Professionals & Teams Set to Play Spain’s Best for 2017 Pro-Am
The 2017 La Manga Club International Pro-Am will take place from 6th to 10th March with 20 teams competing across the leading Spanish resort’s acclaimed North and South courses.
La Manga Club, 6th March 2017 - The announcement of the fourth edition of the pro-am comes not long after the resort’s five-star Príncipe Felipe Hotel was nominated in the third World Golf Awards in the ‘Spain’s Best Golf Hotel’ category – an honour that it has won the last two years – with the South Course being shortlisted for the award of ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’.
The resort continues to undergo exciting development including the recent opening of the new La Manga Club Golf Training Centre, led by PGA of Sweden professional, Thomas Johansson, Anthony McCarthy (PGA of GB&I) and Anders Thelberg (PGA of Norway).
Pro-am competitors will get to enjoy the testing North Course as well as two rounds on the renowned South Course – the site of Arnold Palmer’s 1975 Spanish Open win and also where he redesigned the course in 1996.
Eduardo Ruiz, director of golf at La Manga Club, said: “It gives us great pride that this tournament is celebrating its fourth year at La Manga Club. “It is a great opportunity for amateur and professional golfers from all over Europe to compete on the resort’s internationally-renowned golf facilities. This year the competition was very close, and we’re hoping to see that same level of excitement from those taking part in 2017.”
Pro-Am packages for teams of one professional and three amateurs are available priced from €1099 per amateur (free for professionals), but golfers can take advantage of an early booking offer of €1,049 when booking before 15th December. The Pro-Am participation fee for amateurs includes:
- Four nights’ twin-share accommodation at five-star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe (6th – 10th March 2017 inclusive)
- Buffet breakfast
- Three pro-am rounds (two rounds on South Course, one round on North Course. 7th, 8th and 9th March 2017)
- One official practice round (one round on South Course. 6th March 2017)
- Practice balls
- Welcome reception (6th March 2017)
- Light lunch on four tournament days
- Gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony (9th March 2017)
- Daily temporary licence from the Murcian Golf Federation
- Professional prize fund of €20,000 (based on 20 teams competing)
The 2016 edition of the Pro-Am was won by the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland’s Matthew Cort, who secured his first PGAs of Europe Sanctioned Event victory with a wire-to-wire performance at the famous resort.
Golf at La Manga Club
La Manga Club is an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise which sits between the low hills that separate the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor Sea, just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour from Alicante.
Set out over an area of some 560 hectares (approx. 1,400 acres), it enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate and offers visitors a prestigious five-star hotel, luxury vacation apartments and extensive sports facilities, including three 18-hole golf courses, extensive practice facilities, a 28-court tennis centre and eight grass sports pitches. The resort is also home to innumerable leisure facilities, such as the 2,000m2Spa La Manga Club with its 13 luxurious treatment rooms, comprehensive fitness centre and 25m indoor swimming pool; meeting, banqueting and incentive facilities, and more than 20 restaurants and bars.
As well as hosting both Davis and Fed Cup tennis matches, La Manga Club has signed a long-term deal to be the overseas training resort of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) until 2019. It has also staged the Spanish Open golf championship and regularly attracts professional and international football teams to the first-class year-round training facilities which are also used by rugby and cricket sides.
As a result of more than four decades of continued investment, innovation and commitment to excellence, La Manga Club is widely recognised as Spain’s flagship resort and as one of the finest sports and lifestyle destinations in the world. Evidence of this is provided by its numerous awards and accolades.
La Manga Club was the proud recipient of a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, for the facilities and service on offer at its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe. The resort has been voted ‘Best Golf Hotel/Resort in Spain’ by UK readers of Today’s Golfer magazine for the last five years and was named ‘Best Golf Hotel in Spain’ at the 2014 and 2015 World Golf Awards. La Manga Club has long been a staunch supporter of women’s golf, being the official overseas resort partner of the English Women’s Golf Association for three years as well as hosting the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying School from 2009-12. La Manga Club is also the venue for the Ladies Murcia Open, an LET Access Series event, and regularly hosts top women’s amateur events and teams.