VI Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championships


Desert Springs Resort will be host to the ‘VI Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championships’ between Sunday 17th to Wednesday 20th February 2019.

The Team Championships is open to boys and girls of all ages with a maximum handicap of 24 and will be held over 3 days (54-Holes).

A field of Forty-Nine (49) full time students accompanied by eleven (11) coaches and staff representing; two-time Champions Millfield, with Reeds, Rossall, Whitgift, and Lancing Schools, will compete for this year’s coveted title.

The tournament format is 4 Ball-Better-Ball Stableford Points on Day 1 & 2 with 3/4 Handicap allowance. The best two-stableford points scores from each team will be combined to achieve the team score. The competition format for Day 3 is Best two Individual Stableford scores (Full Handicap Allowance) from each team being combined to achieve the teams’ total Stableford score over the three days.

The EGA has an established Handicap Conversion for CONGU players depending on the course slope rating. The Handicap conversions below will be applied:

Championship Tee – Handicap Conversion +1.1

Men’s Tee – Handicap Conversion -0.5

Ladies Tee – Handicap Conversion +1.4

Additional prizes during the event shall include;

A trophy to the player with the best Individual Stableford score on tournament day three.

A trophy to the player with the best Scratch score playing from the Championship Tees on tournament day three.

A trophy to the player with the best Scratch score playing from the Ladies Tees on tournament day three.

The students’ coaches and school staff will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments, Townhouses and Villas normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club.

Simon Coaker, Desert Springs Director of Golf, remarked:

“The inaugural competition in 2014 provided the opportunity for schools to come together at one meeting point and compete against other schools in a friendly atmosphere, some of whom they would not normally compete against within their home tournament calendar.

Now in its sixth year, the event has both evolved as well as gone from strength to strength.

As well as the golf, participants will enjoy a Welcome Tournament Reception and Dinner at ‘The Crocodile Club’, a Fun 5-A-Side Football tournament followed by a BBQ Dinner, a ‘Quiz Night’, a Putting Competition, and also benefit from the use of the ‘Sierra Sports & Fitness Club’ facilities; Gym, Tennis and Padel whilst at the resort.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of the competitors to what we are confident is going to be another great tournament and a fun packed few days.”


For further information:

Kirk Lovell
+34 647 414 899