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Santa Maria Golf and Country Club in Marbella
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Santa Maria Golf Club to host two charity golf tournaments

  • The proceeds of the two tournaments will be donated to Cudeca and the AFA, an association for the families of Alzheimer’s patients

As part of its twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations, the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club in Marbella is to host two charity golf tournaments.

The club, which is considered to have one of the best-looked-after courses on the Costa del Sol, has already held several events to celebrate its silver anniversary.

The first event will be the Captains Charity Tournament on Sunday 25 June, and this year Cudeca has been chosen as beneficiary. The second is the AFA Santa Maria Golf Tournament taking place on Saturday 1 July.

This tournament will be held in aid of the AFA, a Marbella-based association that cares for relatives of Alzheimer’s suffers.

The Cudeca Captains Tournament will consist of an 18-hole better ball competition for over 100 players. The tournament will begin at 9.30am with a shotgun start, a format in which all players tee off simultaneously from different holes. Players will return to the club house at around 2pm, where lunch will be served. There will be a prize draw with more than 70 prizes, and a silent auction, where participants can enter written bids for a selection of gift vouchers for green fees, hair and beauty sessions and candlelit dinners.

The visitors’ price for the tournament is 80 euros, while members pay 30 euros.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Cudeca Cancer Hospice in Benalmádena.

The AFA tournament on 1 July, which has been organised with the collaboration of the Marbella town hall, will also begin at 9.30am.

The club is offering advertising space to potential sponsors on each of the 18 holes.

A bank account has been opened in order to enable benefactors to transfer contributions directly.

The final amount will be given to AFA. The club will also give AFA the money collected from the green fees sold at the tournament.

The tournament costs 85 euros and those wishing to take part can find details on the Santa Maria Golf Club website.