By Kent Gray
Dubai Hills Golf Club celebrates its first anniversary in November and the celebrations will be even more joyous now after it was recognised as ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’.
The par 72 European Golf Design, managed by Troon International, received the gong at the 6th annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony held at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi earlier this week.
Nestled within the luxurious residential and lifestyle development Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Hills G.C. led a number of UAE courses recognised. Based on a voting system for golf tourism professionals and consumers, World Golf Awards celebrates excellence in golf, world-class courses and golf destinations.
“We are honoured to have received this prestigious award, a testament to the great efforts of the entire team here who are fully committed to providing a first-class service to all of our members and guests,” said Adam Duston, Golf Operations Manager at Dubai Hills G.C. by Jumeirah.
“Dubai is a fantastic golfing destination and our goal is to offer an exceptional golfing experience that will leave every golfer with a desire to return. I wish to thank all those who have contributed towards this recognition.”
Carnoustie Golf Links was named the world’s best course, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore the world’s best club while Royal Greens Golf & Country Club was awarded the world’s best clubhouse. European Tour legend Colin Montgomerie was named the world’s best course designer and also received a lifetime achievement award.
The other regional winners were:
Best Golf Destination 2019: Oman
Best Golf Course 2019: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club:
Best 9 Hole Golf Course 2019: The Track, Meydan Golf (UAE)
Best Golf Hotel 2019: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Best Golf Tour Operator 2019: Arabian Greens Tours
Best Golf Course 2019: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Best Golf Hotel 2019: Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Best Golf Course 2019: The Royal Golf Club – Montgomerie Course
Best Golf Hotel 2019: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa
Best Golf Course 2019: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Best Golf Hotel 2019: Address Montgomerie
Best Golf Course 2019: Al Mouj Golf Course
Best Golf Hotel 2019: The Chedi
Best Golf Course 2019: Royal Greens Golf & Country Club
Best Golf Hotel 2019: Nofa Resorts
United Arab Emirates
Best Golf Course 2019: Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Best Golf Hotel 2019: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2019: SNTTA Emir Tours
Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2019: Connect World Golf
Launched in 2014, the World Golf Awards strive to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field.