1. Do both women and men play at Le Golf National & Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche?
Yes, both women and men’s championships will be played at Le Golf National (Albatros Course) & Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche (Red Course).
Each team will play the Albatros and Red Course twice.
2. What are the dates of the championships?
The 29th women’s championship - Espirito Santo Trophy - will be held from 24th to 27th August 2022 and the 32nd men’s championship - Eisenhower Trophy - from 31st August to 3rd September 2022.
3. How can teams/national federation members arrange practice rounds/visits prior to the beginning of the championships at both Le Golf National & Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche?
Through the golf clubs directly, they will be more than happy to assist you with the scheduling of your visit and tee times.
Le Golf National : email@example.com
Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche : firstname.lastname@example.org
4. How much will non-official practice/rounds cost?
Practice rounds played prior to the Championships’ official practice rounds will cost 150€ per day at Le Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche (weekdays only excluding bank holidays).
We recommend contacting Le Golf National directly (email@example.com).
5. Until when can teams arrange practice rounds/visits?
No practice is permitted on either of the championship sites (including the courses, practice ranges, short game/practice putting areas, etc.) 30 days in advance of the first official scheduled practice round of the first scheduled championship, unless a player is a member of that particular club. In accordance with this regulation, practice will be allowed up until, and including, 21st July 2022 at Le Golf National & Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche.
Please note that each team will be permitted one practice round on each course during the two days immediately before the championship.
Official practice rounds:
Women’s: 22nd and 23rd August
Men’s: 29th and 30th August
6. When will the captain’s meeting take place?
Women’s: 22nd August, 4pm at Le Golf National
Men’s: 29th August, 4pm at Le Golf National
7. What is the format of the championships?
Each Championship will be 72 holes of stroke play. Teams are comprised of 2-3 players. In each 18-hole round, the total of the two lowest scores by players of each Team constitutes the Teams score for that round. The total of the two-player Team scores for the four rounds is the Team's score for the Championship. The Champion is the Team with the lowest such total score for 72 holes.
8. What are the rules and regulations of the Championships?
The preliminary Terms of the Competition document : https://www.igfgolf.org/rules-and-regulation
9. Which countries are in the field of the WATC?
The IGF has confirmed the teams for the 2022 WATC Espirito Santo Trophy and Eisenhower Trophy competitions. The list is available on the IGF Website: https://www.igfgolf.org/watc/watc-2022-france/field
A confirmation email has been sent to the federations.
10. Will transport be provided?
Yes, a shuttle service to/from Paris airports and to/from both Le Golf National & Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche will be available.
Please note that transport will only be provided for teams who have reserved in the 4 official hotels.
Transportation will be organised to golf courses as follows:
21st August – Le Golf National only
22nd to 27th August – both courses
28th August – Le Golf National
29th August to 3rd September – both courses
In addition, a shuttle service to/from Paris airports will also be provided.
21st August, women’s teams’ arrivals
28th August, women’s teams’ departures
28th August, men’s teams’ arrivals
4th September, men’s teams’ departures
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11. Are half and full board options available at the official hotels?
IBIS Styles / Available
MGallery / Available
Mercure / Not Available
Novotel / TBC
12. Can the official hotels accommodate triple occupancy?
The MGallery Le Louis is the only hotel with triple occupancy rooms (rollaway bed).
The only rooms able to accommodate triple occupancy are suites and thus not included in the allotments. They are subject to availability, upon request directly to the hotel only.
The reason why the other hotels have not been considered for triple occupancy is due to their size. Their rooms cannot accommodate a rollway bed or a convertible sofa in addition to the amount of luggage and golf bags.
13. Where can Championship information, such as regulations, grouping, scoring, results, be found?
All information relating to the competition can be found on the IGF website.