The Costa del Golf Tour made its second stop on Sunday, taking in the course at El Paraíso in Estepona. The tournament, organised by SUR and its specialist publication Costa del Golf, has quickly become the leading amateur tournament in the area, attracting thousands of competitors over the last few years.
The route through the wide, easy fairways at this Estepona course offered both a challenge and a reward for the around a hundred participants on Sunday, who had varying skill levels.
Surrounded by palm trees, pines, oleanders and olive trees with meandering streams and two magnificent lakes, golfers enjoyed the warm-weather conditions, whether competing for honours or joining in the celebrations for the German version of SUR, this year celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The day, sponsored by Acosol, saw Francisco Márquez Valle, Rafael Manjón Borrego, Helmut Brune Brune, Juan Carlos Gil Jiménez and Diego Morito Segarrafueronz (in the first category); Sergio Berenguer Hever, Antonio Ramírez Torres, David Pitaula Vázquez, Francisco Parra Ruiz, Salvador Díaz Rico, Francisco Carnero Navas and Pablo Oliva Rocca (in the second category); and Vlada Alexeeva, Remedios Muñoz Arrebola, María Victoria Sel Arias, María del Carmen Moprillas Jarillo and María José Vegas Sillero (in the women's category) all qualify for the grand final at Guadalmina.
More stops to come
Now that the first two stops have been made, the Costa del Golf Tour will continue across Andalucía. This Saturday, 6 July, the third round will be held at Alcaidesa Golf. Alcaidesa is located in an incomparable setting. It has two magnificent golf courses: Alcaidesa Links and Alcaidesa Heathland, with a total of 36 professional holes with spectacular views of the sea, the Rock and Africa.
On 21 July, the Costa del Golf Tour will stop at Cabopino in Marbella, at the easternmost end of the town. It has a par 71, 5,170-metre course, designed by the architect Juan Ligués Creus. It offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean, as well as vegetation with broad crowned pines that honour the course's name.
Finally, on 27 July, the grand final will be held at Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina.
Registration for any of the remaining legs is still open. Through Oferplan you can book your place for 65 euros for each one.