Welcome to join us and discover beautiful China!
The 2024 Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 WCGC World Final events are finally coming to the beautiful coconut city of Haikou, China! The 2024 Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 WCGC World Final, to be held at Mission Hills Golf Club, Haikou, from 28th Oct to 1st Nov 2024, will be a fantastic journey for qualified corporate golf teams worldwide. The WCGC World Final Committee welcomes licensees, players and guests to experience the world-class volcanic golf courses and savor the unique taste of China.
WCGC leads guests to savor China and explore a “New World
The World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) was initially launched in 1993 by the former captain of the 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning England team, Sir Bobby Moore, and other elite players in the business community. The event spawned from the UK’s The Times Corporate Golf Challenge and eventually expanded overseas. The success story has continued with more like-minded partners and friends in the past 31 years.
The annual WCGC World Final is a festive gathering and an honourable moment that attracts top-tier enterprises and corporate golf players worldwide. The previous editions of WCGC World Finals have been held in Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Malaysia and Portugal, among others. It will be the first time for the WCGC World Final to be hosted in China, and this is also the first time for the event to return to the most populous, the fastest growing emerging market and the most culturally vibrant area – Asia.
Since entering the new century, China has played a crucial role in global affairs, politics, economy, sports, cultural affairs, trade and others. China has the world’s most comprehensive and extensive well-rounded industrial system, the most significant manufacturing power, and the largest consumer market. It is also home to the largest middle-class cohort with the world’s most educated and skilled workers. With its leading infrastructure and logistics services, China presents a high-value opportunity for the global business community and investors.
About the 2024 Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 WCGC World Final
31st WCGC World Final, presented by Luzhoulaojiao·Guojiao 1573, will be co-organised by the World Corporate Golf Challenge global committee and the Bureau of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Haikou City. The event will take all enterprises and players from different countries on a journey to discover this “New World”. An opportunity to visit a new territory and the challenging golf courses, alongside all the fascinating and exotic cultures, we guarantee that you will have a different tournament experience and endless fun! Participants and guests are encouraged to share their ideas and knowledge, exchange thoughts and information before and after the game, and make new friends in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Jose Guerra, WCGC Chairman, said: “With great excitement, we announce that Haikou City, China, will host the next 2024 Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 WCGC World Final, reaffirming our commitment to excellence and the global expansion of corporate golf.
We are deeply grateful to our partners, DE Sports, whose dedication and determination have been essential throughout the process, and we express our appreciation for their crucial support in bringing this event to fruition. On behalf of the World Corporate Golf Challenge, I would like to thank Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 for their vital partnership.
The choice of Hainan as the venue not only promises a spectacular venue backdrop but also underlines the growing importance of Asia in corporate golf. This edition promises to be a milestone in the history of our tournament, thanks to the continued commitment and support of all involved, and we look forward to the World Final and shared success on Hainan Island!”
A “New WCGC World Final Chapter” is starting in the Coconut City – Haikou
The 31st edition, 2024 Luzhou Laojiao Guojiao 1573 WCGC World Final will be held in Hainan, the second largest island in China. Establishing the Hainan free-trade port is essential in China’s high-level opening-up; Hainan has always been an important node for China’s cross-border trades and the ancient Maritime Silk Road. Hainan enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 22°C-26°C, and it is one of the must-visit island tourist destinations and a paradise for golf enthusiasts. The fertile soil, with intense sunlight and ample rain, nurtures an underground ecosystem, making it one of China’s most popular and most visited golf destinations. There are also many golf tournaments taking place on the island every year.
Research shows that ancient Hainan was originally attached to the mainland China, the island was formed after it physically broken away from South China due to a volcanic eruption and drifted southeast near China in the South China Sea million years ago.
The Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club, located south of Haikou City, is the most extensive lava field course in the volcanic landscape. The Blackstone course is marketed as the premier 18-hole layout. Voted the best championship course in Asia, the long and challenging Blackstone course will be the venue for the 31st WCGC World Final event.
The dominating site characteristic is the bed of lava rock, which was capped with material and located 25 miles away. The naturally rolling terrain saw dramatic elevation change, and great care was taken to find as many natural holes as possible to preserve the magnificent Lychee trees and avoid cutting the rock. The lava rock base has been incorporated as an integral element of the design by weaving irregular lines of turf and rock, eliminating the typical hard-line edge of most courses. Adding to the look are wild, irregular bunker edges and transitional sand edges that effortlessly work into native lava rock.
Among the unique geographical formations, minority ethnic and Central Plains migration and the influence of the Nanyang region, tropical Hainan gradually forms a distinct and diverse cultural heritage. October is an excellent time to visit Haikou; players and guests worldwide will enjoy this beautiful city’s pleasant temperature and breezy day.
Enter the “New Era” of WCGC globalisation with support from strategic partners
Chinese civilisation has a glorious history of over 5000 years, with its extensive and profound history standing as a unique symbol of the Chinese nation. Many companies embraced the longstanding historical presence and spanning centuries of their legacy of tradition and modernity to create a sense of authenticity and craftsmanship. The strategic title sponsor of the WCGC World Final, Luzhoulaojiao·Guojiao 1573, is an outstanding brand with a heritage of the timeless wisdom of Chinese philosophy.
Luzhou Laojiao is the oldest continuously producing Chinese liquor, baijiu, and distillery worldwide. Guojiao1573 is a high-end product by Luzhou Laojiao and the most excellent representative of Chinese traditional culture and craftsmanship, which has passed on over centuries. Fermented in ”Dual Living Cultural Relics” with National Treasure technique: 700 years of conventional Chinese liquor brewing skills and handcrafted production techniques have been inherited for 24 generations and entered the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.
WCGC licensee DE Sports has facilitated the genuine collaboration between WCGC China events and Luzhou Laojiao·Guojiao 1573 since 2017. Luzhou Laojiao·Guojiao 1573 WCGC China event since then has grown into a national tournament with an accumulated 180 city qualifying games, tens of thousands of participants, and an event journey aggregated over 250,000 kilometres. It has become one of China’s most well-recognised and significant corporate golf events.
After years of hard work, the Luzhou Laojiao·Guojiao 1573 WCGC China event has become a vital golf tournament and a bridge to the world. The Guojiao 1573 team has repeatedly appeared in the WCGC World Finals. The Chinese corporate players demonstrate their exceptional competencies and achieve outstanding results. They are becoming an indispensable force in the WCGC global family. We welcome new Asian countries and regions to be part of the WCGC family.
It’s showing that there is an increasing number of partners like DE sports and Luzhou Laojiao·Guojiao 1573 joining in the global developments and promotions of WCGC events. Their enthusiastic efforts and tremendous investments drive the globalization of the WCGC events, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. We welcome new Asian countries and regions to be part of the WCGC family. Let us look forward to the new era of World Corporate Golf Challenge Events!