Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, is celebrating after 16 of its global properties were named in the 2020 World Golf Awards. Categories included Europe’s Best Golf Course, Oceania’s Best Golf Course and UAE’s Best Golf Course.
The World Golf Awards celebrate world-class golf courses and golf destinations, recognising excellence within golf tourism. Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry as well as golf tourism consumers, these accolades further solidify Troon’s place within the market and recognise a collection of the finest venues around the globe.
The highlights of the awards were the recognition of the PGA National Czech Republic as Europe’s Best Golf Course and Brookwater Golf & Country Club as Oceania’s Best Golf Course. PGA National Czech Republic, a stunning Kyle Phillips design, opened for preview play earlier this year, ahead of an official grand opening in spring 2021. The course operated under Troon Privé, is also a trailblazer in environmental practices and sustainable golf design.
Brookwater Golf and Country Club, winner of Oceania’s Best Golf Course, features an ambitious Greg Norman design weaving up and down rolling terrain, complementing the natural landscape, each hole features distinctive Australian bushland landscapes.
Also featured in the 2020 awards as Cambodia’s Best Golf Course was the “East Course” at Vattanac Golf Resort. The Sir Nick Faldo designed Championship Course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, showcases an imposing character and striking identity, receiving high praise from golfers around the world since opening in May 2019. Saudi’s Best Golf Course, Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, prepares to host the historic LET double header, Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and the Saudi Ladies Team International, on November 12th-19th.
Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International, said: “To have sixteen Troon-managed properties, across fourteen countries, recognised in this year’s World Golf Awards is an incredible achievement. It is a testament to the hard work of the Associates who deliver the Troon standards whether that be through agronomic practices, golf operations or service level. Through their efforts we have been able to ensure these properties are maintained to the highest standard and befitting a reputation as some of the best in the world. Many congratulations to all of our ownerships and renowned course designers whose exceptional visions created each of these award-winning courses.”
All categories and award winners were: Europe’s Best Golf Course & Czech Republic Best Golf Course – PGA National Czech Republic; Oceania’s Best Golf Course & Australia’s Best Golf Course – Brookwater Golf & Country Club; UAE’s Best Golf Course & Abu Dhabi’s Best Golf Course – Yas Links Abu Dhabi; Middle East’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course – The Track Meydan Golf; Dubai’s Best Golf Hotel – Address Montgomerie; Saudi Arabia’s Best Golf Course – Royal Greens Golf & Country Club; Bahrain’s Best Golf Course – Royal Golf Club; Egypt’s Best Golf Course – The Allegria Golf Club; Spain’s Best Golf Course; Las Colinas Golf & Country Club; Cambodia’s Best Golf Course – Vattanac Golf Resort; Malaysia’s Best Golf Course – Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley; Sri Lanka’s Best Golf Couse – Victoria Golf & Country Resort; Greece’s Best Golf Course – Costa Navarino – The Dunes; India’s Best Golf Course – Prestige Golfshire Club; Cyprus’ Best Golf Course – Secret Valley Golf Resort; Russia’s Best Golf Course – Agalarov Golf & Country Club.