FINCA CORTESIN PROMISES UNFORGETTABLE SOLHEIM CUP EXPERIENCE

Finca Cortesin is celebrating the prestigious honour of being chosen to host the 2023 Solheim Cup – the first time that Spain has staged the match between Europe and the United States.

Spain will become the sixth different European nation to stage the biggest team competition in women’s golf when the event heads to Andalusia in 2023, with the exact dates to be confirmed.

Regarded as one of the best courses in Spain and among the premier resorts in Europe, Finca Cortesin has a proven track record for hosting high-profile tournaments including the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, with the star-studded line-up including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald.

Vicente Rubio, president of Finca Cortesin Golf Club, said: “Hosting an event of this magnitude and worldwide importance is a tremendous honour and one that makes us all feel very proud and privileged.

“With the layout that Cabell Robinson has created and different challenges that it presents, the course lends itself perfectly to an event of this nature. With the work that has taken place over the last few years, it has never looked in better condition and every player is guaranteed an experience that they will never forget.”

Spain has staged 75 events on the Ladies European Tour and its development tour, while the region of Andalusia had the honour of hosting the 1997 Ryder Cup at Valderrama.

Ladies European Tour chief executive Alexandra Armas added: “Spain is a passionate golfing nation with knowledgeable fans and a history of developing generations of talented golfers while Andalusia’s strong cultural heritage will make for a unique experience for players, guests and supporters alike.

“We are delighted to announce Spain as the host nation for the 2023 Solheim Cup when it returns to European soil.”

Voted recently as Europe’s number one resort by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com, the resort’s 18-hole championship course was designed by Cabell Robinson and is the first venue in Spain to feature a new, eco-friendly variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens.

New BBQ at #Pool35 by Executive Chef Lutz Bösing

Daily market menu under the shade of our pergola…opens for lunch!

View of Pool 35
New Bbq open kitchen
Josper Basque Grill
Chef Lutz Bösing

Josper Basque Grill uses the best high-tech steel allloys created by and for Josper, as well as the most advanced design techniques in the construction of the traditional grill.

Lutz Bösing also counts with a charcoal cooker of a characteristic oval shape, made of clay or ceramic which can function as an oven, barbecue, grill, rotisserie, wok and smoker. It is the evolution of the Mushikamados of Japanese origin and they have been used in Asia for more than 3.000 thousand years.

Contact us to book your table: +34 952 937 800

TRAVEL + LEISURE NAMES FINCA CORTESIN TOP RESORT HOTEL IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL IN WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2020

Finca Cortesin is honored to have been awarded Best Resort Hotel in Spain and Portugal in the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards. The acclaimed Spanish resort also placed second on the list of the best European resort hotels and eleventh among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

“We are thrilled to have been named the number one resort in Spain and Portugal by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure,” said General Manager Rene Zimmer. “With our reopening earlier this month, we are excited to welcome back travelers to Andalusia and to Finca Cortesin. Our team has returned to do what they do best, taking care of our guests.”

TRAVEL + LEISURE’S WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2020

Travel + Leisure seeks to inspire and empower the world’s most curious and passionate travelers to travel more and travel better. Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are chosen by a readers’ choice survey in which respondents rate hotels on a number of characteristics including rooms/facilities, location, service, food and value. 

Read all about The World’s Best Awards 2020:

The Top 5 Resort Hotels in Spain and Portugal

The Top 15 European Resort Hotels

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

Golf Health & Safety protocol

Guidelines for Safe Recreational Golf (COVID19)

The general recommendations of the Health Authorities have priority.

The measures described here are the result of contributions from the whole of Spanish golf, international bodies in the world of golf and specific procedures placed by Finca Cortesin Golf Club Management.

Finca Cortesin wishes to ensure the full health & safety of all guests and staff, therefore the following guide are measures and requirements for golf players at Finca Cortesin in order to guarantee social distance and minimize the risk of contagion (Covid-19).

The game of golf has some specific peculiarities that make its practice accessible and safe after the Covid-19 Among them, the following stand out:

IMPORTANT: Guests must NOT attend the facilities if they have been in contact with someone affected with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or if they are under a period of quarantine, feel any symptoms, such as a cough, fever or breathing difficulties (either yourself, family or persons you share your residence with)

Before playing

During the game

After playing

Finca Cortesin Facilities

General Health & Safety Protocol

Dear Guests & Partners,

Finca Cortesin had always set extreme high standards of sanitation, cleaning procedures and hygiene. In order to strengthen the knowledge of our professional and specially trained team members, we count with world leader partner’s in water, hygiene and energy technologies that protect people and vital resources; in order to keep our property clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve our sustainability goals.

We are designing such a tailor-made arrival experience that will be at the level of our guest’s expectations, from advance check in to avoid paper work and passport information being shared to 24 hours facetime concierge to satisfy all your needs or questions you may have. We always offered a natural distancing between pool loungers at all pools and the Beach Club, distancing in restaurants and increased pop-up dining experiences elsewhere on the hotel grounds, enhanced villa rental offerings with e.g. private Chefs to minimize traffic flow in restaurants, strict Hygiene Protocols emplace around the Resort, daily cleaning service with certified Ozone and / or UV surface & room disinfection technologies.

Suites & Villas

  • Our Resort uses extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols to prepare rooms, suites & Villas after guests depart and before the next guest arrives.
  • Each guest will receive a personal amenity kit located in their room or suite containing face masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Regular cleaning of air filters and air conditioning systems by our especially trained maintenance staff
  • When cleaning guest rooms, we pay particular attention to high-touch items. All bed linen and laundry are changed daily and washed at a high temperature.
  • We’ve also increased the frequency of air filter replacement and fresh air exchange will be maximised.
  • Guest luggage & cars will be sanitized upon arrival.

Common Areas & Rest Rooms

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in key places including: main reception, lobby, guest restrooms, entrances, spa reception, pools and fitness area.
  • Provision of surgical masks or similar and hand sanitizer to all associates; our prevention program includes continuous health checks.
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and common areas with increased frequency.
  • Continuous cleaning of general touch points e.g. door handles, light switches, tabletops, chairs, surfaces in general.
  • Social distancing guidance in public areas across hotel property.

Restaurants, Garden & Pool Areas

  • Restaurants, bars, pool areas, fitness area and all other outlets will also observe social distancing and comply with the state mandated occupancy limits.
  • These areas will be deep cleaned and sanitised once per hour and after each use, including tables, seating, menus and payment machines. In-room dining will also continue to operate under new strict measures to ensure your safety.
  • Kitchen staff have reinforced in addition to department protocols, all personal health procedures, these include facemasks and hair caps.
  • Restaurants, pools, beach seating and lounging areas will be spaced out implying reduction in capacities. Advanced reservations absolutely necessary at any stage.
  • Implementation of enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for restaurants and room service.

Staff & Associates

We’re ensuring that our staff members stay healthy both inside and outside the workplace with:

  • Employees are receiving regular training on our new standards regarding COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • Every member of staff must strictly comply with these protective measures recommended by the Spanish National Health System.
  • The measures include temperature checks for all staff upon arrival and departure of hotel, hand hygiene, wearing masks and social distancing.
  • Provision of surgical masks and hand sanitizer to all associates.
  • Employees will also be asked to stay home and seek medical attention if they, or someone in their household, has any COVID-19 symptoms.

Should you wish to discuss these or any specific concerns you have prior to your arrival, we will be happy to do so.

In the meantime, I would like to thank you for being a fan and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

René Zimmer—General Manager

How to prepare…

A High-Lands Cocktail by Daniele Maroni, Head Bar Tender and Drinks & Cocktail Manager at Finca Cortesin

Macallan 12 double cask50ml
Palo Cortado Leonor 1250ml
Fresh Ginkgo Leaves

Just two ingredients that I love, single malt scotch whisky and Palo Cortado, sometimes less is more.

Cheers!!!

Golf Course reopening 1st of June!

Golfers have the opportunity to enjoy one of Europe’s premier luxury golf experiences again after Finca Cortesin reopened for business following the Covid-19 lockdown.

We reopened exclusively to members on May 25, while visitors are being invited to book and play from Monday, June 1. All players are being asked to observe the social distancing and Covid-19 measures that have been put in place.

Finca Cortesin has hosted numerous high-profile tournaments since opening in 2006 including the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Renowned for its five-star customer experience and attention to detail, the exclusive resort is the first golf venue in Spain to feature a new, eco-friendly variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens, while its expert maintenance team worked extensively during lockdown to ensure the course condition is the best it has ever been for reopening.

Complementing the golf course are outstanding practice facilities including the recently-upgraded Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy, which will also reopen from June 1.

James Beesley, director of golf at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “The last couple of months has been a difficult time for everyone and it’s a pleasure to be able to welcome golfers to the resort again. The golf course is looking beautiful and our team has worked tirelessly to make sure that it is as good as ever for everyone that visits over the coming months.”

Book online at Finca Cortesin for an experience you will never forget. Special rates available throughout the summer from 135€ per person including buggy.