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History of the Association of Golf Courses of the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca – Valencia Region Golf Association is a non-profit corporate organisation created in 1992, initially by Alicante province golf courses, for the purpose of promoting golf practice and the activities of its members, sharing experiences, promoting synergies of the different industries in the region and for the proper functioning of the Association itself.

In May of 2017, the ACGCBCV organised the IAGTO COSTA BLANCA GOLF TROPHY – VALENCIA REGION, one of the world’s most important promotional golf events, in collaboration with Turisme Comunitat Valenciana – TCV and The International Association of Golf Tour Operators – IAGTO, showing the touristic offering of the destination to 60 golf tour operators from 18 countries. This event represented an historic opportunity for the Costa Blanca and Valencia Region to enhance its status on the international touristic map.

In December of 2017, the ACGCBCV was awarded the prestigious prize of BEST GOLF DESTINATION IN EUROPE (decided by the secret vote of 680 golf tour operators in the 65 countries affiliated to the IAGTO). This prize was handed over in Cannes, France at that year’s IGTM fair.

In 2018, the Costa Blanca – Valencia Region Golf Association expanded its sphere of activity from provincial to regional, with the aim of restructuring, sharing experiences and optimising promotional activities related to golf tourism. Thereafter, the Association’s name changed from Costa Blanca Golf Association to Costa Blanca – Valencia Region Golf Association.

Nowadays, the ACGCBCV comprises a total of 24 golf courses and more than 40 hotels, accommodation companies, sponsors, and recommended suppliers. In 2019, on the 23 associated golf courses, there were nearly 1 million of golf rounds played.

We are privileged to have the support of different public institutions such as the Alicante Provincial Council, Valencia Region Tourist Board, Costa Blanca Tourist Board, Valencia Region Golf Federation, CEV and the Alicante Chamber of Commerce. Our objective is to reach the maximum number of golfers, both nationally and internationally, through the design and creation of an ambitious annual ‘Action Plan’ which includes familiarisation trips, press trips and workshops together with international fairs during which we work with tour operators specialising in golf. Furthermore, we train qualified staff to work at the golf courses and, in addition, we also try to incorporate the golf culture among tourism companies and promoters of the area. Moreover, we are also members of IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

As a tourist destination the Valencia Region of the Costa Blanca enjoys the ideal conditions to be able to enjoy golf throughout the year.  “The Costa Blanca – Valencia Region: thousands of experiences, one destination”. Visiting The Costa Blanca – Valencia Region you can enjoy different experiences because each of its three areas Alicante (North, Central & South) Valencia and Castellón) offers a variety of activities, such as gastronomy, leisure, nature, culture and beaches. Each journey will be a new and unique sensation.

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