On 9 February, the Old Course at Atalaya Golf (on the Costa del Sol) will host the first leg of the 2020 Andalucía Golf Challenge Circuit – Destination Dominican Republic Ocean’s 4 Bahía Príncipe. (Entries)
This hugely successful open amateur circuit organised by Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, highlighted by a significant increase in the number of clubs where it will be played: 16 (plus the grand final), six more than in the previous edition. It also extends its geographical scope, reaching more points around the country: in addition to the Costa del Sol, it will be held in Madrid, Sevilla, Segovia and Cádiz provinces.
Apart from the Circuit’s usual iconic Costa del Sol courses, this year it will also be played at Royal Sevilla, Golf Santander (Madrid), Retamares (Madrid), Los Angeles de San Rafael (Segovia) and Fairplay Resort (Benalup, Cádiz). The venues on the Costa del Sol are, in order of their dates: Atalaya Old Course, Royal Guadalhorce, Mijas Los Lagos, Santa Clara Marbella, Valle Romano, Royal Sotogrande, Los Arqueros, Royal Valderrama, San Roque New Course, Flamingos Villa Padierna, La Reserva de Sotogrande and Finca Cortesín.
As was the case in 2018 (in 2019 the destination was the Riviera Maya), the top five players on the Circuit will be rewarded with week-long trips to the Dominican Republic, with all-inclusive stays at the five-star Luxury Bahía Príncipe Bouganville hotel and golf at the spectacular Ocean's 4, Punta Espada and Teeth of the Dog courses. The planned date for the trip is from 26 October to 2 November 2020.
These five winners will be decided at the Circuit’s grand final, to be played on 29 August at Finca Cortesín, the venue for three editions of the Volvo Match Play World Championship. The leading three in each of the two categories plus the best scratch player in each tournament will gain places in the grand final. Prizes of a trip to the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean area will be secured by the top two players in each category and the scratch winner of the grand final.
ANDALUCIA GOLF CHALLENGE 2020 CALENDAR
9 February (Sunday) - Atalaya Old Course (Costa del Sol)
7 March (Saturday) - Fairplay Resort (Benalup - Cádiz)
4 April (Saturday) - Real Club de Sevilla (Sevilla)
16 April (Thursday) - Golf Santander (Madrid)
25 April (Saturday) - RC Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)
26 April (Sunday) - RC Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)
7 May (Thursday) - Retamares (Madrid)
9 May (Saturday) - Los Ángeles de S. Rafael (Segovia)
20 May (Wednesday) - Mijas Los Lagos (Costa del Sol)
13 June (Saturday) - Santa Clara Marbella (Costa del Sol)
20 June (Saturday) - Valle Romano (Costa del Sol)
30 June (Tuesday) - RC Sotogrande (Costa del Sol)
1 July (Wednesday) - RC Sotogrande (Costa del Sol)
11 July (Saturday) - Los Arqueros (Costa del Sol)
16 July (Thursday) - RC Valderrama (Costa del Sol)
29 July (Wednesday) - San Roque New (Costa del Sol)
16 August (Sunday) - Flamingos Villa Padierna (Costa del Sol)
22 August (Saturday) - La Reserva de Sotogrande (Costa del Sol)
29 August (Saturday) Grand Final - Finca Cortesín and Gala Dinner at Restaurante Gamonal in Marbella