When Woods first visited the Costa del Sol, Couples sent him a message pretending to be a blonde who was pursuing him and waiting for him at the golf course.
On Saturday, June 24th, the XXIII CUDECA Golf Cup will be held in the Europa Golf Course in La Cala Resort at 9.30h. This beautiful location, Campo Europa, is the widest of the three courses at La Cala Resort which is surrounded by an incredible and awesome landscape that stands out. This is the ideal course for mid-level players who want to enjoy an attractive game.
Registration for the tournament is €60 and includes Green Fee, shared buggy, prizes and raffle. Later on, a succulent barbecue will be served at the end of the day and there will be an auction to raise funds. Non-golfers have the possibility to accompany the players at lunch for only €24.
Participation in the tournament is open to all amateur players and all players with a valid license issued by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation or handicap certificate of another international golf federation, without handicap limitation.
The start off will be at 09.30h in the morning and the game will be ‘stableford individual, 18 holes’. There will be prizes for the top three in each category.
The Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s leading tourist destinations, and not just for golf. Every year, over twenty million visitors flock to the region of Andalusia, Spaniards and foreigners alike, drawn to its multiple attractions.
One ideal place for discovering the whole of the Costa del Sol, thanks to its handy location and proximity to the airport (just fifteen minutes away), is La Cala Resort, with its four golf courses, hotel and spa.
For golfers who wish to make the most of their free time after finishing a round of golf (or for partners who do not wish to play), we have suggested ten day trips you can enjoy during your stay at the resort:
Aaron Rai has been crowned champion of Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 which took place at La Cala Resort. The English golfer competed in the final against Irish player Gavin Moynihan, winning the match 2&1.
Yesterday was the last day of Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 with the quarter finals at 8am. Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France, Oliver Lindell from Finland, Gavin Moynihan from Ireland, Marcus Kinhult from Sweden and Aaron Rai, Tom Murray, Matthew Baldwin and Charlie Ford from England gave it their all during the competition. Eight contenders took part in this appealing innovative 9-hole match play tournament in an attempt to win the title.
Rai, who won the first tournament on the Challenge Tour’s calendar in Kenya in March this season, claimed his second title at La Cala Resort on the Road to Oman. This victory places him at the top of the Road to Oman’s rankings, pushing American player Julian Suri off the top spot. This tournament has enabled Rai to get one step closer to being able to play at the European Tour. If a player wins three tournaments of the Challenge Tour in the same season, they will qualify for playing the best tour in Europe the week following the win and next season. Rai, already with two victories under his belt, qualifies to enter an exclusive group of players who have already achieved this goal. Up until today, it was made up of 10 players, amongst them Spanish Nacho Elvira, who achieved this in 2015.
This week, 156 players competed in Mijas. For the first two days, players competed in a 36-hole stroke medal play. On the weekend, only the top 32 fought for the 9-hole match play title. An innovative style of tournament which allows players to play a different, more competitive spectacular kind of golf. Golf enthusiasts who stopped over at La Cala Resort enjoyed the beautiful setting and the players themselves commented on how the course was perfect for this tournament. The end result: a great week of golf and an extremely worthy winner.
After the competition, the awards ceremony took place, where the attendees thanked everyone for their efforts for making the tournament possible. At the ceremony was Mr. José María Zamora, Deputy Director of the Challenge Tour; Mr. Pablo Mansilla, President of the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation; Mr. Ken Flockhart, General Manager of La Cala Resort; Mrs. María José Rienda, General Manager of de Activities and Sports Promotion for the Regional Government of Andalusia; Mr. Manuel Cardeña, CEO of Acosol; Mrs. Julia Álvarez from Toledo, Manager of Institutional Communication, Tourism Press and the Planning of the Costa del Sol; Mrs. Fuensanta Lima, Town Councillor of Tourism for the Mijas City Council and Nuria Rodríguez, Sports Councillor for Mijas City Council.
The Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 is one out of two events for the Challenge Tour to take place in Spain in 2017, together with Challenge de España. The tournament had great support from Andalusia Tourism, Costa del Sol Tourism and Planning, Acosol, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation. It also had backing from The National Sports Council and collaborated with Reale, Solan de Cabras, Titleist, Kyocera, Ping, Holiday Golf Estates, Callaway. JGolf18.0 is the company that organised the event.
La Cala Resort has been selected to host the first edition of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 tournament, a contest taking place from the 18th to the 21st of May, aspiring to stand out on this year’s European golfing calendar. The hotel and leisure complex, situated in Mijas, has played a leading role in bringing one of the two events of the Challenge Tour to be contested in Spain to Andalusian soil.
156 players will compete, including members from the European Challenge Tour, the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation and the Royal Spanish Golf Federation. The main appeal of this edition lies in the chosen format which above all presents an agile and intense tournament. It will feature 36 holes of ‘stroke play’ (over the two first stages) followed by a series of 9 hole ‘match play’ battles for the first 32 qualifying players. Besides monetary prizes (a value of 200,000 euros), the top qualifying players will accumulate points and merits for the ‘Road to Omán’, the icing on the cake of the Challenge Tour.
Last spring’s season at La Cala Resort ended with almost 90,000 golfers on its books, a record amount. This increase was not only quantitative but qualitative. So much so that the specialised website, Leading Courses, ranked the golf resort the sixth best in Spain and amongst the top 60 in the world. Opinions gathered from thousands of international golfers, give it an average score of 8.4 out of 10.
There will be two ways to sign up to the competition. Players in the ‘Challenge’ category can do it via the Challenge Tour office, whereas other participants must email Pablo Bernárdez via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If they wish to obtain more information on fees and conditions for taking part, they can consult the signing up section.
La Cala Resort has thus once again confirmed itself as being one of the leading hotel and golf complexes to host high level sporting events such as the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9. The tournament has been organised by JGolf 18.0 and is promoted by the Andalusian Royal Golf Federation in collaboration with the Andalucía’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Costa del Sol Tourism, theCosta del Sol Town Council Association, the Mijas City Council, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, the National Sports Council and businesses such as Kyocera, Titleist and Solán de Cabras, Reale.