PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, has been awarded ‘2015 Golf Resort of the Year for Europe’ by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the global trade organisation of the golf industry. The award, which comes as PGA Catalunya Resort celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of its Stadium Course, is the twentieth significant accolade the European Tour Destination has received since it opened to the public in 1999. This latest distinction for the Costa Brava resort was presented at the IAGTO Awards Gala Dinner during the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Lake Como, Italy.
The Golf Resort of the Year Award was voted for by IAGTO’s network of over 500 specialist golf tour operators, from across 61 different countries. Each operator is asked to nominate which they consider to be the best performing golf resort in Europe, North America and the rest of the world in the current year, based on the satisfaction ratings of their golf travelling clients.
IAGTO Chief Executive Peter Walton commented: “It is gratifying to see that PGA Catalunya Resort has gained recognition from IAGTO’s tour operator members as the 2015 Golf Resort of the Year for Europe. It underlines not only how the resort has progressively advanced to take top spot in Spain in the rankings of revered golf publications and websites with major investment in recent years, but also that it continues to embrace its long-standing relationship with golf tour operators and their clients.”