Ladies European Tour - Q-School comes back to La Manga Club
The Ladies European Tour has announced an exciting new partnership with La Manga Club in Spain, which will host Qualifying School for the next three years, as the next generation of champions begin their journey into professional golf.
La Manga Club – an exclusive holiday, sports and leisure resort, which boasts a five-star hotel, three golf courses, 28 tennis courts, 8 FIFA-sized football pitches, a European Cricket Performance Centre with 29 grass wickets and several restaurants and bars amongst its outstanding facilities – has played host to five previous editions of the LET’s Qualifying School.
The most recent in January 2020 was won by Wales’ Amy Boulden, who followed up her Q School win by clinching her maiden LET victory at the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open later that year. While Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Masson, Caroline Hedwall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff took the honours in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, before going on to represent Europe multiple times in the Solheim Cup, demonstrating the fairness of the testing golf courses.
In addition, all competitors will be able to enjoy luxury on-site accommodation at the 5-star Hotel Principe Felipe which is perfectly located adjacent to both the North and South Courses, designed by Robert Putnam and also having previously held 5 Spanish Opens back in the 1970’s.
For the 2021 edition, the North and South Courses will host both the four-round Pre-Qualifying Stage on December 9-12 and the five-round Final Stage on December 16-20. Running side by side and sharing a clubhouse, they promise to provide an electric atmosphere for those battling it out for a place on the 2022 Ladies European Tour.
Commenting on the announcement Alexandra Armas, LET Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to be returning for another three years to La Manga Club, which is a wonderful venue and has hosted Ladies European Tour events and Qualifying Schools successfully in the past. We are so grateful that La Manga Club has provided the opportunity for the next generation of talented international players to compete to become part of the LET, with the platform to achieve their dreams in golf.”
Carlos Erburu, Managing Director at La Manga Club, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome back the Ladies European Tour’s Qualifying School and for their renewed confidence in holding such a key event in the golfing calendar for a further 3 years at La Manga Club on our renowned North and South golf courses. Whilst several big names from previous ladies Q schools at La Manga Club continue to compete and win on the circuit, we look forward to welcoming a new group of lucky qualifiers this coming December who will also look back one day at the Q School as a springboard to future success in the international golfing arena.”