To feel like a professional at a major tournament – this dream, the dream of every amateur golfer, is set to come true this week for the national champions of the BMW Golf Cup International, who have qualified for the World Final of what, with roughly 100,000 participants, is the largest amateur tournament series in the world. A once-in-a-lifetime experience and two breath-taking golf courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf (both USA), await in the Mexican municipality of Los Cabos, on the Baja California Peninsula.
“We have a good tradition of offering our customers a very special experience with the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International. We are very much looking forward to visiting Los Cabos for the first time, where we will find perfect conditions for an excellent World Final,” says Christian Masanz, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing. “Breath-taking golf courses, an exclusive resort and the lovingly compiled social programme – that is what the world finalists have to look forward to. Above all, however, they can look forward to meeting the golf fans from 34 different countries who always give the World Final its own unique flair.”
Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Baja California, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, and has a spectacular mix of mountains, desert and ocean. The World Final will be played at the breath-taking Cabo del Sol resort, which boasts two outstanding golf courses in the Ocean Course (design: Jack Nicklaus) and the Desert Course (design: Tom Weiskopf). In close proximity is the exclusive “Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar” resort, in which the world finalists and roughly 220 guests will be accommodated.
A World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International would not be complete without a golf legend as a special guest, on hand to give the finalists a golf clinic and present the trophies. And who better to take on that role than one of the biggest names in golf: Eight-time winner of the European Tour Order of Merit, Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie.
The World Final is played in three categories: Men A (up to handicap 12), Men B (handicap 13 to 28) and Ladies (up to handicap 28). Preliminary tournaments have been held in each of the participating nations, with the winners of these tournaments and their companions invited to the World Final. As well as the titles in the three categories, there is also a National Team competition, which has been won by Team Thailand for the past two years.