World Deaf Golf Championships 2020

Spectator Advice

Welcome to the World Deaf Golf Championships 2020

The return of the WDGC to Forest of Arden will see one of the biggest occasions of international Deaf sport taking place on the renowned Arden Course - a firm favourite of both professionals and amateurs alike.
because this is the 25th Anniversary year if this championships we are aiming to make it a unique and memorable atmosphere for spectators.
Experience all the drama and excitement of the WDGC 2020 as the world best Deaf amateur players face the challenge to become the World Champion 2020 in twelve categories. We promise a celebration of golf, bringing together fans of all ages.
Our legacy commitment to inspiring players and volunteers of the future to take up and stay in golf and other sports ensures that spectators can attend for free, meaning that families can enjoy a memorable time together.


Catering for spectators will be available in the bar and at the Halfway House – please do not use the player priority lane at the Halfway House.


The Pro Shop features a range of golfing equipment, clothing and Forest of Arden branded items for you to buy as a memento of your visit with us.

The WDGC 2020 Programme

As the WDGC returns to Forest of Arden for the first time in 25 years, don’t forget your guide to the championship. The official programme is more than a memorabilia piece; read all about the course, your favourite players and historical information on Deaf golf and its World Championship. Children (and grown ups!) can approach their Deaf golf heroes and collect their autographs as they complete their rounds etc. Spectators can purchase the programme at the Registration desk or in the Legacy Village and within the Pro Shop.  Don’t worry if you are not attending the event on 2020 the programme is on sale online right here ( available soon)


Spectators will be allowed to walk on some sections of the course but must remain within the roped area and follow any instructions given on notices or by Marshalls and other Officials on the course.
The best viewing points are at the 1st, 9th and 10th tees as you will not be far from the clubhouse.
The iconic par 3  18th hole is best viewed from around the green as the players hit their shots over water.
Get up close to the action as players approach the half-way point and walk from the 9th green to the 10th tee. Cheer them on and wish them luck on the final 9 holes!

Legacy Village

Take a break from the course and spend some time at the Legacy Village. With a small number of catering points on offer, exhibitions from different deaf organisations, golf and sports bodies and come and try areas. The marquee will have a giant screen inside for you to follow the scores - there is no need to miss any of the action!

Electronic Scoring

Keep up-to-date with all the action through the event website which will feature live scoring. Or watch the day unfold on the large screen in the marquee or in selected locations in the club house.

Safety and medical


  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult
  • Always follow the instructions of the Marshalls and Officials and stay outside the ropes that bound the golf course
  • On entry to the venue look for Map Boards, these will help you find the exit points, key facilities and provide any other key information. If in doubt, ask an Official, Marshall or volunteer.


  • A medical HQ will not be available
  • In the case that First Aid is needed, (further details soon)
  • Medical assistance will be available from before the first game tees off until 30 minutes after the last game is finished.

Best Advice from our Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

  • Wear appropriate footwear for uneven/slippery ground
  • Sunscreen/hats - we have sun, even in the UK!
  • Water- keep hydrated drink plenty of water (bring your refillable bottles)
  • Hay fever tables, joint painkillers and insect repellent are all useful to bring along
  • Drink alcohol wisely and slowly

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