PGA Catalunya Resort hosts European Tour Destinations Senior Classic to celebrate 20th anniversary

14 May 2019

PGA Catalunya Resort celebrates 20-year anniversary with the 
European Tour Destinations Senior Classic

• Number one golf course in Spain, PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course, marks 20th anniversary
• European Tour Destinations to hold third edition of Senior Classic at world-class venue
• Opportunities to play in the Pro-Am and Alliance rounds available

The third edition of the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic will take place from July 12-14 at the home of Spain’s number one course, PGA Catalunya Resort, in recognition of the venue’s Stadium Course celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The resort, situated in Girona, Spain, has hosted three editions of the Open de España and was the setting for European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage for nine consecutive years until 2016, showcasing its quality at the highest level. 

The European Tour Destinations Senior Classic has been on the Staysure Tour International Schedule since 2017, with past winners including Santiago Luna, who won at Finland’s Linna Golf Club in 2017, and Sweden’s Magnus P Atlevi, who triumphed at Lighthouse Golf and Spa Resort, Bulgaria, the following year.

Iain McInally, Head of European Tour Destinations, said: “This tournament has gone from strength-to-strength in the two years since its launch.

“I must thank the Staysure Tour for making it possible to hold this tournament and showcase some of our outstanding venues. Linna Golf Club and Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort were both wonderful hosts, and we are excited to make use of the incredible facilities at PGA Catalunya Resort this year.”

David Plana, CEO of PGA Catalunya Resort, added: “We look forward to hosting the third edition of the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic and welcoming so many legends of the game for a wonderful festival of golf.

“The tournament will be part of a series of special events planned in 2019 to celebrate PGA Catalunya Resort’s 20th anniversary and the exciting journey we are embarking on for the future.”

Head of the Staysure Tour David MacLaren is pleased to recognise one of the finest venues in continental Europe: “After two wonderful editions of the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic, we are delighted to be visiting PGA Catalunya Resort in 2019.

“The Stadium Course is one of the best courses in the world, in my opinion and that of many others. It is a real test of golf, but also one to be enjoyed. To be holding a Staysure Tour event there is fantastic for all involved.

“The tournament is sandwiched between the Swiss Seniors Open and the WINSTONgolf Senior Open, making it a busy period for our players but one they will relish in the fight for Order of Merit points.”

The unique Alliance format of the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic means that amateurs are able to take part in both the Pro-Am event leading up to the weekend, as well as in the first two rounds of the tournament itself.

Opportunities to play in the Pro-Am and Alliance rounds are available, with packages starting from 520€. (Full details listed below.)


• Accommodation is based in double room or double room for single use, when booking double room, the following supplements apply for a second golfer: 400€ one golf day and 700€ two golf days
• Rates per player, Tourist TAX not included
• Accommodation is based in double room for single use or double room, when booking double room, the second player has a supplement of 1200€ two golf days
• Rates per player, Tourist TAX not included
• Gala dinner on Saturday included

To book or enquire about the above packages, please contact PGA Catalunya Resort via email on or call +34 972 472 577

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Manuela Whittaker
Landmark Golf Marketing & Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1780 723058

About PGA Catalunya Resort
Opened in 1999, PGA Catalunya Resort quickly established an international reputation for outstanding quality. The Stadium Course is ranked the number one golf course in Spain by the website. PGA Catalunya Resort is ranked the number one resort in Spain by Golf World magazine, which also recognises the venue in its World Top 100 Courses.
The 36-hole resort also offers two accommodation options – Hotel Camiral, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Girona’s only 5* hotel, and LAVIDA Hotel, aimed at the active traveller. In addition, the European Tour Destination comprises a discreet, low-density real estate development, with first class leisure facilities and a select number of villa plots, stylish modern semi-detached villas and luxury apartments. Conveniently situated close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (five-minute drive) and Barcelona International Airport (one-hour drive), the venue also benefits from the recently completed high-speed train line that links Girona (approximately 15 kilometres from PGA Catalunya Resort) to the rest of Spain and Europe, which provides even faster connections to major cities, including Barcelona, which can now be reached in only 37 minutes. | |


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