Portugal has led winners at the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015, taking the title of World’s Best Golf Destination for the second year in succession.At a glittering event at Conrad Algarve, Portugal, Ernie Els Design was also recognised with the title of World’s Golf Course Designer of the Year.

In a special presentation from the World Golf Awards Academy, golfing legend Bernard Gallacher was presented with the World Golf Awards Lifetime Achievement Award trophy.Following the event World Golf Awards managing director Christopher Frost said: “We have seen some true champions emerge here this evening at the second annual World Golf Awards.

“It has been a privilege to recognise the international leaders in golf hospitality and to shine the spotlight on some of the best golfing destinations from around the world.“Can I offer my sincere thanks to those who have joined us here at the Conrad Algarve this evening and my congratulations to those among them who have emerged victorious on this wonderful night.”Broadcasting legend Steve Rider hosted the Gala Ceremony alongside the glamorous Ela Clark.