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 Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th November 2019.

Desert Springs Director of Golf, Simon Coaker remarked:

Desert Springs Resort is delighted to have been invited to be host to the European Tour for what will now be the third consecutive year.

The hosting of such a prestigious event as this is testimony to the quality of the course and the team at Desert Springs Resort and one that all our residents and members at Desert Springs should be justly proud of.

We very much look forward to welcoming the class of 2019 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 to be confirm that Desert Springs will continue to host the Qualifying School as part of the 2019 schedule.

Over the past couple of years the resort has proven that it has exactly what it takes to host some of the world’s best players, and I am certain that our players will thoroughly enjoy the challenge posed by the unique championship desert golf course.

We must say thank you to everyone at Desert Springs, who played a key role in enabling the club to be part of the Qualifying School network.”

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 2019 European Tour Qualifying Second Stage.

  • Tuesday 5th November Official Practice Day

  • Wednesday 6th November Official Practice Day

  • Thursday 7th November Tournament Round 1

  • Friday 8th November Tournament Round 2

  • Saturday 9th November Tournament Round 3

  • Sunday 10th November Tournament Round 4

  • Monday 11th 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 11th 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 10th November that both the Indiana course and Academy of Golf will be fully open for general play in the normal manner on Monday 11th November.

For further information:

Golf Reception

+34 950 091 518