Ryder Cup Europe has made a visit to evaluate the Costa Brava-Barcelona 2022 Ryder Cup bid. The two-day trip consisted of a tour of the cities of Barcelona and Girona, as well as the proposed future host venue, PGA Catalunya Resort. Ryder Cup Europe were also briefed on the transport, security and accommodation solutions Costa Brava-Barcelona would, if selected, implement in order to host golf’s biggest global event in Catalunya in 2022.
During their stay, Ryder Cup Europe were also advised on the operational, commercial and legacy proposals of Spain’s bid, and had the opportunity to meet the bid’s most senior sponsors, including both political and business leaders. Spain’s bid enjoys support from the highest levels, including from His Royal Highness King Felipe VI, who has accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Costa Brava-Barcelona 2022 bid for The Ryder Cup.
Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG), said, “It was with great pleasure that we welcomed our good friends from The European Tour and Ryder Cup Europe to Costa Brava-Barcelona. Our bid is centred on three concepts – history, certainty and passion. No other country in mainland Europe has contributed more to European and Ryder Cup golf, and our proposed venue is one of the finest and best linked in Europe. Furthermore, our bid sponsors share a unified passion to bring one of the world’s biggest sporting events to Catalunya in 2022.”
The European Tour will announce the successful host nation for The 2022 Ryder Cup in autumn 2015.