|Location||Marbella, Andalusia, Spain|
|Designer / Opened||Cabell B. Robinson, 1991|
|Holes / Par||18 Holes, Par 72|
|HCP L / G||34 / 28|
|Length (mt)||6014m / 5705m / 4556m|
La Cala Europa
Sprawled over the expanse of 6014 metres, par 71 with 18 holes, along with an exquisite countryside, La Cala Europa is the youngest of the three golf courses, set up within the premises of La Cala Golf Complexes and Resorts.
The golf course was designed by Cabell B Robinson, the same designer who also constructed its predecessors La Cala Asia and La Cala America. Also known as Campo Europa, the course was opened for players and visitors in 2005, and has become more popular than the other two courses situated in La Cala Golf Complex and Resorts , in Costa del Sol, south of Spain .
In terms of structural details and golf course layout , Campo Europa is the most advanced golf course of La Cala Golf Complex and is an emblem of the architectural mastery of the designer. Being his 3rd consecutive La Cala project, Cabell B Robinson has infused an exceptional dab of his brilliance in the course design and has made it the most complex, challenging and difficult golf course on the plains of La Cala Golf Complex.
The scenic panorama features mountains standing tall at a distance, and the tributaries of River Ojen that run, slicing through the fairways, creating natural water hazards for eight holes on the golf course. La Cala Europa golf course features rough and graduated planes with narrowing fairways and intense doglegged holes on the right and left sides.
The most notable and subsequently signature hole is the 4th hole par-forth, where the mountain scrub shields the entire right flank and River Ojen flows along the left. This articulation of playing landscape makes playing here a sudden death round.
Aside from that, the golf course features smooth par threes and challenging par fives, infused with scrubs, water hazards, and ravines, spiralling around the holes. The playing course also a smart placement of greens and bunkers that accentuate the tenacity of Campo Europa and make it an ideal golf course for an unorthodox and incredibly challenging game of golf.
La Cala Golf Resort to held a Inovative European Tour Event in May 2017
La Cala Resort is decked out to welcome one of the most prominent golf championships tournements of the year. From 18 to 21 May this Malaga Golf course will host the tournament Andalusia Costa de Sol Match Play 9. Located in the municipality of Mijas, this golf resort has three golf courses, La Cala America, La Cala Europe and La Cala Asian , being the latter course , the one choosed to welcome this innovative Match Play competition.
Andalusia Costa del Sol brand will be seen around the world. In this way, the Costa del Sol confirms its tremendous potential to host major golf events. The Andalusia Costa del Sol Match Play 9 is a new format, so golf is fun, easier and faster, target set by the Canadian Keith Pelley, head of the European Tour.
The tournament will be played to 36 holes stroke play, followed by a series of games of match play on 9-hole that played the top finishers. The prize money will be of 200,000 euros and the event will be valid for the ' Road to Oman'.
Jaime Salaverri, Chairman Committee professionals of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation: "We continue with our commitment to promote the Challenge Tour tournaments in Spain to give more chances to those players whose goal is to achieve the European Tour".
Alain de Soultrait, director of the Challenge Tour: "Want to thank once more to the Andalusia n institutions golf support and congratulate the Real Andalusia n Federation for its initiative to create a new event on the Challenge Tour, as well as to the Real Federación Española de Golf for their continued support to the Challenge Tour and the golf development of the young Spanish professionals".
The Andalusia Costa del Sol Match Play 9 is one of the two Challenge Tour events to be held in Spain throughout the year 2017 with the Challenge of Spain . In addition to the Andalusia n institutions, counts with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the Higher Council of Sports and companies such as Kyocera, Titleist and Solan de Cabras. JGolf18.0 is the Organizer.