The 2023 World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final will be played in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), from 2-6 October
During the World Final of the 2023 World Corporate Golf Challenge in Tenerife, teams from more than 20 countries will compete in pairs. The teams, representing the world’s leading companies, will have the opportunity to play some of the island’s most impressive golf courses, including Golf Costa Adeje, which hosted last year’s final and is a regular venue for major international tournaments, and Abama Golf, home of the Sports Legends Cup. These two superb courses illustrate the excellent quality of golf in Tenerife and will undoubtedly contribute to the event’s success.
As well as being a golf competition, the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final is an event that extends beyond the golf courses. Players will have the opportunity to participate in social and cultural activities that will allow them to discover the natural beauty of Tenerife, enjoy the local gastronomy and immerse themselves in the island’s culture and tourist attractions.
José Guerra, Chairman of the World Corporate Golf Challenge, said: “We want to celebrate our 30th anniversary in such a magnificent place as Tenerife. Last year’s World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final was a great success, and all the attendees were impressed by the level of golf and tourism on the island. I would especially like to thank the work of the Cabildo and Turismo de Tenerife for making this event a reality,” he says.
The head of the tournament stresses that “the 30th anniversary of the World Corporate Golf Challenge is a unique occasion to honour the history and legacy of the event while continuing to strengthen relationships and celebrate the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship in the corporate world”.
The First Vice-President and Councillor for Tourism of the Island Council, Lope Afonso, highlights the importance of the event as an instrument for promoting the island and its character as a golf destination, “and which places the island at the level of places that have previously held it such as Cascais (Portugal), Fancourt (South Africa), Montego Bay (Jamaica) or Loch Lomond (Scotland), among others”.
Afonso points out that “the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, which recognises Tenerife’s great capacity to host top-level events, will be attended by players representing leading companies from all over the world, who will have the opportunity to get to know not only some of the excellent courses we have but also the whole complementary offer of Tenerife”.
Along these lines, the CEO of Tenerife Tourism, Dimple Melwani, adds that the event “is much more than a golf tournament, combining social and cultural activities, as well as visits and excursions that will allow those attending to discover the natural areas, the gastronomy and the charm of the island’s towns and villages”.
Melwani, who is convinced that the destination will make a great impression on the participants, specifies that the tournament is presented “as a great opportunity, as was the case with last year’s successful edition, to showcase the first-class accommodation specially prepared to meet the needs of the players, with its spa and wellness centres, or activities such as whale watching or stargazing, to mention just a few”.
About World Corporate Golf Challenge
The World Corporate Golf Challenge deliver a world-class global corporate golf experience admired and valued by participants, sponsors, media and the golf industry.
The final of this tournament is the culmination on the island of qualifying rounds held in different countries. In its 30 years, the World Corporate Golf Challenge has consolidated its position as the benchmark golf tournament for companies. This is corroborated by the million golfers from more than fifty countries participating in it over the last three decades.
The World Corporate Golf Challenge represents one of the largest corporate golf tournaments in the world. It is arguably the most established global “Business to Business” golf tournament open to top-level executives worldwide who share a passion for golf. Since its inception in 1993, WCGC has grown so much that more than one million golfers from over fifty countries participated.
The WCGC is currently organised in more than 25 global territories, representing an international network of National Golf Tournaments. The annual winners from each country then compete in the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, representing their company and country.
About the Sports Legends Cup
Together with the World Corporate Golf Challenge, the Sports Legends Cup, which will be staged at Abama Golf, will attract well-known public figures to the island during the same days, positively influencing the promotion of the destination in an event that particularly enhances its recreational character.
Sportsmen, VIP business guests and media representatives worldwide will participate in this tournament parallel to the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final. Over the years, teams have been captained by Ryder Cup legends such as Tony Jacklin CBE, Manuel Piñero, Ronan Rafferty and Eddie Polland; tennis player Francisco ‘Pato’ Clavet; Portuguese international footballers Luis Figo and goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira; Welshman Mark Hughes, former Madrid players Carlos Santillana, Uli Stielike and Isidoro San José; and Brazilian Antonio Careca.
Lava created and moulded 300,000 years ago, the largest of the Canary Islands: Tenerife. It is a paradise in the Atlantic Ocean that enjoys a privileged climate, with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius 365 days a year. This makes it possible to enjoy all outdoor activities at any time of the year. But the island also has a unique natural environment, avant-garde leisure options (beach clubs, rooftop bars), gastronomy with outstanding products and dishes and extraordinary cultural heritage, making it a first-class tourist destination that «awakens emotions» among travellers.
Tenerife looks towards the future with its eyes focused on the environment. The Island expresses the balance between natural surroundings and sustainable development. Tenerife is a destination committed to sustainable development and caring for the environment.