February 11 to 17, 2009 - Four Tournaments over 6 days endorsed by the LGU. To be played at the five-star Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort, Murcia in sunny South-east Spain and is open to lady professionals and Silver Division lady amateurs.
Ireland's legendary lady amateur golfer, Mary McKenna, recently reappointed captain of the GB&I team for the 2009 Vagliano Trophy match and the 2010 Curtis Cup match in America will be playing and hopes to be joined by several of the GB & I Squad members.
"I'm looking forward to playing what will be a new venue for me in Spain and also to playing in some winter sunshine," says Mary, a member of the Donabate club, Dublin.
Fraser Munro, the LGU's Championship Manager, who visited the resort last year and was highly impressed with the resort's facilities said,
"I was really impressed by the course and the quality of the practice facilities. For me there would be no better way to prepare for the new season than by spending a week or two at Hacienda de Alamo."
Wednesday, February 11: Free practice round over championship course.
1: Thursday-Friday, February 12-13: MURCIA LADIES OPEN (36 holes stroke-play)
2: Saturday, February 14: HACIENDA DEL ALAMO Pro-am (lady pros & teams of three amateurs, male or female, over 18 holes.
3: Sunday, February 15: COSTA CALIDA PAIRS competition (first nine holes greensomes, second nine holes better ball).
4: Monday-Tuesday, February 16-17: HACIENDA DEL ALAMO LADIES OPEN (36 holes stroke-play).
FIVE-STAR PRACTICE FACILITIES
The object of the Festival is to give players a chance to combine practice with competition at a time of the year when they are unlikely to be able to do so at home.
Hacienda del Alamo has five-star practice facilities: two big practice putting greens, big chipping/pitching green, bunker practice facility, 36-bay two-tier driving range, six-hole Academy course.
You can arrive early and practise …. And you can stay on and practise even more.
HOW TO ENTER
Regular information updates on the 2009 Hacienda del Alamo WW Festival will appear regularly on this website.
When you are booking your flights, remember that Murcia Airport is less than 30min away from Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort while Alicante Airport is more than 75min away from the resort.