Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa and Golf Club St. Leon-Rot have renewed their membership with European Tour Destinations. Finca Cortesin joined the network in 2017 while Golf Club St Leon-Rot became part of the network in 2012. Both will continue to benefit from the expertise across the venue portfolio and the association with the European Tour.
Set on a 215-hectare estate and surrounded by undisturbed nature, Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa is located in one of the most tranquil and sought-after enclaves of the Andalucían coast, not far from the picturesque village of Casares and less than a mile from the beach.
Located just 50 minutes from Málaga Airport and 20 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport, Finca Cortesin is globally renowned for providing one of Europe’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Rated by many among Spain’s best golf courses, the natural Mediterranean landscape and environment on the resort’s world-class 18-hole Championship course harmonise to create a most attractive design, while the excellent weather enjoyed all year round provides the perfect setting for playing golf.
Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa hosted the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012 with Ross Fisher, Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts taking home the trophies in each respective year.
Golf Club St Leon-Rot, a stunning 45-hole venue situated near the scenic town of Heidelberg in the heart of Germany, opened in 1997 and has continued to develop its facilities, both on and off the course, since its inception. The venue is prominent in the world of Junior Golf, putting much emphasis on the development of young players, demonstrated by being the host venue of the Junior Solheim Cup, alongside the 2015 Solheim Cup.
Two award-winning Championship courses, St. Leon and Rot, featuring varied characteristics and extraordinary holes, are complemented by a nine-hole Executive course and a five-hole children’s course, as well as the German Golf Federation’s National Training Centre, a purpose-built indoor practice arena. The Allianz Golf Arena, set out on two levels, features 1,700 sqm of practice greens and aprons, and provides ideal conditions for short game training and a strongly undulating green allows for any variation of putting training.
The Deutsche Bank – SAP Open TPC of Europe took place at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004 with Tiger Woods victorious in three of the four tournaments (1999, 2001, 2002).
Ian Knox, Head of Operations at European Tour Destinations, said: “It has been a busy start to 2020, with the addition of Golf Son Muntaner in Mallorca to the network, and we are delighted that two of our established venues, Finca Cortesin and Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, are continuing their partnership with us. Both venues have a history of hosting some of the best golfers in the world, so we are extremely gratified that the relationships we build with individual venues, helping them to continue to improve both on and off course, is recognised. It gives us great pleasure that they have chosen to maintain their relationship with the European Tour Destinations network, and we look forward to continuing to support them as they work towards their goals for the years ahead.”