Prague Returns as European Tour Destination

August 19, 2013

Prague in Czech Republic has made its way back on the European Tour, anabolics the first time since 1997, medstore with the announcement it will host the inaugural D+D Real Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort from August 21-24, prostate 2014.

The tournament, which will carry a €1 million prize fund in 2014, will be held for at least the next five years and will be promoted by Relmost AS, who have also promoted the D+D Real Czech Challenge Open on the European Challenge Tour for the past two years.

Albatross Golf Resort was voted the Golf Resort of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, while the 7,315 yards (6,689 metres) par 72 Championship Course was judged the best golf course in the Czech Republic by Golf Digest USA.

Keith Waters, Chief Operating Officer of The European Tour, said: “We are naturally delighted to have reached an agreement to host the D+D Real Czech Masters for the next five years, which is a real commitment and statement of intent by the sponsors and promoters.

“Albatross Golf Resort is an excellent venue worthy of hosting a European Tour event. The Tour always strives to stage tournaments in different cities and I’m sure the people of Prague will enjoy watching some of Europe’s best golfers in action, just as our Members will enjoy their visit to Albatross Golf Resort.”

Dr. Ji?í Šimán?, Owner of Albatross Golf Resort, said: “I was very pleased to hear that The European Tour is coming back to the Czech Republic, and it is a great honour and privilege for us that Albatross Golf Resort has been chosen as the host venue. We have hosted the Ladies European Tour twice in the past, and have already started preparations for this important event.

“We will do our utmost to make this tournament successful, and I hope it will become a permanent part of The European Tour.  We all are really looking forward to it.”

The last time the Czech Republic hosted a European Tour event was in 2011, when England’s Oliver Fisher succeeded Swede Peter Hanson as the Czech Open champion in the city of ?eladná.

The only previous occasion on which Prague has hosted a European Tour was in 1997, when Prague Karlstein GC hosted the Czech Open.