Golf Merit Plates for Costa del Sol

Golf Merit Plates for Costa del Sol

Golf Merit Plates for Costa del Sol
The Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG) has bestowed Gold Medals and Merit Plates in Golf 2023 to commemorate the great accomplishments of the sport, based on the recommendation of the Honours Committee and subsequent ratification by the Board of Directors.

Eight of the nine Merit Plates in Golf, which recognise institutions that have greatly enriched golf, emphasise the Costa del Sol as a premier golf destination.

The staging of elite professional tournaments, the inception of the Race to Costa del Sol, and emotional backing for the Solheim Cup and the inaugural PING Junior Solheim Cup in Spain have prompted the RFEG to honour a consortium of Andalusian entities pivotal in these achievements: Junta Andalucía, Diputación de Málaga, ACOSOL, Ayuntamiento de Marbella, Ayuntamiento de Casares, Ayuntamiento de Benahavís, Finca Cortesín, and La Zagaleta.

Finca Cortesín, recognised for its superb architecture and challenging course, is a tribute to the Costa del Sol‘s top golfing experiences. The course’s immaculate conditions, combined with its spectacular vistas of the Mediterranean, have repeatedly won praise from both amateurs and pros, cementing its position as a must-visit location for golf aficionados during a golf holiday in Costa del Sol.

Similarly, in golf, La Zagaleta in Marbella embodies elegance and exclusivity. The course, set against a backdrop of natural beauty, perfectly mixes top-tier facilities with an unrivalled golfing experience. La Zagaleta is a jewel in Spain’s golfing crown, attracting appreciation from global golf lovers for its devotion to excellence, from course upkeep to member amenities.

Furthermore, the Son Servera Golf Club in Mallorca won the Merit Plate in Golf for its consistent dedication to golf since its founding in 1967, making it the Balearic Islands’ second-oldest club.

This Mallorcan school is well-known for its nurturing approach to developing golf talent, having produced multiple champions, including famous professional Nuria Iturrioz.

Son Servera, which has 700 associates and leads the Balearics in new licence creation, differentiates itself from the island’s commercial clubs due to its social essence and prominent standing. It provides free introduction courses monthly and actively promotes Mallorca as a premier golfing destination in the Balearic Islands.

Golf Developments in Spain | An Ever Growing Industry

Golf Son Muntander, Mallorca Ladies Open, Spain

An Update On Spain’s Golf Industry

In this article, we will take a look at some of the developments in Spain’s golf sector, such as: Events; investments, innovation, renovations, and social actions.

Ladies European Tour – Mallorca Ladies Open

The Ladies European Tour added a new tournament to the schedule. The Golf Son Muntander Ladies Open will be played at Golf Son Muntander . This will be the 13th high-level golf event in Spain this year.

Other events played in Spain: Solheim Cup; Junior Solheim Cup; Open de España (DP World Tour); Andalusia Challenge Cádiz, Challenge de España, Challenge Tour Final Mallorca (Challenge Tour); La Sella Open, Andalusia Costa Del Sol Open de España, Mallorca Ladies Open (Ladies European Tour); 5 Alps Tour Events

A Golf Tournament in Costa Del Sol and Madrid , at the same time

Chaparral Golf Club from in Costa Del Sol and the Centro Nacional de Golfe from Madrid joined forces in the development of a unique event. A virtual golf tournament was held at the same time at both facilities.

The tournament took place in the academy of both clubs, thanks to Toptracer. Thanks to their technology, participants were able to experience golf in a high-fidelity virtual environment, simulating the Old Course at St Andrews, for many the most iconic golf course in Europe.

Players from a variety of golf clubs came together to celebrate the shared vision of advancing the sport’s evolution at the event. In addition, authorities from Mijas Town Hall gave their support to the event at Chaparral Golf Club, underscoring its importance to the community support of the sport in general.

Golf Courses Under Renovation

Mataleñas Golf course in Santander, northern Spain, is under renovation. The project aims to improve the overall visitor experience. All greens, bunkers, and short game areas of the course will be tackled. The driving range roof and lighting will also be renovated. The work should be concluded by next spring.

La Rasa de Berbes Golf, in Asturias, finished the renovation of the green on the back 9.

Getting Into a New Trend

The opening of ‘Calma’, a new lounging area located on the 9th green to the 10th tee of the Links course at La Hacienda Links Golf Resort. It gives golfers the opportunity to sit back and enjoy spectacular uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar, and the distant North African coastline while enjoying a delicious menu based on local Andalusian produce.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for golfers and 8:00pm to midnight for the general public. The new facility, built using the best bioclimatic practices and sustainable materials with a near-zero carbon footprint, offers a selection of freshly made tapas, snacks, and desserts for players to enjoy as well as inviting members and visitors to pause for fifteen minutes before continuing their rounds.

Should more courses follow suit?

Jon Rahm’s Golf Garden

Jon Rahm, a reference in Spanish, European and world golf, has inaugurated ‘El Jardín del Golf’, a recreational facility for children and adolescents admitted to the Niño Jesús University Hospital in Madrid.

This new golf space is in one of the outdoor patios of this hospital. Measuring approximately eight hundred square meters. It houses four holes with different designs and slopes that include, thanks to the use of materials of different textures, simulated lakes and bunkers to make the golfing experience as real as possible.

The new ‘Golf Garden’ of the Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús, was built entirely with artificial grass that requires minimal maintenance, is completed with a six-hole putting green where you can also make real strokes with a putter.

Jon Rahm at Golf Garden in Madrid, Spain

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Spain Golf – Alcanada wins Diamond Award at Tagmarshal Awards

Alcanada Golf Course. Alcanada wins Diamond Award at Tarmarshal Awards.

Alcanada wins its third Diamond Award

The Alcanada Golf Club, in Mallorca, part of the Balearic Islands, has been honoured for the third time with the Diamond Award at the Tagmarshal Awards.

The award, given to Alcanada at the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida, was a climax to a fantastic 2022 that included the golf course’s hosting of the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final last November. The success in the tournament led to its scheduled return to Alcanada later this year.

“The club’s primary focus is on enhancing the playing experience for its members at all times. Although we are well aware of the need of maintaining a steady pace of play for most players and the potential damage it may do if not handled properly, it has never been an issue here”, explains Alcanada Golf Club Director Kristoff Both.

“With the help of the Tagmarshal system, we’ve been able to improve our approach and anticipate any issues on the golf course, so our players can focus on taking in the beautiful scenery and pleasant Mallorcan weather”, added Kristoff Both.

The award recognises the club’s outstanding efforts in areas like the pace of play, player experience, and course optimization, all of which have helped establish it as a top location for golf’s most prestigious tournaments.

In fact, a round of 18 holes at Club de Golf Alcanada is 5 percent faster thanks to Tagmarshal’s revolutionary optimization technology, a significant benefit for a sport that is increasingly challenged by game rhythm issues.

The Tagmarshal Awards were established in 2019 to honour the best of the 500+ golf courses that have partnered with the company. That year, Alcanada took home its first Diamond Award; in 2021 and 2022, it received two more.

By winning a third prize, Alcanada now ranks among the world’s top 30 golf courses, joining such illustrious institutions as Pebble Beach, Ballybunion, Erin Hills, Pinehurst, and Portugal’s West Cliffs.

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