Volvo World Match Play 2012. Fuerte Estepona Hosts Golf Tournament
Fuerte Hoteles, que desde hace más de 50 años desarrolla un turismo responsable, es una cadena hotelera con sede en Marbella con siete establecimientos hoteleros de cuatro estrellas distribuidos en Marbella, Torrox, Estepona, Conil de la Frontera, Grazalema y El Rompido.
Once again Fuerte Estepona hotel will serve as headquarters for the staff of this prestigious golf tournament.
In recent years the town of Estepona in Southern Spain has become an international landmark for golf lovers coming from all parts of the world, and the Costal del Sol is nowadays sprinkled with golf courses from the small town of Benalmadena near Malaga to La Linea next to Gibraltar in Cadiz province.
It is not by chance that the Volvo World Match Play Championship, which is part of the PGA European Tour, decided to move from Wentworth Club near London where it begun, to the golf course situated at Finca Cortesin in Casares (Spain), 30 km away from Marbella and 8 km away from Fuerte Estepona. It is the second time that the organisation and management team of this tournament stay at this hotel in two years. This year’s event will be held from 17th to 20th May 2012.
The Costal del Sol has become the perfect getaway to stay a few days and relax: good weather, Mediterranean cuisine, great possibilities to practice many different sports, the friendliness of its inhabitants, the quality of its restaurants and hotels. Gibraltar International Airport is only twenty minutes away while Malaga International Airport is an hour and twenty minutes drive from the hotel by motorway. Moreover, many other services are offered, such as modern and numerous medical and health care centres and hospitals, shopping centres and marinas.
Since October 1964 when Volvo World Match Play event was first celebrated until nowadays, players such as Mark H. McCormac, Arnold Palmer, Jack NicKlaus, Ian Woosnam or Nick Faldo have participated and inspired the participants and attendees of this event. Some of them could be seen in Estepona last year’s edition won by Ian Poutler, a total success thanks to the good weather and the fantastic atmosphere.
Fuerte Hoteles hotel chain has three hotels in the nearby area: two of them in the centre of Marbella –Fuerte Marbella and Fuerte Miramar, and a third one –Fuerte Estepona only a few minutes away from Finca Cortesín golf course, where this year’s World Match Play Championship will be held. All the participants, technical staff and many attendees will stay at Fuerte Estepona, where golf lovers will be able to enjoy an excellent atmosphere.
Fuerte Grazalema is situated a bit further away, an hour drive from the golf course, in the middle of Grazalema Natural Park with its spectacular views, wildlife and typical gastronomy, a unique place that is well worth visiting.
Fuerte Estepona’s offer for this event is completed with a thermal spa, where guests can relax at any time of the day, and FortiClub where children will be entertained and looked after by professional and qualified staff.