The main golfing season at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club concludes next week with the Alicante resort’s trophy championship. Golfers from throughout Spain and Europe have been invited to tee up in the Las Colinas Trophy, to be held from 5 to 7 December.
Players will be able to enjoy a special guest and gastronomic experience at the resort, as well as three days of golf including unlimited use of the practice facilities (highlighted by Toptracer technology on the driving range and a short-game area designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez), a practice round and an 18-hole individual stableford competition on Las Colinas’ 18-hole championship course, which was designed by Cabell B. Robinson.
In addition, a sponsors’ village will be set up next to the course where players, friends and accompanying family members can play some of the world’s most famous courses on a TopTracer simulator and sample a diverse array of Mediterranean cuisines, and the event will culminate with a gala dinner.
This year’s event – which includes Grupo Eulen as the main sponsor and Victorinox, Cuevas Amoros, Casmara, Callaway and Troon Golf as its other sponsors – will also feature top players from qualifying events at five Spanish golf clubs: La Herreria, Centro Nacional, Las Pinaillas, El Bosque and Altoreal. The resort says it is already planning to expand the event in the coming years to include international qualifying tournaments.
“The Las Colinas Trophy is more than just a golf event,” says director of operations Javier Rodríguez. “Both the program of activities and the prizes, gifts and trophies will make the three-day tournament a memorable experience for all the competitors, as they will be able to combine relaxation, regional tourism and gastronomy with their favourite sport, all in a world apart.”
Nestled in a 330-hectare valley, a convenient 50-minute drive south of Alicante and six kilometres from the sea, the Las Colinas resort estate is surrounded by a 10,000-hectare nature park.
In addition to the 18-hole championship golf course and golf academy, Las Colinas also offers comprehensive other leisure facilities including a pádel and tennis academy, WOW Beach on the seafront, gym and wellness area. Its culinary options includes three restaurants: the stylish Italian establishment Il Palco, Japanese, Nikkei and Mexican fusion cuisine at Umawa, and an international menu at Unik.