Sweden’s Arlandastad Golf has been named as a new host site for the First Stage of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School.
Located 30 kilometres north of Stockholm, the course, which was opened in 1993, is a highly-regarded parkland layout which has previously hosted Qualifying School First Stage, plus Challenge Tour and European Tour events.
The scenic course played host to the Challenge Tour’s Skandia PGA Open in 2004 and 2005, Q-School First Stage in 2006 and the Scandinavian Masters in 2007 and 2008 – so is no stranger to world-class tournament golf.
“We are delighted to announce Arlandastad as the latest addition to the 2019 Qualifying School schedule,” said Mike Stewart, Qualifying School Director.
“This course has proven over the years 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 this superb layout.
“We must say thank you to everyone at Arlandastad, in particular Manging Director, Per Karlsson who played a key role in ensuring that the course has rejoined the Qualifying School network.”
“We are delighted to be hosting a European Tour Qualifying School event again,” said Per Karlsson, Managing Director of Arlandastad.
“For us it will be great to welcome the European Tour hopefuls again, and we are really excited to have so many talented players coming to compete at our course.
“We are looking forward to working with the European Tour again, and for all the staff of Arlandastad it is a significant feat to be hosting this event next year.”
Contested over three separate stages, the 2019 Qualifying School schedule will start in September before culminating once again in November at Lumine Golf Club, in Tarragona, Spain for the six-round Final Stage.
The top 25 players and ties will earn their European Tour Membership in Category 17, while players who make the four-round Final Stage cut, but finish outside the top 25, will earn their European Challenge Tour Membership in Category 22.
A full schedule for the 2019 Qualifying School will be announced in the new year.