Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, one of Continental Europe’s Top 100 golf courses, located just south of Alicante in the stunning region of Valencia, welcomes golf’s rising stars this week as they compete for a place on the European Tour at Qualifying School Stage Two. Following unanimous praise from competitors and tournament organisers following the 2011 staging, competitors will once again pit their skills against the challenging Cabell B. Robinson layout from November 7th - 10th as they strive to achieve their playing privileges for the 2013 season.

This year’s tournament features a stellar international line-up packed full of seasoned campaigners looking to work their way back on tour, including 1999 Scottish PGA Champion, Warren Bennett, fellow Englishmen, Robert Dinwiddie and David Griffiths,  Swede’s Peter Gustafsson and Klas Eriksson and Dane Thomas Nørret. Dutchman Tim Sluiter, last year’s winner of Qualifying School Stage Two at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club leads an abundance of aspiring young talent, including LET superstar Carly Booth’s brother, Wallace, 2011 US Amateur Champion, Kelly Kraft and Welshman James Frazer, runner-up in the recent European Amateur Championships. With so many talented players on display it promises to be a dramatic weekend of action at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.

Martin Eastgate, Director of Golf, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club commented; “We are delighted that Tour School has returned to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club and we look forward to showcasing our magnificent facilities to all of the competitors. Our dedicated green-keeping team has been working tirelessly over the past few months to present the course in pristine condition and we expect it to provide a stern, yet enjoyable test for the players. As one of Europe’s most talked about new destinations we are primed to host major events with our rental apartments and villas of Las Colinas Residences that the competitors and their families are taking full advantage of this week.”

“The team at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has done a tremendous job in setting up the golf course in immaculate condition ahead of what is sure to be memorable week for both the competitors and spectators alike,” noted Mike Stewart, The European Tour’s Tournament Director. “Thanks to the mild climate, great feedback from 2011 and the highest standard of facilities and accommodation, the decision to return to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club was obvious and we look forward to another successful week.”


About the Golf & Country Club

World renowned North American landscape architect, Cabell B. Robinson, designed the par-71, 6973 yard 18-hole championship course to offer visitors of all abilities an exciting and premium golf course within a unique setting. The course is home to perfectly manicured fairways and ideal putting surfaces with inspiring views of the nearby coastline. The warm Mediterranean climate will contribute to the enjoyment on this beautifully designed course.

The practice facilities at Las Colinas provide a fine learning environment, with natural grass hitting areas, manicured putting green and short game area, which can be used to hit a complimentary pyramid of TaylorMade practice balls. Directed by Head PGA Professional Robert Mitchell, the latest ultra high-speed video analysis technology ensures first-class coaching for golfers of all ages and abilities.

Afterwards golfers are welcome to enjoy the superb Japanese cuisine at enso shushi bar; or the exclusive UNiK CAFÉ situated inside the Las Colinas clubhouse, offering high-quality Mediterranean and internationally inspired dishes served in its elegant restaurant, designed by Pepe Leal, one of the Spain’s most accomplished interior designers, or outside on its magnificent terrace overlooking the stunning 18th hole. Open from 8am until late, you can be sure to sample both refreshingly cold drinks and culinary delights inside Las Colinas’s extraordinary clubhouse facility.

Additionally, the venue is the ideal location to host conferences, product presentations or training courses, as well as celebrate anniversaries, weddings, golf tournaments and children’s parties, thanks to a multitude of meeting and function rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.  Las Colinas has been specially designed to be enjoyed and shared for all occasions and is complemented by a wide range of sport, leisure, restaurant and accommodation options. At Las Colinas Golf & Country Club guests can share those unique and valuable moments with family, friends, work colleagues and business partners.