Spain’s best hotel and golf resort will welcome the next generation of players from January 15-26, 2020
November 11, 2019 – The Ladies European Tour has announced an exciting new partnership with La Manga Club in Spain, which will host Qualifying School in January, as the next generation of champions begin their journey in professional golf.
La Manga Club – an exclusive holiday, sports and leisure resort, which boasts a five-star hotel, three golf courses and a wellness centre amongst its outstanding facilities – has played host to four previous editions of the LET’s Qualifying School. 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 either the 5-star Hotel Principe Felipe or the 4-star Las Lomas apartments which are perfectly located to both the North and South Courses. If staying in any of the above accommodation the players can take advantage of complimentary transportation from nearby Alicante airport, access to saunas, steam rooms, gym and indoor pool at the Wellness Centre adjacent to the Las Lomas apartments, on resort transportation to and from the courses, restaurants, supermarket, etc. as well as practice at the resort and courses up to a week prior to the start of the tournament.
The North and South Courses will host both the four-round Pre-Qualifying Stage on January 15-18 and the five-round Final Stage on January 22-26. 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 2020 Ladies European Tour.
The LET’s Acting CEO Alexandra Armas said: “We are delighted to return to La Manga Club, which is a fantastic 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.”
Nick Montgomery, general manager at La Manga Club, said: “We’re thrilled to have renewed our long-standing relationship with the Ladies European Tour and to be hosting such an important event on the golfing calendar again.
“The previous winners of the Qualifying School when it has been held here shows that La Manga Club has a proven pedigree for discovering golf’s stars of the future, and it will be a great privilege for the resort to showcase our world-class sports and leisure facilities to a new international audience.”
To find out more about La Manga Club, visit: lamangaclub.com.
To enter Qualifying School, non-LET members can click here.
About La Manga Club
La Manga Club is a sports and leisure resort, located in the Spanish region of Murcia on the Mediterranean coast.
It covers an area of 560 hectares, three times the size of the Principality of Monaco.
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to the Calblanque Regional Park and the Mediterranean, with a mild year-round climate and exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in a unique setting. It is just a 30-minute drive from the region’s new Corvera airport and an hour away from Alicante airport.
Boasting more than 300 annual days of sun, the resort is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches and its extensive facilities include:
- A five-star hotel, Hotel Príncipe Felipe
- Las Lomas Village 4* apartments
- Three 18-hole golf courses, which received royal status in October 2017
- A 28-court tennis centre, including 20 clay courts
- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches
- A European Cricket Performance Centre
- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre
- More than 15 bars and restaurants including the famous La Cala restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean
- A residential community of more than 2,000 luxury residences
Recently, the resort has become part of the Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA) a company that has 20 years of reputed experience within the hotel sector. It has a prominent presence in the main urban and holiday destinations through 29 hotels.
After almost five decades of commitment to excellence, La Manga Club has become not only Spain’s flagship resort, but also one of the most decorated holiday resorts in Europe.