A whole week of business networking, emotions and competition. This is what will be experienced during the twenty-five 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 30 countries will come to Cascais to compete. The 2021 edition will be held from 1-5 November 2021 at The Oitavos and Oitavos Dunes in Cascais, Portugal.
Executives from companies around the world will be representing both their company and country. The ‘Road to Cascais’ results from more than 150 events throughout more than 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 CostaVerde). In the 2019 edition, that honour fell to the team from China.
Commenting on the success of WCGC, José Guerra, chairman of the WCGC, said: «We are delighted to bring the World Final 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 this year’s World Final, Oitavos Dunes links, considered one of the top 100 courses in the world. The golf course offers a true ‘professional’ golf tournament experience to all of our competitors and guests.»
About World Corporate Golf Challenge
The World Corporate Golf Challenge is arguably the most established global «Business to Business» golf tournament open to top-level executives worldwide who share a passion for golf.
Players are ABC1, business executives with substantial purchasing power, aged 30-60 and 90%, male. Companies represented come from a variety of industry sectors.
Local, regional and national tournaments are organized and promoted by licensed partners in different continents around the globe. Almost 30 countries are represented at the World Finals by top-level executives from a wide range of industries.
The top national team represent their country and company at the World Final for the chance to be crowned World Champions.
The Sports Legends Cup is an invitational event played in a Ryder Cup format with teams captained by sports legends. This year’s Sports Legends Cup will take place at the OITAVOS DUNES GOLF COURSE on the 3rd and 4th of November.
Over the years, teams have been captained by Ryder Cup Legends, including Tony Jacklin CBE, Manuel Piñero, Ronan Rafferty, Eddie Polland, and Legends from other sports such as Luis Figo, Ricardo Pereira and Sir Gareth Edwards.
Sportspeople, VIP business guests, and representatives from media worldwide will participate in this tournament parallel to the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, the world’s most significant corporate golf event.
Teams will compete to raise funds for Scholas Ocurrentes, helping them achieve their international programs to educate children and young people in values utilizing sport.
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 (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 55th ranking «Top 100» Golf Magazine (2017 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 to recognize the highest level of conservation. Each of the 18 holes offers 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 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.