Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club today 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. One of North America’s great mountain golf resorts, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club celebrated 25 years of operation in 2018.
Draped along the foothills and lower slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, traversing creeks, ponds, granite outcroppings and thick stands of ancient Douglas fir, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort features a golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 539 guest rooms, a spa and 32,000 square feet of meeting space.
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