Golf Tourism News

Sir Nick Faldo takes top title at World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016

Sir Nick Faldo takes top title at World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016

Sir Nick Faldo has led winners at the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the prestigious title of Golf Course Designer of the Year. Also celebrating was England’s The Belfry, recognised as Europe’s Best Golf Hotel, while Quinta do Lago took the title of Europe’s Best Golf Venue. Hundreds of thousands of ballots were cast ahead of the Gala Ceremony, which was this year hosted by the Conrad Algarve in Portugal.

Waldorf Astoria to offer ultimate golf experiences

Waldorf Astoria to offer ultimate golf experiences

2nd Jul 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, a collection of once-in-a-lifetime packages that pair the most elite golf experiences with luxury accommodation at select Waldorf Astoria hotels beginning in August. The annual programme will visit new destinations each year, with the inaugural year debuting at four properties: Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria New York, and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Hotel Camiral set to launch at PGA Catalunya Resort in September

Hotel Camiral set to launch at PGA Catalunya Resort in September

22nd Jun 2016 Hotel News

The team behind the world-leading PGA Catalunya Resort have confirmed that a new five-star hotel will officially open at the resort in September, following an investment of €33 million. Hotel Camiral is set in the grounds of the scenic 300-hectare resort, on the doorstep of Girona and Barcelona, and will be a welcome addition to the five-star facilities currently on offer at PGA Catalunya Resort.

Mission Hills to welcome World Ladies Championship

Mission Hills to welcome World Ladies Championship

The innovative World Ladies Championship is poised to cement its position as one of the game’s premier tournaments in 2016. As well as announcing a 33 per cent increase in the prize purse to US$800,000, organisers have confirmed other notable developments that will elevate the status of the event. For 2016, the championship will be sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, the China LPGA Tour and now the Korean LPGA as well.

Further acquisition for Celtic Manor Resort

Further acquisition for Celtic Manor Resort

25th Jan 2016 Hotel News

The Celtic Manor Resort has exchanged contracts to acquire a 148 guest room property which is currently trading as Hilton Newport. The acquisition will add to Celtic Manor’s portfolio of guest residences which include the main Resort Hotel, the Manor House, the Newbridge on Usk, and ten luxury Hunter Lodges.

Elder steps up at Fairmont St Andrews

Elder steps up at Fairmont St Andrews

7th Jan 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Fairmont St Andrews has appointed Stewart Elder as director of banqueting and events at Scotland’s five-star resort. Having worked at the hotel since 2009, Stewart takes on the new role from his previous position as director of group sales.

Things to Do While You Travel: Improve Your Golf Game

Things to Do While You Travel: Improve Your Golf Game

31st Dec 2015 Focus

Most people enjoy travel, but some people find that the longer they’re away, the less they know what to do with themselves. Some people just need a project. It’s one reason why people take less vacation time than ever before in the United States.

Mission Hills welcomes St Andrews fundraiser to China

Mission Hills welcomes St Andrews fundraiser to China

China’s golfing future came into sharp focus at the third edition of the Mission Hills - St Andrews: Home to Home Scholarship Fundraising Championship. Underlining Mission Hills’ commitment to grow the game, the event was inaugurated in 2013 when St Andrews University was celebrating its 600th anniversary.

IAGTO to work with Brand USA to boost golf tourism

IAGTO to work with Brand USA to boost golf tourism

Brand USA – the destination-marketing organization for the United States – is partnering with the International Association of Golf Tour Operators to raise the profile of American golf-related tourism among global travellers. IAGTO, headquartered in London, is an advocate for nearly 600 golf tour operators in 61 countries. It also works with a network of close to 2,400 association members in 99 countries that are tied to golf tourism in order to develop optimal golfing experiences at golf destinations around the world.