Aug 31st, 2017
La Manga to launch 2018 Golf Tour
As European Amateur Golf Tour goes from strength to strength
The successful European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT), now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, will launch its 2018 season at the five–star La Manga Club resort in Spain.
Taking place from November 17-20, the ‘La Manga Club Murcia Open’ offers golfers the chance to enjoy four rounds of golf at the world–famous resort and a range of other attractive benefits, with packages starting from just £595 per person.
The 2017 EAGT tournament schedule featured some of the most prestigious names in golf including top American venues Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, as well as classic European courses such as Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Sunningdale, Les Bordes and PGA Catalunya.
Royal Birkdale and Erin Hills, hosts of this year’s Open Championship and US Open, also featured and the 2018 tour promises to be just as strong, with La Manga leading the way.
Open to all male and female golf club members with an active CONGU handicap or overseas equivalent, the November event includes four rounds of golf – two each on La Manga Club’s acclaimed North and South courses – and will be scored on an individual Stableford points basis with competitors playing off their full handicaps.
An array of prizes will be awarded to the players with the best scores after each round, while the overall tournament champion will win automatic qualification to the 2018 EAGT Final.
As well as golf, players will enjoy three nights’ accommodation in either La Manga Club’s four-star Las Lomas Village or five-star Hotel Principe Felipe.
Launched in 1997, the EAGT provides amateurs with the opportunity to play competitive golf at some of the world’s top courses.
Following on from a successful 2017, next year’s tour is again set to feature around 90 events at 30–plus world–class golfing venues, with each event contributing to an overall Order of Merit table.
As well as featuring many of the UK’s top golfing venues, the Tour also offers gives amateurs the chance to experience some of the most exclusive courses in Europe and North America.