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Rocca recognised at IAGTO awards

Costantino Rocca, the most celebrated Italian golfer in history, was honoured at the annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards ceremony, marking the conclusion of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), held at Lake Como. Rocca, who secured a vital point in The 1997 Ryder Cup in his singles match versus Tiger Woods, was guest of honour at the gala dinner, staged at Villa Erba, which concluded this year’s IGTM.                                       

The next International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will be in Tenerife at the Magma Conference Centre in Costa Adeje from 5 to 8 October 2015.

The full listing of 2015 IAGTO Award Winners is:

Golf Destination of the Year

  • Africa & Gulf States: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Asia & Australasia: Sanya, China
  • Europe: Dublin East Coast, Republic of Ireland
  • Latin America & Caribbean: Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • North America: Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Golf Resort of the Year

  • Europe: PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain
  • North America: Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, USA
  • Rest of the World: Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

IAGTO Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year

  • Slovenia

2015 IAGTO/GEO Sustainability Awards

  • Community Integration: Vidago Palace Golf Course, Portugal
  • Efficient Use of Resources: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Nature: Bahia Beach Resort & GC, Puerto Rico

Overall Winner for Environmental Sustainability

  • Dundonald Links, Scotland, UK