Lumine Shines Following Successful Season on The Costa Daurada
Story published at 10:55, Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community is celebrating yet another successful season on the Costa Daurada following increased participation in events it hosted in 2014. Steadfast to securing its place as one of the world’s most dynamic golf destinations, several prestigious professional events as well as the facility’s own open and member competitions, have all assisted in raising the international profile and burgeoning reputation of the venue this year.
In a season which included more than 30 open events, the highlight for the Troon-managed facility came during its IRON Golf tournament. Welcoming golfers from the region to raise funds in support of local charities, players gathered this August to tackle all 45-holes of championship golf at Lumine in just one day during the event. Not only did they complete the day in high-spirits, as anyone that plays Lumine does, over €2,000 was raised to support local beneficiaries.
“We have held and created some fantastic events in 2014; our thanks therefore go to everyone that have made this best year in Lumine’s history. We have received fantastic feedback from players, whether professional or amateur, domestic or international, who visited Lumine,” said Calle Carlsson, General Manager, Lumine Golf & Beach Club. “Our special thanks go to the local golfing community who continue to go above and beyond in their support of the club and local charities.”
High-profile professional tournaments, such as the European Tour Qualifying School and Antonio Hortal’s emphatic win at the Challenge de Catalunya this April, an all-new event on the 2014 European Challenge Tour schedule, underline its championship credentials. Whereas events on the Nordea Tour and Sunshine Tour, the first on each professional tour to be held outside of Scandinavia and Africa respectively, highlight its international appeal.
Building on the success of 2014, 2015 will see the return of the PGAs of Europe for the fourth successive Fourball Championship, supported by GolfBreaks.com. Taking place from 28th – 30th January, Lumine will welcome PGA affiliated professionals and their amateur partners from across Europe in search of warm playing conditions. 25 pairs will compete for the prestigious title and a guaranteed minimum prize fund of €30,000, in a better-ball format over the Greg Norman-designed Lumine Lakes and the Alfonso Vidaor-designed Lumine Hills courses.
Carlsson continued, “We are extremely pleased to extend relationships with the leaders from the European golf industry and look forward to welcoming many of them again in 2015.”
The professional tournaments are the perfect accompaniment to the amateur events Lumine hosts for its members and guests. As one of Europe’s most diverse golf destinations, Lumine’s extensive 45-hole offering is completed by its 9-hole Ruins Course, another Greg Norman-design, located amongst historic archeological Roman ruins.
It is not just golf that Lumine has to offer, however. Two fully serviced clubhouses offer delectable dining experiences, whilst the luxurious Lumine Beach Club and Restaurante Lumine mean that golfers of all ages and ability can enjoy the Mediterranean facility.
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