(The following edited content was supplied by Mandarin Media in a news release.)
THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS, home to one of the world’s top-ranked golf courses and an equally feted boutique lodge, has been named Golf Resort of the Year for 2014, as part of the golf industry “Oscars”, the IAGTO Awards.
Golf Resort of the Year honours are split among three regional categories: North America, Europe and the Rest of the World. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers was honoured in the Rest of the World category.
Established in 2000 by global golf tourism organisation IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators), the IAGTO Awards are the official annual decorations bestowed by the golf tourism industry. IAGTO’s 500-plus golf tour operators from 62 different countries cast their votes this year.
Each operator was asked to nominate the best performing golf resorts enjoyed this year by their golf travelling clients. Operators were asked to consider the following criteria: Customer Satisfaction, Quality of Golf Course & Accommodation, Value for Money, Accessibility to Tee Times, Speed of Communication and Quality of Service.
Located on New Zealand’s North Island, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers ranks number 6 on Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 Courses Located Outside the U.S. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers was named to Travel+Leisure’s World’s Top 50 Hotels in 2010. Not to be outdone, Condé Nast Traveler named the property to its Gold List for 2012 and 2013.