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XCGC gets coastal at first ever Saadiyat Golf Club qualifier

Wednesday 9th November 2016

The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge takes to the beach for the penultimate UAE qualifier of the 2016 competition, which will be held for the first time at the region’s first seaside course, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club at 7.30am (shotgun) tomorrow, Thursday, November 10.

The 7,806 yard, 18-hole Gary Player designed course provides exciting play with a different experience to be had on each hole. Woven amidst a breathtaking natural environment the course allows golfers to enjoy the local wildlife, which includes mountain gazelles, dolphins, and protected hawksbill turtles.

The winners of this qualifier round will go on to participate in the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge grand final, to be held in Ajman, UAE, in December.

Chris Govier, General Manager, Xerox Emirates said: "This is our first time at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, and we’re looking forward to this being a very exciting qualifier. The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has some fantastic players already qualified for the grand final, from across the GCC and South Africa, making for an exciting line-up that will only get better as we move closer to the final in December.”

H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department, 2016 Host City Sponsor, said: “We are excited to see the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge return to the UAE after the summer months and, what was, a fast-paced journey across the GCC and South Africa. The support of these regional and international qualifiers has been incredible and we are delighted with the response we have seen. Only 3 qualifiers remain before we welcome the finalists to Ajman, and we anticipate the quality of play, from these qualifiers, to be extremely competitive”.

The grand final of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge will be held in December 2016 at the Al Zorah Golf Club in Ajman, UAE.

The newest on-course competition in the Challenge this year is King of Pars, which rewards teams performing the best on Pars 3, 4, and 5, with prizes sponsored by deVere Acuma. Teams that score the most across holes also go into the ‘Golden Ticket’ draw, for wild-card entries into the grand finals.

The Emirate of Ajman in the UAE is the Grand Final Host City and key supporter of Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2016, and destination partners include the Ajman Palace, Ajman Kempinski, and Ajman Saray. Venue sponsors for the 2016 Grand Final are Fairmont Ajman hotels and Ajman’s Al Zorah Golf Club. Sponsors of the tournament include deVere Acuma, Chrysler, and Select Property.

Teams comprising two corporate golfers are invited to sign up now at, in the highly popular international competition.

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