It’s the second week of December and with it comes the sixth playing of the
MCB Tour Championship.
Players from across the globe representing the European Senior Tour descend on the
opulent resort of Constance Belle Mare Plage. Newcomers to the tournament are in for a treat
with a tournament like no other and repeaters will have expectations blown away as the
hotel and Legend golf course have undergone a complete metamorphosis.
The resort has left no stone unturned while dusting away the old look hotel and replacing it
with a sparkling array of sophisticated new-look stone and wood themed décor throughout.
From the front entrance lobby area, the changes are immediately obvious.
Suites, villas, restaurants, as well as the U Spa's interior; all had an upgrade with
new crafted furniture and décor.
Based on previous years’ feedback from players, The Legend golf course had
a number of upgrades too.
A general thinning of the numerous trees and bushes has created a more open playable course.
According to Andrew Sherborne, although primarily aesthetic, the changes are for the good
and have made the layout more player- friendly, the clubhouse and Deer Hunter restaurant are the most noticeable changes with the new décor and open views of the golf course.
The range area and practice putting greens also underwent some major changes
and Ireland’s Philip Walton confirms the new putting area is a
massive improvement to the warm up area.
The week is not only about the MCB Tour Championship but also a number of
Pro-Am tournaments that take place leading up to the main event.
The Constance Hotels Pro-Am is a highlight in many amateurs’ calendars as they
get to play both the Legend and the Links golf course with a different pro on each day.
Each year it comes down to the wire in a tightly contested affair
with a decadent prize giving at the end.
Next up is the main event of the week and the
final tournament on the European Seniors Tour schedule – the MCB Tour Championship.
With an impressive field boasting four Senior Major winners, 31 European tour winners, nine Ryder Cup players and one European number one player it is guaranteed to be an exciting three days of golf.