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Adare Manor and Royal County Down honoured at World Golf Awards

By Brian Keogh  

The Carriage House at Adare Manor

Adare Manor has added three more awards to its collection, headlined by being named 'World's Best Golf Clubhouse' in the latest edition of the World Golf Awards.

The Carriage House at Adare Manor was built to accompany and complement Tom Fazio's total renovation of the golf course back in 2018, with every detail of the off-course escape being considered to deliver a globally recognised 19th hole experience.

The resort was also recognised with domestic honours for its Manor House, named 'Ireland's Best Hotel' and its championship parkland golf course celebrating the title of 'Ireland's Best Golf Course' for the second year running.

The World Golf Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations and are voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry as well as golf tourism consumers.

Despite the challenges and turbulence to the golf tourism and hospitality industry, votes were cast by hundreds of thousands of golf consumers from a record 129 countries.

Following its recent accolades for Adare Manor, Colm Hannon, CEO of Adare Manor, said: "In what has been a challenging time for many in our industry and for golf courses around the world, this is a wonderful recognition of our team's tremendous efforts. They have gone above and beyond to welcome guests with remarkable diligence and passion throughout the year, when it was safe to do so; none more so than over these recent months.

Turnberry’s iconic lighthouse
"For our Carriage House to be recognised as the number one clubhouse is a great privilege and we would like to extend our thanks to all those who voted and supported our nomination. We consistently strive to deliver excellence and we will use these accolades to continue to inspire our experiences for visitors to Adare Manor in the future."

Following the postponement of the Ryder Cup earlier this year, Adare Manor will now celebrate the centenary year of golf's best-loved competition in 2027, as it welcomes some of the world's best players back to Ireland for only the second time in the prestigious event's history.

Ireland was voted Europe's Best Golf Destination 2020 with Fairways and FunDays voted Ireland's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2020 and Golfbreaks.ie Ireland's Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2020.

In Northern Ireland, Royal County Down Golf Club’s Championship Course was considered Northern Ireland's Best Golf Course 202 and the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa Northern Ireland's Best Golf Hotel.

Northern Ireland's Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator for 2020 is Bryan Somers Travel.

7th annual World Golf Awards Winners

World
World's Best Golf Destination 2020 - Australia
World's Best Golf Course 2020 - Augusta National Golf Club (Georgia)
World's Best New Golf Course 2020 - Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Vietnam)
World's Best 9 Hole Golf Course 2020 - Glade One Golf Resort
World's Best Par 3 Golf Course 2020 - The Turtle Hill Golf Club (Bermuda)
World's Best Golf Clubhouse 2020 - The Carriage House at Adare Manor (Ireland)
World's Best Eco Friendly Golf Facility 2020 - Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)
World's Best Golf Hotel 2020 - The Belfry (England)
World's Best Golf Tour Operator 2020 - Golfasian Co
World's Best Golf Club Brand 2020 - Callaway
World's Best Golf Shoe Brand 2020 - FootJoy
World's Best Golf Travel Magazine 2020 - Destination Golf Guide
World's Best Golf TV Channel 2020 - NBC Golf Channel
World's Best Halfway House 2020 - The Lighthouse @ Trump Turnberry Resort, (Scotland)
World's Best New Golf Development 2020 - Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino (Greece)
Golf Business of the Year 2020 - Performance54
Golf Course Designer of the Year 2020 - José María Olazábal
Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 - Annika Sörenstam
The Golf Vision Award 2020 - Golf Saudi

Europe
Europe's Best Golf Destination 2020 - Ireland
Europe's Best Golf Course 2020 - PGA National Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Europe's Best Golf Venue 2020 - Lumine Mediterranea Beach and Golf Community (Spain)
Europe's Best Golf Hotel 2020 - The Belfry (England)
Europe's Best Golf Tour Operator 2020 - Fairways and FunDays

Ireland
Ireland's Best Golf Course 2020 - The Golf Course at Adare Manor
Ireland's Best Golf Hotel 2020 - Adare Manor
Ireland's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2020 - Fairways and FunDays
Ireland's Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2020 - Golfbreaks.ie

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's Best Golf Course 2020 - Royal County Down Golf Club - Championship Course
Northern Ireland's Best Golf Hotel 2020 - Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Northern Ireland's Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2020 - Bryan Somers Travel


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