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El Prat Golf. El Prat will be the first stage of the Spain Golf Tour 2023

El Prat will be the first stage of the Spain Golf Tour

With its revival in 2016, the Spain Golf Tour has become an annual event, and recently the PGA of Spain held the 8th annual presentation at the Consejo Superior de Deportes.

A video recapping the highlights of the 2022 season was shown at the presentation, and Pablo Larrazábal gave a message saying that the first tournament on the circuit will be held at the Real Club de Golf El Prat at the start of April.

One of Seve Ballesteros’ goals was to create this circuit so that Spanish pros may participate and train for the major European tournaments. Ander Martínez, president of the Spanish PGA, said that the PGA “tries to choose courses developed by Ballesteros” to honour his legacy.

“Once again we come to offer a circuit that continues to develop and that will add eleven tournaments in 4 regions (Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid, and Castilla-y-León), the biggest number of events since the competition returned in 2016. And with the help of Turismo Centro de Portugal, they’ll be able to host 3 international competitions in Portugal”, he adds.

This year, three tournaments will be held in Portugal, two of them at Bom Sucesso golf course, located in Óbidos, north of the capital.

The PGA Spain Golf Tour 2023 schedule will feature 11 events, the most in 8 years, starting with Pablo Larrazábal’s second PGAe Open de Barcelona on RCG El Prat, which overlaps with the season’s first Major, The Masters.

The circuit will continue with the XVII PGAe Doubles Championship, which will be held at Izki Golf, a public course designed by Seve Ballesteros that features a layout of wide fairways surrounded by oaks and holly trees.

At the end of April, the circuit will head to Lisbon for the II Open Bom Sucesso PGAe, and Viseu, for the I Open Montebelo PGAe, one of the new events, which will be contested from May 5 to 7.

The 50th Anniversary of the Lomas-Bosque Golf Club in Madrid will serve as an unbeatable setting to celebrate the Madrid Professional Championship. And almost at the end of June, another course by Ballesteros, Meaztegi Golf, will be the setting for the II Bizkaia PGAe Open.

After the summer break, the IV Portugal-Spain Iberian Cup, in Bom Sucesso; the II Castilla y León Championship, in Entrepinos; the RFEG Professional Spanish Championship and the Circuit Grand Final will arrive, in which the top 40 of the National Ranking will participate.

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Challenge Tour confirms Portugal Open in September 2021

Royal Óbidos Golf Course. Challenge Tour

Royal Óbidos Golf Course

Challenge Tour

The Challenge Tour announced its complete calendar for 2021 and confirmed that the Portuguese Open will be held from 23rd to 26th September, at the Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort.

According to Miguel Franco de Sousa, president of FPG, the Portuguese Open is a fundamental instrument in the federative policy to support the development of young Portuguese golfers.

In 2021, the Portuguese Open at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort is particularly well placed on the calendar to attract the best players on this circuit.

After Óbidos, there will only be three more qualifying tournaments for the Grand Final of the Challenge Tour, which will take place in Palma de Mallorca from 4th to 7th November.

But more importantly, there is still no competition on that date from 23rd to 26th September of European Tournaments, as the Ryder Cup will be taking place at the same time in the United States. Therefore, there are good chances that some players from the European first division will head to Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort in search of competition.

As for the complete competitive framework of the second division of European professional golf, now presented, it will consist of 25 tournaments spread over 15 countries, mostly in Europe (20), but also with three stages in South Africa and two in China.

This is a longer calendar than last year, which was greatly affected by the pandemic. In 2020 there were only 11 tournaments, while in 2019, in a year still without COVID-19, 27 championships were played.

The 2021 Challenge Tour starts only in April, surely to allow time for the fight against the third wave of the pandemic. The so-called South African swing was postponed from February to April, exactly when it is desired that the South African strain of the SARS-CoV2 virus can be more controlled.

The novelty is that the inaugural South African swing tournament, which still has no name or venue, will be the Limpopo Championship, from 22nd to 25th April, at Euphoria Golf Club, in Modimolle. This is followed by the Cape Town Open and Dimension Data Pro-Am. These three tournaments are simultaneously part of the Challenge Pro-Am. These three tournaments are part of both the Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour, the first South African golf division.

There are three great news in the new Challenge Tour season: three new tournaments in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom; promotion to the top level (the 2022 European Tour) increase from 15 in 2019 to 20 at the end of 2021; and all tournaments will now have to be held under the protocol defined by the European Tour’s Health and Safety Program.

Tee Times Golf Agency calls your attention to the “Royal” beauty of the Royal Óbidos Golf Course, named by its designer and world golf legend player Severiano Ballesteros. Adding to the golf course the superb offer of accommodation, the resort is a magnificent place for a memorable golf vacation with unbeatable golf packages.

Still in Óbidos we cannot forget the luxurious Marriott Praia d’el Rey Hotel located overlooking the calm and luminous Atlantic ocean and its impetuous golf course.

Source: Hugo Ribeiro / Tee Times Golf ( para Record

Portuguese Open in a golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros

Portuguese Open 2020. Royal Obidos Golf Course

Royal Obidos Golf Course

Portuguese Open in a golf course designed by Seve BallesterosRoyal Óbidos

We are proud to announce the 58th edition of the Portugal Open 2020 tournament at the Royal Óbidos Golf Course, Seve Balesteros design. situated near the historic town of Óbidos.

The Portugal Open Tournament was founded in 1953 and when the European Tour was born in 1972, it was immediately one of the founding events of the main European golf circuit.

Portuguese Open 2020. Royal Obidos Golf Course

Royal Obidos Golf Course

The Portuguese Open 2020 at Royal Óbidos will take place from September 17 to 20, with Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 16. 144 players will be up for grabs for the € 200,000.00 prize money in a 72 hole (four round) tournament with the Cut after 36 holes where the top 60 players (+ draws) qualify.

Some of the biggest stars in the world today played at the Portuguese Open, such as Martin Kaymer, Matt Wallace, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Pedro Figueiredo (currently on the European Tour). We’ll release more news soon.