The Estonian Golf and Country Club will have the honour of hosting the 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup European Qualifier from 24 – 27 September. Two-man teams from around the globe are expected to battle it out for the three qualifying spots available and the chance to take part in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at Mission Hills, China from 26 – 29 November.
The PGA European Tour will have responsibility for overseeing the European qualifying tournament and will work closely with the both staff and members of the Estonian Golf and Country Club to deliver a memorable Estonian experience for competing players.
PGA European Tour Director of International Policy, Keith Waters recognised the importance of bringing the Omega Mission Hills World Cup Qualifier to Estonia. “Staging the Omega Mission Hills World Cup European Qualifier in Estonia is very much in keeping with the spirit upon which the World Cup was founded,” he said. “Bringing a truly international event such as this to an emerging golf market such as Estonia can only serve to further accelerate the growth of the game in this country and also in this part of Europe.”
Estonian Golf and Country Club which opened in 2005 is one of the finest golf courses in Eastern Europe and one of only eight European Tour Courses in Europe.
The President of Estonian Golf and Country Club, Mait Schmidt added: “It is a great honour for Estonian Golf and Country Club to be the host venue of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup European Qualifier and to be able to showcase golf in Estonia. Golf is growing rapidly in Estonia and we look forward to hosting the best players from Europe and around the Globe as they attempt to qualify for a world class event such as the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.”
Locals say that when God created the coastal land of the Estonian Golf & Country Club, he must have intended it to be a golf course as it winds its way so harmoniously along the Baltic Coast and the Jägala River delta.
The club boasts not only the beautiful 18-hole Sea Course with its spectacular sea views and signature par four 13th, but also the historic nine-hole Stone Course, which meanders through impressive rock formations and gigantic stones from the ice age.
Situated just half an hour from the centre of Estonia’s capital city Tallinn, and only a 15-minute drive from Tallinn International Airport, the club is ideally situated and can be accessed easily from all major cities in Europe.
Estonian Golf & Country Club www.egcc.ee