GLOBAL AMATEUR GOLF TOUR – SPANISH OPEN
SPAIN - ANDALUCIA
Saturday 2nd – Wednesday 6th October 2021
Information for Competitors
- Four nights B&B in the 5 star Gran Hotel Elba Estepona Thalasso & Spa, Estepona (arrive Sat – depart Weds);
- Four rounds of superb golf;
- Four rounds counting towards 2022 Order of Merit;
- Prizes for each round;
- Presentation Dinner;
- Package price does not include flights or airport transfers.
Package prices: Flights are not included
- Full package price – excluding flights - £1488
- Single supplement ( 4 nights ) - £ 160
- Non golfer £ 426
- Additional night in a single room - £ 110
- Additional night in a twin room - £ 70pp
- Golf only £1196
Sat 2 Finca Cortesin Tee times from 10.20
Sun 3 La Reserva Tee times from 10.12
Mon 4 Alcaidesa Tee times from 11.50
Tue 5 Valderrama Tee times from 11.48
Golf Course transfers: The bus will depart the Elba Hotel promptly at the times shown below, please be on time.
Sat 2 Oct Finca Cortesin Golf depart hotel 8.45am depart golf club 4.15pm journey approx 20 mins
Sun 3 Oct La Reserva Golf depart hotel 8.45am depart golf club 4.15pm journey approx 25 mins
Mon 4 Oct Alcaidesa Golf depart hotel 10.00am depart golf club 5.45pm journey approx 30 mins
Tue 5 Oct Valderrama Golf depart hotel 10.00am depart golf club 5.45pm journey approx 30 mins
The hotel is booked for arrival on Saturday 2nd and departure on Wednesday 5th October (4 nights) and the package is based on twin / double occupancy.
The 5 star Gran Hotel Elba Estepona Thalasso & Spa
The hotel is in Estepona, perfectly located for the four golf courses. There is direct access to a quiet Mediterranean beach through the hotel gardens and facilities include 4 restaurants and a wonderful spa offering a full range of treatments.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are only a short drive from the hotel.
Malaga airport is 90kms / approximately 1 hour from the Hotel Elba in Estepona
Gibraltar airport is 50kms / approximately 45 mins from the Hotel Elba in Estepona.
Daily Draw: The draw for the first round will be on the website on Tuesday 28th September. The draws for the last two rounds will be made in score order with the leaders going out last.
Format: The scoring format each day will be individual Stableford with Playing Handicap 95% of Course Handicap. All four rounds will count towards the 2022 Order of Merit.
Handicap: All four rounds will be run under the WHS system but scores will not automatically be forwarded to England Golf. You MUST return your daily scores to your golf club and the easiest way to do this is to forward the email from Golf Genius, which you will receive after each round and which provides details of your scores.
GAGT Overseas Handicap System (OHA): Where appropriate handicaps will be adjusted after each round in line with the GAGT OHA system, details of which we can provide. Any adjustments will not affect your club Handicap Index.
Buggies: Included at Finca Cortesin & La Reserva.
A Forecaddie is mandatory with each fourball at Valderrama and the charge is €60 per fourball.
Range balls: Included at each course
Prizes: There will be prizes for the leading three scores each day.
Prizes will be in the form of vouchers for the 2022 Tour as follows:
Daily vouchers: 1st - £100, 2nd - £70, 3rd - £50
Dress: No formal dress i.e jacket & tie required.
Nearest the Pin: There will be two Nearest the Pins for each round. The prize will be a £25 GAGT voucher.
Sweep: There will be an optional sweep of £40, £10 per round and this will be collected in cash when you check in before the first round. The sweep will be paid out daily for the leading three scores and anyone who scores a two.
Presentation Dinner: There will be a dinner at the Elba Hotel on Monday evening but the presentation will be held after the fourth round at Valderrama on Tuesday.
Covid travel requirements
Entry to Spain from UK – there are two requirements:
1 Fill out Passenger Locator Form before you travel
Everyone, including children, must complete an online overseas passenger locator form no more than 48 hours prior to arriving into Spain.
If you don’t complete this, you won’t be able to board.
The overseas passenger locator form (PLF) is an official Government form which is free to complete and submit and flight airline will have a link on their website to the PLF.
Type the following link into Google and follow the instructions to complete your passenger locator form for Spain. https://spth.gob.es/create
2 Provide proof of full / double vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result
All arrivals from the UK must show one of the following to enter Spain:
· Proof of full / double vaccination: If you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you will need to provide proof to enter Spain. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted –
Please note, your business card-sized paper COVID-19 vaccination record card is not an acceptable form of vaccine status proof and cannot be used to enter.
· Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP, TMA or NEAR), taken within 72 hours before your scheduled arrival time into Spain. Please note, rapid antigen test results will not be accepted, plus the UK Government has advised that you can’t use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.
Returning to the UK from Spain
If you are travelling to England on or after 4 October 2021 and fully vaccinated, you will no longer be required to take a return to UK test.
Please note this may vary if you are flying into Scotland, Wales or Ireland.
Fill out UK Passenger Locator Form
Everyone aged 18 years and over (16 and over if returning to Scotland) must complete a UK passenger locator form online any time within the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
Here’s what you need to do before your flight to the UK:
1 Book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
2 Check in online
3 At the airport check-in desk show the QR code you received via email confirmation
4 Complete the UK passenger locator form in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK
5 Receive your valid boarding pass and go to security
Please allow plenty of time – most airport check-in desks open at least two hours before your scheduled departure and close 40 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure.