism industry.

We have had the privilege of recognising the leading golf courses, hotels, resorts, designers and tour operators from across the world and my congratulations to each of them.”

The results follow a year-long search for the world’s favourite golf tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by golf industry professionals, the media and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

Park Hyatt Dubai, with its idyllic setting on the banks of Dubai Creek, took ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’, whilst Vietnam Golf Association, with its resurgent domestic and international golf market, collected the trophy for ‘World’s Best Golf Association’. Golf Plaisir also capitalised on the reopening of international borders with the title for ‘World’s Best Golf Tour Operator’, whilst FootJoy claimed ‘World’s Best Golf Shoe Brand’.

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