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AWARDS SEASON AWARDS The slightly calmer winterSEASON months provide the perfect time golf festivals, golf Destination Golf Media Ltd Golf Destination Media Ltd destinationgolf@live.com www.destinationgolf.travel destinationgolf@live.com Destination Golf Media Ltd 184 Charlesland Wood www.destinationgolf.travel PUBLISHER Greystones Co Wicklow Dermot Synnott Ireland PUBLISHER marketing@destinationgolf.travel Dermot Synnott EDITOR www.destinationgolf.travel Karl Doyle EDITOR Karl Doyle PUBLISHER CONTRIBUTORS Dermot Synnott IanCONTRIBUTORS Denham European Tour Andrew Marshall COMMERCIAL MANAGER Mark Behan Paul Marshall DIRECTOR Ronald Montesano Vincent Synnott MARKETING MANAGER Kathy Synnott ACCOUNTANT FINANCIAL Darren Maguire CONTROLLER FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Darren Maguire MARKETING MANAGER Darren Maguire Kathy Synnott CREDIT CONTROLLER PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITORIAL INTERNATIONAL Mallory Courell Barcelona Golf OFFICES/AMBASSADORS IAGTO OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR • Albert Ferrer (Spain) •Helen RonaldDuggan Montesano (USA) INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES • Peter Barnes (UK) Albert Ferrer (Spain) INTERNATIONAL • GeneRonald Oberto (Sweden) Montesano (USA) OFFICES/REPS Peter Barnes • Gianni Attanasio (Italy)(UK) Gene (Spain) Oberto (Sweden) • Albert Ferrer • David Cooney (China)(Italy) Gianni Attanasio • Ronald Montesano (USA) Cooney (China) • MaartenDavid Hageman Maarten Hageman (Netherlands) • Peter Barnes (UK) (Netherlands) Benjamin Oosterveer (Morocco) • Gene Oberto (Sweden) KevinOosterveer Markham (Ireland) • Benjamin Declan Crowe (Malaysia) • Gianni Attanasio (Italy) (Tunisia & Morocco) Wayne Morden (Canada) Lee (China) Owen(Ireland) (Australia) • David Cooney • Kevin Markham Pall Sveinsson (Iceland) • Maarten • DeclanHageman Crowe Dewi Merckx (Belgium) (Malaysia & Indonesia) (Netherlands) • Jordan Fletcher (Canada) • Benjamin Oosterveer FRONT COVER • Lee Owen (Australia) PGA Catalunya (Tunisia & Morocco) • PallMarkham Sveinsson (Ireland) (Iceland) • Kevin • Wayne Morden (Canada) • Declan Crowe Text, photographs and illustrations in this publication (Malaysia & Indonesia) are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and accuracy, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors, inconvenience or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, content, advice or advertisements contained herein. We are grateful to the many tourist boards and federations that have helped with certain text and images in this magazine. All rights reserved 2016. Front Cover: Front Cover:Hills, Aphrodite Real Club De Golf Cyprus El Prat shows and golf awards shows. Lake Como in Italy recently played host to the The slightly calmer winter months provide the perfect time golf festivals, golf shows International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) and the 15th annual IAGTO Awards. and golf awards shows. Lake Como in Italy recently played host to the International Golf This glamorous awards show honours golf destinations, golf courses and golf Travel tourism Market associations 15th annual excellent IAGTO Awards. glamorous Global are all reporting growth This throughout 2014,awards andUS theshow resorts from (IGTM) all overand t hethe world, with this years’ winners coming from the honours golf destinations, golf courses and golf resorts from all over the world, with team at Destination GolfScan’t to get the travel season underSpain, way. We’ve got this states of North and outhwait Carolina, the2015 Dominican Republic, Slovenia, years’ winners coming from the US states of North and South Carolina, the Dominican China, Mexico, Morocco member andenjoy media Barcelona Golf is delighted once and againIreland. to be A long-standing I very much hope that you our guide Republic, Spain, Slovenia, China, Mexico,toMorocco and2014 Ireland. A long-standing member partner of IAGTO, we are delighted review the IAGTO Awards. collaborating with Destination Golf Media and that it will help you decide on your next In January we of were delighted to delighted announce mediathe partnerships withAwards. leading golf and media2015, partner IAGTO, we are toour review 2014 IAGTO in the publication of the 2016 edition of our golf holiday, club outing or business meeting. e shows Toronto Golf Show (Canada) and Rhein Golf (Germany). This follows on our on digital golf guide to Barcelona and the rest of Our team here at Barcelona Golffrom are always Further afield in China, Destination Golf was anAwards, Official Media partner toinone ofAlgarve media partnership with the inaugural World Golf which took place the Catalonia. hand to make your stay stress free and relaxing. the biggest sports events. A the star studded fliedaround listgolfers of the 24 24year’s celebrities from ent ertainment sport paired with professional back in November 2014. It’sand notentertainment possibleand to feature all of winners from celebrities from entertainment and sport paired with professional golfers for a weekend for a weekend of golf, glamour and gala events. This large scale event, which Havi ng spent 20-years I canglitzy event that is sure to grow in stature of the world, butover we take a lookhere backnow to this of golf, glamour and gala events. This large scale event, which took place at Mission took place at Mission Hills Haikou Resort is yet another prestigious golf event in safely say and with the utmost confidence that coming years. China which is helping to positioning China on the world golf map. Hills Haikou Resort is yet another prestigious golf event in China which is helping to it is not only a fantastic golf destination but somewhere offers so positioning onexpansion, themuch worldmore. golf map. As part ofwhich ourChina global we are delighted to announce new four new appointments: Welcome To Catalonia Our travelling duoCanada of Andrew PaulOwens Marshall isited The Caribbean’s largest Jordan Fletcher (DG Rep),& Lee (DGvAustralia Rep), Pall Sveinsson (DG Catalonia is famed duo for its wines Our travelling of fine Andrew & from PaulPartnerships Marshall visited The Caribbean’s largest(Business Iceland Rep), Jonathan Star (Global and Brian Murphy Ian Executive) Denham, Director regions such as Penedes and Priorat, its rum, reggae, jerk chicken, sugary sand beaches, aquamarine waters, towering English-speaking island Jamaica for a feast of flavours, and the familiar Development Manager). Barcelona Golf internationally acclaimed restaurants, palms and some top shelf golf. fare of rum, reggae, jerk chicken, sugary sand beaches, aquamarine spectacular beaches &landscapes and the waters, towering palms and&some shelf travel golf. to Scotland to Our travelling duo of Andrew Paul top Marshall t features comes from Cambodia, richness of its culture. check out some of the best castle and golf in course 2nd fastest golf destination Asia.combinations. Featuring 2nd The first of ourgrowing two resort features comes from They soon discover that there are many options to Cambodia, spend and the night 2015 has been world a proudclass and golf exciting year for several courses in close proximity the fastest growing golf destination in Asia. Featuring several world at many castles and several have top drawer golf courses right on us, culminating in Barcelona Golf once again breath-taking Angkor Wat, we take a look at Angkor Golf class golf courses in close proximity and the breath-taking Angkor winning the award asaBest Golfgolf Tourcourses. their doorstep shortInbound drive away. Resort, oneor of Cambodia’s star Wat, in weSpain take at a look World at Angkor Golf Resort, one of Cambodia’s Operator Heading backthe to Europe,Golf ourAwards second resort feature is the star2ndgolf courses. HeadingGolf back to Europe, our for the year running. Fresh from its “Sustainable Course of the Yearsecond Award 2015” renowned Oitavos Dunes Golf Course. Situated within the resort feature is the renowned Oitavos Dunes GolfaCourse. at Sintra-Cascais the GEO / IAGTO Awards in Lake Como, we take look at Natura l Park, this past host venue to Catalonia in my eyesthe iswhich aSintra-Cascais golfer’s paradise. The Park, Situated within Natural this past Dundonald Links, has quickly become recognised as the Portuguese Open is in area of natural beauty Spanish Open was held in Catalonia for the host venue to the Portuguese Open is in area of natural one of Europe’s “must play” links courses. only 30-mins north of Resort Lisbon.(2014) A personal favourite of last 2-years at PGA Catalunya beauty only 30-mins north of Lisbon. Aand personal favourite Destination Golf! RealOur Club de Golf ElGolf! Prat (2015). of Destination other two features from the tropical Royal Jakarta Golf Enjoy! Club and Terramar Golf Club, a popular seaside course in As well as being renowned as a tourist Enjoy! Barcelona. destination, Barcelona is also known around the world as a hugely important corporate hub.Enjoy! I feel that the sport of golf plays a large part in the business world and a great many important decisions have been made on the golf course where directors can mix with their clients and employees in a relaxed atmosphere. Karl Doyle K arl Doyle EDITOR EDITOR editor@destinationgolf.ie editor@destinationgolf.ie Dermot Dermot Synnott Synnott Editorial Editorial Director Director Andrew Andrew Marshall Marshall Paul Paul Marshall Marshall Golf Travel Travel Golf Writer W riter GolfTravel Travel Golf Photographer Photographer Aidan Mark Behan Bradley Brian Kevin Markham Murphy Business Golf Course Development Photographer Manager FollowUs! Us! 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