Lumine Golf Club, Europe’s Best Golf Venue, have agreed an exciting new partnership with the Swiss Golf Association, that will see the club become the winter training base for the country’s national amateur and professional golf teams.
Starting in January 2021, Lumine will play host to Switzerland’s elite golfers for three months and will provide them with the opportunity to train and practice daily on the club’s two top-quality championship courses, The Hills and The Lakes; with the latter designed by World Hall of Famer and golf course designer Greg Norman.
As part of an extensive tender process, the club was chosen ahead of several other European destinations ticking all the boxes the Swiss Golf Association required. It’s short proximity from Switzerland, first-class courses, modern practice facilities, and all-year-round warm climate, provide the national teams with the perfect setting to their improve their game during the winter months.
The association aims to bring Swiss professionals to play successfully on main Golf Tours over the next few years, starting with an extensive winter programme at Lumine. Hosts to the European Tour’s Q School final stages, Swiss players will gain the best possible preparation for the gruelling test they may face later in the year. In recent years, Swiss golfers Mathias Eggenberger, Raphael de Sousa and Perry Cohen have all competed at Lumine just missing out on their tour cards.
As well as its two quality championship courses, Lumine is also home to two state-of-the-art clubhouses, a premium restaurant offering, beach club and a unique nine-hole golf course, The Ruins, as well as a Toptracer driving range.
Barbara Albisetti, Director of Sport at Swiss Golf, said “We are delighted to have agreed a partnership with Lumine Golf Club to become Swiss Golf winter base for 2021. It is an impressive destination with first-class facilities and it’s everything we need to help our players develop and push them onto the next level. We are really looking forward to the experience and staying at Lumine next winter.”
Andy Gordon, Head of Golf at Lumine Golf Club, added “We are really excited to welcome a group of highly-talented golfers to the club this winter. It has been a very strange year for the golf industry, and we hope that this exciting news can help the Swiss Golf Association reach their ambitions, driving a record-number of players to the Q School Final Stages, and hopefully gaining tour card status.”
Professional Swiss Golfer and LET Tour player, Kim Metraux, further stated “I think this partnership is a great opportunity for Swiss players! We have cold and snowy winters which lead to most golf courses being closed for several months. Having the opportunity to come to Lumine and be able to practice outside on the golf course and on the practice facilities instead of working on a simulator will be extremely beneficial and a lot more realistic!
“This will help us develop our games more efficiently which will increase the chances of Swiss players performing at the highest level. My sister and I had already chosen Lumine as a winter practice base when we came several years in December to practice with our coach. I love this golf club and am thrilled that Swiss Golf and Lumine have created this partnership for the Swiss Elite players. I am very much looking forward to coming to Lumine this winter.”
In recent weeks, Metraux has continued to demonstrate her up-and-coming talent on the Ladies European Tour by securing her first three top 30 finishes in consecutive weeks. A tied 11th place finish at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open was followed by an impressive 3rd place at her home VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open, before finishing her latest event at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France in tied 26th position.
Lumine is also the only golf club in Europe with its own travel agency and aims to provide guests with a first-class service and experience.
It has a number of luxurious golf packages available for spring 2021, starting at €319 per person, including 3 nights bed & breakfast in a 4* hotel, unlimited greenfees at Lumine Golf Club, as well as free warm up balls before each tee time.
Away from the golf courses, the local area offers an array of culture and entertainment, with authentic Spanish restaurants, wine tasting experiences and world heritage sites, including a Roman Amphitheatre, in the ancient city of Tarragona. Other destinations nearby include Cambrils Marina, the town of Salou, and PortAventura, one of Europe’s most popular theme parks.
For more information on Lumine Golf Club and its latest packages in 2021, visit lumine.com