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Finca El Cortesin Hosts the Volvo Match Play Championship 2011

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Volvo World Match Play 2011 Finca El CortesinSome of the world’s top golfers will be delighting crowds at this year’s Volvo Match Play Championship which will be played at the fantastic Finca El Cortesín, near Casares.

The 24 players who will take part in the tournament have already arrived on the Costa del Sol and are ready to fight for the generous first prize of 800,000 Euros (The total prize fund is 3.4 million Euros!). The draw for the first two days of play took place this morning (please click here for a pdf copy of the groups).

Play commences on Thursday the 19th May, with the final being played on Sunday 22nd May. There’s a fantastic line up for this tournament with the top three players in the world, six of the top seven in the world rankings and the winners of the four majors.

Spectators will be able to watch their favourite golfers in action: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel, Ian Poulter, local hero Miguel Angel Jiménez …and many more!

The tournament will be played following traditional match play format with each match being decided over 18 holes. The 24 participants have been divided into eight groups of 3 players who will play each other over the first two days of the tournament. The first two out of each group will go through to the last 16 and quarter finals on Saturday, with the semi finals and final being played on Sunday. Continue Reading →

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We’re Off to The Scottish Golf Show 2011

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Scottish Golf Show 2011 in GlasgowGolf enthusiasts in and around Glasgow are in for a treat this weekend…From the 8th to 10th April, the city hosts the Scottish Golf Show.

Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to try out the latest equipment from all the big brands – any excuse to try and get an extra 30 yards on that drive! – practice their short game and putting on the dedicated practice areas and even get a few tips from the Pro’s who will be offering free golf lessons. Make sure you don’t miss the spectacular trick shots exhibition which takes place daily; it’s quite amazing what these guys are able to do with a golf ball!

There will be over 100 stands at the show; however, if you are planning to attend, make sure you look out for the Sunset Beach Club stand! Our very own Annemie, form our Golf Desk will be manning our stand and providing information about Sunset Beach Club and our great value golf packages.

If you’re planning on booking a golf holiday, make sure you stop by and talk to Annemie as she has some great offers for anyone booking at the show!

The show will be held at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre and will be open to the public from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The Andalucia Golf Open takes Place this Weekend at the Parador del Golf

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Andalucia Golf Open at Parador de Golf in Malaga

Last year's winner, Louis Oosthuizen

There’s top class golf this weekend on the Costa del Sol as some of the big names on the European Tour land in Málaga to play the Andalucia Golf Open at the Parador del Golf.

This popular tournament is sponsored by the Andalucian Tourist Board and will attract extensive media coverage. With some of the top players in the European Tour taking part, golf fans are guaranteed a great weekend of golf!

Last year’s winner, Louis Oosthuizen, will be back to defend his title and will be joined by local favourite, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and a host of other top players: Michael Campbell, Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn, Niclas Fasth, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Thomas Levet will all be teeing up on Thursday morning.

The total prize money for the tournament is €1,000,000 with the winner taking home a cheque for €166,660.

A special mention for two golfing legends who will also be playing in the Open: Winning Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie and his replacement to lead the next European Team, one of Spain’s most successful golfers, Jose Mari Olazábal.

The 156 players registered to take part in the Open will take to the course on Thursday morning with only half of the field – those who make the cut – proceeding to the final and deciding rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

Spectators will be able to enjoy watching play for free on Thursday and Friday; on Saturday and Sunday there will be a charge of €10 per day or €15 for both days. Children under the age of 16 have free admission and there will be free parking made available to all spectators. Tickets are on sale at the Parador del Golf as from today.


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Golf Green Fee Offers for the Month of February

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Golf Green Fee offersThe Golf season here on the Costa del Sol is in full swing and we’re starting to see more golfing guests around the hotel. At this time of year, golf courses in the Costa del Sol start to get busy and can be pricey! But don’t dispair, Annemie and Susanna on our Golf & Leisure desk have managed to negotiate some great offers for green fees for the month of February!

The following prices are for 2 green fees and a buggy…..

La Cala Golf – €108

El Chaparral Golf – €102 (Until 21st Feb 2011)

Santa Clara Golf – €162

Torrequebrada Golf – €158

Santa María Golf – €126

La Quinta Golf – €170

Alhaurin Golf – €92 (until 15th Feb 2011)

Los Naranjos Golf – €177

Lauro Golf – €128

For more information and to book green fees, please call +34 952 579400 (ext. 3053) or email golf@sunsetbeachclub.com

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Video: Costa del Sol Golf Course Guide

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Here’s a short video which is ideal for golf groups thinking of travelling to the Costa del Sol for their next club or society golf holiday.

As well as detailing the facilities and activities which make Sunset Beach Club an ideal base for golfers, the video also provides a quick guide to some of the most popular golf courses on the coast: Mijas Golf, Torrequebrada, Rio Real, Lauro Golf, Marbella Golf, Santana Golf and, of course, our sister Resort of La Cala!

Happy viewing!

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Sunset Beach Club Collaborates with The National Golf Club Challenge

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National Golf Club ChallengeWe’re very pleased to announce our collaboration with the National Golf Club Challenge which will take place in the UK on the 4th and 5th June 2011.

The idea for The Challenge was born out of a desire to assist the Help for Heroes charity in the UK.  Set up in 2007, the charity helps wounded soldiers returning home from combat.

The National Golf Club Challenge allows golfers throughout the UK to come together on one specific weekend and combine their love for golf with a show of support for injured service men and women. The idea is that participating clubs hold their own charity golf day (4th & 5th June 2010) to raise funds for Help for Heroes (last year over 400 clubs took part in the challenge!). Each club that participates will then return their top ten stableford scores from their challenge day; these scores will count as the club’s official aggregate score. The six top scoring clubs in the UK will then battle it out at a spectacular two day final event.

the lee westwood cup

The Lee Westwood Cup

The main aim of the challenge is to raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity; however, participating clubs will also have the chance to compete for the coveted National Golf Club Challenge Trophy; the Lee Westwood Cup.

Top teams will also have the added incentive of being able to win some great prizes, all donated by participating partners. This is where Sunset Beach Club and our sister resort La Cala have collaborated; donating a one week stay at Sunset Beach Club and 3 rounds of golf for 10 golfers.

This years challenge – the first ever – was an astounding success. To date, organizers have managed to raise 202,273 pounds and counting! So that’s the target to beat for the 2011 event…… we’ll certainly continue to support this remarkable initiative.

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Kneller Golf Society Choose Sunset Beach Club for their Golf Holiday

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Golf Group holiday on hte Costa del sol

Kneller Golf Society - all the way from Twickenham

We’re pleased to welcome the Kneller Golf Society to Sunset Beach Club. This is the second year in a row that they choose Sunset Beach Club for their yearly golf society trip!

In the photo above you can see the guys with Annemie (from our Golf Desk) just after a great round of golf at Torrequebrada. I think they were on their way to the Panorama Bar to catch Happy Hour!

The group booked all their accommodation and golf tee times through our Golf Desk Service; Annemie even arranged all their transfers from the airport and to all the golf courses they are playing at during their stay.

The guys have had a busy week of golf and there is more to come…..they have played the following courses: Lauro Golf, El Chaparral, Torrequebrada and Alhaurin. Tomorrow they play Miraflores and on Friday they will be playing at our sister resort of La Cala; all in all, a great week of golf!

For more information about golf holidays and accommodation, please contact Annemie or Susana at our Golf & Leisure Desk – tel. +34 952 579  400 (ext 3053)

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The European Seniors Tour Comes to Marbella

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Benahavis Senior Masters at La Quinta Golf & Country Club

Last Year's Winner - Carl Mason

This weekend, La Quinta Golf and Country Club hosts the Benahavis Senior Masters; this is the second year that the tournament is held in La Quinta.

The professional tournament takes place over three days (15th to 17th October) and will be preceded by a two day Pro-am where amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside some of the best golfers on the Seniors Tour.

With a prize fund of €180,000, the tournament has attracted some of the top names on the tour. Last year’s winner, Carl Mason, will be joined by golfing legends such as Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance or Constantino Rocca.

The courses designer, ex Ryder Cup player Manuel Piñero will also be playing in the tournament – I would think this gives him a slight advantage over the rest of the field!

La Quinta Golf and Country Club is located in the picturesque municipality of Benahavis, renowed for the beauty if its location, its gastronomy and of course, its fantastic selection of top class golf courses.

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It’s Ryder Cup Time!

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Ryder Cup 2010This Friday sees the start of the Ryder Cup which, this year, will be held at the Celtic Manor Resort, on the outskirts of Newport in South Wales.

Europe and the USA do battle once again in an effort to take home the coveted cup. It will be interesting to see how team captains, Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin (still can’t get used to him without that moustache!) handle the pressure and choose the line up for the first day’s Fourballs and Foursomes. Whatever happens, we are in for 3 days of great golf!

I wonder whether Tiger Woods will be able to put all his “troubles” behind him and actually put in a good performance at a Ryder Cup! Could the pressure just be too much? Will Europe’s Molinari brothers take the steal the show? Exciting stuff…….Come on Europe!

If you’re lucky enough to be going to watch it live, I’m extremely jealous! If, on the other hand, you’re at Sunset Beach Club or nearby, then feel free to join us in the Panorama Bar where you will be able to watch all the action live (on plasma screens) and enjoy a not-so-quiet pint with other golf enthusiasts!

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Dublin Gas Golf Society Visit Sunset Beach Club

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Dublin Gas Golfing Society golf trip to Sunset Beach Club

Group photo just before heading to La Cala Golf

Last week, 40 golfers from the Dublin Gas Golf Society stayed with us at Sunset. It was a short break for the lads (3 Nights), however, they managed to squeeze in 3 rounds of golf at our sister Resort of La Cala, and a little night life too!!!(The photo was taken on the Friday morning, just before boarding the bus that would take them to the golf course – as you may notice there aren’t quite 40 in the photo, I guess they had a bit of a late night!).

Congratulations  to Annemie and Susana from our Golf & Leisure Desk for doing  a great job organising the groups stay!

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