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The 2023 Solheim Cup lands in Casares

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 One of the most iconic women’s sports tournament in the world, arrives on the Costa del Sol

We are fortunate in every way, sporting, tourist and economic. Golf’s 2023 Solheim Cup will be held in Casares, at no less than the imposing Finca Cortesín course, which already knows what it is like to welcome the greats of Golf. We must remember the three editions of the successful Volvo World Match Play Championship held there. And this time it is one of the world’s most iconic sporting events that draws high-level fans from across Europe and the US. A unique opportunity during these generally bad times being experienced in the tourism sector.

The dates are from September 18 to 24, 2023, with a grand presentation being made in Puerto Banús, an example of the joint work of all the Administrations involved. “The Costa del Sol is a winner because it is not only Casares that is going to benefit” those responsible for the organization have insisted. It will be the first time that this biennial tournament, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup which invokes a great rivalry, is held in Spain.

To bring this tournament to the area, the Junta de Andalucía’s Tourism Delagation, Acosol, the Town Councils of Marbella and Benahavis, the Malaga Provincial Council, the RFEG, Sports and Business and many people have worked in unison “working hard behind the scenes, a labour that has paid off after three years. It was not easy because we had many rivals for the tournament, but it has been achieved and it is a success for the Costa del Sol”, said Manuel Cardeña, executive CEO of Acosol.

The environmental importance is key in this sport and Finca Cortesín is a course that is irrigated 100% with recycled water and with every possible innovation. “We have invested in excellence and sustainability and this is a great reward,” said its CEO Vicente Rubio.

The Mayor of Casares, Pepe Carrasco, is pleased “this selection must be seen from all points of view, the main one being that it will create jobs in the municipality and it will create exposure for Casares even more overseas, a great opportunity that we must not miss ”.

The figures are evident in golf, 60% of new players are women. And the spectacular benefits. In Spain, in 2019 it generated no less than 12,769 million euros including the indirect impact, consolidating itself as the first destination in the world for international golf tourism, attracting around 1.2 million foreign tourists.

In 2018, 1,195,000 tourists who played golf came to Spain, of which 98.6% were Europeans. The average stay is 11.9 nights compared to the 7.4 nights that the average tourist spends in Spain, in addition to the average expenditure generated is 3,850 euros per stay and 324 euros per day. With the sectors benefiting ranging from hotels, restaurants, shops to transportation.

The work has already begun and the fruits will be harvested in September 2023 and as Iñigo Aramburu said “to bring the Solheim Cup to Spain is to successfully complete a project in which all those involved have worked with effort and enthusiasm, but also offers a wonderful opportunity for Spanish society, that is why we want everyone to embrace the project as their own “

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