Sareb is set to host the 32nd Spanish PGA Championship, which will be held from 12 to 14 December, at Hacienda del Álamo Golf & Spa Resort in Fuente del Álamo (Murcia). This initiative aims to optimise the value of the company’s properties and consolidate Murcia’s appeal as a tourist destination.
This tournament is the last date on the Seve Ballesteros Circuit PGA Spain Tour 2019, one of the most prestigious events in the Spanish golfing calendar. For the very first time, it will be held on the course that has been designed by renowned architect Dave Thomas and which is currently considered the longest course in the southeast of Spain .
The complex – which comprises a hotel, tourist apartments, a Wellness Centre and Spa, a sports centre and the golf course itself – forms part of the property portfolio acquired by Sareb seven years ago from entities that received government funding during the banking sector reorganisation. Since then, the company has invested more than €8 million in upgrading its facilities and a further €10 million in maintenance.
Hosting the 32nd Spanish PGA Championship, featuring the best golfers in Spain, at Hacienda del Álamo Golf & Spa Resort, is a prime example of Sareb putting into action the strategy it adopted in 2018 to boost the value of its property portfolio. The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Murcia Regional Government last year, to promote initiatives that drive economic and social development in the region.
Last year’s winner Alfredo García Heredia, along with previous winner Jacobo Pastor are two of the favourites to join the exclusive club of players who have won the tournament on more than one occasion. Seve Ballesteros, Javi Colomo, Santi Luna and Ignacio Garrido all won it a total of four times.
About Hacienda del Álamo
Built on a 900 hectare plot, Hacienda del Álamo Golf Resort is located in the town of Fuente del Álamo and is one of the top golfing destinations in the Region of Murcia.
The complex includes a 4-star hotel and 100 tourist apartments, along with single-family villas and residential apartments, as well as one of the largest Wellness Spas in the region. The main attraction is its 18-hole golf course, designed by renowned architect Dave Thomas. Its 92 hectares make it suitable for PGA Championship trials and also make it the longest course in the southeast of Spain. As well as its golf course, the complex boasts a large clubhouse and a study and practice area, as well as a sports centre where visitors can play other sports including tennis, padel and football.