Finca Cortesin, host venue of the 2023 Solheim Cup, has appointed Ladies European Tour professional Nuria Iturrioz as an ambassador for the Spanish resort.
The LET and LPGA Tour star will promote Finca Cortesin’s status as host venue of the 2023 Solheim Cup and champion its credentials as one of Europe’s most inclusive and sustainable golf destinations throughout her playing schedule and during the build-up to the event.
Heralding from Son Servera in Mallorca, Iturrioz, 26, is considered one of the most exciting young prospects to have emerged from Spain in recent years and is being touted as a strong candidate for the European Solheim Cup team next year.
Iturrioz, who turned professional in 2015 and has three LET wins to her name, said: “Having the chance to align with a future venue of the Solheim Cup is a fantastic opportunity that is going to help me to achieve my aims as a player so much. To also be representing a host venue in my home country makes this news even more special.
“I am also really proud to be representing a destination in Finca Cortesin that wants to support and promote the game to women and girls, which is so important to me as a competing female golfer.”
Vicente Rubio Mörch, Managing Director and President of Finca Cortesin, said: “As our preparations to host the Solheim Cup next year gain pace, ensuring that Finca Cortesin has local female representation from some of the best golfers in the world is really important to who we are as a destination, as it forms a huge part of our drive to inspire more women and girls to take up the game.
“With Nuria as a Finca Cortesin ambassador, we can work together to spread these positive messages about the game and about our destination as one that is bringing one of the biggest female golf events right here in her home country. Hopefully, we will be able to support her development in a way that enables her to do that as a fellow member of the European team in September next year.”
Francisco de Lancastre David, Finca Cortesin’s General Manager for Golf and Leisure, added: “Nuria is an exceptional talent in the women’s game that has achieved so much success at such a young age. She is not only a fantastic golfer but is also an exemplary individual that we strongly believe will represent the Finca Cortesin brand with pride – a trait that truly captures what it means to represent one’s country or continent in The Solheim Cup.”