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.