The PGAs of Europe Golfbreaks.com Fourball Championship will return in 2016 from the 10th to 12th February 2016 at the stunning LUMINE Mediterránea Beach Club & Golf Community in Spain.
The Championship will again see Professional pairs compete for a guaranteed minimum prize fund of €31,250 increasing by €250 with each additional entry beyond 25 teams at Lumine’s Lakes and Hills Courses.
LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community
LUMINE Mediterránea Beach&Golf Community is a golfers’ paradise in catalunya golf. Everything here is green: 170 hectares devoted to three golf courses with the 45 newest holes in Spain and two club-houses. Each of these courses gives the player a different experience of golf tarragona or golf barcelona. Not only because of the challenge they pose, but also for their design: the 18 holes of the Lakes Course are fully embedded in Nature, around the wetlands; the 9 holes in the Ruins Course run between archaeological ruins; and from the 18-hole Hills Course, you can view the quarries, pine groves and the sea.
But the most important feature of the LUMINE Golf Club courses is that they have won the Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary Certificate. This award recognises the environmentally sustainable model of the LUMINE Golf Club and its responsible management of water.
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The Costa Daurada boasts to have all the ingredients to ensure that the region is an ideal destination to play these sports. We have 5 golf courses and 7 Pitch and Putt courses, a pleasant climate throughout the year, easy access via road, numerous reputable hotels and restaurants. Moreover, the region is rich in historical heritage sites, beautiful landscapes and popular local products.
The fishing tradition and agriculture set the pace of life in Cambrils. Cambrils is calmness, gastronomy, beaches adapted for disabled people, quiet strolls through the old town, the port or beside the sea, by foot or bicycle. At Cambrils we think about families, that is why as the Gastronomic Capital of the Costa Daurada, our restaurants offer specific services for children. Furthermore, staying here with your family will be much, much easier. Let us advise you: Cambrils, no doubt.
La Pineda Platja
Vila-seca is made up of people who have a strong and enterprising social fabric, people who create a a town of coexistence, people who take care of their beaches, their natural resources, the quality of their accomoodation, their water parks like Aquopolis, and their theme parks like PortAventura, wit its three golf courses and convention centre.
Cultural and festive activities throughout the year show us a modern, well-equipped municipality, admired by residents and visitors alike.
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The golden sand beaches and coves and the calm waters of Salou have made this destination one of the leaders on the entire Costa Daurada. Its excellent climate and its commitment to the highest quality services have led to Salou being awarded certificates as a Family Tourism Destination and a Sport Tourism Destination.
The guinguetes (Catalan for beach cafés) have also been recently remodelled and they are all modern and functional now, in line with top notch facilities in similar places. It merits mention that Salou has one of the longest tourist seasons in Catalonia.
TRYP Port Cambrils Hotel
Located in the Maritime Quarter of Cambrils (Tarragona) and only 150 meters from the fabulous beach and the Nautical Club Regueral, Tryp Port Cambrils is the best choice for leisure and business travel in Cambrils, thanks to its privileged location, its complete facilities and the quality of their services.
Tryp Port Cambrils has 156 fully equipped rooms, some with sea views; different dining spaces (Tosca Buffet Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Grill Pool), 2 terraces (Veranda and Tosca) free internet access (WIFI) throughout the Hotel, 2 outdoor swimming pools (adult / child), a modern fitness center exclusively for our customers with two saunas, parking charges 85 seats, 10 meeting rooms for up to 400 people and a large, bright hall.
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The Lakes golf Course winds round the Sèquia Major wetlands area, classified as a space of Natural Interest. Mediterranean environment and landscape that are perfect for relaxing in. This is the most technically difficult of the three courses: its Links design makes it a genuine challenge for any golfer.
- Designed by Greg Norman
- Par 71
- 18 holes
- Total length of fairways: 6,300 m
- Total surface area of greens: 13,805 m2
- Driving Range, putting green and chipping green
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The Hills Course is the course that gives players the most spectacular views. The course, near Cape Salou, runs through leafy woods of white pine and extensive plantations of olive and carob trees that climax in incredible views over the sea. Respect and the integration of the course in the terrain have created an attractive, varied course, whose length complies with the regulations for high-level competition. Long, long fairways to develop your best game.
- Designed by Green Project
- Par 72
- 18 holes
- Total length of fairways: 6,334 m
- Total surface area of greens: 13,760 m2
- Driving Range, putting green and chipping green
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3. Championship Itinerary
4. Welcome Reception
5. Scorecards, Local Rules and Pin Positions
6. Draw for Order of Play
7. Rulings & Doubt as to Procedure
8. Bad Weather/ Play Foreshortened
10. Distance Measuring Devices
11. Dress Code
13. Player Facilities
15. Yardage Books
16. Championship Prize Presentation
17. PGAs of Europe Officials
i. The Championship will be a 54-hole Fourball Strokeplay event with a maximum field of 120 pairs competing over the Lakes course and Hills course at Lumine Beach & Golf Club.
ii. Each pair will play 18 holes on both Wednesday 10th February and Thursday 11th February over both courses.
iii. The top 40 pairs and ties will qualify for the final round, to be played on Friday 12th February over the Lakes course.
iv. In the event of a tie for the first place there will be a ‘hole by hole’ play-off until a winner is determined. The play-off hole(s) will be published on the official notice board.
v. The event shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf of R&A Rules Ltd, the PGAs of Europe Local Rules and Conditions of Competition and the additional Local Rules of Lumine Golf Club (Lakes and Hills courses), as approved by the Tournament Director.
All players are required to register for the Championship in person at the Championship Office at Lakes Course at Lumine Beach & Golf Club. This must be done before 12.00hrs local time on Tuesday 9th February either in person at the Tournament Office or by contacting +44 (0)7809 338919. Failure to register may result in the team being withdrawn from the Championship.
Note: There will be no tournament office in operation at the Hills course other than on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February.
- Monday 8th February-Arrivals
- Tuesday 9th February-Official Practice Day & Player’s Welcome Reception
- Wednesday 10th February-Round 1
- Thursday 11th February-Round 2
- Friday 12th February-Final Round
- Saturday 13th February-Departures
A Welcome Cocktail Reception will be held for all competitors on Tuesday 9th February at 19:30hrs at the official hotel, Tryp Port Cambrils. All players must attend this function in support of the host venue and supporting sponsors. For those not staying in Tryp Port Cambrils, the address is as follows:
TRYP Costa Dorada Port Cambrils Hotel
Rambla Regueral, 11, 43850, Cambrils – Tarragona, Spain (Google Maps).
Dress Code – smart casual
i. All scorecards, local rules and pin positions for the tournament will be given to each pair on the first tee each morning.
ii. All players are requested to be on the tee at least 10 minutes before their start time in order to aid pace of play.
The draw for Rounds 1 & 2 will be published following registration at approximately 14.00hrs on Tuesday 9th February. This will be available to view at the Tournament Office and published on www.pgae.com.
The draw for Round 3 will be published after the completion of Round 2. Play will be in score order with the leaders out last.
There will be PGAs of Europe Rules Official(s) on course at all times to deal with any rulings.
If a competitor is doubtful of the correct procedure during a hole, and a PGAs of Europe Official is not available, he may without penalty, complete the hole with two balls. Before taking further action, the competitor must announce to his marker or fellow competitor that he intends to play two balls and which ball he wishes to count if the Rules permit.
The competitor must report the facts of the situation to a PGAs of Europe Official before returning his scorecard. If he fails to do so he will be disqualified.
In the event of bad weather rendering the completion of 54 holes impossible then a result will be declared over the number of rounds completed by all competitors. In all cases the prime objective will be to complete the Championship over 54 holes which may involve reducing the number of pairs that make the cut as laid out in PGAs of Europe Regulations.
All players should make themselves aware of the Suspension of Play Policy, which can be found on the PGAs of Europe Local Rules and Completion – Section B5
Tuesday 9th February is the Official Practice Day. Practice is available from 08.30hrs on both the Hills and Lakes courses from the 1st &10th tee.
Practice times are to be booked with Lumine Beach & Golf Club direct on Tel: +34 977 12 90 70 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by players individually. Practice prior to Tuesday 9th February is available for €55 and is at the discretion of Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club and subject to availability.
i. Complimentary range balls will be provided for all competitors including the practice day and in the week running up to the tournament.
ii. The driving range will be open from 08:00am until sunset each day (or at least 45 minutes before first tee-off time on tournament days).
iii. The use of golf buggies will be permitted on practice days at competitors own expense (€40.00 a day) subject to availability and restrictions that may be in place on each day. Golf buggies are only available to hire from the Lakes course and can be driven to the Hills course via a specific route.
iv. Practice on the course before or between rounds is not permitted which includes practice between holes (PGAs of Europe Local Rules and Conditions of Competition – Section B6).
As per Section B3 of the PGAs of Europe Local Rules & Conditions of Competition, all competitors will be permitted to use distance-measuring devices provided they measure distance only. If a player has any doubt as to whether a device is conforming they should seek the advice of a PGAs of Europe official.
All professionals must conform to PGAs of Europe Regulations.
Food and drinks will be available all day in the clubhouse at the competitor’s own expense. The Clubhouses will be open from 07:30am until sunset each day.
Lumine Beach & Golf Club has changing facilities available for all competitors and their caddies.
There are adequate pull trolleys available for hire, priced at €6 daily. There are limited electric trolleys available for hire. Electric trolleys must be booked in advance via the professional shop at the Lakes course.
There will be European Tour specification yardage books available for both the Lakes and Hills courses. These will be available from the Pro shop and will be priced at €30.00 for the two books.
The Official Prize Presentation will take place in the clubhouse immediately following completion of the final round on Friday 12th February. The top 3 pairs are required to attend.
Dress code – golf attire (no jacket and tie required)
- Tournament Director – Robert Moss
- Referee – Edwin Heenk
- Referee – George Wale
- Referee – Michael Jon
- Tournament Secretary – Jo-Jo Hamer-Philip
- PGAs of Europe Admin & Media – Aston Ward
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