Slaley Hall Will Host EuroPro Tour Finale
The PGA EuroPro Tour have announced that the Tour Championship – due to take place across October 20-22 – has changed venues.
Originally, the Tour had planned for the grand finale to be played in Mallorca, at Club de Golf Alcanada. However, Slaley Hall have now been chosen as the host replacement and Alcanada will host the 2022 Tour Championship.
Often referred to as ‘Augusta of the North’, the Hunting Course will provide the perfect challenge for members of the Tour who look to close the season out in winning fashion.
Daniel Godding, PGA EuroPro Tour CEO, said: “We are exceptionally sad not to be visiting the wonderful coastline of Mallorca and the phenomenal venue that is Alcanada in 2021. We thank Alcanada for all the preparations they have made to welcome us, and we look forward to visiting the golf course in 2022.
“We are delighted to be offering such a high-profile course and one of the UK’s best golf venues in replacement of Club de Golf Alcanada for this year’s tournament.”
Slaley Hall is managed by The QHotels Group, who are the UK’s largest golf resort operator. The company manage seven top golf resorts within England and Scotland and Keith Pickard, The QHotels Group golf, leisure and spa director is relishing the opportunity.
“We are incredibly proud that Slaley Hall will be hosting such a fantastic, and usually hotly contested tournament, and we thank the EuroPro tour for the opportunity to show off all that the course and facilities have to offer.
“It’s a great shame that the tour is unable to visit Alcanada, but we will ensure, with the help of our wonderful staff at Slaley Hall, that everyone is offered a fantastic event to conclude the season - with golf that challenges the players and views that amaze the fans.”
The venue is set in 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest and the resort proudly boasts a 4* hotel and two championship golf courses – the Priestman and the aforementioned Hunting.
Across both of the layouts, Slaley Hall have hosted 18 European Tour and Senior European Tour events.
The Hunting Course was designed by Dave Thomas and the 7,000-yard, par-72 course will demand precision from the outset.
An array of well-placed bunkers and tricky greens – that have been constructed to USGA standard – will provide a stern test for members of the Tour.
It is free to attend EuroPro Tour events and with such a talented field set to tee it up at Slaley Hall, it should be a wonderful finale to what is an incredible Tour.
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