The next generation of golfing talent will battle it out for 15 European Tour cards on the Road to Mallorca. Formerly known as The European Challenge Tour, the tournament is comprised of a season-long competition spanning 25 tournaments in 17 countries, which culminates at the Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca.
About Road to Mallorca
Since its establishment in 1989, many of the world’s finest players have competed on what is now widely considered to be Europe’s top developmental tour. This has included Thomas Bjørn (1995), Justin Rose (1999), Ian Poulter (1999), Henrik Stenson (2000), Louis Oosthuizen (2003), Tommy Fleetwood (2011) and Brooks Koepka (2013).
At the end of the season, the top 15 from the Road to Mallorca all earn promotion to the European Tour. The winner of the Road to Mallorca Rankings receives a Silver Salver, which was first awarded in 2009, and Category 13 membership of the European Tour. After 21 exciting events, the top five reads are in order: Calum Hill, Antoine Rozner, Richard Bland, Jack Senior and Cormac Sharvin.
Recently the Federatión Balear de Golf announced that the European Challenge Tour final season tournament will be held in Mallorca over the next four years. This incredible deal moves the season finale away from the Middle East for the first time since 2012, to the shores of the Mediterranean – something that has not happened since 2003.
In this first edition taking place between 7th to 10th November at the recently renovated Alcanada Golf Club, thus being the final stop for the newly named ‘Road to Mallorca’. Designed by the acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Jr, the first class golf course will host the top 45 players on the order of merit, with the top 15 earning European Tour cards for the 2020 season.
Through this, Mallorca returns to the international golfing calendar, establishing an agreement between the Challenge Tour and the Federation Balear de Golf Federation where the Grand Finale will be played in several golf courses across the island in the next four years.
World Renowned Location
Catalina Cladera, President of the Consell de Mallorca, expressed that in addition to being a perfect paradise for all sports at any time of the year, Mallorca offers exceptional services and professionals from the tourism sector.
The Fundació Mallorca Turisme is committed to celebrating the Challenge Tour Final on the island in its strategy to promote Mallorca as a fantastic low season destination, where the international impact of this event is unquestionable.
“The whole season will be oriented towards the final in Mallorca, highlighting that our island is not only a summer holiday destination, but that it is an ideal destination for the whole year and a true paradise for all the people enjoying a quality golf holiday or break.”
Catalina Cladera, President of the Consell de Mallorca
Season finale: 7th to 10th November, 2019
Location: Club de Golf Alcanada, Carretera del Faro, s/n, 07400 Port d’Alcúdia
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