Boasting some of the best golf courses in Europe, the Costa del Sol has had the pleasure in hosting a number of professional golfing tournaments over the years including the Volvo World Matchplay (Finca Cortesin) and the Ryder Cup (Valderrama).
This Thursday November 28, it’s the turn of the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino, which will be played at the Aloha golf course in Marbella.
The competition will be shown in around 140 countries and televised live on popular TV channels including Sky Sports and Eurosport.
The Costa del Sol Tourist Board is expecting the event to once again highlight the Costa del Sol’s ability to host major sporting events and to show its commitment has agreed to increase next year’s prize fund from the current €300,000 to €600,000.
In 2020, the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit will also be renamed to ‘Race to the Costa del Sol’ with the top three finishers enjoying a new bumper bonus pool of €250,000.
The player who tops the ranking will take home a cheque for €125,000, with the second placed player receiving €75,000 and third place €50,000.
A Ladies European Tour spokesperson said, “This is Spain’s biggest ever commitment to women’s professional golf, thanks to the joint support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Junta de Andalucía, Turismo Costa del Sol, Acosol – Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol Occidental and the municipalities of Benahavís and Marbella.
“The Race to Costa del Sol will showcase the tourism excellence of both the Costa del Sol and Andalusia whilst providing a tremendous incentive for the LET players.”
If you would like to watch the tournament and some of the top female golfers, get down to the Aloha course in Marbella where entry to spectators will be FREE.
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