|Location||Marbella, Andalusia, Spain|
|Designer / Opened||Cabell B. Robinson, 1991|
|Holes / Par||18 Holes, Par 72|
|HCP L / G||34 / 28|
|Length (mt)||5925m / 5412m / 4467m|
|ADD Value||Shared Buggy Included for two players;|
La Cala Golf Resort to held a Inovative European Tour Event in May 2017
La Cala Resort is decked out to welcome one of the most prominent golf championships tournements of the year. From 18 to 21 May this Malaga Golf course will host the tournament Andalusia Costa de Sol Match Play 9. Located in the municipality of Mijas, this golf resort has three golf courses, La Cala America, La Cala Europe and La Cala Asian , being the latter course , the one choosed to welcome this innovative Match Play competition.
Andalusia Costa del Sol brand will be seen around the world. In this way, the Costa del Sol confirms its tremendous potential to host major golf events. The Andalusia Costa del Sol Match Play 9 is a new format, so golf is fun, easier and faster, target set by the Canadian Keith Pelley, head of the European Tour.
The tournament will be played to 36 holes stroke play, followed by a series of games of match play on 9-hole that played the top finishers. The prize money will be of 200,000 euros and the event will be valid for the ' Road to Oman'.
Jaime Salaverri, Chairman Committee professionals of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation: "We continue with our commitment to promote the Challenge Tour tournaments in Spain to give more chances to those players whose goal is to achieve the European Tour".
Alain de Soultrait, director of the Challenge Tour: "Want to thank once more to the Andalusia n institutions golf support and congratulate the Real Andalusia n Federation for its initiative to create a new event on the Challenge Tour, as well as to the Real Federación Española de Golf for their continued support to the Challenge Tour and the golf development of the young Spanish professionals".
The Andalusia Costa del Sol Match Play 9 is one of the two Challenge Tour events to be held in Spain throughout the year 2017 with the Challenge of Spain . In addition to the Andalusia n institutions, counts with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the Higher Council of Sports and companies such as Kyocera, Titleist and Solan de Cabras. JGolf18.0 is the Organizer.
Spain , is the first Golf Holidays destination, in the world . Golfing enthusiasts can choose from more than 300´s golf courses and golf resorts situated on 7 distinct regions , Costa del Sol , Canary ad Baleary Islands , Costa Blanca , Costa Brava, Costa de la Luz and the central region around Madrid.
Golf courses in Spain existe for well over a century, but its only during the last twenty years or so that Spain came to be known as an exceptional golf destination. 1997's Ryder Cup was responsible for bringing Spain to the world's attention, having the honor of being the very first country outside of UK and the USA, to ever host the world's most prestigious golf event.
Warm sunny climate, excitement and wonderful gastronomy, admirable culture filled with history, great priced flights from the majority of Europe airports, and most important of all, a great offer of top class golf courses, all combined to make it a great choice for a golfing break.
Many of Spain 's best golf courses are located along the Mediterranean coastline, in the fascinating region of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol, where more than 80 world-class golf courses are scattered along some 100 miles of coastline .
Costa del Sol is the most popular region of Spain for great sunshine golf breaks. Marbella being the city in the centre of this region, offers a full package of golf courses and hotels, restaurants and pubs. This region is also known among golfers as Costa del Golf. Some of the very best golf courses including world famous Valderrama, outstanding Finca Cortesin, La Reserva, La Cala, San Roque and literally dozens more golf courses and golf resorts are responsible for the huge popularity of the Costa del Sol, as one of the best golf holiday destination, in the world .With a very large offer of cultural heritage, shopping, sightseeing and gastronomic possibilities, the excitement only begins on the golf courses as there are so many other things to do and see.
Costa de la Luz offers also a great choice of golf courses that shouldn't be missed, including Jose Maria Olazabal's masterly design at the Royal Seville Golf Club, Montecastillo, El Rompido among other great golf courses.
Costa Blanca, a popular beach vacation spot for sun-seekers and another golf haven, where quality courses thrive and true gems are not unusual. La Finca Golf Resort and Spa, a magnificent 5 star property with a uniquely testing championship course that has garnered nothing but the highest praise since it first opened in the south of the city Alicante.
In the far northeastern end of Spain 's Mediterranean golf heaven, Barcelona and the Costa Brava go together for both golfers and non-golfers alike. This part of Catalonia may not have the number of courses of the Costa del Sol, but what lack in quantity, offers in quality. PGA de Catalunya, a spectacular golf course, ranked Europe's Continental 3rd, and Emporda, highly regarded are located at Barcelona city doors.
Balearic Islands offers not only the paradisiac feeling with beautifull environment but also fantastic golf courses. This small archipelago of four main islands, Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, have twelve of the greatest golf courses, Son Gual, Alcanada, Son Muntaner and Son Vida are only four of them.
In the Atlantic Ocean, lies the Canary Islands. Millions of tourists arrive every year in search of sunny weather in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Gomera.
Thirteen golf courses can be found among these islands, but the most recent built was Abama golf course in 2005 and is 26th in top 100 Spain s golf courses . Choose one or more on these islands and cant go wrong, you will have a great golfing experience.
But the Mediterranean coast is still only the beginning of Spain 's golf offers. Madrid, Bilbao, regions of Castilla y Leon and Rioja offers great golf courses to be played.