La Manga Club chosen to launch 2018 golf tour

The burgeoning European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT), now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, will launch its 2018 season in spectacular fashion at the five-star La Manga Club resort in Spain.

Taking place from November 17-20, the ‘La Manga Club Murcia Open’ offers golfers the chance to enjoy four rounds of golf at the world-famous resort and a range of other attractive benefits, with packages starting from just £595 per person.

The 2017 EAGT tournament schedule featured some of the most prestigious names in golf including top American venues Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, as well as classic European courses such as  Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Sunningdale, Les Bordes and PGA Catalunya.

Royal Birkdale and Erin Hills, hosts of this year’s Open Championship and US Open, also featured and the 2018 tour promises to be just as strong – with La Manga Club leading the way.

Boasting three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole academy course and outstanding practice facilities, the award-winning resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, is the perfect setting for any professional or amateur event and has established itself as a firm favourite with golfers across Europe since opening its doors in 1972.

Open to all male and female golf club members with an active CONGU handicap or overseas equivalent, the November event includes four rounds of golf  – two each on La Manga Club’s acclaimed North and South courses – and will be scored on an individual Stableford points basis with competitors playing off their full handicaps.

An array of prizes will be awarded to the players with the best scores after each round, while the overall tournament champion will win automatic qualification to the 2018 EAGT Final.

As well as golf, players will enjoy three nights’ accommodation in either La Manga Club’s four-star Las Lomas Village or five-star Hotel Principe Felipe. Non-golf packages are also available to book with all prices – which are based on two people sharing a room – including complimentary access to the facilities at the luxury Spa La Manga Club, plus the opportunity to experience La Manga Club’s array of other sports and leisure amenities, including a choice of 20 bars and restaurants.

Launched in 1997, the EAGT provides amateurs with the opportunity to play competitive golf at some of the world’s top courses. Following on from a successful 2017, next year’s tour is again set to feature around 90 events at 30-plus world-class golfing venues, with each event contributing to an overall Order of Merit table.

As well as featuring many of the UK’s top golfing venues, the Tour also offers gives amateurs the chance to experience some of the most exclusive courses in Europe and North America.