Desert Springs to Host European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage




It gives us great pleasure to announce that Desert Springs Resort has been selected to host this years European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage between Friday 2nd – Monday 5th November 2018.

Desert Springs Director of Golf, Simon Coaker remarked:

“After hosting the second stage qualifying school in 2017 for the first time, it is testimony to the quality of the course and the team at Desert Springs Resort

that we have been invited to host the event again this year.

As our members and visitors now so well, the Indiana course is a stimulating test of golf, it’s a thinking man’s course, not easy to overpower, offering a variety of shot making challenges to test the skill level of every player and one that requires excellent course management skills.

We very much look forward to welcoming the class of 2018 to Desert Springs Resort and to providing them with a wonderful experience.”

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.

Mike Stewart, European Tour Qualifying School Director said:

“We are thrilled that Desert Springs Resort will be hosting us again this year.

After doing such a phenomenal job when hosting the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in 2017, it was an easy decision to ask Desert Springs to host the event again this year.”

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 2018 European Tour Qualifying Second Stage.


  • Wednesday 31st October                    Official Practice Day
  • Thursday 1st November                      Official Practice Day
  • Friday 2nd November                           Tournament Round 1
  • Saturday 3rd November                       Tournament Round 2
  • Sunday 4th November                         Tournament Round 3
  • Monday 5th November                        Tournament Round 4
  • Tuesday 6th 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.

Tuesday 6th 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 Monday 5th November that both the Indiana course and Academy of Golf will be fully open for general play in the normal manner on Tuesday 6th November.


For further information contact: Golf Reception

Tel:+34 637 861 591

Email: golfreservations@almanzora. com