The Andalucia Open 2012 – a European PGA Tour event – will be heading back to Aloha Golf, one of the Costa del Sol’s most long established and prestigious golf courses. From the 15th to 18th March, a strong field with some of the European Tour’s top golfers will compete for the €1 million prize pot!
For the last few years, this popular tournament – organized by local golfing hero, Miguel Angel Jiménez – has been played at the Parador del Golf in Malaga. Last year’s winner was former Open champion Paul Lawrie who will be coming back this year to defend his title at Aloha Golf.
The Andalucia Open promises four fantastic days of top class golf; however, it also offers a little more… Some unbelievable views and rich flora. If you plan on visiting Aloha for the Open, make sure you head over to the 13th hole for one of the most spectacular examples of this vegetation; the impressive centenary Carob tree.
Player’s will have a challenge to master Aloha’s tight fairways and complex greens so we’re in for a great show!
So Which Players Will be Taking Part in the Andalucia Open?
We’ve already highlighted the fact that last year’s winner, Paul Lawrie, will be taking part. The following European Tour ‘big guns’ will also be playing: Colin Montgomerie, Michael Campbell, Rich Beem, The Molinari Brothers, Thomas Levet (winner of this tournament in 2008), Robert Rock and, of course, Miguel Angel Jiménez, and European Ryder Cup Team Captain, Jose Maria Olazabal. It’s worth noting that the winner takes home a not-too-shabby €166,660 prize!
The fun starts on the morning of Thursday the 15th March when the 156 players who have registered for the event take to the course. Entrance fees are €10 for each day of the tournament, with keen golfing fans able to purchase a 4 day pass for €30. Children under the age of 16 can access the event for free
Tickets will be on sale at Aloha Golf Club from Monday the 12th March.
For more information, please visit www.opendeandalucia.com