Mexico to Host 2016 World Amateur Golf Team Championships

Last Updated: October 8, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Golf Green IslandThe International Golf Federation (IGF) has announced that Cancun, Mexico, will be the site of the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships.

The courses of El Camaleón Golf Club at the Fairmont Mayakoba and the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Resort will be used for the championships, which will be hosted by the Mexican Golf Federation (FMG). The 27th women's championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy and the 30th men's championship for the Eisenhower Trophy will be played in September 2016.

Mexico previously served as the host of the 1966 World Amateur Team Championships for the men at Club de Golf Mexico and for the women at Mexico City Country Club, both in Mexico City.

"The International Golf Federation graciously accepts the bid of the Mexican Golf Federation to host the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships," said IGF president Peter Dawson. "The IGF is pleased to be returning for this international competition to celebrate 50 years since Mexico first hosted the championships in 1966."

"We cannot tell you how touched and emotional we are," said past Mexican Golf Federation president Fernando Ysita, who was part of the nation's bid presentation. "It's a great opportunity to show the world and the golfers what kind of courses we have, what kind of people we are and what kind of organization we can hopefully provide. It is something really important to Mexico and Mexican golf that we have been recognized and to be allowed to receive these championships back."