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IGTOA Award Categories

Gala Irish Golf Awards

The National Gala Irish Golf Awards
– Celebrating Excellence in Golf Tourism

Each year The IGTOA serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism through The Gala Irish Golf Awards. The current awards are as follows: 

  • IGTOA Links Golf Course of the Year
  • IGTOA Parkland Course of the Year
  • IGTOA Golf Showcase of the Year
  • IGTOA Golf Hotel of the Year
  • IGTOA Boutique Hotel of the Year
  • IGTOA Boutique Hotel of the Year
  • IGTOA Golf Manager of the Year
  • There are three Customer Experience Awards presented and awarded based on individual nomination by providers. The IGTOA board will adjudicate and determine the recipients based on the nomination received.

These awards recognise the ‘across the board’ excellence provided to visiting golfers. These award categories are open to all IGTOA Industry Partners to enter.

Does your golf hotel have the facilities and exceptional customer experience to win one of the customer experience awards? Does your golf course welcome new visitors to Ireland with a hundred thousand welcomes? Are you the best of the best in the golf tourism industry? If so, we invite you to apply and submit your nomination.

The awards will be evaluated and decided on by a subcommittee of IGTOA Golf Tourism Professionals.

The winners of all awards are advised in advance of the annual Gala Irish Golf Awards which take place in late October.

How to enter

All entrants must submit a document of no more than 3 A4 pages that show why deserve to win along with a cover page to the following email:


Subject Line: IGTOA Awards Entry (Insert organisation name here)

Submitting your Entry

Before making your submission, please ensure the following:

  1. Please ensure your submission fits onto 3 pages of A4 portrait format, including any supporting materials such as pictures, graphs, tables etc.
  2. Your submission is portrait in format, and saved as a PDF file.
  3. Each page of your entry is numbered clearly.
  4. You have included an additional cover page. Cover page must clearly outline the following:

    • Award Category: (Service Excellence)
    • Organisation name:
    • Organisation address:
    • Organisation telephone:
    • Organisation website:
    • Organisation email:
    • Applicant/Contact name:
    • Applicant/Contact job title:
    • Applicant/Contact telephone:
    • Applicant/Contact email:
    • The name and position of the person that will accept the trophy on your organisation’s behalf should you be successful.

  5. A high-quality jpeg version of your company logo (at least 300dpi) to upload for use in the Awards AV presentation and event programme.
  6. High-quality jpeg photographs relevant to your entry (at least 300 dpi) to upload which will represent your entry in the Awards AV presentation.