“World Golf Awards serves to reward excellence in golf tourism. While celebrating quality across resorts, courses and golfing destinations around the world, World Golf Awards strives to ultimately raise standards in the golf tourism community and stimulate international golf markets. Our strategic partnership with Destination Golf has been instrumental in our success in realising these ambitions. Its international readership, global reach and discerning clientele offer World Golf Awards the perfect avenue to share our message with the golf community. As such, we are proud to recognise Destination Golf Magazine as our Official Media Partner. We look forward to welcoming the publication once again to our upcoming World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015, to be staged at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, in November this year.”
Christopher Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards
“What Destination Golf does is very important for the golf tourism industry because 70 percent of golf travellers are looking for new destinations to visit. In their search they need a source that they trust. So, by giving golfers who are curious about new golf destinations recommendations by good and seasoned golf travel writers, Destination Golf is providing an essential service to the travel industry. There are so many wonderful, but maybe little known destinations, so it’s a very important ambassadorial job that Destination Golf is providing to traveling golfers and the industry. There are so many golf locations that need the sort of promotion that Destination Golf provides for the industry. So thank you, Destination Golf, for the service you do for the industry.” Mr. Peter Walton, Managing Director, The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
“The World Luxury Hotel Awards, World Luxury Spa Awards and World Luxury Restaurant Awards are established global organizations providing luxury hotels, spas and restaurants with recognition for world-class service excellence provided to guests. Setting the basis for service industry standards around the world, the companies pride themselves on providing true recognition to luxury properties in their relevant categories during the annual voting phase. Our commitment to our clients is to provide significant marketing exposure throughout the year and particularly at our annual gala ceremonies where each winner is provided an opportunity for one on one personalised video interviews to further promote their award and property, as well as gain the opportunity to feature with our valued media partner publications. It is thus of the utmost importance to us that we partner with established media companies which cover a large audience base, globally. We are therefore pleased to be associated with such a recognised publication as Destination Golf, who proudly showcase our ethos of luxury excellence to the world.”
Joanna Evans, Media & Marketing Communications Manager, World Luxury Hotel, Spa & Restaurant Awards
“Winning ‘Best Golf Course in Egypt & Best Golf Hotel’ at the World Golf Awards 2014 was a fantastic achievement for our new resort. After this win, we rolled out a targeted marketing campaign to the global golf industry, which Destination Golf Magazine played a major role in. This proved extremely successful and we will continue to work with the fantastic team at Destination Golf for many years to come.”
Mr. Stephen Banks – General Manager Madinat Makadi Golf Resort, Egypt.
“The teams at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs were thrilled to be featured in the November and December editions of Destination Golf. Our courses have received praise from golfing media around the World, and to be featured in such a prestigious global golf guide only strengthens our place at the top. The team at Destination Golf certainly provide a highly professional service.”
Ryan Brandeburg, Director of Golf Cape Kidnappers GC & Kauri Cliffs GC, New Zealand.
“We at the Anvaya Cove Golf & Sports Club are very privileged to be featured in the January 2014 edition of Destination Golf. Since our opening a few months ago, our course has received a great deal of attention from the world golfing press. To be featured in another prestigious global golf guide only strengthen our place in the minds of players worldwide, and we were very much impressed with the professional interaction we experienced with Destination Golf.”
George Cadhit, General Manager Anvaya Cove Golf & Sports Club, Philippines.
“We really appreciated the featured write up on Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club by Destination Golf Travel in its May edition. It is indeed great to get such fantastic support from a fellow IAGTO member in helping to promote the game of golf in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. On behalf of Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club and the Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort I would like to thank you for this superb editorial feature.”
Aaron Johnston, Director of Golf Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club, Sabah Malaysia.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and Half Moon Bay Golf Links are delighted with our recent feature in the December edition of Destination Golf. Not only were we honoured with our recent award as Best North American Golf Resort for 2014 from IAGTO coupled with such a large feature in Destinations Golf. We couldn’t think of a better publication to make the announcement to the Golf community."
Stephanie Leavitt, Director of Sales The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, USA
“We are always looking for new ways to further elevate our Spanish Golf Hotels to keep us current and visible in the golf market. Destination Golf produced a terrific 6-page resort feature for us in the May edition, helping to keep us at the forefront of golf travellers minds”
Antonio Abellán Riba, Golf Director of Sales Elba Hoteles, Spain.
“I jumped at an offer to join the Team at Destination Golf. To be part of a Global team such as Destination Golf is personally and professionally beneficial. Since joining, I’ve provided guidance and advice on golf in Tunisia & Morocco – two fantastic golf destinations that are hugely popular with travelling golfers. I’d like to thank Dermot and his team for his constant support and in particular his recent support of the Tunisia Golf Festival which I run each year”
Benjamin Oosterveer, Global Representative (Tunisia & Morocco), Destination Golf.
“Ireland is considered to be one of the world’s greatest golfing destinations and I have been lucky enough to play golf here all my life. Given the quality of our courses and our famous Irish welcome, we attract hundreds of thousands of golfers every year. But the golf market is growing increasingly competitive and being ‘heard’ is ever more challenging. Destination Golf is cutting through the noise, not just in Ireland but globally, so I was delighted to be invited to join Dermot’s team. I am already benefitting from his and the team’s experience and expertise. Destination Golf is about showing off the beauty and allure of golf around the globe and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to do just that on behalf of Ireland. It’s going to be an very interesting journey indeed.”
Kevin Markham, Global Representative (Ireland), Destination Golf.
“Our Ballesteros Course regularly receives great reviews from the domestic & international golf markets. But we knew that an article with Destination Golf would provide that extra cutting edge to increase brand awareness while strengthen online promotion efforts. We’re thrilled with the end result“
Niall Carroll, Director of Golf The Heritage Resort & Spa, Ireland.
“Our 6-Page feature in the August 2014 Edition was beautifully presented, sending the reader on a photographic journey around our stunning resort. It is sure to help showcase our golf resort on a global stage“
Ryan Bezuidenhout, Group Sales & Marketing Manager The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel & Spa, England.