PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, is on the cusp of further success after being nominated in the inaugural World Golf Awards 2014.

The European Tour Destination, which hosted The 2014 Open de España and was recently crowned No.1 Golf Course in Spain by influential rankings website,, has been automatically nominated for the ‘Spain’s Best Course 2014’ category, thanks to its high position within Golf World magazine’s latest World and Continental European Top 100 Golf Course listings.

The World Golf Awards is part of the World Travel Awards (WTA), which was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, and has been dubbed ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’.

“The World Golf Awards has been created in response to a demand from the golf industry for a fair and transparent programme that would celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, as well as recognise world-class courses & golf destinations,” explained Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards.

“Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry, including senior executives, travel agents, tour operators and media professionals, as well as members from the general public (golf tourists) the World Golf Awards aim to stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism markets.”

With an estimated 50 million golf tourists travelling the world to play 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide, golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. The inaugural World Golf Awards will focus on the leading 130 nations that are shaping the future of this dynamic industry.

Winners of national categories will be go head-to-head to determine regional winners that will automatically be entered into the ultimate draw, which will take place on November 15 and unveil the winner of the ‘Best Golf Course in the World’.

The voting process will close on October 2nd, 2014. To cast your vote, visit the World Golf Awards website –

The World Golf Awards 2014 ceremony will take place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, from November 13-16th, 2014, where guests will be able to participate in the World Golf Classic Golf Competition which will be played on the newly renovated Quinta do Lago North Course on Saturday, November 15th, before being treated to a gala dinner.

Julio Delgado, CEO of PGA Catalunya Resort, said: “We are pleased to be nominated for another award, especially one as important as ‘Spain’s Best Course’ in the World Golf Awards.”

For PGA Catalunya, already the recipient of a string of high-profile accolades, its nomination in the inaugural golf world ‘Oscars’ is “further acknowledgement of PGA Catalunya Resort’s ever-growing status within the European and global golfing world,” concluded Delgado.

For more information about PGA Catalunya Resort, please visit Additional details on the Golf World Awards 2014, can be found at


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