Spanish resort ready to host Challenge Tour event
Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Community has been selected as the new home of Challenge de Catalunya, a relatively new event on the Challenge Tour.
The tournament was won for the first time by rising young American star Brooks Koepka back in 2012 and was then dropped for last season - but now it’s back and heading to Costa Daurada and one of the most talked-about golf resorts in the country.
Lumine is managed by Troon Golf, a company with a reputation for first-class service at resorts around the world. The event will take place on the Greg Norman-designed Lumine Lakes Course.
CalleCarlsson, general manager at Lumine Golf & Beach Club, said it was an honour to welcome the Challenge Tour to the region.
“To be selected as the new home of the Challenge de Catalunya is recognition of all the great work that has been achieved at Lumine in the past few years,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming all the competitors in April and watching them plot their way round the challenging Lakes Course in pursuit of the title.”
Lumine includes Norman’s Lakes Course and the more traditional Hills Course, which runs through pine and olive trees with spectacular views of the nearby coast. The two championship courses are further complemented by the nine-hole Ruins Course, another Norman design that weaves through Roman archaeological remains.
Off the course, the region has been commended for its diversity. Its capital, Tarragona, is home to some of the best restaurants in the Costa Daurada, while Lumine’s Beach Club, situated above the Playa Del Llarga bay, is fast becoming one of the most fashionable venues.
The resort will happily create a package to suit your requirements, whether you’re coming for the weekend, a four- or five-day trip, or with 25 of your mates. Lumine is a golf club and a ground handler, so can organise everything, including wine tasting in the nearby Priorat region, mountain bike riding, speed boat racing, tickets to the football at Barcelona’s Camp Nou, or simply a day’s shopping in downtown Barcelona.
The resort also has its own Beach Club, accessible to all green-fee-paying guests. Simply show your green fee receipt at the gate to gain free entry. It offers a more exclusive, personal service, from burgers to sushi and cocktails. It includes eight infinity pools overlooking the Med and many bars and restaurants. If you want to party, visit the Volcano, where you can unwind in style.
Visit lumine.com to find out more.