Charleston Named Golf Destination of the Year North America
2015 IAGTO Awards
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) recently named Charleston the Golf Destination of the Year North America at its annual IAGTO Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony took place on Oct. 30 at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Lake Como, Italy.
Home to 19 championship courses including Kiawah Islands Ocean Course (host site of the 1997 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA Championships), 60 miles of breathtaking coastline, award-winning dining and historic downtown offerings, the Charleston areas unique combination of both on and off course offerings deem it a premier destination for a golf vacation.
To be named North Americas Golf Destination of the Year by the IAGTO is a huge honor and strengthens our ability to showcase worldwide all that Charleston has to offer golfers year-round" said Ed Riggs, chairman of Charleston & Resort Islands Golf. We are grateful to carry forward the global recognition the Charleston area received this year as host of IAGTOs annual North America Golf Tourism Convention."
The IAGTO Awards were established in 2000 to reward a few exceptional contributions to the world of golf travel. IAGTOs 500+ golf tour operators from 61 different countries vote for Golf Destination of the Year winners in each of five regional categories: North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe, Africa & Gulf States and Asia & Australia. Operators were asked to consider the following criteria when voting: customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodation, value for money, professional conduct of suppliers, support from the local tourism industry and accessibility to tee times.
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Posted January 7, 2015 || Viewed 1,398 times