Golf Son Gual, the most prestigious golf address on the sunshine island of Mallorca, will host the Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open from 8-10 May, 2009, underlining the club’s growing reputation as one of Europe’s finest golfing venues.
The course, designed by three-time German Amateur Champion Thomas Himmel, opened in October last year and will host some of the leading players on the European Senior Tour.
Andreas Pamer, of Son Gual, said, “We are delighted to have been chosen to host this prestigious event and look forward to providing some of the leading names in European golf with the perfect canvass on which to compete.
“It is rare that a golf course succeeds in attracting an event of this stature at such an early stage in its life so it is testament to the efforts of all our team in providing such wonderful and consistent conditions to play golf.”
Susanna Sciacovelli, managing director of IBATUR, Mallorca’s Tourism authority, said, “The Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open is the perfect way to launch Mallorca as an outstanding golfing destination and we look forward to welcoming the leading Senior players to the golf island of the Mediterranean.”
Andy Stubbs, European Senior Tour managing director, said, “We are delighted to be able to visit this exciting new venue on the beautiful island of Mallorca thanks to the vision and commitment of the Pamer family and the support of the Consejeria de Tourismo of the Balearic Islands.”
“It promises to be a fantastic addition to the European SeniorTour’s 2009 Schedule,” said Javier Roura of the PGAE. “The PGA of Spain is delighted that such a prestigious event will be held in Spain and will give its full support. We hope that this is just the first of many Senior Tour events in Mallorca and hope that the tournament is a big success.”
Erwin Langer, CEO of the official promoter, Langer Sport Marketing GmbH, added, “It is a great honour to be appointed by the Pamer family to organise this promising new event in one of Europe’s prime sun and golf destinations, the very attractive island of Mallorca.
“I’m very impressed with the progress of Son Gual since opening in autumn 2007 and the course and facilities are already extraordinary. We look forward to presenting the players and spectators with an excellent event.”
Son Gual has already been inundated with membership enquiries even though details will not be announced until early next year and only a limited number are likely to be available. In the meantime, visitors can book two hours playing time allocated per day with a green fee of €150.
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