Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community on Spain’s Costa Daurada is eagerly anticipating its first ever staging of the final stage of European Tour Q-School from November 11 to 16.
After the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage being played at PGA Catalunya Resort for nine years, the European Tour this year moves the tournament to Lumine. The resort boasts 45 holes of golf against the backdrop of the Mediterranean coastline.
Over the course of six days and six rounds from Saturday November 11th, 156 players will compete for the right to tee it up alongside the cream of European golf over the Lakes and Hills courses.
25 European Tour cards
After the last putt is holed on Thursday November 16th the top 25 and ties will be earning their European Tour cards for the 2018 season.
Q-School is one of golf’s unique and high stakes events, which will help to define the careers of several top-level tour professionals and attract the attention of a worldwide audience.
— Q School Final Stage represents a critically important juncture for aspiring European Tour players, with the prize item of a European Tour Card for next year, Calle Carlsson, General Manager Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, commented prior to the event
— We are delighted the European Tour has recognized the superb courses and facilities we have at Lumine by awarding us this privilege. Hosting the Final Stage will allow us to continue our growth and increase awareness levels among golfers around Europe regarding the truly exceptional experience we offer here, both on and off the golf courses.
Q-School an hour south of Barcelona
Former Q-School venue PGA Catalunya is located in Girona, one hour north of Barcelona. While the new Q-School venue is located an hour south of the Catalan capital. Lumine offers three challenging layouts: the championship Hills and Lakes courses, as well as the nine-hole Ruins Course, the latter two having been designed by golfing legend, Greg Norman.
Measured at 6,334 meters and 6,300 meters respectively, the par-72 Hills (18th hole pictured above) and par-71 Lakes courses will offer a stern challenge to even the very best players seeking European Tour playing privileges for next season.
While the Hills will provide all competitors with the views of the resort as they wind their way through the extensive plantations of olive and carob trees, the Lakes is a links-like design featuring areas of wetlands and natural vegetation.
As well as golf, there are also a multitude of attractions located in close proximity to Lumine. Including Europe’s most popular theme park, the Puerto Aventura Theme Park; Tarragona, an ancient town once famed for its status as the second home of the Roman Empire; and a host of pristine beaches, making it one of the great golfing destinations in Europe.
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