CARRILES José Manuel

José Manuel CARRILES



ResidenceAlicante, Spain
AttachmentLa Sella Golf Resort
Date of Birth:14/05/1963
Place of BirthPedrena, Spain
Height & Weight6' 1" 14st 2lbs (183cm 90kg)
FamilyWife: Petra-Maria (m. 1989); Child: Alejandra (1991)
InterestsSports, cinema, golf
Turned Pro1982
Qualifying School1984, 88, 89, 90, 91*, 94*, 96, 97, 98, 99*, 00, 01, (02), 04, 05, 06*, 12*, 15, 16

Latest PhotosMore

  • Jose Manuel Carriles
  • Jose Manuel Carriles
  • Jose Carriles


Hails from Pedreña in northern Spain, the birthplace of the late, great Seve Ballesteros. Like his fellow Spaniard he learned the rudiments of the game on the beach, where he and some friends shared a half set of clubs. His father caddied at the local course and his mother also worked there, so golf was always in the blood. As a youngster he was forbidden to play at the club except once a year in the caddies’ competition, so he used to climb the fence at the furthest point of the course for some secret practice. Turned professional in 1983, and gained his card for The European Tour for the first time at the 1991 Qualifying School. His best finish on The European Tour was in the 1992 German Open, where he earned €81,585 after finishing runner-up behind Vijay Singh. Over the next 15 years he divided his time between The European and Challenge Tours, winning twice on the latter – including the 2003 Grand Final. Will now hope to achieve success on the European Senior Tour after finishing in third place at the 2013 Qualifying School Final. Achieved three top ten finishes in 2015.

Career RecordMore

Challenge Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 81,585 (1992)


Get Adobe Flash player

Senior Tour Players
Challenge Tour Players

European Tour Partners

  • Rolex
  • BMW
  • Emirates
  • Hilton
  • Titleist

Media Centre

Official Partner

Official Suppliers

This website is © The PGA European Tour 1997 - 2018. PGA European Tour, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LX. Registered in England No. 1867610.
All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution or transmission of any information, part or parts of this website by any means whatsoever is permitted without the prior written permission of the PGA European Tour.