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Golf in Spain Prize Draw for tickets to the Volvo World Match Play

Diciembre ya “casi” está aquí. Para “amortiguarlo” nos espera un “laaargo” puente para algunos con las festividades del 6 y el 8 y que mejor… como siempre en nuestro caso, que proponer un viajecito para relajarse un poco y jugar al golf. En Marbella, en Chiclana, en Valencia o en Pontevedra, hemos preparado una selección de ofertas especiales para el puente.

Para los que en realidad ya tengan la cabeza en “el turrón y la zambomba” ya tenemos montadas las primeras propuestas para Navidad y año nuevo, además de algunas novedades en productos.

Puedes ver nuestra última circular aquí.

Significant drop in ticket prices for the Volvo World Match Play

Following consultation with the Volvo World Match Play Championship organisers over ticket prices for the tournament to be held 17-20 May at Finca Cortesín, we are pleased to announce that the price has been reduced by 20 per cent with regard to both the initial price and prices for last year’s tournament.

Advanced bookings have also dropped in price, with a 33 per cent reduction for tickets covering the whole week, meaning a saving of 25€ over the price at the gate. This means a full ticket now costs little more than the price for two days play, which is a real incentive to enjoy the tournament from start to finish.

Check out the final prices in the following chart

Advanced On site
10 €
10 €
15 €
15 €
20 €
15 €
25 €
20 €
20 €
15 €
25 €
20 €
20 €
15 €
25 €
20 €
Weekly Pass
50 €
35 €
75 €
55 €
* Over 65 years old. Proof may be required. Taxes included.
Free admission for children under 12 years accompanied with a paying adult. For more information and advanced ticket sale at


Advanced ticket sales now open for the Volvo World Match Play

Volvo World Match Play “returns” to Golf in Spain. After 6 years of organising the Volvo Masters and the first Volvo World Match Play celebrated in 2009, we’re happy to announce that we’re again responsables for the advanced ticket sale for one of the biggest golf events celebrated in Spain.

17th to 20th May at Finca Cortesín.


Advanced ticket prices
  • Adult Thursday: 10€. (Gate price: 15€).
  • Adult Friday, Saturday or Sunday: 20€ per day. (Gate price: 25€ per day).
  • Adult Season: 50€. (Gate price: 75€).

Special prices for seniors over 65. Children under the age of 12 free when entering with a paying adult.

Accomodation Packages

Exclusive package at Hotel Elba Estepona 5*, 7 nights + weekly tickets + 2 green fees per person from 555€ pp.

 width= Economic package at Albayt Resort Apartments, 7 nights + weekly tickets from 225€ pp.


Don’t miss this opportunity of seing some of the best players in a unique course.

For more information, visit our web page, or call 0034 952 47 48 48.

Poulter to defend title at the Volvo World Match Play Championship


Defending Champion, Ian Poulter, has confirmed he will defend his title at the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship at Finca Cortesín, Spain, from May 17-20, 2012. The 2012 Championship will once again attract the world’s best golfers with the final 24 man field to be announced in the weeks after the conclusion of the US Masters.

The final field of the 47th edition of this historic tournament looks set to match the unprecedented strength of the 2011 Championship. Repeating last year’s successfully amended format, on arrival at Finca Cortesín the players will be divided into eight groups of three players to play in a round-robin group format on Thursday and Friday to decide which 16 players progress to Saturday’s knock-out stage with the semi-finals and final played on Sunday.

Tickets Volvo World Match Play Championship

Advance ticket sales “returns” this year to Golf in Spain, check out the special reduced advanced prices.

We’ve also published two initial options with accommodation at Hotel Elba Estepona 5* and Hotel Don Agustín 2*. More to come in the following days.

Volvo World Match Play improved and moved to May 2011

The Volvo World Match Play Championship is set for a new date in 2011 and will be held 19th to 22nd May, 2011 at Finca Cortesin Hotel in Southern Spain.

Securing a new permanent date for the Championship has been at the very heart of Monday’s announcement. With the global schedule becoming ever more congested in the Autumn months the aim is that the Volvo World Match Play will now be the sole dominant European Tour event played in the new date.

The 16 man field will also be increased to allow 24 of the world’s best players to compete. The prize fund for the 2011 Championship increases to €3.4 million with a first prize of €800,000, the highest on the European Tour outside of the Majors, World Golf Championship events and the Dubai World Golf Championship.

Eight groups of 3 on the round robin will play till Saturday morning with quarter final that same evening while semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday to 18 holes.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia was delighted to hear the news and hopes he will be able to include the tournament in his schedule, commenting, “It is great news that the Volvo World Match Play Championship has secured this key date in the schedule. Last year’s tournament was fantastic – Finca Cortesin provided a wonderfully dramatic backdrop for some thrilling match ups. Spain’s wonderful golf facilities were proudly shown around the world in doing such a wonderful job in hosting this historic tournament for the first time.  I think we all enjoyed the ‘champions league’ style groupings and I believe that the increased field and amended format in 2011 will make for an even more thrilling Championship.”

“Changing my shoes with Retief Goosen”

Tom Jamieson was the winner of the first prize of our Volvo World Match Play competition including proam spot and a night accommodation at Elba Estepona Thalasso Spa 5 star hotel. Tom kindly wrote a few words about his experience last week:

Just a short note to say it was a pleasure to meet you last week and that I had an unforgettable experience at Finca Cortesin.  I’ve put together a few paragraphs to try and capture the experience but I’m not sure words can do it justice!
Although I had entered the competition when I got the e-mail telling me I had won the prize I couldn’t believe it and my natural Scottish scepticism kicked in!!  However, after a couple of emails and calls to establish it was indeed true I couldn’t wait to get there and attempt to play golf with some of the biggest names in the game.
After a couple of wrong turns on the way from Malaga I eventually arrived at the impressive Elba Estepona late on Tuesday evening and my Pro-am passes were waiting as promised.  A quick call to Jessica to confirm when I had to report at the course and I was raring to go!
The day itself was fantastic, Volvo deserve a lot of praise for making it all possible and for providing some amazing gifts and souvenirs and the course itself was absolutely superb.  It was also quite surreal changing my shoes with Retief Gossen sitting on one side of me and Sergio Garcia on the other!!
I was drawn to play with Scott Strange and he and his caddy, Adam, were very friendly and helped eased the nerves.  The shotgun start was ideal and meant that I didn’t have to endure the trauma of trying to get the ball off the first tee in front of a large crowd!  Thankfully I managed to play quite well and even experienced polite applause from the gallery for a couple of my shots!!  The team finished the day on 5 under par but unfortunately this didn’t quite match the performance of the winners who managed to get round in the remarkable total of 19 under.
A lifetime of memories from a day to remember and thanks to all at Golf in Spain and Volvo for making it possible.


Patience is a lucrative virtue for Fisher

He was dubbed “The English Patient” by the Spanish press. Inscrutably focused, betraying hardly any emotion as he strode purposefully around the Finca Cortesín course, ranked 10th of the 16 players in the starting field of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Ross Fisher beat Camilo Villegas on the first day, then lost to Lee Westwood and defeated Jeev Milkha Singh on the second day to top Group D and gain a semi-final place against reigning US Masters champion Angel Cabrera.

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Winners of our Volvo World Match Play Special Competition

This morning we extracted the winners of our special 2009 Volvo World Match Play competition. Special thanks to Volvo and IMG for allowing us to handle it and for offering such a great prices.

We created a list 10 winners with correct answers and based on their number of participations. The correct replies were:

1. By winning his group after Thursday and Thursday matches
2. Gary Player had to play 40 holes in 1973 for his victory.
3. UK is the most represented country among the players of the event.

The winners were:

1.- Tom Jamieson : 225
2.- Ovidio Vidal Hernandez : 1725
3.- Luis Sanchez Vaquero : 100
4.- Toni Ramirez Rosales : 300

5.- Alfonso Martínez Morán : 100
6.- jean-paul meyntjens : 150
8.- Félix Olavarrieta Bernardino : 100
9.- John Robilliard : 100
10.- Julian Cabrera Concha : 100

Prizes were assigned based on the availability of the winners, but the first one Tom Jamieson from the UK, confirmed in a couple of hours and booked his flight to be at Finca Cortesín for the proam next Wednesday.

We’ll try to get some comments from them during the event. Thanks to everyone for participating. We hope to see you all at Finca Cortesín this week.

Volvo World Match Play Groups and initial matches

The groups and matches for the ‘round-robin’ stage of the 16-man Volvo World Match Play Championship are announced below with the players competing in an all new format at Finca Cortesin from the 29th October to 1st November.

Colin Montgomerie, the 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain commented, “Seeing the final draw totally justifies Volvo’s decision to change to the group format. There really are some tantalising match ups and it is going to be a thoroughly entertaining week for all the spectators. I am delighted that Volvo’s inaugural year partnering the World Match Play Championship has attracted such a world class field with their refreshed qualifying criteria. I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing how some of these intriguing match ups unfold. This will be very interesting viewing for me with my Ryder Cup hat on but as anyone who knows me will suspect, a big part of me will be wishing I was out there as one of the 16 qualified players!”

The 16-man field is grouped based on their seeding as determined by today’s Official World Golf Ranking. On Thursday and Friday each player will play their group members in a round robin format over full 18-hole matches with points awarded based upon a win, tie or loss. The leading player from each group will qualify for the semi-final knock out stage with aggregate number of holes won used to determine tied positions.

The winner of each group will qualify for the semi finals to be held on Saturday which, along with the final on Sunday, will be played over 36 holes in the traditional head-to-head match play format. The semi finals will be contested between the winner of Groups A & B  and C & D.

Paul Casey

Retief Goosen

Anthony Kim

Scott Strange

Sergio Garcia

Martin Kaymer

Robert Allenby

Oliver Wilson

Henrik Stenson

Rory McIlroy

Angel Cabrera

Simon Dyson

Lee Westwood

Camilo Villegas

Ross Fisher

Jeev Milkha Singh

Matches and provisional times:

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“I love match play” – an interview with Paul Casey

Interview reproduced courtesy of Society Living Magazine


How and why did you start playing golf, and what has been the biggest influence on your career? My dad introduced me to golf. I loved playing all sports from an early age but started to focus on golf as I got older. Dad is still really involved in the amateur game in England. My coach, Peter Kostis, has been a big influence on me in recent years.

Your favourite course in the world and why? Cypress Point – if you see a picture of the 16th and 17th you’ll understand why.

How do you feel you are playing right now – at least before you had to pull out of the BMW Championship (on the US PGA Tour)? Of course, after three wins I was really happy with the way I was playing before I hurt myself. It is very frustrating to have to take time out injured when you have been playing and performing great and especially at such a crucial time in the season. Still, you can look at it either way: it would obviously be a lot worse if I had a terrible season and then had to sit out for a couple of months without the opportunity to get out there and turn it around. I just want to make sure I don’t rush coming back – intercostal muscles take quite a bit of time to heal and you can easily set yourself right back to square one if you aren’t careful.

When did you realise you had made it? That’s a tricky question. I think while you are always aiming for new goals or to improve yourself you never sit back and think, “Well done me, I‘ve made it.” Until I achieve all that I believe I am capable of, and that includes some majors wins, I don’t think I will ever consider that I have totally made it. I am obviously proud of what I have achieved so far, including my tournament wins, Ryder Cup achievements and reaching world number three – they are all great, but I still believe I can achieve so much more.

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