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Ladies European Tour Grand Finale on the Costa del Sol

8 Nov

The Costa del Sol will once again be the setting this year for the grand finale of the Ladies European Tour. To be held at Alferini Golf in the Villa Padierna resort from 24 to 27 November, the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España will be the last event of the 2022 season and also crown the winner of the Race to Costa del Sol annual order of merit – as it did the past two years. […]

European Tour Swansong as LIV Looms on the Valderrama Horizon?

17 Oct

This year’s Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters could have been the last European Tour event to be held at Royal Valderrama Club. At least for the foreseeable future, as rumours are rife that Spain’s most renowned course will be hosting an LIV event next year. […]

Grandstand Opening Hole Created at Finca Cortesín as One-Year Countdown Begins to 2023 Solheim Cup

20 Sep

Finca Cortesín has unveiled a revamped new first hole to create a grandstand atmosphere for next year’s Solheim Cup.  […]

Valderrama 25 Years After Historic Ryder Cup

10 Sep

When the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters returns to Valderrama next month, the Sotogrande club will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of its most stellar moment in golfing history. In September 1997, Royal Valderrama hosted the first Ryder Cup  in continental Europe – i.e. the first outside the UK and the US.  […]

Korda Sisters Share Honours in Aramco Team Series at La Reserva Club in Sotogrande

1 Sep

Two of the world’s leading women golfers shared the honours at the Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande tournament held at La Reserva Club in August. […]

Korda Sisters to Play in Aramco Team Series at La Reserva Club Sotogrande

5 Jul

Sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda are the latest stars to confirm their participation in the Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande at La Reserva Club. One of the Ladies European Tour’s showpiece events, and part of a series played around the world, the $1 million tournament on the Costa del Sol (18-20 August) features an innovative fourball format in which three LET professionals compete in each team together with an amateur golfer.  […]

Michael Campbell Plans Return to Tour Action

1 Oct

Article reprinted courtesy of Andalucía/España Golf

Like many golf stars of his generation, Michael Campbell followed an arduous path to eventual global success. Born in Hawera (Taranaki) on New Zealand’s North Island in February 1969, he left school early, worked a full-time job while fine-tuning his game among the elite of New Zealand amateur golf, made his first inroads into the professional ranks on the Australasian Tour (during an era when Greg Norman was at his peak), then headed to Europe where, competing against a golden era of international champions, he worked his way up to become one of the Tour’s leading players. 

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Greater Things… a Master Class

20 Apr

(Photo: Toni Doro)

Oldest European Tour champion, sublime US Masters performance, sparkling senior tour debut… Miguel Ángel Jiménez, now arguably the third member of a global trio of Málaga favourite sons (together with Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas), just keeps dazzling us. So how does the “world’s most interesting golfer” do it? “If you are 50 it doesn’t mean that you cannot play well. I’m still moving. I’m still flexible.” Cue to… his endearingly particular stretching and warm-up routine, captured for posterity on YouTube. […]

Golden Prospects for Golf

15 Nov

Lumine Golf on the Costa Daurada

A pronounced sense of optimism prevailed at the 16th edition of the International Golf Travel Market, held on Spain’s Costa Daurada in November.

In his keynote address to the IGTM – considered the premier global event for golf tourism – Peter Walton, chief executive of the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) presented positive findings from his organisation’s “Global Golf Tourism Report 2013”, highlighting a 9.3 per cent growth in global golf tour operator sales in 2012 compared with 2011. […]

GolfinSpain Milestone

15 Nov

Finca Cortesín… hat-trick of Volvo World Match Play Championships

Spain’s premier website for travelling golfers is now officially an “adult”. Founded in 1995 in the Costa del Sol town of Fuengirola, when the internet was a long way off from becoming the phenomenon it is today, GolfinSpain reached its legal age in 2013. Over the past 18 years the portal has become an online pacesetter (leader in traffic for “golf in Spain” at an international level) and a reference point for the Spanish golf tour operator market. […]