Isla Canela Links, host of the 2023 Alps de Andalucía.  Photo Credit: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti.
13th June 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour heads to Andalucía for the 8th event of the season.

Pre-Tournament Notes

Isla Canela Links
Ayamonte, Spain
15th-17th June 2023

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The Alps Tour heads to Andalucía for the 8th event of the season.

Ayamonte, June 13th 2023- The Alps Tour heads back to the south of Spain, near the Spanish-Portugal border for the 8thevent of the season, the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. The tournament will be played at the beautiful Isla Canela Links in Ayamonte, Spain from June 15th-17th. On June 14th, the traditional best-ball aggregate to Par pro-am will occur with approximately 20 teams participating.

This is the 11th edition of the Alps de Andalucía and the second time it will be played at this golf course. A couple past winners of this event have now become DP World Tour players. These include Ireland’s Gary Hurley who won with a three-day score of 18 under-par last year’s edition which was hosted for the 1st time at Isla Canela.

The Field

A strong field is expected this week for the 2023 Alps de Andalucía.

Nine of the Top 10 players in the current Order of Merit rank are scheduled to compete, that includes: Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney winner of the 2023 Gösser Open and currently 2nd in the rank, England’s Jack Floydd winner of the season opener event in Egypt and 3rd in the rank as well as the most recent winner at last week’s event, Italy’s Luca Cianchetti who moved into 4th place.

Current Order of Merit leader Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele who earned his Challenge Tour card after he captured his 3rd win of the season at the 2023 Open de La Mirabelle d’Or will not be competing.

There are 17 different nationalities represented among the 144 players scheduled to play this week. The field is made up of 15 amateur players and 129 professionals. They will contend a prize fund of € 40.000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The tournament winner will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. The players are competing to earn a spot in the top 5 Order of Merit rank which at the end of the season, will give them access to the 2024 Challenge Tour.

The format of the event is a 54 holes stroke play and a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.

To view the most up-to-date entry list, click here.

The Course

Isla Canela Links is a 6540 meters par 72 course, inaugurated in 2007 and designed by José Canales. The course is located on the bank of the Guadiana River, which serves as the border between Spain and Portugal it is integrated into a Nature Reserve and part of the Costa Esuri Urbanization, in the city of Ayamonte. There are some spectacular views especially from the tee shot on the 7th hole.

The course is characterized by its wide fairways and Bermuda greens. It has a typical American golf architecture with a distinguished links style. The front nine holes of the course run through the estate with a large presence of pine trees. However, on the back nine the landscape opens where there is almost no vegetation and the holes run parallel to the river giving it a links style characteristic to the course. The prevailing winds from the Guadiana River will make it very unpredictable for the players.

Tournament Promoter

The 2023 Alps de Andalucía is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The Alps de Andalucía can count on the support of the joint collaboration between two main sponsors, the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. The tournament also has the support of numerous co-sponsors: Loterías y Apuestas del EstadoIsla Canela LinksConsejo Superior de DeportesAllianzAONRentokilKyocera (servicios oficiales de impresión)BCD SportsMahou San MiguelSolán de Cabras and Nextcaddy.

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