VPAR Live Golf Scoring is to once again partner the World Corporate Golf Challenge at this year’s 2016 World Final. After the continued success of VPAR Live Golf Scoring at the last World Finals, the WCGC are delighted to announce VPAR as our Official Scoring Partner in Cascais, Portugal. [Read more…]
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 Harry Lloyd (Event Director) and if suitable arrangements can be made we will endeavour to make them.
Buggies are available at a reduced rate at Quinta da Marinha for the Licensees & Guest Tournament as well as Day 1 Corporate Cup Invitational. Buggies are available on a first come first serve basis and can be booked prior to arrival or on Check In at the WCGC Event Desk.
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 21st June. Registration and Recording will take place every day in the WCGC Hospitality Area at Oitavos Dunes regardless of playing at Oitavos Dunes or Quinta da Marinha. 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 21st – 26th June 2016. 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 Harry Lloyd, Event Director know in advance.
Golf Club Hire
There are a very limited number of Hire Clubs available from Oitavos Dunes & Quinta da Marinha 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, subject to availability.
Competitors/Guests golf bags will be kept safely and securely either The Oitavos hotel or Quinta da Marinha hotel on your arrival. Golf bags can be collected on the morning of the 22nd June at the hotel. From then on your golf bags will be stored at either Oitavos Dunes golf course or Quinta da Marinha 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 (as a back up). Shorts or ¾ length trousers are NOT permitted during the competition rounds. All teams will receive their official pairs of WCGC Tartan Trousers on arrival at the 2016 World Final, however it is not compulsory to wear these during the tournament rounds.
Along with the WCGC Tartan Trousers, 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 not be allowed to use trolleys for the practice round (22nd June) and official competition rounds (23rd & 24th June). Guests, Sponsors and Licensees who are taking part in either the Guest Competition (22nd & 23rd June at Quinta Da Marinha) or the Corporate Cup Invitational (24th & 25th June at both Quinta da Marinha & Oitavos Dunes) will be allowed to use trolleys. Push trolleys will be provided, free of charge, from Quinta da Marinha and Oitavos Dunes, subject to availability.
Competitors and Licensees/Sponsors/Guests tee times will be allocated on the day prior to play and will be displayed on the event notice boards at both The Oitavos hotel and Quinta da Marinha hotel.
During the Practice Day (22nd June) 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 Oitavos hotel and Quinta da Marinha hotel on the 21st June.
Tee times for the first World Final competition round will be drawn at the Welcome Reception (Tuesday 21st June). These will be displayed on the event notice board at The Oitavos hotel and Quinta da Marinha hotel by the morning of 22nd June.
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 and Quinta da Marinha hotel on afternoon/evening of 23rd June.
The Licensees & Guest Competition will be organised on the 22nd and 23rd June and will take place at Quinta da Marinha Golf Course. On the 24th (Quinta da Marinha) & 25th June (Oitavos Dunes) all Invited guests ONLY will take part in the Corporate Cup Invitational. Tee Times will be allocated and displayed on the event notice board on the 21st June, 22nd, 23rd & 24th June.
To book tee times outside of all organised golf please make bookings and payment directly with Oitavos Dunes or Quinta da Marinha. Tee times will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All players taking part in the Licenses & Guests Tournament and Corporate Cup Invitational at Quinta da Marinha, will be provided with a Shuttle Service. The service will operate between Oitavos Dunes and Quinta da Marinha. The Shuttle Service will be situated at the front of both golf clubs.
On request, an Airport Transfer Service free of charge for All ARRIVALS will operate between 0600 & 2000 on both 20th & 21st June. All arrivals that fall outside of the transfer service will need to organise alternative transport unless otherwise requested/ informed . A transfer service free of charge for All DEPARTURES will operate on 26th June 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
Check-in at the hotel is not available until 3pm that day, however the WCGC and The Oitavos will endeavour to organise early Check-in if possible. On check-in, competitors/guests will be asked to provide 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.
The general dress code for all evening events is SMART/CASUAL, except for the Welcome Reception which is JACKET & TIE and 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)
Note: The hire company also have a Dress Hire Service and the cost is 40 euros.
The Hire Company will come to The Oitavos hotel on the the following days to take measurements:
– 21st, 22nd, 23rd June: 9H30 – 18H00
– 24th June: 9H30 – 13H00
– 25th June: 9H30 – 19H00 – They will deliver the Black Tie Suit in the morning and be available in case any alterations are required.
Return of your hired suit or dress must be made the next morning to the WCGC Event Desk on the 26th June, no later than 1200h.
In order to confirm your hire you must confirm to email@example.com: no later than 10th 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.
2013 saw the successful introduction of the now annual Corporate Cup. The two teams have been captained by Ryder Cup Legends including Tony Jacklin CBE, Manuel Pinero, and Ronan Rafferty over the last three years.
This year’s teams will be captained by Manuel Pinero and Ronan Rafferty. Team Pinero and Team Rafferty will battle it out in a ‘Ryder Cup style’ match over two days on both the Quinta da Marinha Golf Course and Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, with both captains offering their expert knowledge during the morning team talks and also out on the golf course.
Tony Jacklin CBE, WCGC Global Ambassador 2011-2015: “I was delighted to be involved with the World Corporate Golf Challenge as the global ambassador. It’s a great event for businesses to entertain customers and network with decision makers across a variety of industry sectors both domestically and globally. The event has a great heritage and I was excited about my role in helping to raise the profile of the event and to expanding the tournament into new territories around the world.”
Ryder Cup Style Team Event – Fourball (better ball) Matchplay
Thursday 23rd June
Transfers from Lisbon Airport to The Oitavos
Check-In at WCGC Desk & The Oitavos Hotel Reception or Quinta da Marinha Hotel Reception
18:00 Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – Oitavos Dunes Driving Range
20:00 Corporate Cup Welcome Dinner – Cascais Cultural Centre
Transfers from The Oitavos hotel to the Cascais Cultural Centre and back again will be provided
Friday 24th June
09:00 Corporate Cup Check-In – WCGC Hospitality Area, Oitavos Dunes
Shuttle Service from Oitavos Dunes to Quinta da Marinha
09:30 Corporate Cup Team Meetings – Oitavos Dunes 10:12 Corporate Cup Invitational (Day 1) – Tee 1 Quinta da Marinha
20:00 An Evening at Casino Estoril
Transfers from The Oitavos hotel to Estoril Casino and back again will be provided
Saturday 25th June
10:00 Corporate Cup Check-In – WCGC Hospitality Area, Oitavos Dunes
10:15 Jeremy Dale Show & Corporate Cup Team Meetings – Oitavos Dunes Driving Range
11:12 Corporate Cup Invitational (Day 2) – Tee 1 Oitavos Dunes
20:00 Welcome Drink Reception – Hipodromo Manuel Possolo
20:30 Black Tie Prize Giving Gala Dinner – Hipodromo Manuel Possolo
Transfers from The Oitavos hotel to the Hipodromo Manuel Possolo and back again will be provided
Sunday 26th June
AM/PM Check-out & Depart
Transfers to Lisbon Airport from The Oitavos Hotel & Quinta da Marinha Hotel
NOTE: There is a transfer service in operation all week between both The Oitavos Hotel, Oitavos Dunes and Quinta da Marinha.
This year’s Licensees and Guest Tournament will take place at the QUINTA DA MARINHA GOLF COURSE on the 22nd and 23rd June.
Quinta da Marinha Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course of pure nature and big challenges. This par 71, designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, offers fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.
Running alongside the Practice Day and Day 1 of the World Final, all License Holders and Guests will compete over two days with the events split into two competitions, one for the Licenses and one for the Guests.
Wednesday 22nd June
09:00 Licensees/Guests Tournament (Day 1) – Tee 1 Quinta da Marinha
Format: Fourball Better Ball Stableford (Full Handicap)
Thursday 23rd June
09:00 Licensees/Guests Tournament (Day 2) – Tee 1 Quinta da Marinha
Format: Texas Scramble
NOTE: A Shuttle Service will be in operation between The Oitavos 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 The Oitavos.
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