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Abama Golf & Spa Resort announces Pro-Am dates

February 18, 2013

Abama Golf & Spa Resort has announced dates for its 2013 international ABAMA PRO-AM.  Taking place from 14 - 17 March 2013 and now in its fourth year, the PRO-AM is fast becoming a recognised event for every golf aficionado and a must-play tournament for aspiring golfers.  Since its launch, the tournament at the five-star resort has attracted Spanish super model Andres Velencoso, ex-Real Madrid and FC Barcelona mid-fielder Luis Figo and former Real Madrid mid-fielder Guti.

With Porsche sponsoring, professionals and amateurs worldwide will compete in a 36-hole tournament on Abama's challenging 72-par, 18 hole Dave Thomas designed golf course with its spectacular cliff-top setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, featuring lakes and waterfalls among its lush landscaping.

A total of 36 teams comprising one pro and three amateurs per team with a maximum handicap of 24 for the gentlemen and 28 for the ladies, will battle it out in the tournament with its "Team Scramble" format for the 1 st and 2 nd rounds. The contest will conclude with a fabulous Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where participants will see cash prizes awarded for professionals (a total of the per team score for the first five teams) and golf equipment as well as accommodation at other Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world for amateurs. Prizes will also be awarded to players for the longest drive and nearest to the pin on selected holes.

The ABAMA PRO-AM tournaments have enjoyed tremendous success to date.  The first took place in February 2010 with 35 teams from Spain, Germany, England, Czech Republic, France, Portugal and Switzerland and the Canary Islands' very own player Pedro Linhart led the winning team. Following that, in 2011 Portuguese pro golfer Antonio Sobrinho led the winning team with a score of 143 points and a team from the UK, led by James Day of Urban Golf, won third place with a score of 135.  2012 saw pro golfer Gerard Pera take the winning team to glory with an accumulative two day score of 101.

The Abama golf course is a world-class course that challenges professionals and also offers ample opportunities for beginners and golf lovers of all levels to enjoy the sport. Located on the smooth slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, this 72-par, 18 hole golf course features unbeatable views of the sea and surrounding course. The course is made up of a diverse terrain that ranges from 78 metres to 315 metres above sea level. The 6,232 metre long course complete with 25,000 trees and tropical plants, 22 lakes, waterfalls and sandy areas is designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas along with Abama's architect Melvin Villarroel.

Participants can also sharpen their swings at the Golf Academy which boasts a five hectare driving range with a par-3, three-hole practice ground, putting green for beginners and a timetable of classes for enthusiasts of all levels.  What's more, the Golf Clubhouse, situated in the centre of the golf course and surrounded by palm trees, offers unparalleled views of the course, Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera Island and is the perfect, relaxing 19 th hole!

ABAMA PRO-AM 2013 package rates and details:

•  Three nights' accommodation in Abama double deluxe room

•  Breakfast daily at La Veranda Restaurant

•  Lunch buffet at Casa Club restaurant during the 2-day tournament

•  Welcome dinner on Thursday, 14 th March

•  Gala Dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, 16 th March

•  Party in Morocco Club

•  Two green fees for the golf tournament per person (15 th and 16 th March) for players

•  Two day spa package at Abama Spa for non-players

•  One Thermal Circuit at Abama Spa per person per stay

•  Complimentary one hour tennis court per stay

•  VIP services at Abama pools and beach

•  Special discounts in the Golf Pro Shop and Spa Boutique

Three night prices are 1195€ (approx. £960) per person double occupancy and 1420€ (£1140) single occupancy.  Five and seven night packages and prices are also available. 

To register for the tournament Abama Golf & Spa Resort on +34 922 126 528 or email abamaproam@ritzcarlton.com  

For more information on Abama Golf & Spa Resort visit www.abamahotelresort.com  








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