BMW Golf Cup Weltfinale


The World Final of the 2017 season.

WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA.The World Final of the 2017 season.

From 5th to 10th March 2018 the national winners from around 40 nations will experience their personal "Major tournament". They have all accomplished a great achievement, have qualified for the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International and will experience an unforgettable week in South Africa.

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Gary Player


Gary "The Black Knight" Player.

A World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International would not be complete without one of the world's top golfers making a special appearance to put on an exclusive golf clinic and present the trophies. And who better to fill this role in South Africa than the country's most famous golfer - and perhaps its most famous sportsman of all: Gary Player.

The nine-time Major winner was born in Johannesburg on 1st November 1935 and joined the PGA Tour at the end of the 1950s. He won the money list in 1961 and picked up a total 24 titles. The "Black Knight" (Player always wore black on the golf course) played around the world and notched up more than 160 tournament victories and over 22 million kilometres over the course of his impressive career.

He picked up at least one international tournament every year between 1955 and 1982, including the World Match Play title on five occasions. Player is also the only man to have won the Open Championship in three different decades (1959, 1968 and 1974). He also went on to win nine Majors as a senior.

Born in Johannesburg, Player has also been busy as a golf course architect. The Fancourt Resort is one of over 300 projects he has supervised and is supervising around the world. Player is responsible for all courses at the resort. Away from golf, Gary Player's charity "The Player Foundation" supports the education of children and young people around the world and the building of schools.

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Date of birth: 1. November 1935


Turned pro: 1953


Tournament wins: 164


Major wins:
British Open (1959, 1968, 1974), Masters (1961, 1974, 1978),  PGA Championship (1962, 1972), U.S. Open (1965)


Senior Major wins:
Senior British Open (1988, 1990, 1997), Senior PGA Championship (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990) U.S. Senior Open (1987, 1988)

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Weltfinale Programm


The World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International is far more than just another golf tournament. Together with your companions, you the world finalists will enjoy an unforgettable programme, including exclusive evening events: starting with a welcome evening under a starry canopy and concluding with a gala dinner with Gary Player.

Only guests may participate in events from the side programme, and these can only be booked on-site. The BMW Driving Experience and BMW xDriving Experience are open to all world finalists and their guests from Tuesday to Friday.

  • Sunday/Monday, 4th/5th March
    BMW Golf Cup International Programme

    Both of these days are reserved for travelling and give participants the opportunity to take a first look at the beautiful Fancourt Resort. On Monday, there is also the option of playing a private round on the Outeniqua Course, before the grand opening of the World Final at the atmospheric welcome dinner under a starry canopy (dress code: smart casual).

  • Tuesday, 6th March
    BMW Golf Cup International Programme

    While the world finalists spend the official practice day familiarising themselves with the golf course, their guests have a choice of activities: discover the region's finest scenery on the "Orientation Tour" (route: Outeniqua Mountains - Herolds Bay - Wilderness Beach - George). Alternatively, you can get a close-up view of lions at the "BMW Driving Experience Catwalk" and live the African dream with this unique experience. Or you can drive a BMW - with a chauffeur, if you'd prefer - to Herolds Bay and spend a lovely day at the beach. If you like, you can play a round on the Links Course in Fancourt. Culinary delights are on offer at the "African Wildlife Experience" in the evening (dress code: outdoor casual).

  • Wednesday, 7th March
    BMW Golf Cup International Programme

    On the sport front, today's programme features the opening round of the World Final and Guest Cup. Guests can also conquer the Montagu Pass in the BMW xDriving Experience, and enjoy an exclusive wine-tasting to complement the fantastic views. If that's not exciting enough, you can get your fill of thrills with some "Shark Cage Diving". A ship will take you out onto the Indian Ocean from Mossel Bay Harbour and you will be able to look sharks in the eye from a secure cage. If it's relaxation you are after, then the "Beach Experience" in Herolds Bay is for you. Furthermore, tee times have also been reserved for guests on the Links Course and the Montagu. The many different nationalities spend the evening at the "Team Night" in an exclusive restaurant (dress code: smart casual).

  • Thursday, 8th March
    BMW Golf Cup International Programme

    During the second round of the World Final, guests can choose from a wide range of other activities. The "Knysna Elegance" excursion offers fascinating animals and spectacular views. There is also the chance to take part in the "Catwalk". Participants also get the opportunity to enjoy the "Gin & Beer Tasting". Alternatively, it is also possible to play the Links Course and Montagu. The day ends with the "Shebeen Party Night" (dress code: casual).

  • Friday, 9th March
    BMW Golf Cup International Programme

    Today is a special day: after all, the third round of the tournament will decide who wins the World Final. The icing on the cake is a guest appearance from golfing legend Gary Player, who will host a Golf Clinic and present the trophies at the Gala Dinner (dress code: black tie/tuxedo). As well as taking part in the "African Thrill" tour through the stunning Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn, guests once again have the opportunity to experience one of the following activities: "Catwalk", "Shark Cage Diving", or a round of golf on the Links Course.

  • Saturday, 10th March

    An unforgettable week, with countless unforgettable moments, draws to a close with the departure on Saturday. It goes without saying that world finalists and their guests can also extend their stay independently.

Weltfinale Reglement


Please note that the regulations are subject to change.

Playing handicap:
As there are different handicap systems existing around the world, we try to secure a fair competition by setting a specific World Final playing handicap for each player. The playing handicap will be set by the German Golf Federation and is based on the current handicap and/or the result in the National Final.

Individual prizes: The tournament will be played over 54 holes (Stableford, net). The rules of the R&A Rules Limited and the local rules will apply.

In the event of a tie, the result will be decided on a count back over the last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3, 2, 1 holes. The committee’s decisions are final.

National team prizes: The individual net scores of the players from each country will be added together to produce a national team score. In the event of a tie for any of the places, the result will be determined on countback over the last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3, 2, 1 hole(s). Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

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Men Category A
Handicaps up to 12
First, second, third places (net score)

Men Category B
Handicap between 13-28
First, second, third places (net score)

Ladies Category
Handicaps up to 28
First, second, third places (net score)

National Team competition
First, second and third place (cumulative net score of all three participants from one country)

Guest Cup Prizes. 
First place, Ladies (gross score)
First place, Men (gross score)
First, second, third places (net score, two categories)

BMW Golf Cup International Tee Times