European Challenge Tour Grand Final
- Friday, 27 September 2019 15:15
This sport has many advantages for beginner or medium average players, but when you are an expert the benefits grow to a high level. One of the most significant recompenses is the opportunity to participate and win international tournaments and championships around the world, knowing fantastic places, enjoying magnificent conditions and earning generous prizes. This year golf courses in Majorca are dressed up to receive the Challenge Tour.
This is the second stage for professional male golf in Europe and is sponsored by the PGA European Tour; the association which controls the three most important men’s certified golf coups. Its center of operations is located in Surrey England. Some of the events have been held outside the continent, for example, in Varadero, Cuba; Muscat, Oman; Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
In this occasion, the Challenge Tour Grand Final will be at Alcanada Golf Club, from November 7-10, 2019. This tournament has taken place every year since 1995, starting in Portugal. It has been played in France and Italy too, but this is the first time it goes to Spain; specifically to Majorca, the major of the Balearic Islands. This event is quite special, because the winner receives a minimum of 17 Official World Golf Ranking instead of the usual 12.
The winner and prize fund is of €420,000
Alcanada is the best golf course for this competition. It is situated in Port d’Alcúdia, north spot of the Mediterranean land mass of Majorca. This 18-hole par-72 field was conceived by the distinguished architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and started operations in 2003. The gorgeous installations are placed next to the ocean and from most of the holes the islet and its charming lighthouse (that gave the course its name) can be seen. On the other side the Tramuntana Range offers its beauty to the players.
Expert golfers appreciate this 6,499 m lay-out tour because is interesting and challenging, giving them the opportunity to use the whole set of golf clubs. It has been acknowledged by several well-known and respected guides and magazines as one of the greatest fields in the country and even in the continent for many years. Also it was qualified as the best annually option of Europe by a German publication (Golf Journal, which is a leader in this sector) for four consecutive periods.
The round of holes can be toured walking because it is not too hilly, but if you prefer it buggies are available for rental. One of the most attractive conditions here is the weather, which allows playing comfortably even in summer and winter. The casa club holds a pro shop where visitors can find everything they need during their stays. And the gastronomy is an additional reason to visit Alcanada Golf Club, since its restaurant offers the best of the Mediterranean and international cuisine.