The tournament will take place at three of the best courses in the province, including El Paraíso. :: SUR
Summer, sun and three of Malaga province’s best golf courses. This is the basis for a new tournament organised by SUR, Costa del Golf (the leading specialist golf publication) and the company Andalucía Golf Select.
It will be the first Costa del Golf Summer Open, an event in which around 100 golfers will compete in on 6, 7 and 8 August. The aim is to bring together golf enthusiasts, whether they be Costa del Sol residents or visitors to the province.
The competition will be held at Río Real, El Paraíso and Alferini. After the final session, Villa Padierna Palace will be providing a cocktail event for participants during which the awards ceremony will take place.
The tournament will last for three days with the Individual Stableford scoring system.
The first round will be on 6 June at Río Real, a course designed by Javier Arana, considered the best Spanish golf course architect of all time. Opened in 1965, it has 18 spectacular holes with a total length of 6,000 meters and a par of 72. It is considered by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation to be an emblematic course and one of the best in Spain
On Thursday 7 the tournament will continue at El Paraíso, a course with wide fairways surrounded by palm trees, pines, nerium oleanders and olive trees. There are also streams and two magnificent lakes. It has a par of 71 and consists of 6,131 metres and is considered challenging and rewarding for golfers of all levels.
The Costa del Golf Summer Amateur Open will conclude on 8 August at Alferini Golf Club that is part of Villa Padierna. With 18 holes, 6,641 meters and a par of 73, it is the perfect location to conclude the tournament. The top three finishers in each handicap category will be awarded a trophy and prize.
Those interested in taking part can enjoy the three days for a price of 169 euros that includes green fees and buggy hire (more information here
). Amateur players can sign up if they posses a valid license issued by the Spanish Golf Federation. For foreign players a handicap certificate from their club of origin will be accepted.
The tournament will be played under the rules of the Royal Spanish Federation of Golf as well as those of the Competition Committee.