Finca Cortesin may have the honour of turning into the primary venue in Spain to host the Solheim Cup in September 2023. What had been the primary explanation why you determined to bid for the occasion?
Q & A with Vicente Rubio, president of Finca Cortesin Golf Membership
Considered one of Finca Cortesin’s prime aims is to advertise girls’s golf to a large viewers, each at dwelling and overseas, so it made excellent sense to help what’s the greatest occasion on this planet for woman golfers. By internet hosting the Solheim Cup, we won’t solely provide a course and luxurious expertise that’s second to none but additionally have the chance to advertise the resort and Costa del Sol area to a world viewers.
What kind of response and response have you ever had out of your members, visitors and folks within the Andalucia area because the information was introduced final 12 months?
The response we’ve obtained has been very constructive since we made the announcement and we’re already beginning to really feel the advantages of being related to such an necessary, globally-recognised occasion. The response has been above and past once we hosted the Volvo World Match Play Championship and we now have had a variety of calls, messages and emails from folks within the golf business and in Andalucia who’re delighted with the information.
What kind of expertise can the players from each groups throughout Solheim Cup week, each on the course and off it?
Our golf course is among the perfect in Europe and, with the best way that Cabell B. Robinson has designed the course with many alternative strategic choices to play a number of the holes, it units up completely for match play. The upkeep work that our head greenkeeper Iganacio Soto and his workforce have carried out in recent times, together with the set up of recent eco-friendly placing surfaces, will assure that the course is in optimum situation, with the golf matched by a luxurious lodge expertise which is broadly regarded among the many most interesting on this planet.
What’s going to internet hosting the Solheim Cup do for the profile of Finca Cortesin in European and world golf?
Gleneagles did an important job placing the highlight on girls’s golf once they staged the Solheim Cup, and it’s our goal to construct on the legacy they created to spotlight golf in Europe and Spain specifically. By showcasing such a high-profile occasion and the very best players within the sport, we hope to encourage younger girls and the following technology of players to take up the sport, while additionally selling Finca Cortesin as a frontrunner within the world golf-resort business.
I perceive you’re going to be heading over to America in September to attend this 12 months’s Solheim Cup. What are you hoping to study out of your go to to the Inverness Membership you could then switch to Finca Cortesin?
Witnessing this 12 months’s Solheim Cup at first-hand will probably be invaluable in how we put together for 2023. It’ll give us the possibility to really feel the environment of the group and perceive expectations and assess the general operation, each pre and throughout the occasion. Chatting with the important thing members of the workforce at Inverness Membership and understanding what labored nicely and what might be improved will probably be crucial in figuring out our closing plans for 2 years’ time.
What are you hoping the long-term influence and legacy of the Solheim Cup will probably be on golf and, specifically, girls’s golf within the area?
It’s almost 25 years because the area staged the Ryder Cup. The occasion remains to be talked about on an virtually every day foundation and we’re hoping that the Solheim Cup will probably be remembered in the identical method within the years to come back, providing a platform for the players to showcase their qualities to the world and an instance for younger girls to observe throughout the area.
Away from the Solheim Cup, Finca Cortesin lately signed new sponsorship agreements with LET stars Noemi Jimenez and Laura Gomez. Being a high-profile supporter of the women’ sport is clearly crucial to everybody on the resort?
Everybody at Finca Cortesin is extremely captivated with girls’ golf. We need to present native feminine players with the very best alternative attainable to make it within the skilled sport, and our help permits them to give attention to their every day enchancment to assist them to attain their final aim of profitable tournaments. Noemi and Laura are each exceptionally gifted players who work extremely exhausting at their video games, and we’re trying ahead to seeing how they progress within the coming years.
Finca is famend for its customer support. What have been a very powerful measures contributing to such a robust repute?
Finca Cortesin could be very happy with the repute we now have and the excessive requirements that we ship. We have now a transparent imaginative and prescient of who we’re and what we need to obtain, which begins from our possession all the best way down by our staff and has the central aim of providing excellent service and the very best expertise to our shoppers, members and property house owners. It’s the consideration to element and sense of satisfaction in our work which shines by in the whole lot we try this has helped us to construct this repute and is testomony to everybody that has labored right here, each current and previous members of the workforce.