17th May 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
A new tournament and a new venue added to the 2022 Alps Tour Schedule
Aravell Golf will host the first edition of the Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà. From June 16th to 18th, 144 players will gather on the José María Olazábal’s design to compete for a total prize money of €40,000 and 45,000 points valid for the 2022 Order of Merit. Two pro ams are also scheduled, for the opening (June 15th) and the closing (June 19th) of the tournament week.
Aravell (Spain), May 17th, 2022 – The Alps Tour is proud to announce the addition of a new tournament to its 2022 schedule. It will be a first, both for the Alps Tour and for the Aravell Golf & Country Club in Aravell, Lleida, Spain, thanks to the promoter and former European Tour player and multiple winner José Manuel Lara, who had the idea of starting this new collaboration and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the course in style.
The Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà will take place from Thursday 16th June until Saturday 18th June, with a field of 144 players – 94 Alps Tour players, and 50 National players and invites – and a purse of €40,000. Even more importantly, the 11th tournament of the season, with six more to go before the Grand Final, will distribute 45,000 points for the Order of Merit. There will be two pro-ams for this tournament, the opening pro-am, on Wednesday 15th June with approximately 23-25 teams and the closing pro-am on Sunday 19th June with around 23-25 teams where the tournament winner will be playing.
“This event confirms the solidity of the Andorran golf project, promoted by the FGA (Andorran Golf Federation) together with the Crèdit Andorrà”, says José Manuel Lara, 44, winner of one Challenge Tour and two European Tour titles between 1998 and 2010. “FGA and Crèdit Andorrà are working together to promote and grow the game of golf in Andorra, and I believe this is a goal that fits very well with the Alps Tour claim, <raising golf stars>, growing a quality professional game with the backing from national golf federations of host countries”.
“We are very honored to be received for the very first time at the Aravell Golf Club, renowned for its design by José María Olazábal and the quality of its course and facilities”, says Alps Tour CEO Estelle Richard. “We sincerely thank Crèdit Andorrà for having made this European sporting event possible. It is a great privilege for the Alps Tour to include a new destination in our calendar.
The Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the golf course, much to the delight of golf lovers in the region.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to promoter José Manuel Lara, who has been able to convince the partners and participants to make this competition an essential event of the season”.
Aravell Golf & Country Club, only 13km from Andorra Principality, is an 18-hole course designed in 1987 by José María Olazábal, a two-time Augusta Masters Champion. The course will be played as a 6,155 meters, Par 71. It is located in a large valley, 700 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Pyrenees and with iconic views of the Cadi Mountain. Aravell Golf & Country Club is designed to be a compact and fun layout course with narrow fairways, relatively small greens and spacious rough making it a challenging course for the players especially due to the river and lake that cross the course.
The Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà will be played thanks to the full support of Credit Andorrà.