Chance to play in classy Abama pro-am in tenerife

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UK golfers have an opportunity to take part in Abama Golf & Spa Resort's fourth international pro-Am which is being staged from March 14-17.

Since its launch, the prestigious tournament at the five-star resort has attracted Spanish super model Andres Velencoso, ex-Real Madrid and FC Barcelona midfielder Luis Figo and former Real Madrid star Guti.

 With Porsche sponsoring, professionals and amateurs worldwide will compete in a 36-hole tournament on Abama’s challenging 72-par, 18 hole Dave Thomas-designed course with its spectacular clifftop setting overlooking the Atlantic.

A total of 36 teams comprising one pro and three amateurs per team with a maximum handicap of 24 for the gentlemen and 28 for the ladies, will battle it out in the tournament with its “Team Scramble” format for the 1st and 2nd rounds.

The contest will conclude with a fabulous Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where participants will see cash prizes awarded for professionals (a total of the per team score for the first five teams) and golf equipment as well as accommodation at other Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world for amateurs. Prizes will also be awarded to players for the longest drive and nearest to the pin on selected holes.

Located on the smooth slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, the par-72 Abama layout  offers unbeatable coastal and is made up of a diverse terrain that ranges from 78 metres to 315 metres above sea level.

Participants can sharpen their swings at the Golf Academy which boasts a five hectare driving range with a par-3, three-hole practice ground, putting green for beginners and a timetable of classes for enthusiasts of all levels. 

Abama is an exclusive five-star resort operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Set in Guía de Isora, a peaceful, gem of a destination on the South West coast of the island, the resort is located in a stunning ‘finca’ setting surrounded by lush and vibrant vegetation, volcanic landscapes and panoramic views of the Atlantic. 

Offering the perfect ultra-luxurious European holiday experience, Abama features fabulous Moorish-inspired rooms and suites, a perfectly pampering spa, 10 dining options including two Michelin star restaurants, three bars, Tennis Centre and Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, seven swimming pools, two natural pools, a secluded golden sand beach and of course the golf course and Academy.

It's located on the sunniest part of the island and enjoys an annual average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Spain.

The Abama Pro-Am 2013 package comprises: Three nights' B&B accommodation in double deluxe room, lunch buffet at Casa Club restaurant during the 2-day tournament, welcome dinner, gala dinner & awards ceremony, party in Morocco Club, two green fees for the tournament per person (15th and 16th March) for players, two day spa package at Abama Spa for non-players,  one Thermal Circuit at Abama Spa per person per stay, complimentary one hour tennis court per stay, VIP services at Abama pools and beach,  special discounts in the Golf Pro Shop and Spa Boutique.

The cost: Three night prices are 1195€ (approx. £960) per person double occupancy and 1420€ (£1140) single occupancy. Five and seven night packages and prices are also available.

*To book: Call 0034 922 126 528 or email abamaproam@ritzcarlton.com

For more info on the resort visit www.abamahotelresort.com