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Spain's Costa del Sol Opens Golf Courses From May 18

Costa del Sol, May 18th, 2020

Costa del Sol Tourist Board and RFGA are delighted to announce that, as of 18th May, ninety per cent of the golf clubs on the Costa del Golf are now taking bookings and have incorporated all the aspects required in the official protocol for golf course re-opening, as prescribed by the Spanish government, which allows golfers to enjoy their game, with a guarantee of health and safety.

The managers of the golf courses, in cooperation with RFGA and IAGTO, and under the tutelage of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, have worked together on establishing common policies with regards to flexibility on re-booking and cancellation, with the aim of encouraging our Spanish and overseas golfers to reserve their golf break in this most popular golf destination, just as soon as conditions permit easy access, by plane, train or car.

The President of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, Francis Salado, has underlined the importance of the return of this key sector which is fundamental for the recuperation of the tourism industry, given the role it plays in the local economy and employment, both directly and indirectly.

The President also highlighted the fact that golf is, by its very nature, a sport which can more easily adapt to the new safety protocols, and has praised the proactivity and professionalism of the golf industry of the Costa del Sol in adopting the new regulations.

In this respect, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG) in cooperation with the Andalusian Golf Federation (RFGA), the Professional Golf Association (PGA), the Spanish Golf Course Association (AECG), the Spanish Association of Greenkeepers (AEdG) and the Spanish Association of Golf Managers (AEGG), published “The Game of Golf, Opening Protocol”, which outlines guidelines for safe recreational golf.

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2020 GOLF PROTOCOL

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The Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga in southern Spain, is the leading destination for golfers who seek a wide variety of quality golf courses and ideal golfing weather through 12 months of the year. With over seventy golf courses, many of which were conceived by masters of golf course design, the Costa del Sol enjoys worldwide prestige.

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