The 9th World Club Championship presented by GOLF Magazine, one of the most prestigious international amateur events in the World often compared to the Ryder Cup and the Walker Cup, will be played in Mexico in 2012 for the first time in its nine year history. The Championship Committee has selected Diamante Cabo San Lucas (DIAMANTE) to host the week-long competition scheduled for October 29-November 2, 2012.
The World Club Championship was founded by David V Smith in 2002 as a way to celebrate two of golf’s greatest enduring traditions: Amateur golfers and the world class Clubs to which they belong. The Rules of Golf, as adopted by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews govern play. Past Championships have been played in South Korea, China and the United States.
In order to be considered for an invitation from the Championship Committee to this prestigious tournament, Clubs must have appeared on GOLF Magazine’s 2011 list of the Top 100 Courses in the World. These clubs have the opportunity to send their club champion along with a player of his choice to compete for the Jay Lee Trophy.
A field of 20 of GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses from 15 countries will be invited to participate in 2012. Durban Country Club in South Africa will return to defend its title along with second place Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, third place Seminole Golf Club in Florida and Royal Troon Golf Club from Scotland who won the Chairman’s Division in the Loser’s Bracket. Formal invitations will be extended to other Top 100 clubs in spring 2012.
The 2012 World Club Championship will be aired on the Golf Channel and Sky TV around the world.