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IAGTO Winner 2013

Best European Golf Destination of the Year 2013

Gran Canaria is the destination of the year for all European golf enthusiasts.

This is not a slogan. We are not the ones to say it. Gran Canaria has received the 2013 IAGTO Award for the best European destination for golf. A recognition given by the golf tour operators at their IAGTO meeting, awarded by the professionals of the golfing world.

Panoramic views of a golf course under blue skies

The IAGTO Awards are handed out annually by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, a worldwide association of professionals, which brings together more than 2.000 promotional companies from 90 countries. Among these are over 500 tour operators solely dedicated to the commercialization of golfing holidays, and who each year choose the best destinations and resorts for the enjoyment of the sport.

A golfer tries out his swing in Gran Canaria
A view of bunkers on a golf course at the south of the island

Our island achieves an invaluable kickstart from IAGTO as it sees just reward for its efforts in making Gran Canaria a top class golfing holiday destination. And this recognition has been given to an island which is no newcomer to the golf business, as the first ever golf club was founded right here, in Gran Canaria, back in 1891.

But visitors will not just find tradition on Gran Canaria, as the island has forged firmly ahead in its ongoing modernization of its golfing facilities. On this island both private and public initiatives have worked hand in hand to offer our visitors the best golf holidays possible.

The President of the Island Government Cabildo, the President of the Association of Golf Courses, Mr. Agustín Manrique, the managing director of the Association, Mr. Pablo Llinares, and the President of IAGTO, Mr. Peter Walton, during the award ceremony
The IAGTO logo

We are grateful to IAGTO for this award which further encourages all managers and staff at the 8 golf courses around the island to keep on working and improving.


For more information about golf in Gran Gran Canaria we kindly request you contact:
Gran Canaria Golf Association
Telephone: (+34) 928 362 939
Web: www.grancanariagolf.com