Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, Bulgaria is the host venue for the European Tour Senior Classic

From: Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
Published: Fri Nov 03 2017

Introduced to the European Senior Tour schedule in 2017, the first edition of the event was hosted at Linna Golf, Finland, and will rotate annually through member venues of the European Tour Properties portfolio.
The par 71 Lighthouse course, designed by 1991 Masters Tournament winner Ian Woosnam, is at the heart of Cape Kaliakra’s golf coast, renowned for its lush green landscapes, towering white cliffs and breathtaking views over the Black Sea.
The tournament will mark the European Tour’s second visit to the country after hosting the Volvo World Match Play in 2013, with this tournament to be the first stroke play event to be held in Bulgaria.
George Tchouklev, owner and CEO of Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, said: "We are very proud to have been chosen to host the 2018 European Tour Properties Senior Classic. "It is amazing to see how fast golf has grown in Bulgaria over the past six years, and to be given this opportunity gives us confidence knowing that we are on the right track.
"We value our close relationship with the European Tour and European Tour Properties, and I am sure that this event will be the highlight of golf in Bulgaria in 2018 as we also celebrate the tenth anniversary of our resort."
David MacLaren, Head of the European Senior Tour and Head of European Tour Properties, said: "The first edition of this tournament in Finland was an outstanding success, and we are all looking forward to building on that achievement when we visit Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort next year.
"Lighthouse is one of the younger venues in our network of world class destinations, and the prospect of taking a Senior Tour event to a country which is new to golf, and to a resort which has such stunning facilities, is an exciting one.
"European Tour Destinations host a number of events on the European Tour and Senior Tour, and Lighthouse will add their name to a prestigious list of venues utilised by the Tour."
The full European Senior Tour schedule for the 2018 season will be released in the coming months.

About the resort:
Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort is part of the exclusive European Tour Properties network of world class golf venues.
Situated near the historical town of Balchik, Bulgaria, and 40km from Varna International Airport, the resort is at the heart of Cape Kaliakra’s signature Golf Coast, which is renowned for its lush, green landscapes and spectacular coastline. The venue’s par 71 Lighthouse course sits on top of towering white cliffs, commanding breathtaking views over the glittering blue Black Sea.
In addition to its signature 18-hole golf course designed by Major champion, Ian Woosnam, the venue comprises a stylish clubhouse, a golf academy with superb practice facilities, plus a state-of-the-art Spa and Wellness Centre of some 3000m2. Various restaurants and bars, a sports centre with tennis courts and football pitch, and a sandy stretch of beach with its own bar, round off the extensive list of facilities available at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort.
Company: Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
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