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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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Portugal Golf – International Pairs Golf Final returns to Portugal

International Pairs Golf Óbidos 2023. Portugal hosts another International Pairs Golf final.

International Pairs Golf Final returns to Portugal for the 4th time in 7 years

The International Pairs Golf World Final 2023 will be held at Royal Óbidos and Bom Sucesso, in the Lisbon region, from 6 to 10 November.

Armandt Scholtz, managing director of International Pairs Golf, says that Portugal “has always been a great place for the event, with its beautiful golf courses, friendly people, and lively culture”, and that “the International Pairs tournament has had the privilege of hosting previous finals in the Algarve from 2017-2019″.

For a number of reasons, Portugal stood out as an outstanding choice for the event’s final. To begin, Portugal has become a well-known golf destination that draws golf fans worldwide. The country has a huge number of excellent golf courses with a wide range of landscapes and difficult layouts that appeal to both amateur and professional players.

According to Armandt Scholtz: “There are many economic, cultural, and publicity benefits for Portugal that come from hosting the International Pairs World Final: the event brings a lot of people to the area, which creates jobs, brings in more tax money, and helps the business grow in general. It makes the country more well-known in the world of golf and has a good effect on tourism, local businesses, and community involvement”.

The managing director of the competition also says that the tournament brings business opportunities in the hospitality, food and beverage, retail, transport, tourism, sponsorship, advertising and event services sectors.

Scholtz affirms that golf is very important to tourism and could have a big effect on the industry. Over the holidays, golfers tend to stay longer so they have time to try out new courses while they move around the country.

Another interesting statistic is that golf generally attracts “high value” tourists who have a higher disposable income and are willing to spend a little more during their golf holiday. This plays an important role in the overall growth of the economy of a region.

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Open de Portugal will be decisive to the Road of Mallorca rankings

Open de Portugal will take place in Óbidos, Lisbon region, from September 14 to 17, and we bring you what you must know in order to be prepared for the drama at Royal Óbidos.

A Severiano Ballesteros’ masterpiece, the golf course at the beautiful Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, is not to be missed. The Spanish designer made a difficult course that uses the natural settings and the hilly land to its advantage. On hole 3, players hit their ball into an island green with the Óbidos lagoon in the background. The 18th hole has a view of the back nine, the clubhouse, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Open de Portugal has been held at Royal Óbidos for four straight years, including this year’s edition of the tournament. In 2020, Garrick Higgo won the first Open de Portugal held at Royal Óbidos. He was followed by Marcel Schneider in 2021 and Pierre Pineau in 2022. Who will win this year?

There are only five tournaments left to see which player will move on to the DP World Tour. At the end of the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final at Club de Golf Alcanada, the best 20 players in the Road to Mallorca Rankings will secure the promotion.

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