Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo is an annual sports event organised by Turismo Costa del Sol which aims to strengthen ties between the more than 70 golf courses and recognise the hard work of professionals in the golf industry in the province of Malaga. On the 30 May 2023, Paradise Golf Club in Estepona hosted the 24th edition of the tournament, an unmissable event for the golf sector in which Baviera Golf triumphed and won first place. If you want to know what happened at the 24th Pro AM Costa del Golf Turismo, read on: we’ll tell you all you need to know.
Costa del Sol - aka the Costa del Golf for obvious reasons - has a story which cannot be told without mentioning its relationship with this great sport. Thanks to this golf event turned tradition, uniting its many golf clubs, places to stay and prestigious golf academies, year after year, the province of Malaga has become a much desired place for hosting some of the most important golf events in the world, including Solheim Cup, to name just one.
At this year’s Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo on the 30 May, more than 30 clubs from the province got together to compete. Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo is more than just a sports contest, it’s also a meeting point - both physical and emotional - that connects people and places through golf. Organised every year by Turismo Costa del Sol, the aim is to promote the practice of golf in a unique location reputed for both its history and natural landscapes.
Counting this year, the tournament has been held 24 times to great success, a milestone in the world of golf. It’s also a real demonstration as to why the connection between golf and culture in the Costa del Sol continues to grow and get stronger each year. What’s more, the event serves as an opportunity for Turismo Costa del Sol to give recognition to the professional golf world and the effort dedicated to the industry in the Costa del Sol.
When it comes to actually playing the sport, there is friendly competition between the clubs, with every one of them looking to take home the victory each year. Yet, Pro Am builds closer ties between the 70 courses that make up the big Costa del Sol golf family. Like every year, alongside Pro Am, an amateur tournament for the Spanish media, invited guests and sponsors ran parallel at Atalaya Golf Country Club.
The 24th Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo can be seen as a continuation of a solid far-reaching friendship between the sport, environment and connections, both professional and amateur. Only a few months before the Costa del Sol becomes the golf capital of the world - with the arrival of Solheim Cup from the 18 to the 24 September inviting the best female golfers in the world to play - the Pro Am event puts a spotlight on the actions of Turismo Costa del Sol to elevate golf’s status in the province of Malaga.
Paraíso Golf Club: the place to be
Paraíso Golf Club, host of the 24th edition of Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo, is situated in El Paraíso valley in Estepona and was designed by Gary Player in 1973. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, it’s one of the longest standing courses in the Costa del Sol, renowned for its friendly character and Mediterranean soul. By hosting the 24th Pro Am Costa del Golf Turismo, the club has added another important chapter to its already iconic existence.
18 holes with a par of 71, the course stretches almost 6000 metres. Its wide fairways, challenging roughs, and water hazards, with the occasional unexpected stream, has made it a course for the intrepid, while offering a distinct natural beauty you can admire while you play.
Source: El Paraiso Golf Club
What happened in this year's tournament?
It’s worth noting that Golfspain, iMaster Golf, Turismo Andaluz, Real Federación Andaluza de Golf, Turismo de Marbella, Ayuntamiento de Marbella Delegación de Deportes, holiday Golf, Hotel OH Nice Caledonia, Lauro Golf, Coca Cola, San Miguel, Rives and Golf Circus are regular sponsors and collaborators of the event.
If you are also a fan of golf, don’t miss the best tournaments - professional and amateur - that take place every year on the extraordinary golf courses in the Costa del Golf. And while you’re there, why not be a tourist and visit the Costa del Sol to discover why everyone talks about this leading and unbeatable destination perfect for golf enthusiasts There’s so much more to explore than you can imagine.