Friday, October 24, 2008

2009 European Tour Schedule

The European Tour schedule, with its new "Race to Dubai" moniker - (is it just me or does it sound a bit like an episode of The Wacky Races - "... the Ant Hill Mob enter the first bend ahead of Dick Dastardly and Darren Clark in his turbo powered golf buggy in this ultimate Race to Dubai...").

Anyway for marketing purposes here is the list. Fraser Cromarty and Lee Derrick from Golf Tourism Scotland are currently working with VisitScotland and EventScotland in scheduling key golf tourism marketing activity for the events next year in key and developing markets. If you've any thought s please comment below.


6-9 HSBC Champions Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
20-23 UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong GC, Fanling, Hong Kong
27-30 Australian Masters Huntingdale GC, Melbourne, Australia

11-14 Alfred Dunhill Championship Leopard Creek, Mpumalanga, South Africa

18-21 South African Open Championship Pearl Valley Golf Estates, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa


8-11 Joburg Open Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, South Africa
15-18 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE
22-25 Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy Doha GC, Doha, Qatar
29-Feb 1 Dubai Desert Classic Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE
5-8 EMAAR-MGF Indian Masters Delhi GC, New Delhi, India
12-15 Maybank Malaysian Open TBA
19-22 Johnnie Walker Classic The Vines Resort & Country Club, Perth, Western Australia
25-1 Mar WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Ritz-Carlton GC, Dove Mountain, USA
6-1 Mar Indonesia Open New Kuta GC, Bali, Indonesia
12-15 WGC – CA Championship Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Doral, Florida, USA
19-22 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal TBA
26-29 Open de Andalucia TBA
2-5 Estoril Open de Portugal Oitavos Dunes, Estoril, Portugal
9-12 MASTERS TOURNAMENT Augusta National, Georgia, USA
16-19 Volvo China Open Beijing CBD International GC, Beijing, China
23-26 Ballantine's Championship Pinx GC, Jeju Island, South Korea
30-3 May Open de España TBA
7-10 Italian Open TBA
14-17 The Irish Open TBA
21-24 BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Wentworth Club, Surrey, England
28-31 The European Open TBA
4-7 The Celtic Manor Wales Open The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales
11-14 Austrian Golf Open Fontana GC, Vienna, Austria
18-21 US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Bethpage State Park (Black Course), New York, USA
18-21 SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC Aa Saint Omer GC, Lumbres, France
25-28 BMW International Open Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
2-5 Open de France ALSTOM Le Golf National, Paris, France
9-12 The Barclays Scottish Open Loch Lomond GC, Glasgow, Scotland
16-19 THE 138th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Ailsa Course, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland
23-26 SAS Masters Barsebäck G&CC, Skåne, Sweden
30-2 Aug Czech Golf Open Prosper Golf Resort, Čeladná, Czech Republic
6-9 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio, USA
13-16 US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minnesota, USA
13-16 The English Open St Mellion International Resort, Cornwall, England
20-23 The KLM Open Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, The Netherlands
27-30 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
3-6 Omega European Masters Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans Montana, Switzerland
10-13 Mercedes-Benz Championship Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, Germany
17-20 British Masters TBA
24-27 Canal + Open TBA
24-27 Volvo World Match Play Championship Finca Cortesin GC, Malaga, Spain
1-4 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Old Course, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns
8-11 Madrid Masters Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
8-11 *Seve Trophy TBA
15-18 Portugal Masters Oceânico Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal
22-25 CASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa Azahar Club de Campo del Mediterráneo, Castellón, Spain
29-1 Nov TBA TBA
5-8 HSBC Champions Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
12-15 UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong GC, Fanling, Hong Kong
19-22 THE DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE
26-29 *Omega Mission Hills World Cup Mission Hills GC, China


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