The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club has been 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, is based on customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodation, value for money, support from suppliers, tourist boards and airlines, professional conduct of suppliers and accessibility to tee times.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club also celebrated 25 years of operation in 2018. “We are honoured to be acknowledged as the best golf resort in North America,” said 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.”