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New Caledonia to host the Amateur Golf World Champion finals

March 15, 2016 Golf Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

With the largest lagoon in the world on one side and beautiful mountain ranges on the other, New Caledonia’s natural beauty is rich and diverse, but it is also provides a compelling backdrop and environment for world class golf courses.

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In under three hours, Aussies can be teeing off on one of four impressive international courses, which even host regular prestigious events such as the PGA and now, the Amateur World Championships.

LeClub Golf, a subsidiary of NGFGOLF and regarded as the number one golf operator in Europe, represents one of the largest and important golf course networks in the golfing world. With more than 350 affiliated and partner golf courses across 18 countries among its network, LeClub Golf is now bringing a unique international event to New Caledonia:


Ten countries (France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, for Europe and the USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan for the rest of the World) will battle for the crown of Amateur Golf World Champion.

The competition is open to all amateur golf players in possession of an official handicap. After the qualifying stages in each participating country, the Amateur Golf World Cup international final will be held from 23 to 27 May, 2016 on the prestigious Pete Dye designed Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Golf & Spa Resort.

In order to involve the most amateur golfers worldwide, each team will comprise of two players, each from a different category:

First category: handicap below 12

Second category: handicap equal or above 12

The Amateur Golf World Cup will take place over 54 holes (first round as a scramble and two rounds in individual stableford). The results of each round will take into account the gross and net points scored per day; the winning team will be the one which scores the most points over the three rounds.

Each participating country will hold a national tournament to select its two qualifying representatives for the Amateur Golf World Cup, which will represent more than 300 tournaments worldwide and an overall involvement of about 24,000 players from across the globe.

The two finalists from each country will be invited and fully hosted by the organisers for five days at the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Golf & Spa Resort, a world class golf resort recently opened in New Caledonia.

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