Desert Springs to 2020 Host European Tour Qualifying School Secound Stage





As announced in May of this year, due to the success of hosting the event in previous years, Desert Springs Resort entered into an agreement to be host to the European Tour Qualifying School 2nd Stage through to and inclusive of 2022.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Desert Springs Resort will be host to the European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage between Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th November 2020.

Desert Springs Director of Golf, Simon Coaker remarked: –

“Obviously it is imperative that we give our property owners and members as much notice as possible of the programme of events, enabling them to plan their holidays accordingly.

Therefore, please see below the schedule for the 2020 European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage.


  • Tuesday 3rd November                    Official Practice Day
  • Wednesday 4th November              Official Practice Day
  • Thursday 5th November                  Tournament Round 1
  • Friday 6th November                        Tournament Round 2
  • Saturday 7th November                   Tournament Round 3
  • Sunday 8th November                      Tournament Round 4
  • Monday 9th November                    Course Reserved in case of bad weather


We wish to advise all of our members and property owners that the Indiana Course and Academy of Golf is closed for the duration of the event. 

Monday 9th November is reserved in case of bad weather and the need for the event to be played with an extra day. Please be advised that in accordance with the tournament schedule, that if all tournament rounds are completed at the end of Sunday 8th November that both the Indiana course and Academy of Golf will be fully open for general play and practice in the normal manner on Monday 9th November.

Since 1976, The European Tour Qualifying School has been held at the end of each season to establish which players, not otherwise exempt, will gain their playing privileges on the Tour for the following season through a qualifying competition.

It’s a tough school for one of golf’s most coveted prizes, namely Membership of The European Tour and a place among the golfing elite. The Qualifying School is held in three stages – dependent on the individual’s status – at a series of venues in the UK and Continental Europe. In the region of 1,000 competitors enter the Qualifying School each year, all aiming for a European Tour card, awarded to the top 25 and ties following the Final Stage.

A player progressing through all three stages will have to play 252 holes under the most intense pressure.

The leading 25 players (plus those tied for 25th place) will earn Category 15 Membership of The European Tour for the following season.


For further information contact:

Golf Reception

+34 950 091 518