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Spanish Blind Open 2024
ISPS HANDA 2024 SPANISH OPEN BLIND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
19 May - 23 May 2024
Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club Resort, Rota, Cadiz, Spain
This 36 hole MEDAL event will take place at Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club Resort, Rota, Cadiz, Spain.
There are direct flights from most major European cities and those applying from outside should consider transfer flights if entering the competition.
We would like to invite international and local players to apply for entry to the limited number of places available in this event.
The course has 27 championship holes, 9 par 3 holes and the best practice area in Europe, according to the Swedish Professional Golfers Association. These are just some of the characteristics that describe Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club. The secret of its success lies in the perfect balance between leisure, training and sport.
A magnificent design by Olaazabal, demanding for lower handicaps and benevolent for lesser players. It is a flat course, with some holes parallel to the beach, and others defended by strategically placed bunkers and lakes. It is Par 72; 6.036 meters from yellow and 5.155 m from red.
Open for play for more than two decades, it has hosted all kinds of competitions. Among them, the Professional European Qualifying School Second Stage, the Cuadrangular Internacional Costa Ballena, The King Cup and the Queen Cup. It is also the official training venue for various European National Golf Federations.
The entry fee will be 150€ per player. Initial entries close on 15 March 2024.
Sunday 19 May: Arrive at Jerez o Sevilla Airport
Monday 20 May: Practice round
Tuesday 21 May: 1st Round of Championship
Wednesday 22 May: 2nd Round of Championship
Gala Dinner and Prize-giving
Thursday 23 May: Depart
We plan to offer the following prizes:
Best and second Gross: B1, B2 and B3
Best and second Net: B1, B2 and B3
Overall Net (all players combined): 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Women's Gross and Net: Winner (only if there are 2+ entrants)
Stableford Division: Winner (B4 are included here)
If we have more than 6 players in B1, B2 or B3 we will give a prize for the second position.
Should two or more players tie for a particular prize the countback to determine the winner will be based on the approved IBGA countback procedure.
Breakfasts: Monday 20 - 23 May (at hotel)
Lunches: packed lunches Monday 20 - 22 May (at club)
Dinners: Sunday 19-21 May at hotel
Closing Dinner: 22 May
Golf buggies will be available
Arrival and Accommodation
Players should fly into Jerez or Sevilla Airport
Accommodation will be at the 4 star Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf and Spa.
Of typical Andalusian architecture is located in Costa Ballena, between Rota and Chipiona, in the heart of the Costa de la Luz. It is located in front of the golf course and the beach.
The 228 rooms of this cosy hotel are spacious and bright. They are fully equipped and have pleasant terraces overlooking the swimming pool and golf course. Lovers of relaxation and rest will be able to enjoy a complete Spa where they will find the latest healthy and beauty treatments, as well as a relaxing water circuit. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the privileged surroundings and enjoy fun horse riding routes, bike rides, paddle tennis courts, football pitches.
Curro Centeno (Presidente del Comite de Golf Adaptado-RFEG); Alejandro de Miguel (President); Marc Oller (Vice President) and Malcolm Elrick (tournament Director)
International Blind Golf Association