World Corporate Golf Challenge announces Sotogrande as 2014 World Final destination

World Corporate Golf Challenge announces Sotogrande as 2014 World Final destination

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La Reserva Golf in Sotogrande

World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) announced today that the 2014 WCGC World Final will be held in Sotogrande, from 1st – 6th July 2014. Players and guests will have the privilege of staying at the NH Almenara Hotel and Golf Resort and competing at La Reserva Club de Golf.

The World Corporate Golf Challenge represents one of the biggest corporate golf tournaments in the world. Since its inception in 1993 WCGC has grown to such an extent that over one million golfers have taken part in more than twenty countries. The 2014 World Final represents a fantastic opportunity for players to represent their company and country at one of Spain’s finest golf courses.  Participating in the World Final is an experience of a lifetime. Last year’s World Final was held at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in Scotland, and the WCGC organising committee is thrilled to be bringing the event to Spain but in particular Sotogrande. Some of the world’s and Europe’s greatest golf courses are also in Sotogrande, including the 1997 Ryder Cup venue Valderrama, Real Club De Golf Sotogrande, Almenara Golf and lastly, La Reserva, the venue for the 2014 World Final.

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucia, Spain. Originally a gated community, Sotogrande is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cádiz, Spain, and is situated within a 20 square kilometer (8 sq. mile) stretch from the Mediterranean Sea 25km east of Gibraltar. The venue site stretches back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara, providing contrasting views from the sea, to the hills, cork forests to green fairways, and even to the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco beyond.

The WCGC’s return to Spain, will be enhanced in every way by the facilities provided by the host venue. Apart from presenting the most select offering of luxury homes in Spain, every convenience can be found in Sotogrande: wide avenues, a leisure harbour, two beach clubs, the best hotels, a colourful marina and all kinds of services including restaurants and shops.

Sotogrande is also world famous for its polo fields with Santa Maria Polo Club, owned and run by the same owners of the WCGC, hosting international polo events throughout the year. This expertise in running events in the area will surely enhance the overall delivery of the event, and ensure that the WCGC continues to deliver professional quality events to the international amateur golf community. Sotogrande will support the WCGC Final and join a prestigious list of world class resorts that have played host to the World Final.

Ramón Luengo, Director General of Sotogrande said, “To host the final of the World Corporate Challenge 2014 at our exclusive Golf Club La Reserva de Sotogrande is an honour and combines a top worldwide destination in the form of Sotogrande in Southern Europe with a world class amateur corporate golf event.

The celebration of this prestigious international event will give us the opportunity to bring players from around the world to this excellent tourist destination, where they will experience great golf, water sports, polo, wonderful cuisine and a magnificent hotel, the NH Almenara Sotogrande, all in a unique natural setting on the coast of southern Spain.”

Juan Alvarez Lozano, Manager of Golf Club La Reserva de Sotogrande, said “To be selected by the organisation of a tournament that has reached over one million people worldwide motivates us to attract even more visitors, who we are certain will make this one of their favourite golf destinations. We believe that the excellent design of Cabell B. Robinson, together with the care we put into the golf course maintenance, will provide a great test for all the competitors and will ensure this golf course continues to be one of the best in Spain and Europe.”

For further information on Sotogrande, the Amenara Hotel and La Reserva visit: www.sotogrande.com

To find more about the World Corporate Golf Challenge visit: www.worldcorporategolfchallenge.com