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Venue
      Promoter

Finca Cortesin Golf Club
Casares,
Costa del Sol,
Spain
Tel: + 34 952 93 78 84
Golf Club Website: www.fincacortesin.com

Tournament Website: www.volvoworldmatchplay.com

      

Volvo Event Management – Golf
Dept. 1680, ARCE
405 08 Gothenburg
Sweden
Tel: + 46 31 66 53 80

Staffan Jonson
Project Director
Email: 
staffan.jonson@volvo.com

Anna Hafström Kováts
Communications Director
anna.hafstrom.kovats@volvo.com


Ross Hallett
IMG 
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8233 5300
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8233 5301 or 5268
Email:ross.hallett@imgworld.com

Michele Mair
Vice President, IMG Golf
Tel: +44 208 233 5177
Email: Michele.Mair@imgworld.com

Tournament Website: www.volvoworldmatchplay.com


Course Info

Finca Cortesín, Casares, Spain

Designed by award-winning American golf course architect Cabell Robinson, Finca Cortesín opened to great acclaim in 2007, a challenging golf course with world-class facilities and a luxury boutique hotel immediately setting a new gold standard for Spain in general and Andalucía in particular.

Finca Cortesín was subsequently selected to host the 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship, the first time this venerable event had been staged away from the Wentworth Club near London, with Englishman Ross Fisher taking the title.

The Volvo World Match Play Championship subsequently returned to Finca Cortesín in May 2011, another Englishman, this time Ian Poulter taking the title in a 24-man field that was of the highest calibre in recent years, all four current ‘Major’ champions taking part, as did six of the top-10 players in the world.

Finca Cortesín measures 7,380-yards (Approx. 6,750m) and is Par-72.

Greens
Type of grass - Creeping Bentgrass L93
Height of cut - 2.4mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 12’
Any specific comments - Fast, undulating greens with demanding pin positions

Fairways 
Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - Generous fairways lined with gorse and a lot of fairway bunkers

Tees/collars 
Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 8 mm

Rough
Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - semi: 20mm, intermediate: none, rough: 71mm
Any specific comments - Rough not too punishing due to dormancy of Bermuda.

Weather 
Weather in advance - Breeze and warm
Forecast for tournament - Hot and windy, especially on the weekend.

Course 
Opened - 2006
Course designer - Cabell B Robinson
General playability - Difficulty dependent on the wind. Three par fours could be reachable in one with northerly wind
Undulating / flat -  Flat course on an undulating piece of land.
Tree lined / exposed - Exposed course.  Strong easterly winds expected.
- Forward tee used on Hole 9 to allow better viewing for spectators
- Forward tees on holes 6 & 10 ( par 3s)

Other features
-Great course. Small, cozy clubhouse overlooking the Mediterranean. Fantastic hotel on site. Every hole has almost 8 teeing grounds.

Location

Finca Cortesín is situated within a spacious estate of over 2million square metres 1.5km inland from the Costa del Sol, equidistant between Estepona and Sotogrande.

Located 11km / 7 miles west of Marbella, Finca Cortesín can be accessed from the AP7 Motorway (tolls applicable), the A7 and the A340.

Finca Cortesín is served by two international airports, Málaga (AGP) which is 72.4 km / 45 miles to the east and Gibraltar (GIB), approximately 32km / 20 miles to the west.

Airlines which fly from the UK into Malaga include easyJet, Thomson Flights, AerLingus, Ryanair, flythomascook, bmibaby, Monarch, British Airways, Jet2.com and Flybe.

The airlines which operate domestic routes in Spain to over 20 airports are the national carrier Iberia and Spanair, Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling and Air Berlin, with routes to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, the Canary Islands and Mallorca.

Gibraltar (GIB) Airport offers services mainly to and from the UK with EasyJet, BA and Monarch; American Airways has a scheduled flight to New York via London Heathrow.

GPS coordinates for Finca Cortesín are:  N 36º 23’ 49” / W 5º 13’ 30”

Postal address: Finca Cortesín Golf Resort, Ctra de Casares, S/N E29690, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

www.fincacortesin.com 


Climate

Finca Cortesín enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an annual average temperature of 19ºC, 320 days of sunshine and just 50 days of rainfall, mainly over the winter months of November to February.

In May, the time the Volvo World Match Play Championship is staged, the climate is generally pleasantly warm and dry with an average of 19ºC and 28 days of sunshine; however, it can be cool during the evenings.

Card of Course

Finca Cortesin GC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14471431 103188172
23215197 115627573
35541495 123224205
44334305 134413378
55575526 144353323
63195178 154525480
74494452 164464424
85574525 173177162
94352322 185568519
Out3737513431 In3535393236
7272906667


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HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14471
23215
35541
44334
55575
63195
74494
85574
94352
103188
115627
123224
134413
144353
154525
164464
173177
185568
Out373751In353539
Tot727290

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
-SENDEN, JohnAUS-
-SNEDEKER, BrandtUSA-
-VILLEGAS, CamiloCOL-
-LAWRIE, PaulSCO-
-CLARKE, DarrenNIR-
-COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL-

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