A full week of business networking, emotions and competition. This is what it is going to be experienced during the twenty-third edition of the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, the culmination of the world’s largest network of corporate golf days, where the National Winners from approximately 40 countries will come to Cascais to compete.
Executives from companies such as Ramco Europe, Havas Media, ICC, Europcar, and Time/Fortune will be playing at the World Final, where they will be representing both their company and country.
Commenting on the success of WCGC, José Guerra, chairman of the WCGC, said: “We are delighted to bring, for the second year running, the World Final to the spectacular coast of Lisbon and in particular to Cascais which offers beaches, quaint villages and pristine forests. Cascais and Estoril are must-see destinations for any visitor to Portugal. Some of the best golf courses in Europe are located here, including the headquarters of the this year’s World Final, Oitavos Dunes links, considered one of the top 100 courses in the world, voted #58 in the world in 2015 by Golf Magazine. The golf course offers a true ‘professional’ golf tournament experience to all of our competitors and guests.”
The ‘Road to Cascais’ is the result of more than 150 events throughout 30+ countries. Although all teams will compete valiantly to become World Corporate Champions, there can only be one winning team lifting the trophy at the end of the week (designed and produced by Vista Alegre). In last year´s edition, that honour fell to the team from India.
THREE COMPETITIONS IN 4 DAYS
The World Final week will officially be kicked off by our License Holders and Guests, who will compete on the fantastic Quinta da Marinha golf course in the Licenses and Guest Tournament which will be played over two days.
The Official Competition, with approximately 40 teams will begin on Thursday 23rd June at 08,00h aat Oitavos Dunes. The Official Team Draw will take place at the Welcome Party at the The Oitavos Hotel terrace on Tuesday 21st June, a day before of the Practice day.
Finally the Corporate Cup, an invitation only event for Senior executives, will take place towards the back end of the week. Two teams led by WCGC Ambassadors and golfing legends Manuel Piñero and Ronan Rafferty will play in a Ryder Cup Competition format over two days.
Players and guests will have the opportunity to share experiences with WCGC Official Ambassadors. Football legend Luis Figo will share stories about his career as a professional football player, amateur golfer and the most important, President and Founder of the Luis Figo Foundation.
Ronan Rafferty and Manuel Piñero, will be once more, the captains of the teams that are going to be playing the Corporate Cup.
Simon Holmes, one of the most successful golf coaches in the world will help participants to improve their game throughout the week.
Finally, Jeremy Dale will be the delight of all attendees with his Trick Show: a great show that will be enhanced by the addition of WCGC Ambassadors who will take part.
Cascais and its spectacular coastline is a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. Flanked on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the region is only 25 km from Lisbon and its international airport. Nearby, passing the beach of Guincho, is the imposing Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.
With a microclimate that lasts throughout the year, the Portuguese Riviera (as it is known in the region) offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions. From entertainment to business options: golf, sun, sea and water sports. Additionally, Cascais offers a new definition of the concepts of ecotourism, intended for various activities such as hiking, horseback riding, etc.
OITAVOS DUNES LINKS
Designed in 2001 by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, Oitavos Dunes is considered one of the best golf courses in Europe and the World.
Positioned in the prestigious 58th ranking “Top 100” Golf Magazine (2015 edition), the course ranks number one in Portugal and number two in Europe.
Designing the golf course was based on the respect and conservation of the delicate ecosystem of the dunes on which it sits. Oitavos Dunes is the first golf course in Europe and second in the world to achieve the “Gold Signature Sanctuary status” quality certificate, granted by Audubon International in recognition of the highest level of conservation. Each of the 18 holes offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra.
The Oitavos is an exclusive 5-star hotel, built in the vicinity of Quinta da Marinha, full of natural sand dunes and pine trees. Its design and innovation offer a modern perspective of Portugal, yet rooted in traditional Portuguese heritage.
It has 142 rooms (64m2), all with views of the ocean or the golf course. Inspired by the Atlantic coast, its design is intended to focus attention outwards through the historical and natural elements of the surrounding landscape.
– Conference room and lounge with a capacity of 1,300 people.
– 9 meeting rooms with capacity for groups of 10-1300 people.
– A Spa introduces an innovative line of organic and natural products
– Three restaurants
– A terrace overlooking the golf course and the Atlantic, ideal for social or corporate events
– Tennis Club