LIV Golf announce THREE new global venues as part of 2023 league schedule
LIV Golf today announced THREE new global venues that will host tournaments as part of the 2023 LIV Golf League schedule.
Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore , and Real Club Valderrama in Spain join previously announced The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide as hosts for four of the 14 tournaments that will bring many of the sport’s biggest stars in the groundbreaking LIV Golf League to fans around the globe.
LIV Golf’s star-studded, international field will feature major winners including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen and more. Final rosters for the LIV Golf League will be announced in 2023, when 12 established team franchises will compete in a global 14-event schedule for an unprecedented $405 million in prize purses.
Consistent with the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, LIV Golf League will showcase its innovative new golf format featuring simultaneous team and individual play, with each season culminating in a Team Championship finale. The full 2023 league schedule, to be released in the coming weeks, will tee off from February to September and will not compete with the Majors, international team events or heritage events.
Greg Norman, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner, said: “LIV Golf is truly a global league dedicated to expanding the sport throughout the world, and these destinations for the league’s 2023 launch showcase our commitment to tournament play at the highest level.
“These venues have played host to signature moments in golf, and we’re excited to build new traditions for the sport while delivering a first-class fan experience at some of the world’s best courses.”
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LIV Golf Mayakoba: February 24-26, Mayakoba’s El Camaleón (Mexico)
Mayakoba’s El Camaleón, one of the most diverse golf courses in the world, will host LIV Golf’s first event in Latin America. For the last 16 years, the Norman-designed El Camaleón along the pristine Riviera Maya oceanfront has been home to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (formerly the Mayakoba Golf Classic) where Graeme McDowell (2015) and Pat Perez (2016) have been victorious. Ranked as one of the top courses in Mexico by Golf Digest, El Camaleón will welcome many of the world’s best, including Mexican stars Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, to Mayakoba’s 620-acre resort and residential destination which blends through a diverse ecosystem boasting tropical jungle, dense mangroves, natural lagoons, and a sugar sand beach.
LIV Golf Adelaide: April 21-23, The Grange Golf Club (Australia)
The internationally-acclaimed The Grange Golf Club, one of South Australia’s premier sporting venues, has hosted major professional events, including the West Lakes Classic, where Norman claimed his first professional victory in 1976. Reigning Open Champion Cameron Smith, along with Australian stars Marc Leishman and Matt Jones, will attract a large following at the site Down Under, which has hosted the South Australian Open, multiple PGA events, and marquee amateur tournaments, including the Australian Amateur, the Australian Interstate Team Series and Australian Lady Amateur events. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2019 and 2016 Women’s Australian Open, boasting record crowds and earning tremendous fan feedback.
LIV Golf Singapore: April 28-30, The Serapong at Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)
Regarded as one of the world’s best golf courses, players and fans will experience The Serapong’s iconic layout, with fast, challenging greens, trademark contours and signature holes. A powerhouse of Asia golf, defined by its state-of-the-art agronomy program and ‘Tournament Ready’ year-round conditioning, The Serapong will be a welcomed stop for former Singapore Open champions Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia.Since 2018, Sentosa has been widely recognized for its commitment to sustainability, having become the first golf club in the world to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative, as well as pledging to become carbon neutral by the end of 2022. Named “World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility” for the third year in a row and “Asia’s Best Golf Course” at the 2022 World Golf Awards, the Club also earned two further awards, “Best Championship Course in Asia-Pacific” and “Singapore’s Best Golf Course” at the recent edition of the Asian Golf Awards, hosted in Vietnam.
LIV Golf Valderrama: June 30-July 2, Real Club Valderrama (Spain)
Consistently ranked as the No. 1 course in Europe since the late 1980s, Valderrama has played host to some of golf’s biggest events. Site of the thrilling 32nd Ryder Cup won by Europe in 1997, the course has also hosted two editions of the World Golf Championships (1999 and 2000), the long-running Volvo Masters (1988-2009), and in recent years, the Andalucía Masters, one of the most prestigious tournaments in Spain. Northern Ireland’s McDowell (2010) and Spanish legend Garcia (2011, 2017-2018) have been victorious at Valderrama, widely recognized as the “Augusta of Europe” for its championship pedigree and immaculate maintenance. Located in Sotogrande, Southern Spain, locals will also welcome 22-year-old Spanish prodigy Eugenio Chacarra, winner of the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok and former world No. 2 amateur.