REAL CLUB DE GOLF GUADALMINA, CONFIRMED AS THE VENUE OF THE ANDALUCÍA COSTA DEL SOL OPEN DE ESPAÑA FEMENINO 2020
The southern route of the club, designed by Javier Arana, hosts this momentous professional tournament for the second time
The competition will take place between November 26 and 29
The Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, located in the Malaga town of San Pedro de Alcántara, will once again host the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino with the still vivid memory of the spectacular victory of Azahara Muñoz (first of a Spanish in the open national) in the 2017 edition held at its facilities. On this occasion, this competition to be held between November 26 and 29 will serve as a magnificent finale for the Race to Costa del Sol, the order of merit of the Ladies European Tour, and will feature a spectacular prize pool of € 600,000 .
The Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino, which has the main sponsorship of the Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía, Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol and Acosol – Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental, arrives at a club that has recently turned 60 years old and that, once again, dresses up to host the tournament. The Real Club de Golf Guadalmina is a magnificent example of the quality offered by the tours of Andalusia and the Costa del Sol, one of the most important destinations in all of Europe, and it becomes the stage where the Race to Costa del Sol (Race to the Costa del Sol), the ranking of the Ladies European Tour that has adopted this new and attractive name.
“We have very fresh memories of the 2017 edition of the Spanish Open that was played in Guadalmina. It was the perfect Open in terms of the field, the weather, the result… Having Azahara Muñoz and Carlota Ciganda fighting for the title, which Azahara finally took in front of their team, was incredible. In fact, it was one of the reasons that led us to think about organizing a new Spanish Open ”, explains Ignacio del Cuvillo, director of the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina. “The Spanish Women’s Open in Guadalmina is a wonderful challenge and the club has turned to this initiative. In addition, we must thank all our partners, both nationals and foreigners (of 17 different nationalities) for their support and generosity, since they gladly give up the field after enjoying a wonderful experience in the Open de España Femenino de 2017 ”.
The marked character of the south course, a design by the renowned Javier Arana remodeled by Stirling & Martin that combines beauty and difficulty, returns to test some golfers from the Ladies European Tour who would do well not to trust the favorable statistics of 2017. Yes that year the Spanish Open became a prolific tournament in good results (and its participants broke records by adding a total of 1,271 birdies and 35 eagles over the four days of competition, the highest in both statistics in an edition of the Open de España), the preparation of the field and its location on the calendar will mean that the players will face an even more demanding rival.
Although its fairways are deceptively wide and there are hardly any water obstacles, the trees become decisive elements from the starting tee and add to the difficulty offered by the par 3s of the course, especially if the wind is good.
“The facilities of the south field are ideal for the women’s game and this was recognized by the participants of the 2017 Open. The field gives a lot of play, is spectacular and, at the same time, comfortable to walk. It can offer two faces: the most complicated and the most entertaining, ”says Del Cuvillo. “We have done great improvement works over the last two years, especially beautification and aesthetics by expanding the tees platforms, and by the month of November the field will be in perfect condition. If there is one of those wonderful weeks typical of this area in terms of meteorology, it will be a magnificent showcase for the Costa del Sol and Andalusia ”.
Thanks to its status as the last event on the Ladies European Tour calendar and its reinforced prize pool, the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino has all the incentives to bring together the best players on the circuit and become a must-see for fans to golf. The great role of Spanish professionals in the international arena and the recent memory of their successes will undoubtedly be a magnificent magnet for all those who consider visiting the area at the end of November. It will be the seventh time in the history of this tournament that the Costa del Sol hosts a Women’s Spanish Open after those played in Flamingos in 2010, La Quinta in 2011 and 2018, Aloha Golf in 2016 and 2019, and Guadalmina in 2017.
For its celebration, the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía, Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol and Acosol – Association of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, all of them aware of the weight that has golf for national and foreign tourists who choose the Costa del Sol and are aware of its priceless work in promoting sports and tourism.
It is possible to follow the news of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino on the web openfemenino.com, on the Twitter account @Openfemenino, on Instagram at @spanishopen and on the Facebook page @openfemenino.
Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía, Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol, Acosol-Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental.
Marbella Town Hall and Benahavís Town Hall.
Royal Spanish Golf Federation, Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, Royal Guadalmina Golf Club, Superior Sports Council and Women’s Universe.
Kyocera, Solán de Cabras and Audi Safamotor.
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About the Andalusian Regional Government Tourism Council
Andalusia is one of the most complete tourist destinations in the world, with a diverse and quality offer that satisfies both foreign and national tourists alike. Furthermore, Andalusia is an international reference in golf tourism. Its unbeatable climate allows you to practice this sport during all the months of the year in more than a hundred courses located in privileged areas, with landscapes of great beauty or near paradisiacal beaches.
About Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol
Its more than 70 courses have made the province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol the leading destination in Europe in terms of golf, hence it is known as the Costa del Golf. Few places like the Costa del Sol have so many attractions in the same destination, because the province not only offers a magnificent infrastructure for practicing this sport, but also a privileged climate that allows games to be played throughout the year.
Acosol is the public company belonging to the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol that manages the integral water cycle, within its geographical scope, as a vital and essential service for citizens, working to guarantee supply and sanitation. Acosol is committed to the environment, collecting, transporting, purifying and regenerating wastewater, thus contributing to the preservation of water resources and leads initiatives at the provincial, regional and national levels. In addition, Acosol stands out for the work it does in the irrigation of golf courses through the use of recycled water.
About the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina
With over 60 years of history, Guadalmina is one of the leading clubs on the Costa del Sol and, by extension, in Andalusia and Spain. Nursery of great champions, the club stands out for its magnificent facilities, its great social life and for the constant renewal of its competition teams, from which players of the stature of Azahara Muñoz, Noemí Jiménez, Laura Gómez and Laura Cabanillas have left. With two 18-hole courses (including the south course, designed by Javier Arana, which will host the Spanish Women’s Open) and an attractive Pitch & Putt, the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina is the regular venue for highly competitive amateur tournaments. and hosted the Spanish Women’s Open in September 2017.