This year the Open de España comes back again to El Parador de El Saler in Valencia, which takes place from 18th to 21st of April
The Open de España (formerly Spanish Open) is one of the oldest tournaments in continental Europe, first played in 1912. The first champion was Frenchman Arnaud Massey, winner of the 1907 British Open.
The Open de España became part of the European Tour schedule in 1972, the first year of that tour’s existence. In fact, the Open de España was the first tournament played in the first European Tour schedule, which makes Antonio Garrido not only the 1972 Spanish Open champion, but also the first winner in the European Tour’s history.
This year the Open de España comes back again to El Parador de El Saler in Valencia, which takes place from 18th to 21st of April. It is at just 2 hours by car from Jardines de Montesolana.
The golf course of the Parador of El Saler, with 6,335 meter and par 72, is located in the heart of the Albufera Natural Park, at just 3 hours from Orihuela Coast, on the island formed by the two branches of the river, the Gola de Pujol and the Gola del Perellonet. It consists of two very much differentiated parts: holes between pine trees and links close to the Mediterranean Sea. Its dunes are famous as well as its ‘cats nails’, a protected species.