Desert Springs Resort to host European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage

17 August 2019

Desert Springs Resort, Europe's only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course in the Almeria region of Andalucia, south-east Spain, has been selected to host this years European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage between Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th November 2019.

Desert Springs Director of Golf, Simon Coaker remarked:
"Desert Springs is delighted to have been invited to be host to the European Tour for what will now be the third consecutive year. The hosting of such a prestigious event as this is testimony to the quality of the course and the team at Desert Springs Resort and one that all of our residents and members are justly proud of. We very much look forward to welcoming the class of 2019 to Desert Springs Resort and to providing them with a wonderful experience."

Since 1976, The European Tour Qualifying School has been held at the end of each season to establish which players, not otherwise exempt, will gain their playing privileges on the Tour for the following season through a qualifying competition.

It's a tough school for one of golf's most coveted prizes, namely Membership of The European Tour and a place among the golfing elite. The Qualifying School is held in three stages - dependent on the individuals status - at a series of venues in the UK and Continental Europe. In the region of 1,000 competitors enter the Qualifying School each year, all aiming for a European Tour card, awarded to the top 25 and ties following the Final Stage.

A player progressing through all three stages will have to play 252 holes under the most intense pressure.

The leading 25 players (plus those tied for 25th place) will earn Category 15 Membership of The European Tour for the following season.

Mike Stewart, European Tour Qualifying School Director said:
"We are delighted to confirm that Desert Springs Resort will continue to host the Qualifying School as part of the 2019 schedule. Over the past couple of years, the resort has proven that it has exactly what it takes to host some of the world's best players, and I am certain that our players will thoroughly enjoy the challenge posed by the unique championship desert golf course. We must say thank you to everyone at Desert Springs Resort, who played a key role in enabling the Club to be part of the Qualifying School network."



Simon Coaker - Director of Golf
Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club
Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club, Ctra Las Cunas - Palomares,Cuevas del Almanzora,Almeria 04618,
Tel: +34 950 091 532