8th July 2008
La Cala Resort hits the million green fee mark
La Cala Resort, already recognised as the biggest in Spain, has passed a new milestone after welcoming its one millionth green fee since 1997. When David Neill from Scotland teed off on April 24th at 8 am little did he realise that he was setting the record breaking millionth round since the relaunch of La Cala Resort and the opening of Hotel La Cala in 1997. David and his wife Janette are regular visitors to the resort, coming three times a year to Hotel La Cala for the past seven years. “It’s a marvellous destination. We love the choice and standard of the courses and the Andalusian-style hotel and its attentive staff. We first saw the resort in a golf holiday brochure. When you come here once, you keep returning as it’s so spectacular,” says David. “We will keep coming back and hopefully we can be the two millionth customers as well,” joked Janette.
A special award was made to David by the acting mayor of Mijas with responsibility for Tourism, Fuensanta Lima. She described the figure as “a magnificent achievement” and added “we are very proud to have the complex in Mijas. Not just because of the outstanding facilities and the stunning location but also because the management and staff are great.”
La Cala’s Director of Leisure, José Navas said the achievement was good news for the region at a time of international market uncertainty: “We have seen the economic fluctuations over the past ten years with highs and lows. We are therefore conscious of the great need for a coordinated approach in the marketing of the Costa del Golf given the uncertain, global economic times at this time. We hope that this significant milestone will assist in the promotion of the area as one of the largest and best golf destinations in Europe. However, we also appreciate the need for continual investment and upgrading of facilities. The new terrace area that we are using today forms part of our €1 million + clubhouse refurbishment that also includes a new garage for our significant fleet of 160 buggies. It is another stage in our continual investment in facilities to improve the service to our customers. The hosting of a special event and the presentation of an award to Mr Neill is our way of acknowledging all the golfers that have visited La Cala Resort over the years. Additionally, we see no reason why we should not be able to achieve another million golfers within the next decade and are already on our way to achieving this.
With 60 holes of golf, La Cala Resort is Spain’s biggest golf complex. It has the country’s only David Leadbetter Golf Academy and Europe’s only TaylorMade Performance Lab. In recent years it has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments such as the Ladies European Tour Q-school, the Spanish Professionals Q-school and Pairs final, junior international championships and this September welcomes the Ivobank EuroPro Tour for the ladbrokescasino.com Masters.
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