The Catalan region will be hosting two new events on this year’s DP World Tour. The Spanish double-header begins with the ISPS Handa Championship at Infinitum (Tarragona) from April 21 to 24, followed by the Catalunya Championship at PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness (Girona) from April 28 to May 1. Each tournament will have a prize fund of US$2 million.
Previously known as Lumine, Infinitum Golf was a second stage Qualifying School venue from 2012 until it succeeded PGA Catalunya as host venue for the Qualifying School final from 2017 to 2019.
A European Tour Destination, PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness was the Qualifying School final venue for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016, and it has also hosted four full Tour events: the 1999 Sarazen World Open won by Thomas Bjørn, and three Open de España events, in 2000, 2009 and 2014. In winning the latter, Miguel Ángel Jiménez extended his own record as the Tour’s oldest winner – to 50 years and 133 days.
Two other events on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) are scheduled for Spain this year: the Acciona Open de España Presented by Madrid from 6 to 9 October at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid; and the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters from 13-16 October at Royal Valderrama Club. The week of 20-23 October is currently open for a yet-to-be-confirmed European event which may also be held in Spain.
Gran Novedad en PGA Golf de Catalunya. A partir del 5 de Noviembre, mismas tarifas durante la semana y fin de semana!
Aproveche y visite el Hotel Meliá Vichy Catalán.
Ofrecemos paquetes de 2 noches + 2 green fees desde 272€ por persona (valido hasta el 4/Noviembre). Mas económico a partir del 5/Noviembre.
You didn’t have a plan for this summer? Well now you do! We have just launched this offer at Doubletree by Hilton Empordá which includes 7 nights for the price of 5 and 5 green fees at Empordá Golf for the price of 4.
The offer is valid from 15th May to 14th July (closed dates: 2, 3, 24 & 25 June). So we have 7 nights BB + 5 green fees from only 472€ per person (before: 587€ per person).
Don’t miss the chance to stay at this 4* hotel located in Torroella de Montgri, a great place to discover Cataluña and the courses in Girona.
We have just created this last minute package at Torremirona, valid only for bookings confirmed before the 28th February for stays in March & April (except Easter, 25th to 27th March).
Package includes: 3 nights in a double room with breakfast, 3 “Canigo” Menus, 2 green fees at Torremirona Golf and 1 guided visit to the D.O Empordá Winery. All of this from only 226€ per person.
It would have been a shock to learn otherwise but Spain has been suffering something of a battering in recent years on various well-documented fronts. On this occasion, however, no unpleasant surprises: according to a new study of European golfers, the country maintains its supremacy as the most popular travel destination for visitors from the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia.
More than 28 per cent of the respondents had played golf in Spain over the previous 12 months, citing such favourable key contributing factors as the standard and range of the country’s golf courses, consistent levels of high quality accommodation and the favourable year-round climate.
The findings were part of a new research document entitled “European Spotlight on Golf Tourism to Spain”, commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, organisers of IGTM (which will be held from 11 to 14 November at Costa Daurada in Cataluña) and produced by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc.
Second in popularity behind Spain was Portugal (17 per cent), followed by Great Britain & Ireland (16.1 per cent), Turkey (7.5 per cent), France (7.1 per cent) and United States (6.9 per cent).