2018 Espirito Santo Trophy

WATC Press Releases

  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (October 22, 2020) – The International Golf Federation has announced that the Emirates Golf Federation will host the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships, as voted upon Tuesday during the IGF biennial meeting, which was held virtually. This marks the first time the event, which dates back to 1958, will be held in the Middle East.
  • The IGF is pleased to open the bidding process for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) to all IGF National Federation Members (NFMs). Following the vote of the 2018 Biennial Meeting, the 2023 WATC will become a one-course event per championship with a minimum number of 36 women’s teams and 36 men’s teams.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (May 6, 2020) – The International Golf Federation announced today that the 2020 World Amateur Team Championships scheduled for October have been cancelled due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision follows the IGF’s announcement in February that the biennial event for men and women, originally to be held in Hong Kong, was moving to Singapore due to ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
  • France has been selected as the site of the 2022 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC), the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. This will mark the third time the championships have been played in France.
  • KARUIZAWA, Japan (13 Sept.) – Ireland, has been selected as the site of the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The Montgomerie and O’Meara courses at Carton House, in Maynooth near Dublin, will be used for the championships.
  • Antalya, Turkey (4 October) – Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the site of the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The courses of El Camaleón Golf Club at the Fairmont Mayakoba and the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Resort will be used for the championships.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (28 October) – Japan’s city of Karuizawa, in Nagano Prefecture, has been selected as the site of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The Prince Hotel Resort’s Iriyama and Oshitate courses will be used for the championships.
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