Some of Europe’s best young golfers will be playing for their futures at the PGA Catalunya Resort – ranked among the World’s Top 100 Courses – when it hosts the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying for the third successive year from 4-9 December 2010.
The six-round Final Stage will involve 156 players being tested over 108 holes of both the Tour and Stadium Courses at PGA Catalunya Resort, with the top 30 players (and ties) being rewarded with full European Tour cards.
The first and second stage of qualifying was played at some the best courses around Europe, including Ribagolfe in Portugal, Barbaroux in France, Dundonald Links in Scotland, Circolo Golf Bogogno in Italy and Wychwood Park in England.
PGA Catalunya’s Stadium Course (below), venue of last year’s Spanish Open, has undergone reseeding during 2010 with new drought resistant Bermuda grass being put in the fairways. The exceptional 36-hole resort, located near Barcelona, Girona, the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees, is always in immaculate condition and has become a mainstay of the European Tour and Spanish resort golf.
“PGA Catalunya Resort’s reputation speaks for itself – it is among the very best golf venues that the European Tour visits,” said David MacLaren, Director of Property and Venue Development for the European Tour. “Qualifying School Final Stage is a unique event and demands a 36-hole venue with world class golf courses, high quality clubhouse and hotel facilities, together with excellent communications and ease of access. PGA Catalunya Resort delivers this in every aspect.”