​Melbourne tees up for more visitors, Minister announces Golf World Cup

Melbourne tees up for more visitors, Minister announces Golf World Cup

The World Cup of Golf will return to Melbourne in 2018 – the golfing and sporting capital of Australia.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, announced that the four-day tournament will be held in Victoria, for the second time next year, at the Metropolitan Golf Club on our famous Sandbelt.

The Andrews Labor Government is working closely with Visit Victoria to maintain our status as Australia’s home of golf – having already locked in the Presidents Cup in 2019 and the Australia Open Golf in 2020 and 2022.

Golf is not only a favourite past-time for Victorians, it also boosts tourism, generating $849 million to the state’s economy.

“The flow on effects from these types of events are huge – they give visitors another reason to come to Melbourne and make our economy stronger” said Minister Eren.

Adding the World Cup of Golf to our major events calendar will attract even more domestic and international visitors to Victoria and encourage more locals to get out on the green.

The prestigious event will pit the world's best golfers against each other in two-person national teams.

The World Cup of Golf will be held in Melbourne from 21-25 November 2018.