After three decades of circling the glob in search of great golf travel destinations, I humbly consider myself to be a reliable source for good advice.
But, if you don’t fully trust the GT Guru (which, incidentally, I find impossible to believe), maybe you’ll listen to the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators), which represents over 700 golf tour operators in 63 countries.
At their recent 20th Anniversary Awards ceremony in Marrakech, Morocco, they handed out awards on the best golf destinations and resorts as voted by their tour operators and media members.
The envelope, please:
Golf Destination of the Year: THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year: CAMBODIA
Golf Resort of the Year — The Americas: MOON PALACE CANCUN, MEXICO
Golf Resort of the Year –Europe, Middle East & Africa: ADARE MANOR, IRELAND
Asia Pacific Golf Resort of the Year: SOFITEL ANGKOR PHOKEETHRA GOLF RESORT & SPA
Here are the Top 15 Golf Destinations for 2020 voted by the members (in alphabetical order):
Coastal South Carolina (USA)
Costa del Sol (Spain)
Cote d’Azur & Provence (France)
Lisbon Golf Coast (Portugal)
Monterey County (USA)
Western Cape/Garden Route (South Africa)