While all eyes are on Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the European Tour’s Race to Dubai finale, the DP World Tour Championship, the EGF have officially announced the countdown to the 2023 World Amateur Team Championship.
Starting from the final round of the 2020 DP World Tour Championship, there are 1,036 days until the 2023 WATC starting on October 15th, 2023. The championships will bring worldwide attention to Dubai while generating a significant economic impact to the country. Over 70 different countries with more than 350 competitors will be making the UAE their home for a couple of weeks.
“It is an honor to be hosting the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships in the UAE,” said His Excellency Shaikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi – Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation. Being selected by our fellow members of the International Golf Federation is a major responsibility and the Emirates Golf Federation is looking forward to welcoming all delegations, governing bodies, and players to the UAE. Hosting the championships in the UAE and the Middle East shows the development of golf within the region.
“This is not only an accomplishment for the EGF but also for our brothers and sisters within the Arab Golf Community. Collaborating with the Arab Golf Federation we hope that this championship gives the Middle East the platform to showcase the region’s successes and developments. We are looking forward to working with the International Golf Federation, the world’s golf federations and our local partners in order to make the 2023 WATC a victory for all in amateur golf.”
International Golf Federation Executive Director, Antony Scanlon added:
“The IGF is very excited about the prospect of holding the World Amateur Team Championships in the United Arab Emirates and the potential impact this will have on men’s and women’s golf throughout the Middle East region. We already have seen tremendous strides being made in the introduction and growth of the game through the diligent efforts of the Emirates Golf Federation and the opportunity to further this development by hosting the WATC really resonated with our member organisations.
“The Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates is an outstanding venue that I know the competitors will truly enjoy. We look forward to working with the EGF to deliver a memorable event and experience for the athletes in 2023.”