PaR nz Golfing Holidays – supported by our many valued friends, frequent travellers and long-standing suppliers have been voted New Zealand’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2022, and New Zealand’s Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator. Announced in Abu Dhabi on the 16 November, the world’s leading golf awards recognise and reward excellence in golf tourism; the 2022 ceremony and awards celebrated its 9th gala evening. Even though PaR nz Golfing Holidays were unable to attend we are again humbled that such prestigious awards have been bestowed on us again.
The World Golf Awards is a world-class achievement that provides us, the winners with marketing tools to promote our business, tours and tournaments.
PaR nz Golfing Holidays was in good company with this year’s awards. Scotland, the home of golf and of many of the world’s finest courses, was voted ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’, whilst the historic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, host of the 2026 U.S. Open Championships, was recognised as ‘World’s Best Golf Course’. Scotland’s Paul Lawrie OBE received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to golf.
This year’s edition of World Golf Awards proved a global gathering of the golf industry, with pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads travelling from across the world attending. The prize-giving ceremony at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island marked the climax of a golf itinerary which included the World Golf Awards Classic played at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.
The results follow a year-long search for the world’s favourite golf tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by golf industry professionals, the media and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.
Park Hyatt Dubai, with its idyllic setting on the banks of Dubai Creek, took ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’, whilst Vietnam Golf Association, with its resurgent domestic and international golf market, collected the trophy for ‘World’s Best Golf Association’. Golf Plaisir also capitalised on the reopening of international borders with the title for ‘World’s Best Golf Tour Operator’, whilst FootJoy claimed ‘World's Best Golf Shoe Brand’.
PaR nz Golfing Holidays are delighted that Footjoy, one of our supplier partners also, rightly so received world accolades as well! This year’s awards now total nine World Golf Award’s and complements our 2021 IAGTO Outstanding Service Award from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). In what has been a pretty horrific 2½ years it is nice to get such industry recognition.