2023 World Amateur Team Championships to be held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai
The 2023 WATC will be played on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates
The 2023 World Amateur Team Championships will be held in Dubai after Jumeirah Golf Estates was named as the host venue.
Both the women’s and men’s championships will take place on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates after Dubai was chosen to host the WATC ahead of Singapore.
Teams from more than 70 countries will head to Dubai in October 2023 with the tournament taking place in the Middle East for the first time.
The Women’s Championship, which plays for the Espirito Santo Trophy, will be held from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st October.
The Men’s Championship, which is played for the Eisenhower Trophy, will be held the following week from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October 2023.
“We are delighted to announce, in conjunction with the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) and International Golf Federation, that Jumeirah Golf Estates will host the World Amateur Team Championships on Fire Course in 2023,” Dubai Golf said.
“This marks the first time the Middle East will host the event and will welcome over 70 countries competing during 72 holes of stroke-play competition.
“We would like to thank the Emirates Golf Federation and International Golf Federation for selecting our course to host these two exceptional events, and for being a driving force in growing the game of golf and competitive play around the world.
“We look forward to welcoming all players in 2023.”
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2023 World Amateur Team Championships Reaction
“Both candidates provided exceptionally strong bid proposals, which was duly noted by both the IGF Administrative Committee and the IGF Bid Panel,” said Antony Scanlon, Executive Director of the International Golf Federation (IGF).
“We greatly appreciate the interest and strong case presented by the Singapore Golf Association. At the same time, the Emirates Golf Federation made a compelling case that resonated with our member organisations and we’re very excited to be holding our first World Amateur Team Championships in the Middle East region.
“We look forward to working with the Emirates Golf Federation to deliver a memorable event and experience for the athletes in 2023.”
H.E. Shaikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation, added: “It is an honor for the United Arab Emirates [UAE] and the Emirates Golf Federation to win the election for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships.
“We would like to thank the International Golf Federation and their team for working tirelessly with us on the bid application. We would also like to thank all of the IGF members for their votes and giving us this opportunity.
“We look forward to welcoming all of the delegates and athletes into the UAE. Golf in the UAE and region is continuing to grow and this event will further push our vision in golf development. We are excited to work with the IGF and our partners in making this championship a successful reality.”
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Jumeirah Golf Estates is home to the Earth Course and Fire Course and hosts the season-ending DP World Tour Championship each November.
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