North & West Coast Links Golf has been named European Golf Destination of Year 2011. The Award for European Golf Destination of the Year is voted for by IAGTO’s (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) 350 golf tour operator members.

The award recognises the quality of world-class golf product the north west of Ireland has to offer, together with that warm Irish welcome, that visitors to the north west receive.

John McLaughlin, general manager, North & West Coast Links Golf said: “The region has put in significant investment over the last ten years to bring their golf product up to the standards expected from today’s golfer. We now have a world class golf product, complemented by ease of access; a selection of first class hotels; guesthouses; bars & restaurants.”

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The region has held many prestigious golf events – both amateur and professional including The Open Championship; the West of Ireland & North of Ireland Championships; Seniors Irish Open; Senior British Open; and the North West of Ireland Open.

With over one third of the world’s links courses in Ireland it is the ideal destination for today’s golf enthusiast. The area boosts unspoilt terrain, fantastic scenery, links tradition, tee time availability, value for money, genuine welcome and of course quality links courses.

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