PGA Catalunya Resort has been crowned ‘2015 Golf Resort of the Year for Europe' by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the global trade organization of the golf industry.
The award, which comes as PGA Catalunya Resort celebrates the 15th anniversary of its Stadium Course, is the 20th significant accolade the European Tour Destination has received since it opened to the public in 1999.
Recent recognitions include its ranking as Spain's No.1 golf course by Top100golfcourses.co.uk for 2012-2015, being voted Best Golf Development in Europe by European Property Awards for 2013-2014, and its listing among the World's Top 100 Golf Course rankings of Golf World.
This latest distinction was given at the IAGTO Awards Gala Dinner during the 17th International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Lake Como, Italy.
IAGTO Chief Executive Peter Walton commented: "It is gratifying to see that PGA Catalunya Resort has gained recognition from IAGTO's tour operator members as the 2015 Golf Resort of the Year for Europe. It underlines not only how the resort has progressively advanced to take top spot in Spain in the rankings of revered golf publications and websites with major investment in recent years, but also that it continues to embrace its long-standing relationship with golf tour operators and their clients."
Julio Delgado, CEO of PGA Catalunya Resort, added: "The latest award from IAGTO crowns an incredible 15 years for PGA Catalunya Resort, which has established itself as one of Europe's finest golf experiences.
"Our mission has, and will always be, focused on delivering an outstanding and memorable golf experience, while adapting to changing market demands. Whilst we are proud of what we have achieved, we know we are just at the beginning of a very exciting journey, and look forward to many more milestones to come."
The Golf Resort of the Year Award was voted for by IAGTO's network of 500+ specialist golf tour operators, from across 61 different countries. Each operator is asked to nominate who they consider to be the best performing golf resort in Europe, North America and the rest of the world in the current year, based on the satisfaction ratings of their golf travelling clients.