Q&A with Finca Cortesin Touring Professional Noemi Jimenez

You have recently signed a new sponsorship agreement with Finca Cortesin. How important is it for your career to have the support of the resort and what does the sponsorship enable you to do?

Finca Cortesin has supported me ever since I turned professional in 2015 and I am extremely grateful and honoured to represent such an amazing place, not only golf and hotel wise, but also what the resort represents and the high level of customer service that they provide. I always recommend the resort to the people I play with on the Ladies European Tour and in any pro-am or event that I play. It means a lot to me and my brand to be linked with such an outstanding golf club, and even more so now as the host for the 2023 Solheim Cup.  The sponsorship, apart from elevating my brand, also enables me to travel to tournaments and not to have to worry about the financial side of my career. I feel like they are a family of mine already. 

Can I take you back to the time when you first visited Finca Cortesin and played the golf course? What were your first impressions?

Yes, it was some months before I first signed with them, and I was so excited to play there, because they are such a prestigious golf course and resort, and I knew I was going to have a great time. And I certainly did. 

Life has changed for all of us over the last 12 months because of Covid 19. How have things changed for you as a professional golfer and what do you think life will be like on the Ladies European Tour when it resumes?

It has changed a lot for everybody and really it is quite difficult for us now because we have to be constantly in bubbles when we go to tournaments, and doing PCR tests. We can’t visit the cities that we’re playing in, so it is challenging mentally when you’ve been on the road a few weeks. But we have to be grateful just to have tournaments because we live for that and, honestly, I have to thank my sponsors, and especially Finca Cortesin, because they are a huge help during the time when you’re not competing. We need to live from something, and sponsors like them mean a lot. 

Finca Cortesin will become the first course in Spain to host the Solheim Cup in 2023. What was your reaction when you first heard the news and what will staging such a prestigious event do for golf in the region?

I had no idea that this was happening because Vicente and James didn’t mention anything to me, so it was really a surprise when the announcement was made. However, I knew something like this was going to happen sooner or later because Finca Cortesin represents so many values that tournaments like the Solheim Cup have. I am very happy that Finca Cortesin is the first golf venue in Spain to host such a great event because of the huge love and respect I have for the resort. It really deserves it. Golf is going to grow a lot in this area thanks to this because it is really an amazing event in an amazing venue, and I can’t wait for it to happen.

Hosting the Solheim Cup is part of Finca Cortesin’s long-term commitment to promoting women’s golf. How important is to have one of Europe’s top resorts leading the drive to raise the profile of ladies’ golf and attracting new players into the game? 

It is very important; things like this are what we need to promote women’s golf. This is like a dream come true, and Finca Cortesin has shown me how much they support women’s golf and professionals like myself, so I only have kind words for them. This is going to help the golf game itself so much and especially women’s sports. 

NEW DEALS HIGHLIGHT FINCA CORTESIN COMMITMENT TO WOMEN’S GOLF

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, host venue of the 2023 Solheim Cup, has further enhanced its position at the forefront of women’s golf in Spain and Europe by finalising new 12-month sponsorship agreements with Ladies European Tour stars Noemi Jiménez and Laura Gómez.

The exclusive resort in Andalusia has extended its long-term partnership with Jiménez, 27, for a sixth year while entering into a new relationship with Gómez, 24, one of the rising talents of the ladies’ game in Spain.

Finca Cortesin – which will become the first venue in Spain to host the Solheim Cup, the biggest team competition in women’s golf – is committed to growing the ladies’ game both on a national and international level.

In addition to representing the resort worldwide, Jiménez and 2019 LET Access Tour Rookie of the Year Gómez – who were both born in Marbella – will also be at the forefront of the venue’s drive to promote women’s golf across the Andalusia region, including hosting a clinic for players of all abilities at Finca Cortesin on Global Women’s Golf Day 2021 at the start of June.

Jiménez said: “It’s a tremendous privilege for me to represent one of the best golf resorts in the world. Finca Cortesin shares my passion for increasing the popularity of women’s golf and raising its worldwide profile, and no one was happier than me when they were awarded the 2023 Solheim Cup.”

Gómez said: “To receive the backing of a resort as prestigious as Finca Cortesin is a great personal honour for me and will be a major help in achieving my ambition of becoming an established member on the Ladies European Tour.”

Vicente Rubio, president of Finca Cortesin Golf Club, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting two of the leading talents in Spanish women’s golf. Noemi and Laura are a key part in our plans to introduce golf to a new audience of female players, which includes supporting local tour professionals and amateur clinics as well as high-profile events of the stature of the Solheim Cup.”

Spain will become the sixth different European nation to stage the biggest team competition in women’s golf when the Solheim Cup heads to Andalusia in two years’ time, with the biennial contest between Europe and the United States set to take place from September 18-24, 2023.

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

Don Giovanni by Lorenzo Castillo

Astonishing new interior design by acclaimed spanish decorator Lorenzo Castillo

Awarded two “Suns” in the Repsol Guide and named the best Madrid-based Italian restaurant, Don Giovanni’s Sicilian chef Andrea Tumbarello continues to receive culinary accolades.

He masterfully brings the authentic taste of Italy to Finca Cortesin, preparing recipes that respect century-old traditions, whilst cleverly combining them with ingenuity and innovation.

Discover the menu here.

Welcome to Finca Cortesin’s Blog

Dear Guests, Dear Friends, Dear Travelers,

We do hope you and your loved ones are well, healthy and staying safe. We are thinking of you, looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you again soon at our estate!

We have had a lot of enquiries, questions and comments from your side in these unpredictable times and we want to let you know that your safety and well-being is the top priority for us right now. Our team & associates are determined to deliver and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and we offer additional preventative measures, especially with regard to our extensive cleaning & hygiene protocols. We are following Government’s measures and indications in order to prepare our resort for a new reality.

Our main goals have always been sophistication, exclusivity and privacy, hence the architecture, design and interiors of Finca Cortesin give every area a big, bright and spacious feel. We are indeed prepared for the future. 

You are invited to visit our journal every now and then to discover what our dedicated team has been working on over the past months. We can’t wait to welcome you back in our haven of peace. Dream now! Travel soon!

Meanwhile, let’s indulge in heartwarming and stress-reducing virtual experiences. Follow our social media channels for our recently installed online yoga classes, Lutz Bösing & Daniele Maroni’s wonderful recipes and much more.

Best wishes & stay healthy.

Yours,

Javier Rivadulla, Director of Sales & Marketing and Rene Zimmer, General Manager