PGA Catalunya Resort has signed a three-year deal with The European Tour to host the Qualifying School Final Stage until 2014.
The 36-hole Spanish resort in Girona, featuring the spectacular Tour and Stadium courses, will host the six-round Final Stage for the fifth successive season from November 24 to 29.
The club’s new practice facilities, which include a 2,000 square metre putting green and chipping area with five bunkers containing different sand types, drew widespread praise from the players when they were unveiled last year.
South African Branden Grace, who has won three times on the 2012 Race to Dubai since taking the 11th card at the Final Stage last year, called them ‘some of the best practice facilities you’ll find anywhere in the world’.
“While the reputation of our two golf courses is well established, we have invested heavily in our practice and coaching facilities to make PGA Catalunya Resort a centre of excellence for tournament professionals and elite amateur teams from across Europe,” said PGA Catalunya Resort’s chief executive Julio Delgado.
“It is heartening to hear players talking so positively about the upgraded facilities which we continue to develop, and an honour to continue to host The European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage.”