Spectacular New Opening Grandstand Hole for 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesín

Finca Cortesín has officially unveiled a new opening hole at the Casares course as the 365-day countdown to next year’s Solheim Cup begins. Announcing the change to the course – part of a general revamp and upgrade overseen by original designer Cabell B. Robinson – the tournament organisers said, “The ambience on the first hole of the Solheim Cup is unlike any other golf tournament. The atmosphere and the decibels created by the European and American fans with their chants, music and colours mean that at that moment, the spectacle is turned from the golfers to the stands.” Continue reading


Countdown to 2023: Solheim Cup Another Historic First for Costa del Golf

The 2023 Solheim Cup will be the final link of a cycle that began with the designation of the “Costa del Golf” in 1997. The name was coined  in the lead up to that year’s historic Ryder Cup at Valderrama, with signs appearing along the coast declaring, “Costa del Sol-Costa del Golf”.

Twenty-five years later, the Costa is home to 70 golf courses, the most of any similar-sized region in Europe, extending for 120 kilometres from the Axarquía area east of Málaga city to Sotogrande – actually in Cádiz province but customarily grouped under the Costa del Sol moniker by local tourism authorities. Continue reading


Finca Cortesín estrenará hoyo 1 coincidiendo con la Solheim Cup 2023

El espectacular ambiente que generalmente vive el primer hoyo de una competición como la Solheim Cup, se asegura aún más en Finca Cortesín, con el “nuevo” hoyo 1 que el campo prepara para la ocasión.

Se buscaba espacio para público y emoción desde el primer golpe y el actual hoyo 4 reunía todas las condiciones. De esta manera, el “nuevo” hoyo 1 de la Solheim Cup 2023 será un par 4 elevado de 256 metros, con un gran lago en la parte izquierda que llega hasta la entrada del green, una calle estrecha y bien protegida, y un green amplio pero movido.

El campo prepara ya los cambios necesarios al recorrido para esta modificación al orden de juego. Stacey Lewis, la capitana estadounidense, ha tenido ocasión de comprobar las características del nuevo hoyo 1 de Finca Cortesín y no dudó en alabar su elección: “Creo que nunca hemos tenido un hoyo 1 como éste en la Solheim Cup. Se puede llegar a green pero el agua entra bastante en juego”.

Así mismo, Lewis también destacó la forma del tee de este hoyo, ya que “es como un anfiteatro, las gradas van a estar en alto, prácticamente encima de ti, lo que hará que se sienta al público muy cerca. Sin duda, es un gran hoyo para la Solheim Cup”, finalizó.


Marbella Hosts Presentation of 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesín

Yesterday we attended the formal presentation of the Solheim Cup, which will be held for the first time in Spain from 18 to 24 September 2023. The venue, Finca Cortesín, had been revealed previously, and yesterday the dates were also confirmed officially – one week before the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.

This is excellent news for Spanish golf, which once again has the opportunity of hosting an event at the highest international level. The coup follows three years of hard work and effort by the main person behind the initiative, Íñigo Aramburu, managing director of Deporte & Business, a company which has been organising Ladies European Tour events since 2002. 

Costa del Sol Tourism joins PING and Rolex as the main sponsors, while Andalucía Tourism, Acosol, Marbella Town Hall and Benahavís Town Hall are the official partners. A key union of forces without which it would not have been possible to host the event…

The initial project proposed hosting the event in Marbella, but in the end it was decided to opt for the Casares course – once again highlighting Finca Cortesín’s great vision in always aiming to maintain its status as a top-level competition course.