Stamford Grand Adelaide has been named the official accommodation sponsor of the ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Golf Tournament to be held at The Grange Golf Club in February 2016.
The event, being held from February 18-21, will attract some of the best women golfers in the world, including world number one Lydia Ko along with Australia’s top ranked players Minjee Lee and five-time national champion Karrie Webb.
Stamford Grand Adelaide General Manager Russell Cool said the hotel was selected as the official sponsor largely because of its iconic location right on the beach at Glenelg.
“We (Stamford Grand Adelaide) are absolutely thrilled to be selected as the official accommodation sponsor for this tournament. We are a short ten-minute drive to the Grange Golf Club so it couldn’t have worked out any better for both parties,” Mr Cool said.
“We are ramping up for what will be a huge week with the tournament group taking the majority of the hotel’s 220 rooms and suites.
We encourage everyone to jump on and buy tickets to this tournament and of course come and stay at the only five star hotel in the area!”
The 2016 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is the flagship tournament on the ALPG Tour and is jointly sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour.
The prize money is $US1.3million (approx. $AUD1.8million), making it the largest prize purse in Australian golf this summer.
Stamford Hotels & Resorts Vice President of Operations Karl Unterfrauner said the announcement cements the Stamford Grand Adelaide’s reputation as a leading accommodation sponsor to major events in the state.
“The Stamford Grand Adelaide continues to attract large scale events and partnerships which brings a fantastic energy to Glenelg as well as an economic boost to the local area,” Mr Unterfrauner said.