Tourism on the Costa del Sol takes note of the pull of such outstanding events as the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters, this Sunday, in its final stretch. And he does it with several competitions at the gates, the Spanish Women’s Golf Open to be held in Marbella and the 2023 Solheim Cup, which will be held at the Cortesín estate, giving the patina to a sport that attracts millions of fans on the Costa del Sol and promotes it at a tourist level.
The Councilor for Sports of the Marbella City Council, Manuel Cardeña, highlighted to Area the sporting events at the highest level that are going to be held in the city and that start precisely with the Spanish women’s golf open ‘Race to Costa del Sol’, from November 25 to 28. «With golfers from all over the world and with 620,000 euros in prizes. A great opportunity to become a showcase that approaches 2022 with good prospects “.
Cardeña points to the good prospects for a sector, golf, that continues to grow. “The operators in the sector are highly motivated, we are now at the end of the tunnel and that will generate more employment and wealth throughout the area, a job for many people and that is finally paying off. A pull so that the entire Costa del Sol is at the same level, “he stressed.
Benahavís, golf destination
Another town like Benahavís is also taking advantage of the excellence of a sport that attracts so many thousands of fans. Its mayor, José Antonio Mena, did not want to miss out on the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters, one of the most important golf events at an international level and which from Benahavís is looked at with interest for the opportunities that it entails on a tourist level. “With this climate, it is the best showcase to make ourselves known in the world,” he confesses.
Mena also knows all the ins and outs of this sport, «I have been practicing it for 35 years, and insists:« Benahavís is home to twelve golf courses, so for our town it is very important at a tourist and economic level, with an occupation of golf courses. practically 100%. Normality is also beginning to show in the practice of this sport. It shows in the atmosphere and this is wonderful.