Ajman Tourism Development Department prepares to host Grand Finale of 18th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge

Ajman Tourism Development Department will host the two-day grand finals of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge being played on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday December 18 2016 in the Emirate of Ajman. The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the region and has once again been awarded the best ‘Corporate Tournament of the Year’ at the Middle East Golf Awards that was held in Dubai on 14th December 2016.

Xerox announced that 84 finalists from qualifying rounds held across, UAE, GCC and South Africa, during 2016, will compete in the 36-hole tournament at the Al Zorah Golf Club, Ajman, UAE. This is the first Nicklaus-design (the company of legendary 18-time Major Champion – Jack Nicklaus) golf course in the Middle East.

The par 72, 7,169 yard Nicklaus-design Ajman Al Zorah Golf Course offers golfers a unique experience, with a stand-out design as well as seamless integration with the natural environment. The course is set amidst one million square meters of mangroves, and is fronted by a 12km waterfront, with changing tidal patterns adding more challenges for players.

H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department, said: “The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has emerged as one of the key events on the region’s golfing calendar, and we are proud to be the 2016 Host City partner. Collectively, our hotels and golf course are excited with the opportunity to showcase our facilities and services, and provide the participants of the 2016 grand final with a weekend of memorable experiences that the Emirate of Ajman has to offer.”

Chris Govier, General Manager, Xerox Emirates, said: “The 18th edition of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has been a big success with over 1,000 participants and great golfing action across the series. We are thrilled to be awarded the best ‘Corporate Tournament of the Year’ at this year’s Middle East Golf Awards (MEGAs). This award is in recognition of the tournament’s status and reputation in the region.”

Chris further added:  “With the support of our Host City partner, Ajman, UAE & our other sponsors, we are confident that the grand final this weekend is going to provide the finalists with two challenging rounds of golf on an incredible course. We look forward to welcoming all the finalists to the UAE and delight them with true Arabian hospitality and wish them the best of luck.”

After the first round of play on Saturday 17th December, players and their partners will enjoy a welcome reception at the Ajman Kempinski Hotel. The second day of play will conclude with the final prize-giving over lunch at Ajman Saray. Players and their families will also enjoy luxury accommodation and special offers from the tournament’s destination partners; the Ajman Palace, Kempinski Ajman, Fairmont Ajman and Ajman Saray.

Sponsors of the 18th edition of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge include deVere Acuma, Chrysler, and Select Property. Further information on the grand final is available on www.xeroxcgc.com