The 6th annual World Golfers Championship, the millennium edition, took place in Orlando, Florida the “event capital” of the world at the Hyatt Grand Cypress. We played on two of Grand Cypress’ courses and two of Disney World’s.
Walt Disney World and Epcot Center were some of the local attractions we enjoyed during the week with evening highlights such as the spectacular millennium firework celebrations of Disney lighting up the sky.
Disney Millennium FireworksHyatt Grand Cypress where we stayed is a timeless beauty with waterfalls cascading into a spectacular pool with tropical blossoms filling the air with sweet fragrances.International Networking & Business Opportunities was on the spotlight with participants speaking from their national perspective at our “After Golf Networking” program with sponsors such as Häréns, Jurk, Electrolux and Finlandia.
Grand Cypress North/South Course features terraced fairways, generous landing areas, mounds and platformed greens with yawning bunkers.
Grand Cypress New Course is set in an open meadow with difficult bunkers and slopes. Inspired by St. Andrews Old Course, the New Course has deep pot bunkers, double greens, a snaking creek, stone walls and even a stone bridge.
Disney’s Magnolia’s beautifully manicured links are named for an abundance of fragrant Magnolias. Elevated tees, spacious greens and tranquil water hazards immerse you in a natural setting fit for a fulfilling round of championship golf.
Disney’s Magnolia hole 3
Designed in classic Tour style, this championship course is the longest of the Walt Disney World Resort golf courses.
Named for its majestic magnolia trees, this course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape.
Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course represents a paradise for serious golfers, as well as a thrilling challenge for players at all levels.
Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course winds its way through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. It’s a classic country-club course where you tee off next to boats and canals and enjoy views of an enchanting lighthouse..
Disney’s Lake Buena Vista hole 2Lake Buena Vista has hosted the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour and USGA events and is certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated an impressive 4 stars by Golf Digest, the 18-hole course was conceived by Joe Lee and most notably features elevated bunkered greens that put a premium on accurate approach shots.
Test your skills and fortitude at the demanding 7th hole with its challenging island green.
2000 World Champions
World Team Champions
Brazil: RICA/Tetra Pak: Pedro Brache, Frank Alvarez
World Individual Champions
Flight 0-5 Hector Diaz Ceballos Jr, Mexico
Flight 6-10 Petr Damborsky, Czech Republic
Flight 11-15 Maya Kucherkova, Russia
Flight 16-20 Scott Reynolds, USA
Flight 21-25 Jiri Kubecka, Czech Republic
Flight 26-30 Eduard Meisel, Austria
Flight 31-36 Elin Härén, Sweden