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Spain Aces Golf Wish List

Top courses: iconic Valderrama

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).

Favourable climate: azure Costa Adeje

Of the 28.5 per cent of golfers who visited Spain to play golf, just under half (12.7 per cent) opted for the Costa del Sol, with the Costa Brava region and the Canary Isles attracting 3.9 and 3.2 per cent, respectively – and 8.7 per cent travelling to other areas.

Noted IGTM exhibition manager Peter Grimster, “This latest study proves that Spain remains at the heart of the European golf tourism industry and illustrates why thousands of golfers still put its golfing regions at the top of their wish list.”

The Spanish study also revealed that a golfer’s nationality has an impact on the choice of region they are likely to visit: British and Scandinavian golfers prefer the Costa del Sol; French golfers are more likely to visit Costa Brava; and German golfers travel to all regions.

 

Other highlights of the research showed that:

• The average duration for a Spanish golf trip is seven nights.
• Golf visitors to Spain predominantly stay in four and five-star accommodation.
• Visiting golfers spend between €170 (British) to €230 (Scandinavians) per day. 
• Golfers arrange between five and six rounds of golf during each Spanish holiday.
• During the course of a week’s holiday, golfers play up to four different Spanish courses.
 
 
Hospitable welcome: Spanish Armada at 2011 Andalucía Masters (Photo: Fernando Herranz)

Added Peter Grimster, “As Spain is the host country for this year’s IGTM we will, of course, be welcoming a host of representatives from across the country, including 100 resorts, clubs and tourist boards, showcasing the country’s finest golf spots including host destination Cataluña, as well as Andalucía and the Balearic and Canary Islands.”

The Catalan region of Costa Daurada is rapidly boosting its reputation as a golf destination. Three years ago, less than two per cent of total rounds played on the Costa Daurada were by international golfers: today, that ratio has increased to 30 per cent and continues to grow.

 

 


Original post reproduced with permission from ozinspain.com

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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.


Reduced Tickets for the Volvo World Match Play Championship

Only 2 weeks left for Volvo World Match Play Tournament celebrated in Finca Cortesin (17th-20th/May)

We wanted to remind you of our special reduced ticket prices for this tournament, you can see some of the best players of the world from only 20€ per person.

We also offer hotel + ticket packages.

2 nights + 2 days ticket from 90€ per person, staying at Albayt Resort Apartaments.

2 nights + 2 days ticket from 168€ per person, staying at Hotel Elba Estepona Resort.


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

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senior*
Thursday
10 €
10 €
15 €
15 €
Friday
20 €
15 €
25 €
20 €
Saturday
20 €
15 €
25 €
20 €
Sunday
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 www.golfinspain.com

 


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