Whistler, BC October 18, 2018 – Today Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club was named the 2019 North America Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). The winners were announced during the opening address of the 21st International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Ljubljana, Slovenia in front of an audience of 1,300 international golf tourism delegates. This is the first time a Canadian resort has received this accolade.
The award, voted on by 682 golf tour operators in 62 countries, recognizes the industry’s best based on the following criteria: customer satisfaction; quality of golf courses and accommodation; value for money; support from suppliers, tourist boards & airlines; professional conduct of suppliers; and accessibility to tee times. The definitive mountain golf resort, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club celebrated 25 years of operation in 2018.
“We are honoured to be acknowledged as the best golf resort in North America,” stated Norman Mastalir, managing director at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. “For 25 years, we’ve strived to elevate the mountain golf experience for our guests and we are delighted to put Canadian golf on the map.”
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club has received numerous accolades in recent years including:
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification – Recognizing environmental responsibility.
Travel + Leisure – #1 Best Resort for Buddy Trips and #1 Most Underrated Course (Canada)
Condé Nast Traveler – #1 Golf Resort in Canada
GOLF Digest – 4 1/2 Star Award Winner, Best Places to Play
Great Golf Resorts of the World Links Magazine – Best of Golf Awards
Score Golf Magazine – Best Canadian Public Golf Courses, #1 Resort Course in British Columbia, and Best Scenery in British Columbia
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course presents a fun and challenging experience for players of all levels. It drapes along the foothills and lower slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, traversing creeks, ponds, granite outcroppings and thick stands of ancient Douglas fir. Along the way it thrills players with dramatic shot-making opportunities, spectacular mountain vistas and exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing. This Audubon-certified course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and opened in 1993.
To make a tee time, please visit www.fairmont.com/whistler/golf/ or call the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Shop at (604) 938-2092. Information about available golf packages at Fairmont Chateau Whistler is available here.