Swing safe in 2017

PGI welcomes you to the new golf season.

Some of you will already be swinging away and some of you will be dusting off the clubs and getting ready for another exciting golf season.

As the new season starts and the weather brightens the fairways, make sure you are protected against injury, theft and property damage with our golf insurance.

From only £13.50 it is excellent value for money and provides a broad range of cover to protect you against all sorts of unfortunate incidents.

Have fun on the fairways and be safe!

Darrell, PGI golf Insurance

Putting tips

Establish a routine for every putt. Clean the ball, position it with the logo aligned

Stand in position making sure the ball is slightly in front of your stance.

Get your grip right and make sure your hands are positioned correctly.

Look at a point on the ball and keep your body aligned to it so your body does not move during the stroke.

Take the putt without peeking or looking up.

Torrequebrada – Spain

Torrequebrada golf course, in Benalmádena on Spain´s Costa del Sol, opened in 1976. The course was designed by José “Pepe” Gancedo, one of Spain´s most promising amateur golfers, who has since designed many golf courses in Spain, in the rest of Europe and in the States. It is considered one of the best courses in Europe.

Torrequebrada was host to the 53rd Spanish Open Championship in 1979. A unique feature is the variety of fairway design, which makes it important to choose the right club for each shot. The more intrepid player can test his skill on every hole, whatever his handicap. It would not be correct to draw attention to any particular hole as they are all part of the combined challenge presented by the landscape and nature itself. The greens are notable for their size and speed. Strategically placed lakes and bunkers add to the course´s challenge and interest. Over 100 varieties of shrubs and trees line Torrequebrada´s fairways and every hole has a backdrop of the blue Mediterranean and the mountains.

Los Arqueros – Spain

Set among steep mountains, the impeccable fairways of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club merge with the spectacular surrounding scenery, affording the golfers exceptional views over the Mediterranean. Opened in 1991, Los Arqueros is a challenging par-71, 18-hole course designed by the Spanish Severiano Ballesteros. Considered one of the best players in the world, Seve has used his know-how and prestige to create some 30 golf courses all over the world. 

 

The underlying idea in the design of Los Arqueros was to create a course which followed the lie of the land and blended harmoniously with the natural surroundings. Seve took this philosophy to heart when designing the course, and each hole has its own particular personality. The result is a challenging course for the experienced player and a genuine test for those who are new to the game.

 

Los Arqueros Golf, a challenging 18 hole, par 71, inaugurated in 1991, has been designed by a man who is not only one of the world’s top professional golfers, but also a native of the country, Severiano Ballesteros. He has shared his knowledge and put his name into the creation of almost 30 golf courses throughout the world.

 

The design thinking behind Los Arqueros Golf was to lay out a course which closely followed the contours of the land and was in harmony with the natural setting. It is an idea, which Seve exploited to the maximum when designing the front and back nine holes, each with its own distinct personality. The result is a course which presents a challenge for the experienced golfer and is a real test of skills for beginners.

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Almenara – Spain

The golf course consists of 27 holes allowing you to enjoy up to three different 18-hole combinations, all with a par of 72, so that each game is a new challenge for the player.

The fairways wander among exceptionally beautiful natural landscapes, amidst two large lakes surrounded by pine and cork oak trees, which take on a singular prominence.

The course was designed by the renowned golfing innovator Dave Thomas and constitutes an impassioned challenge for even the most experienced golfers.

Alferini – Spain

This 18 hole, 6,641 m. par 73 golf course was designed by the prestigious green keeper Cristobal Guerrero and it is located at the Villa Padierna Golf Resort. It is an ideal course to hold large competitions and tournaments as well as to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing day. It is fully integrated into the Flamingo´s landscape where one can sense a meticulous care for nature and the environment. The long fairways surrounded by mountains make this course a beautiful challenge.

Alferini Golf Club completes the golf offer at Villa Padierna Golf Resort, with the ideal setting for all kinds of elite competitions. The qualifying competitions for the Open de Andalucia Costa del Sol 2012 took place at  Alferini Golf Course.

La Quinta – Spain

Designed by three time world champion and Ryder Cup winner, Manuel Piñero it is one of the most attractive courses in the area, accessible to all levels of play. It satisfies the amateur golfer in the same way as the professional. The speed of its greens is noteworthy, as is the quality of the service offered in the golf club.

La Quinta has 27 holes, split among 3 nine hole courses, which are completely integrated into a splendid natural landscape of exceptional beauty, from which one can contemplate the Mediterranean Sea which bathes Marbella and the mountains which surround the Benahavís Golf Valley. The combination of these three courses give the golfer a wide choice of possible golf games.

The course has been remodelled, both in its design and its technical installations, and has become one of the courses that hosts a European Tour event, testament to which are the various editions of the Benahavis Senior Masters or the Spanish Ladies Open which have been held at the course.