The City Council of Marbella has presented with six Golf Clubs in The Costa del Sol an initiative to promote this sport post-covid once the hospitality and tourism industry is reopening.

Golf Passport in The Costa del Sol

The aim of this ‘Golf Passport’ is to attract enthusiasts of this sport and boost the sector this summer, especially in those golf courses that are eminently commercial and do not have members to maintain their economic and sports activities.

The idea arised between The City Council of Marbella and six Golf Clubs in The Costa del Sol through online meetings during the state of alarm in Spain. The Golf Clubs participants are: La Quinta, Santa Clara, Marbella Golf, Cabopino, Santa María and Los Naranjos, where this initiative was presented.

“It is a good way to promote one of the most important and touristic attractions in the city” – Ms. Ángeles Muñoz, Marbella Mayor

This industry moves a type of tourist with a high purchasing power, especially when it comes to recovering, and with this initiative the aim is to lower costs during the summer season from June to September, in those golf courses that are eminently commercial and realise that effort and commitment are necessary to be more competitive and attract players to our locality.

Ms. Ángeles Muñoz has also outlined that:

«If there is any activity which can be played keeping the security distance and enjoy the exceptional weather, that is golf.»»

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Our Golf courses are open to receive players

Along with the areas of Tourism and Sports, a mass media campaign will be carried out, mainly through social networks and channels in the tourism field, so that clubs in other countries know what is being done in our city.

The councilor for Sports, Manuel Cardeña, pointed out that “we want to convey the message that our golf courses are open to receive players” and noted that Malaga has around 18,000 federated in this sport.

Users of a Golf Passport can enjoy a ‘greenfee’ and a buggy in each of the participating courses

Regarding the way of using the ‘Golf Passport’, the Mayor explained that the users who acquire the document will be able to have a ‘greenfee’ and a buggy in each of the six courses that participate in the initiative.

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The presentation ceremony was also attended by the General Director of Tourism of Marbella, Laura de Arce, the heads of the participating golf clubs, the president of the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, Pablo Mansilla, and golf players scholarship holders in the ‘Marca Marbella’ program, Laura Gómez and Juan Macías.



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