First Published by The Golf Wire
PARIS, France – Singapore has been selected as the site of the 2025 World Amateur Team Championships and Morocco will host the 2027 championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting.
“The IGF was fortunate to have two outstanding members bid for the 2025 World Amateur Team Championships. The biennial meeting recognised this and selected Singapore Golf Association as the host for 2025 and Royal Moroccan Golf Federation as the host for the 2027 World Amateur Team Championships,” said IGF Executive Director Antony Scanlon. “We have no doubt that both Federations will be outstanding hosts for the leading amateur players in the world and that our athletes will be warmly welcomed and have a fantastic experience in both countries.”
The World Amateur Team Championships in 2025 and 2027 will be hosted by the Singapore Golf Association and the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation, respectively. The 2025 competitions will be played at the Tampines Course at Tanah Merah Country Club and the 2027 competitions will be played at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
“We are honoured to be selected to host the World Amateur Team Championships in 2025,” said Tan Chong Huat, president of the Singapore Golf Association. “We would like to thank the International Golf Federation and all National Federation Members for giving us this opportunity to further our mission to promote the game of golf in Singapore and the entire region. This will be the first time Singapore will host this prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming top golfers and officials from around the world to our island.”
“The Royal Moroccan Golf Federation, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, is honoured to host the World Amateur Team Championships in 2027,” said president of the Sports Commission of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation Jalil Benazzouz. “These championships are the flagship events of world golf, to which Morocco has attached great value for more than 50 years. The hosting of WATC 2027 in Morocco is an important part of our strategy to promote national golf on a large scale and to significantly increase the number of licensees, especially among ladies and young people, and make Morocco known as a quality golf destination. We are excited to receive all the players.”
Both championships feature the world’s leading amateurs and are played over 72 holes of stroke play. Each country is represented by a team of two or three players.
The men’s competition of the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, hosted by the French Golf Federation, will begin on 31 August and conclude on 3 September at Le Golf National and Golf de Saint-Nom-La- Bretèche in Paris, France, with 72 teams competing. The 2022 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship concluded on 27 August with Sweden claiming its third Espirito Santo Trophy in a tiebreaker over the USA. A total of 56 teams competed in the championship.
The 2023 Championships will be played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About the World Amateur Team Championships (WATC)
The World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition conducted by the International Golf Federation. The women contest the Espirito Santo Trophy while the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy. This year marks the 29th edition of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, which was first played in 1964 in France. The World Amateur Team Championship was first played in 1958 on the Old Course of St Andrews and 2022 is its 32nd edition.
About the International Golf Federation (IGF)
The IGF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the international federation for golf. In addition to the World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF also organises the golf competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games. The IGF is composed of 150 members federations from 147 countries, representing more than 66 million people who play golf.