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Golfing excellence celebrated at the 2023 Gala Irish Golf Awards
A night to remember at the Irish golf tourism industry’s biggest prize-giving ceremony
 Fri 20th October 2023


Pictured: 2023 IGTOA Jerry Donworth Award presented to Padraig Treacy, Killarney Park Hotel by Kyra Donworth, IGTOA Member; Riceal Kelly, JD Golf; Tom Walsh and Claire Barrett, Waterford Crystal.

The 26th year of the Irish golf tourism industry’s biggest prize-giving ceremony, presented as always by the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA), was held recently in the stunningly refurbished Slieve Donard Hotel Newcastle, Co. Down.

Pete Snodden, host of Cool FM's Breakfast Show, was MC for the black-tie soiree which opened with a welcome address from IGTOA Chairman Denis Kane.

It was a night to savour for the some of the best known golf courses in Ireland with Dromoland Castle receiving the showcase of the year award for the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, the K Club winning Parkland Course of the year, The Merrion Hotel being awarded Large Golf Hotel of the Year and Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort receiving the third service excellence award of the night.

Padraig Treacy of the Killarney Park Hotel, synonymous with hospitality and golf tourism, was presented with the ‘Jerry Donworth Outstanding Contribution to Golf’ award.

Pictured: 2023 IGTOA Best Customer Experience - Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. Accepted by Darren Byrne, General Manager; Norma Storey, Golf Manager; David Brady, Head Green Keeper and Reamonn McDonnell, Director of Sales & Marketing at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. Presented by Elaine O’Loughlin, IGTOA Member Golf Vacations Ireland and David Connellan, Tourism Ireland.

2023 Gala Irish Golf Awards Winners List

  • The Jerry Donworth Outstanding Contribution to Golf: Padraig Treacy, Killarney Park Hotel
  • Golf Manager of the Year: Fiona Togher, Carne Golf Links
  • Showcase of the Year: Dromoland Castle for the KPMG Women’s Irish Open
  • Links Golf Course of the Year: Tralee Golf Course
  • Parkland Golf Course of the Year: The K Club
  • Boutique property of the Year: Curran Gate Apartments, Portrush
  • Large Golf Hotel of the Year: The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
  • Golf Resort of the Year: Druids Glen
  • Service Excellence Awards: Killeavy Castle Estate, The Merchant Hotel and Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort

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