February 9, 2023 | María Sánchez Burguete
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The Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, great tourist ambassador of the Community of Madrid

The sweet hangover from the Acciona Open de España is the extraordinary role that the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid has once again played as a tourist ambassador for the Community of Madrid and venue for the DP World Tour.

We give the black course designed by Javier Arana the honorable mention for a fundamental reason: the excellent playing conditions. The exquisite care and preparation of the course for this great event have not gone unnoticed.

“I really like these classic courses that have so much history and tradition, I love the design. Thanks to the course maintenance staff, with the heat this summer and the irrigation problems they’ve had, the course being in this condition has been fantastic. Next year I’ll be here”, said Jon Rahm, winner of the Acciona Open de España 2022.

For his part, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood said he had seen the tournament on television last year, “I liked it a lot and I was looking forward to playing it”.

In addition, Juan Salama, local player of the CCVM, also took the opportunity to extol the virtues of the course: “If it is not the best course in Spain, it is among the best, it is in perfect condition. It is even easier to kick on its greens because the ball rolls so well that it is impressive. It has been a pleasure to play here representing the course”.

Just as we give the CCVM such a distinguished rating, the golf fans in Madrid also deserve it thanks to their great support. 33,211 spectators packed the field between the four days.

Historical data in Madrid

In addition to these great data, we must add the historic results recorded at the Club de Campo.

The first of these is that Jon Rahm, at 27 years of age, equaled the three victories of Seve Ballesteros in the Spanish Open, at least since 1972, the year in which the European circuit was created. The last one of the magician from Pedreña was precisely here at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in 1995 at the age of 38. The “lion of Barrika” is two wins behind a golf pioneer such as Ángel de la Torre and one behind Mariano Provencio.

Likewise, the 2021 U.S. Open winner lifted the trophy at 25 under par, the lowest score in the tournament’s history, surpassing the minus-22 mark he himself recorded in 2019 also at the Country Club.

María Sánchez Burguete
Responsable Contenidos Redes Sociales
Asociación de Campos de Golf de Madrid
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