Solheim Cup 2023, a new spectacular hole 1

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Solheim Cup 2023, a new spectacular hole 1

Finca Cortesín, the Malaga course that will host the Solheim Cup from September 22 to 24, 2023, has unveiled its new hole 1 for the competition. A par four where the players will face the challenge of reaching the green with the tee shot while a noisy grandstand full of spectators creates a unique atmosphere.

The show is served.

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The atmosphere on hole 1 of the Solheim Cup is unlike any other golf tournament. The atmosphere and the decibels created by the two hobbies -European and American- with songs, music and colours, mean that, at that moment, the show moves to the stands.

For this reason, the three parties involved in the organization of the event: Ladies European Tour, Sport & Business and Finca Cortesín, agreed that hole 1 of the Solheim Cup 2023 should be a place where not only a large number of spectators could gather , but at the same time it was a challenge for the golfers and a show like no other.

And that place existed, but it was not the original hole 1 of the course, but hole 4, so that those responsible for Finca Cortesín, with Vicente Rubio, its general manager at the head, got down to work to carry out the necessary changes.

In this way, the new hole 1 of the Solheim Cup 2023 is now a par 4 of 256 meters, with a large lake on the left side that reaches the entrance to the green, a narrow and well-protected fairway, and a wide but moved. Who has already been able to play this hole has been Suzann Pettersen, the European captain, who with nine participations in the Solheim Cup, knows very well what she feels when a player prepares to hit that tee shot.

"The sensations that are experienced have nothing to do with other moments that can be experienced in golf, such as leading a major, because in this tournament you not only play for yourself, you do it for your teammates, for your team...

You put all your heart in it and you want to give your best. That first tee of the Solheim Cup is all adrenaline and energy”, confessed Pettersen. Stacy Lewis, the American captain, has also had the opportunity to check the characteristics of Finca Cortesín's new hole 1 and did not hesitate to praise her choice: “I think we have never had a hole 1 like this in the Solheim Cup. green but the water comes into play a lot”.