Cascais and its spectacular coastline are a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. Flanked on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the region is located just 25 km from Lisbon and its international airport, stretching west in a rectangle from Carcavelos to Guincho Beach. Nearby stands the imposing Cabo da Roca, mainland Europe’s most westerly point.
With its mild year-round climate, the Portuguese Riviera (as the region is sometimes known) offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions, combining a wide range of possibilities in one very unique destination. From pure leisure to business, golf, sun, sea and water sports, the Cascais Coast simply has it all and offers a new definition of the concepts of eco- and activity-based tourism.
PROVISIONAL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE
On request, an Airport Transfer Service free of charge for All ARRIVALS will operate between 0600 & 2000 on November 11th. All arrivals that fall outside of the transfer service will need to organize alternative transport unless otherwise requested/ informed. A transfer service free of charge for All DEPARTURES will operate on 15th of November throughout the day. Guests should book their departure transfer time at the WCGC Event Desk. Departure transfers that fall outside of this day will need to be arranged privately.
NOTE: In some cases transfers will be grouped with either a later or earlier flight. As a result you may need to wait a short while, before your transfer leaves. We thank you for your patience.
External Event Transfers
There are a number of events throughout the week where a Transfer Service will be in operation. In most cases the WCGC will provide transport to and from the external event venues. If you wish to continue on from any of the events, alternative transport must be arranged by yourself. Transfer Service information and times for all external events will be available at the WCGC Event Desk throughout the week.
Throughout the week there will be a Shuttle Service in operation between both venues. Shuttle service Information and times will be available at the WCGC Event Desk and on the noticeboards throughout the week.
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/Caddy Master. Golf Clubs will 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, extra night stays and telephone calls can be charged on departure.
Dress Code The general dress code for all evening events is SMART/CASUAL, except for the Prize Giving Gala Dinner which is BLACK TIE (Smoking/Tuxedo/Dinner Suit), the equivalent for ladies or NATIONAL DRESS.
Hire includes: Jacket, Trousers, Shirt, Tie and range.
Cost: 80 euros (VAT INCLUDED)
The Hire Company will come to The Oitavos hotel on the 2nd July and if necessary, also on the 3rd July to take measurements. They will deliver the Black Tie Suit on the 4th July in the morning.
Return of your hired suit or dress must be made the next morning to the WCGC Event Desk on the 5th July, no later than 1200h.
In order to confirm your hire you must confirm to firstname.lastname@example.org: no later than 15th June.
Payment Conditions: 80 euros in cash once measurements have been taken.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADHERE TO THE DRESS CODES OUTLINED. THEY ARE COMPULSORY.
PROVISIONAL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE
There are no buggies at Oitavos Dunes. 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 Raquel Silva (Event Manager) and if suitable arrangements can be made we will endeavour to make them.
Registration / Handicap Certificates
All Competitors/Guests must provide a current handicap certificate which will be checked at the WCGC Event Desk on arrival on the 11th of November. Registration and Recording will take place every day in the WCGC Hospitality Area at Oitavos Dunes regardless of playing at Oitavos Dunes. All Competitors/Guests must register every morning at least 30 minutes before their tee of time.
Golfing World TV will be filming the event from the 11th – 15th November 2020. Prior to the event or 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 Raquel Silva (Event Manager) know in advance.
Golf Club Hire
There are a very limited number of Hire Clubs available from Oitavos Dunes and it is highly recommended that you travel with your own set. If this is not possible then please notify Raquel Silva, Event Manager, who will assist in booking them for you, subject to availability.
Competitors/Guests golf bags will be kept safely and securely at The Oitavos hotel on your arrival and can be collected on the morning of 12th of November. From then on your golf bags will be stored at Oitavos Dunes Clubhouse after every round of golf, and can be collected every morning before play. Please note that WCGC will not be held liable for your bags.
From a TV point of view, we ask that each team coordinate and bring 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 Cascais Logo and local media partners/sponsors logos). These must be worn for TV purposes during the competition rounds and also for organised photo calls.
All Competitors/Guests will have complimentary use of the practice facilities at Oitavos Dunes throughout their stay. Practice range balls are provided free of charge for competitors/guests.
Competitors will be allowed trolleys for the practice round (12th November) and official competition rounds (13th and 14th November). Guests, Sponsors and Licensees who are taking part the Sport Legends Cup will be allowed to use trolleys or buggies.
Tee Times for the Practice Day will be on display on the event notice board in The Oitavos hotel on the 11th November. Tee times for the first World Final competition round will be drawn at the Welcome Reception (Wednesday 11th November).
These will be displayed on the event notice board at The Oitavos hotel by the morning of 12th November. 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 at The Oitavos hotel on afternoon/evening of 13th of November.
WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
06:00 AM – 8:00 PM Competitors, Guests, Licensees & Sponsors arrive.
Transfers from Lisbon Airport to The Oitavos.
Check-In at WCGC Desk, The Oitavos Hotel & Quinta da Marinha Desk.
08:00 PM Welcome Cocktail Party / Official Team Draw – Oitavos Terrace.
THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
10:00 AM Official Team Photos.
10:36 AM Practice Round for Competitors.
11:00 AM Licensees Conference.
08:00 PM Captain´s Night – Sports Legends Cup Players – Verbasco Clubhouse. Free night for Competitors & Guests.
FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
08:00 AM Day 1 Official Competition Day (World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final) – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes.
11:30 AM Day 1 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes.
11:30 AM Day 1 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Quinta da Marinha.
07:00 PM Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – Oitavos Dunes Driving Range.
Free night for Competitors & Guests.
SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
08:00 AM Day 2 Official Competition Day (World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final) – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes.
11:00 AM Day 2 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes.
11:00 AM Day 2 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Quinta da Marinha.
11:30 AM Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – Oitavos Dunes Driving Range.
09:00 PM Welcome Drinks Reception.
09:30 PM Black Tie Prize Giving Gala Dinner at Casino Estoril.
SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
AM/PM Check-out & Depart.
Transfers to Lisbon Airport from The Oitavos Hotel.
NOTE: This is a provisional itinerary/schedule of events and timings are subject to change.
This year’s Sports Legends Tournament will take place at the OITAVOS DUNES GOLF COURSE and QUINTA DA MARINHA on the 13th and 14th November.
Invitational event played in a Ryder Cup format with four teams (20/25 players) captained by sports legends. Sportsmen, VIP business guests and representatives from media worldwide will participate in this tournament parallel to the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, the biggest corporate golf event in the world.
2013 saw the successful introduction of the concept, the now annual Sports Legends Cup. Over the years, teams have been captained by Ryder Cup Legends including Tony Jacklin CBE, Manuel Piñero, Ronan Rafferty and Eddie Polland; and Portuguese national football team goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira.
PM Captain’s Night (Welcome Cocktail & Teams Draw)
AM Team Photos
AM Day 1 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes & Quinta da Marinha
PM Free Night
AM Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – Oitavos Dunes Driving Range
AM Day 2 Sport Legends Cup – Tee 1 Oitavos & Quinta da Marinha
PM Black Tie Prize Giving Gala Dinner at Casino Estoril
NOTE: A Shuttle Service will be in operation between hotels and Quinta da Marinha. Check in will take place at The WCGC’s Hospitality Area at Oitavos Dunes each day. Players will be shuttled to the 1st Tee at Quinta da Marinha. On completion of your round you will be shuttled back to your hotel.