11th January 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Ready for an exciting New Season!
January 11th, 2022 – The 2022 schedule has not yet been fully finalized, but our Alps Tour members are definitely ready and eager to start an exciting new season with an ambitious goal: gaining one of the five Challenge Tour cards at stake for the best players in the Order of Merit at the end of the year. This has been clear since the opening of the entries for the 2022 Winter Series one week ago with a flow of names adding up, hour after hour, and soon exceeding the 120 spots available for each of the three tournaments scheduled in a row from February 22 to March 6.
Egypt is once again the ideal stage for starting the touring season, as it has been the case since 2013, including the last two complicated years. For the 10th time, in fact, the Sokhna Golf Club will host the Ein Bay Open (February 22-24) and the Red Sea Little Venice Open (Febr. 27 – March 1). These two traditional events taking place on the shores of the Suez Gulf will be followed by the return of the New Giza Open (March 4-6) at stunning New Giza Golf Club near Cairo, some 160 km North West of Sokhna and built by the Australian golf architect Tim Lobb with amazing views of the famous Pyramids of Giza. It will be the second experience for the Alps Tour at New Giza, after the debut event in March 2019 won by Italian Lorenzo Scalise, now a Challenge Tour regular.
The 2022 schedule – which should count 18 tournaments in all, with €40,000 prize money each – will then resume in the last week of March with a “Spring Series” in Italy, two events yet to be confirmed, followed by the traditional stop in Miglianico (centre of Italy) for the 8th edition of the Abruzzo Alps Open (April 13-15).
May, June and July are going to be quite busy, with the Italy Alps event (May 5-7) on a venue to be announced, then in Austria for the 30th edition of the Gösser Open at the Golf Club Erzherzog Johann (May 19-21), the 8th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni at La Pinetina, Italy (May 25-27). We will cross the Atlantic Sea for the Open de St Francois in Guadeloupe (June 2-4), then back to France for the 18th edition of the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or (June 17-19), and straight to Spain for the Alps de Andalucia (June 23-25); back to France for the Aa St Omer mixed Open (June 30 – July 2) with the LET Access, Spain again with Alps de las Castillas (July 7-9) and La Gomera island with the Alps de la Gomera (July 14-16).
The final part of the season will be in Italy, with one event in July (21-23), then the Albarella Alps Open near Venice (September 29 – October 1), and the Grand Final (October 6-8) to finish with a special celebration and the best performing players of the year.
All we have left to do now is getting ready at our best for the upcoming Egyptian events: entries close on February 1st! Check the Alps Tour Golf app for the full schedule.