The International Federation of Tours confirmed the four-day $4m event will be staged at the Sandy Lane Resort in St James. It will host 24 competing nations between December 7-10.

It will be the first time a World Golf Championships event has been played in Barbados, and only the third time it has been held in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico was the host of the 1961 and 1994 World Cups.

Course owner Dermot Desmond said: “All of us at Sandy Lane are honoured that the World Cup will be played here next year, and I am confident that everyone at Sandy Lane and in Barbados will do their utmost to make this the best World Cup ever.”

Tiger Woods got married at the venue in 2004.