Stoke Park is to host the 2015 England National Final of the World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) following selection by Elysian Golf, the WCGC license holder for England and Scotland. The tournament will be held on 30 April 2015 and the winners will go on to represent their company and England at the 2015 World Final in Cascais, Portugal at the beginning of July. [Read more…]
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La Reserva Golf Club is a magnificent facility featuring an expansive 18-hole course designed by Cabell Robinson, as well as a spectacular clubhouse. The golf course opened for play in August 2003 and is already considered one of the best courses in Europe.
The rest of the facility opened on 21 July 2004. The club is situated in a spectacular spot featuring marvellous views of both the mountains and sea. Its 18 holes cover 72 hectares, and in addition there is a practice area, as well as one of the largest and best clubhouses in all of Spain.
“This is a course where you will use every club in your bag. It is very fun and offers the option of making it easy or difficult. It is a very large course, with ample but perfectly shaped fairways and greens.” Santiago Luna, four-time Spanish national champion and a twenty-year veteran of the European golf circuit.
You can also book tee times on golf courses in the area through Hotel Almenara: (Service exclusively for guests staying at the Hotel Almenara) Central Reservations and Information (CIR), Telephone: +34 902 181 836 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the South of Spain, where the mountains of Andalusia and the Guadiaro River converge as they meet the Mediterranean Sea, you will find Hotel NH Almenara. Its stylish and inspired design comprehends life in a special way.
Say good morning to the Mediterranean, lose your thoughts to the immense, green sea or simply let your mind drift freely in the gardens. When we talk about luxury rooms we are not just referring to the inside.
Elysium, Sotogrande’s Spa. A centre where you will find the perfect setting to relax, to let your self slip away with beauty and relaxation experiences, to pamper yourself in an unbeatable space for wellness.
The centre has the most innovative treatments and a wide variety of activities designed for your health and beauty, with advice from the best professionals in the sector. In Elysium you will find the harmony you seek between the body and the mind.
Airport transfers will be provided to/from both Malaga Airport and Gibraltar Airport by the organisation if requested. Very early/late arrivals and departures may fall outside of the transfer service. In which case you may need to organise alternative transfers.
Please ensure that both your luggage and your golf bags are well labelled, as this will ensure that they can be transferred to your hotel room and La Reserva Clubhouse respectively. Golf Clubs can be kept securely in the Caddy Master’s store room overnight, and can be collected by the competitors/guests on
a daily basis, however this is the responsibility of the competitor/guest to organise this.
Check-in at the Hotel
On check-in, competitors/guests will be asked to produce a credit card against which all extras (outside of all official World Corporate Golf Challenge events), such as snacks, lunches, drinks and telephone calls will be charged on departure.
There will be a shuttle car service provided from Hotel NH Almenara to La Reserva Club de Golf during the event. Please make sure you leave plenty of time to catch your shuttle from the front of Hotel NH Almenara.
The general dress code is Smart Casual except for the Welcome Reception which is JACKET AND TIE and the Prize-Giving Gala Dinner which is BLACK TIE (equivalent for ladies) or NATIONAL DRESS
Note: please make sure you adhere to the dress codes outlined.
Note: This is provisional General Information and details are subject to change.
Competitors are not allowed to use buggies during the official practice and competition rounds, unless genuine medical reasons apply – this must be agreed in advance with Harry Lloyd (Event Director) and if suitable arrangements can be made we will endeavour to make them.
Caddies will be allocated to all competitors for the practice round (2nd July) and official competition rounds (3rd & 4th July) at no cost. Competitors will keep their same caddy for all three days of the competition. The tipping of your caddy is strongly advised. 10 Euros is recommended as a minimum.
Golfing World TV will be filming the event from the 1st – 6th July 2014. On arrival at the WCGC Event Desk all competitors/guests will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing that they are happy to be filmed during the week. If you have any problems with this then please let Harry Lloyd, Event Director know in advance.
Golf Club Hire
There are a very limited number of Hire Clubs available from La Reserva and it is highly recommended that you travel with your own set. If this is not possible then please notify Harry Lloyd, Event Director, who will assist in booking them for you. The cost of hiring a set is 40 Euros.
From a TV point of view, we ask that each team co-ordinate the same colour trousers for the competition days. Shorts or ¾ length trousers are NOT permitted during the competition rounds.
All competitors should be provided with Team Uniforms by their National Event for the World Final (with the WCGC National Logo, Road to Sotogrande Logo and local media partners/sponsors logos). These must be worn for TV purposes during the competition rounds and also for organised photo calls.
Competitors will not be allowed to use trolleys for the official competition rounds (3rd & 4th July). Guests, Sponsors and Licensees who are taking part in either the Guest Competition on the 2nd & 3rd July or the Corporate Cup Invitational on the 4th & 5th July will be allowed to use trolleys. Push trolleys will be provided, free of charge, from La Reserva, subject to availability.Tee Times
Competitors and Licensees/Sponsors/Guests tee times will be allocated on the day prior to play and will be displayed on the event notice board in both the NH Almenara Hotel lobby and at La Reserva.
During the Practice Day (2nd July) teams will tee off in their allocated groups. Tee Times for the Practice Day will be on display on the event notice board in the Almenara Hotel lobby on the 1st July.
Tee times for the first World Final competition round will be drawn at the Welcome Reception (Tuesday 1st July). These will be displayed on the event notice board in the NH Almenara Hotel lobby by the morning of 2nd July.
Teams will play in reverse order on the final competition round, taking into consideration the first round scores. Lowest stableford points score will tee off first and so on. Tee Times for the final competition round will be displayed on the event notice board in the NH Almenara Hotel lobby on afternoon/evening of 3rd July.
The Guest Competition will be organised on the 2nd and 3rd July. This will be an Individual Stableford Points competition off Full Handicap. On the 4th & 5th July all invited guests will take part in the Corporate Cup Invitational, a Ryder Cup style event captained by WCGC Ambassadors Manuel Pinero and Simon Holmes. Tee Times will be allocated and displayed on the event notice board on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th July.
Corporate Cup Invitational Itinerary
Hosted by Manuel Pinero & Simon Holmes
Friday 4th July – Day 1 Corporate Cup
12:30 – Check In, Welcome & Team Talks from Captains, Golf Clinic with Manuel Pinero & Simon Holmes
13:30 – Official Team Photos on 1st Tee
13:30 onwards – Official Tee Off from 1st Tee (Foursomes)
Saturday 5th July – Day 2 Corporate Cup
09:00 – Check In & Team Talks from Captains
09:30 onwards – Tee Off from 1st Tee (Fourballs)
To book tee times outside of all organised golf please make bookings and payment directly with Central Reservations.
Tee times will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Provisional schedule as follows:· Competitors, Guests, Licensees & Sponsors arrive
· Transfers from Malaga / Gibraltar Airports to Hotel NH Almenara
· Check-In at WCGC Desk & Hotel NH Almenara Reception
20:00 Welcome Cocktail Party / Official Team Draw – Hotel NH Almenara08:30 Guest Competition (Day 1) & Official Practice Day
La Reserva Club de Golf
16:00 Annual Licensees Conference – NH Almenara
PM Free Night for Competitors & Guests08:30 Official Team Photos
09:00 Day 1 Official Competition Day – Tee 1 La Reserva Club De Golf
09:00 Guest Competition (Day2) – Tee 10 La Reserva Club de Golf
18:00 Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – La Reserva Club de Golf Driving Range
PM Free Evening08:30 Day 2 Official Competition Day (World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final) – Tee 1 La Reserva Club de Golf
13:30 Day 1 Corporate Cup Invitational – Tee 1 La Reserva Club de Golf
PM Free Night for Competitors & Guests09:30 Day 2 Corporate Cup Invitational – Tee 1 La Reserva Club de Golf
Rest Day: Golf, tourist excursions and activities available for competitors, guests, licensees & sponsors.
20:00 ‘Bayswater Gin & Indi Tonic’ Welcome Drinks Reception – NH Almenara
21:00 Black Tie Prize Giving Gala Dinner – NH Almenara· Check-out & Depart
· Transfers to Malaga / Gibraltar Airports from Hotel NH AlmenaraNote: This is a provisional itinerary/schedule of events and timings are subject to change.
I am extremely pleased to announce the 2015 World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final will be held in Cascais, Portugal at both The Oitavos Five Star Hotel and Oitavos Dunes Golf Club, from the 30 June – 5 July 2015.
We are delighted to bring the World Final to the spectacular Lisbon Coast and in particular Cascais. Offering beautiful beaches, quaint villages, unparalleled history and unspoiled forests, Cascais and Estoril are a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. Some of Europe’s greatest golf courses are situated here, including the venue for the 2015 World Final. Oitavos Dunes, which is currently ranked No.65 in the worlds top 100 golf courses, will offer all of our competitors and guests a true links golf experience.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Host Destination, Cascais Municipality, as well as The Oitavos Hotel and Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, who are our Host Venue Partners. Both the enthusiasm and help from our partners have been invaluable in our preparations for this World Final. I am certain that the World Corporate Golf Challenge will provide a great platform to showcase what The Oitavos Hotel, Oitavos Dunes, and the local area of Cascais have to offer to the corporate golfing audience. I am in no doubt that the world famous Portuguese hospitality that all of the competitors will receive will make this year’s World Final a truly memorable occasion.
Finally I would like to wish all of our friends and licenses from around the world the best of luck in your domestic events, building the Road to Cascais and the 2015 World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final.
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