Fancourt has been honoured Golf Resort of the Year (in the category ‘Rest of The World’) at the prestigious annual IAGTO Awards held in Cannes, France on 12 December 2017. The winners of the 2018 IAGTO Awards were announced during IAGTO CEO Peter Walton’s Welcome Address to golf industry professionals from across the globe.
Fancourt is a global landmark for golfing and leisure travel. Golf takes pride of place, with all three of the estate’s 18-hole golf courses designed by a team led by Gary Player. The courses – Montagu, Outeniqua and The Links (a privately-owned club) have continued to garner praise from the international golfing community, whilst their fairways attract players from across the world.
Fancourt’s Sales and Marketing Director, Peter Dros, attended the event to accept the award. “Fancourt is proud to be recognised by the established IAGTO Awards,” said Dros. “Fancourt was the very first recipient of IAGTO’s Golf Resort of the Year Award in 2004, and to be awarded the same – thirteen years later – echoes our continual strive for excellence.”
Established in 2000, the IAGTO Awards are organised by global golf tourism industry association IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) and recognise brilliance in the golf tourism industry, honouring the pinnacle of achievement for golf destinations and golf resorts. The Golf Resort of the Year Award is split into three regional categories: North America, Europe and the Rest of the World. IAGTO’s 670 golf tour operators from 64 different countries cast their votes for these awards, considering a number of factors in making their selection.
“With three world-class golf courses, Fancourt is a unique destination for those with a passion for the game,” says Ryan Reid, Director of Sports and Recreation at Fancourt. “This award is as a result of the continued hard work by all involved, and serves as the motivation to strive to provide an unparalleled golf experience.”