MAJOR HONOURS FOR #KENYA AT THE WORLD GOLF AWARDS
(Posted 01st December 2017)
Kenya bagged 4 major awards and prizes, establishing itself firmly as a Golf Tourism destination on the world map and a major golfing powerhouse in Africa.
The World Golf Awards, which is the most prestigious awards program in the Golf Tourism Industry, serves to reward excellence in Golf Tourism, Golf Courses and Golf Destinations.
The Heritage Hotels Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort won 2 awards on the night, The Best Golf Hotel in Africa and the Best Golf Hotel in Kenya, while Vipingo Ridge – Baobab Course won the best Golf Course for the year 2017. Vipingo is also the only PGA ranked such facility in the wider Eastern African region.
Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events won Kenya’s Best Golf Tour Operator Award for the 3rd time in a row.
Golf Tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global tourism, as it is the largest segment in the sports and adventure travel market with a market size of US $ 15 billion per year.
The World Golf Awards, now in its 4th year, is part of the World Travel Awards.
Tobs Cohen was naturally excited about Kenya winning 4 awards and said:
‘Since we started our operations in 1991, our objective has always been to promote Kenya as a world class Golf Destination through excellent experiences in world Class Hotels, while playing world class Golf Courses in combination with top class service. I congratulate Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort and the Vipingo Ridge for these prestigious awards. For ourselves, to win this award for the 3rd time in a row, is proof that we are succeeding in what we are set to do. This Award is an encouragement to continue in our quest to grow Kenya’s potential to attracting many Golfing Tourists‘.
East Africa continues to grow as a Golf Tourism Destination, with several new 18 hole championship Golf Courses opening in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. This region boasts a total of more than 50 golf courses.
In combination with superb weather all-year-round, wild life safaris and beach holidays, East Africa is a real gem for golfing tourists.