The leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in golf tourism – has revealed this year’s best golf organizations at its 9th annual Gala Ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
Scotland, the home of golf and of many of the world’s finest courses, was voted ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’, whilst the historic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, host of the 2026 U.S. Open Championships, was recognized as ‘World’s Best Golf Course’. Scotland’s Paul Lawrie OBE received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to golf.
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.
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