Sand Valley has the honor of hosting the ECCO Tour series this spring, the groundbreaking format of a three-event series played back to back at Sand Valley Golf Resort will be here from April 7th-19th with a total prize fund of €150,000. The ECCO Tour consists mainly of Nordic golfers and the best players of the series qualify for the Challenge Tour.
It is the first time the ECCO Tour will be hosted in Poland and we will see future stars of the PGA European Tour battle it out over three tournaments in a 12-day festival of golf.
On announcing the pre-season events this weekend which will also visit the fantastic PGA Catalunya ECCO CEO Flemming Astrup had this to say.
I am of course pleased that we have managed to increase the number of pre-season events. It is always a pleasure to start the season at PGA Catalunya, and we are looking so much forward to visiting Poland and Sand Valley Golf Resort for the very first time
Sand Valley President Antti Pohjonen & vice president Paul O’Connor also gave their thoughts on the big news.
First and foremost we are delighted to host the ECCO Tour at Sand Valley it’s a proud moment for all of us at SV to have a series on this scale from one of Europe’s top tours. To be hosting one event with the largest prize fund in Polish golf history is great but three back-to-back really is something special.This is a fantastic opportunity for Sand Valley GR and for the whole Polish golf scene -Sand Valley CEO Antti Pohjonen.
We have thousands of tourists from Nordic countries every year, so it’s amazing that the best players from those countries will now come and play Sand Valley. Most of them will get to play Sand Valley for the very first time and that should be a good challenge for them – we might even see the course record broken come next April – the current course record is 66 shots by Berni Reiter – says Paul O’Connor, the Vice President of SVGR.
Preparations are well underway at Sand Valley to have the course and resort perfect for this historic event and for all visitors to SVGR next season, See you all soon!
Winter is here, but preparations for the 2022 season are in full swing!
I am proud of our Team and what we have achieved during this pandemia. We have not stood still and only concentrated on serving our visitors this year. Sand Valley has added more than 70 beds, a new pool club area, apartments, and much more – all a good sign for anyone who wants to come and visit! We are also seeing a huge interest from the Scandinavian market and some 2022 weekends are starting to be already fully booked even when there is more than 200 beds on offer – that’s simply amazing!
Paul O’Connor – Sales Director
Sand Valley GR has launched the 2022 Stay & Play Packages that offer the best value for money for our visitors. If you are on a budget and love to play unlimited golf we recommend you to take our April / October 2022 where you get a 30eur discount on all of our packages. Also, if you opt on coming during the weekdays (Mon – Fri) you can play the second round free of charge – Saturday and Sunday you will anyways receive a 50% discount on your second round green fee when buying one of our Stay & Play packages – You can’t beat that!
For our old friends and first-time visitors, a lot has changed during the last year. We have finished the amazing Pelican complex that offers new 2, 4, and 6 people apartments. Pelican Pool Club also includes a large jacuzzi and sauna complex for after-round relaxation. Furthermore, we have added Jacuzzis to many of the existing Villas so you will be sure to enjoy your stay in one of our 30 onsite units on offer. For more information about our accommodation: CLICK HERE
The important thing to note is that all of our packages include VIP transportations from and to Gdansk airport that has several direct flight connections from all over Europe. Once at Sand Valley, we also offer you and your friends a complimentary 3-course arrival dinner so you can feel right at home. For more information about our 2022 Stay & Play Packages: CLICK HERE
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Sand Valley has been named as the 68th best golf course in Continental Europe, once again cementing our place as Poland’s best golf course, the list which selects the Top 100 premier layouts in Europe has placed us ten places higher than two years ago. We are delighted that the investments in the course & the fantastic work of our greenkeeping team during the past two seasons are being recognized.
This design by Lassi Pekka Tilander, with later input from Tony Ristola, is now a fixture in our Top 100. Some of Ristola’s greens are funky to say the least, but we love the routing and the old-style architecture of Poland’s No.1. The 2nd hole would sit among the elite of this list. – Chris Bertram, Golf World Top 100 Editor
The accolade was awarded by Golf World UK which is the original, most respected, and trusted golf course ranking guide in Europe. The competition in the category was immense so congratulations to Morfontaine (FRA) on their 1st place and all other courses making the list.
It is a great honor for Sand Valley and all those who have worked tirelessly over the last 12 years to make it such a special place. The credit of course goes to Lassi-Pekka Tilander, Tony Ristola, and Kai Hulkkonen for their vision that was clearly ahead of its time. Also, this is a very proud day for Polish golf where we will continue to be at the forefront in spreading the word that Polish Dream Golf really does exist – said Antti Pohjonen CEO of Sand Valley.