Spain Golf – Solheim Cup 2023 has already sold 82.000 tickets

Solheim Cup. Solheim Cup 2023 in Spain has a big impact on the country's economy

Solheim Cup has many positive effects in Spain’s economy

Arturo Bernal, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sports for the Junta de Andalucia, went to Finca Cortesin, in the Costa del Sol, to see for himself how the Solheim Cup 2023 is being prepared.

82.000 tickets have already been sold for the event, which takes place from September 18th to 24th, and the organisers expect a full house. Bernal said, “We’re going to see a show that will stay with us forever, and its effects are already being felt on every level”.

Some changes have been made to the course’s path so that it can meet the needs of the Solheim Cup. The new hole 1 makes it possible to build a platform that can hold 3,000 people. This will let fans get very close to the golfers.

The counsellor thinks that the Solheim Cup will bring in 200 million euros from the media. “We also think that the direct and secondary effects will add up to about 300 million euros. We’re talking about a global impact of about 500 million euros, with an event that will not only make Andalusia and Malaga a place of reference but also create a new icon of golf courses around the world”, he said, referring to Finca Cortesin.

Bernal also wanted to point out that the drought was especially hard on the Junta de Andalucia and the golf industry. In this way, he said, “80% of the golf clubs in Andalusia use recycled water to water their greens. And the rest that can’t, are watering their plants with non-potable water.

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Spain Golf – Solheim Cup 2023 joins the ‘Costa del Sol Zero Footprint’ project

Finca Cortesin Golf. Solheim Cup joins Costa del Sol Zero Footprint project

The Solheim Cup aims to be more sustainable

To enhance its goal of being an environmentally friendly event, the Solheim Cup 2023, a women’s golf competition pitting Europe against the United States from September 18 to 24 at Finca Cortesin golf course, in Malaga, has adopted a new set of sustainability standards. Being hosted on the Costa del Sol, the Solheim Cup 2023 became involved with the “Costa del Sol Zero Footprint” initiative.

Costa del Sol is now the first tourist destination in the world to measure and compensate for the carbon footprint of every visitor, regardless of the nature of their journey. Your golf holidays in Costa del Sol will be, from now on, more sustainable than ever.

As Francisco Salado, president of both institutions, says: “The Costa del Sol is once again a pioneer and becomes a benchmark with a project that Turismo Costa del Sol has been working on for some time and which is another example of the clear commitment that both the Malaga Provincial Council and Turismo Costa del Sol make for the sustainability of this popular golf holiday destination”.

“As an added bonus, sustainability is one of the most telling metrics of a place’s overall appeal, popularity, and reputation. The Costa del Sol, however, is well aware that it must play in that league or risk being left behind. Because we believe that responsible tourist development must serve as the central tenet of the Costa del Sol’s future success”, he continues.

Tourists who visit the Costa del Sol, whether to play in the region’s stunning golf courses or not, can participate in the initiative by visiting the project website, entering the details of their trip, and getting the result of their carbon footprint in kilogrammes of CO2 and its equivalent in trees planted.

Throughout collaboration with another initiative, the “Málaga Viva”, over 340.000 trees have been planted in the province and land banks are being established to reforest and offset the carbon impact.

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On Costa del Sol, golf is the star segment in the New Year 2021

Costa del Sol - Finca Cortesin golf course

Finca Cortesin golf course

Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol continues to prioritize the golf segment in 2021, despite the situation that is being experienced by COVID-19, the golf courses are making an effort once again by launching a wide variety of special rates in which sport is combined with leisure and fun. Various golf courses have joined the initiative of offering to visitors the best promotions with all the necessary security measures.

Of the twenty actions programmed to carry out the promotion of the destination at end of 2020, the majority and the most important have been those aimed at golf, showing all the strengths and great potential of the Costa del Golf.

At Costa del Sol the golf offer is unbeatable. With more than seventy courses, it is the destination in Europe with the highest concentration of golf courses. Thus, the province of Malaga is the one with more courses in the whole country, and the third in golf licenses, after Madrid and Barcelona, representing 6.7% of the total number of federated, exceeding eighteen thousand players. The Costa del Golf accounts for 67% of the total number of golf courses in Andalusia, spread over sixteen municipalities.

From Tee Times’s Golf Agency point of view, the most popular golf courses in the region among our clients recommended also by us are: Cabopino, Rio Real, Golf Torrequebrada, Chaparral, Marbella Golf & Country Club, Mijas Golf – Los Olivos, La Quinta Golf Course, La Cala Europa, Finca Cortesin, Los Naranjos Golf, San Roque Cub Old Course, Calanova Golf Course.