Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Offering the chance to play some of the world’s top golf courses, the European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT) is a must for any serious golfer, and the tour continues to go from strength to strength after adding Spain’s five-star La Manga Club to its list of venues.
The famous resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, has joined the likes of Royal Birkdale – venue for this summer’s Open Championship – Pebble Beach, Sawgrass, Carnoustie, Sunningdale and Woburn on the EAGT’s impressive tournament schedule for 2017.
Boasting three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole academy course and outstanding practice facilities, La Manga Club is a firm favourite with golfers across Europe, making it the perfect setting for any professional or amateur event.
Taking place from November 17-20, the four-day EAGT programme costs £694 per person and includes four rounds of golf – two rounds on the resort’s North Course and two on its South Course, the host venue for five Spanish Opens and numerous other high-profile tournaments.
Open to all male and female golf club members with an active CONGU handicap, the event will be scored on an individual Stableford points basis with competitors playing off their full handicaps.
As well as golf, players will enjoy three nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation in the five-star Hotel Principe Felipe and complimentary access to the facilities at the luxury Spa La Manga Club, plus the opportunity to experience La Manga Club’s array of other sports and leisure amenities, including a choice of 20 bars and restaurants.
Launched in 1997, the EAGT is now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe. Starting in April, it will feature 90 events at 30-plus world-class golfing venues throughout 2017, with each event contributing to an overall Order of Merit table.
As well as featuring many of the UK’s top golfing venues, the tour also offers gives amateurs the chance to experience some of the most exclusive courses in Europe and North America including Les Bordes in France, Whistling Straits – venue for the 2020 Ryder Cup – and Erin Hills, which will stage the US Open for the first time in June.