Our Legacy of Golf
For nearly 60 years, South Florida has marked the start of the “Florida Swing” on the PGA Tour, consistently attracting the world’s best golfers and enjoying high ratings on its broadcast.
In June 2016, the PGA Tour announced the WGC–Cadillac Championship would be relocating from its venue at Trump National Doral to Mexico City, thereby becoming the WGC-Mexico Championship starting in 2017. The move left South Florida without a professional golf event for the first time since 1962.
The WGC event in Doral generated tens of millions in direct spending within the local economy each year, contributed millions of dollars to local charities and hosted approximately 110,000 spectators on the grounds throughout tournament week.
The absence of professional golf in South Florida has created an opportunity rarely seen in sports: a major international market with a long-standing, established presence suddenly without an active professional event or a substantiated plan to return.
WHO WE ARE
The Gables Golf Alliance is a partnership of business and civic leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with a shared commitment to bringing a professional Golf event back to South Florida.
To connect and engage a board of supporters (potential sponsors, sites, vendors and charities) for a top-tier professional Golf event that would return South Florida to prominence in the game.