23rd February 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

Jack Floydd wins the 2023 Ein Bay Open!

Final Round Review

Sokhna Golf Club
Suez, Egypt
21st – 23rd February 2023 and 26th – 28th February

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   Pos.                 Name      Score
1 Jack Floydd (ENG) -17
2 Andrea Romano (ITA) -15
Cristiano Terragni (ITA) -15
4 Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela (ESP) -13
5 Ronan Mullarney (IRL) -12

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Jack Floydd wins the 2023 Ein Bay Open! 

Egypt, February 23rd 2023 – Round 1 leader, England’s Jack Floydd wins the season opener event, the 2023 Ein Bay Open with a total score of 17 under-par. Andrea Romano and Cristiano Terragni from Italy concluded the tournament tied for 2nd place with a three-day score of 15 under-par. In 4th place, the second-round leader, Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela with a three-day total of 13 under-par. In 5th place, just one stroke back Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney.

The weather and scoring conditions have been constant for the players throughout the past few days that have been competing at the beautiful Sokhna Golf Club for the 2023 Ein Bay Open title. Play began at 7:00 am local time and the leaders group teed off at 10:20 am local time from the 1st hole.

Final Round Player Quotes –

Jack Floydd captures his first professional win at the 2023 Ein Bay Open by 2 strokes. He shot a final round of 7 under-par, that included 8 birdies and 1 bogey. He was the 1st round leader and only a few shots back after yesterday’s round. Today he was able to capture the win with one of the low rounds of the day. Jack is 26 years old and turned professional in 2020. This is his 3rd season on the Alps Tour and currently represents Haywards Heath Golf Club. After his victory, he was very happy, “I would like to thank my parents and my grandparents, they’ve been in this with me from the start. I’m very pleased with how the season has started. I have been working hard back home with my coaches so to see it pay-off early on in the year is exciting.” He went on to add that he found “today a little breezier than the first few days with some tucked pins so all parts of my game were in a good spot. I gave myself plenty of chances and holed a few mid-range putts.”  Jack looks forward to the year ahead with hopefully more wins!

Italy’s Andrea Romano, just 22 years old, was near the top of the leaderboard for the entire week and concluded the tournament tied for 2nd place at 15-under par. After his round, he commented: “This week was an experiment for me. Last year I struggled severely with my putting and this year I switched and started putting left-handed. This result was unexpected but I’m very pleased with it. It shows that the change I made is currently showing progress. I’m happy with the way I began the year and looking forward to gathering some good finishes.”

Cristiano Terragni from Italy, who was just 1 stroke off the lead after yesterday’s round, shot a bogey-free, 4 under-par 68 in today’s final round concluding the tournament tied for 2nd place at 15 under-par. After his round, Cristiano commented, “Today I played well, I’m pleased to have put together a bogey-free round. I was in control of my game especially on the front-nine due to the fact that the pins were harder and there was more wind. However, on the back-nine I slowed down until I birdied on the 16th hole. He went on to add: “I’m happy to have begun the season with a 2nd place finish even if a win would have been better.”

In 4th place, the second-round leader, Spain’s Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela with a three-day total of 13 under-par. In 5th place, just one stroke back Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney.

After the first event of the season, Jack Floydd currently leads the Order of Merit standings with 6525 points. Tied in 2nd place Andrea Romano and Cristiano Terragni with 3,656.25 points.

Final Round-

Jack Floydd winner of the 2023 Ein Bay Open, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points and the winning check of €5,800.

The next scheduled event here at the beautiful Sokhna Golf Club is set for February 26th- 28th, for the second tournament of the 2023 Egypt Winter Series: the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open.

Tournament Promoter-

Both the 2023 Ein Bay Open and the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open are grateful for the support of: Sokhna Golf ClubEin BayHassan Allam PropertiesTPC- Touristic Promotion CompanyJaz Hotel Little Venice and Coca Cola Egypt.

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17th February 2023 | Alps Tour Golf

The 2023 Alps Tour season gets underway in Egypt!

Pre-Tournament Notes

Sokhna Golf Club
Suez, Egypt
21st – 23rd February 2023 and 26th – 28th February

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The 2023 Alps Tour season gets underway in Egypt.

Egypt, February 17th 2023 – The 2023 Alps Tour season will begin in Egypt with back-to-back events which enclose the 2023 Egypt Winter Series. Both events will be played on two different courses at the beautiful Sokhna Golf Club in Ain Sokhna. The first tournament, 2023 Ein Bay Open, will be played from February 21st until February 23rd on courses B&C. Only 3 days later, the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open will get underway from February 26th until February 28th on courses A&B.

The Field –

A riveting start to the 2023 season is expected as players are eager to begin the season in their chase for the 2024 Challenge Tour cards.

Last year Stefano Mazzoli won the 2022 Ein Bay Open with a score of 14 under-par. This year, he won’t be in the field defending his title as he earned playing status of the major tours. The 2022 Red Sea Little Venice Open was won by Oihan Guillamoundeguy as an amateur with an incredible score of 24 under-par. He will be defending his title as a professional player from February 26th until February 28th.

Approximately 22 different nations are represented among the players competing at both tournaments during the 2023 Egypt Winter Series. The host country will be well represented by three professionals competing each week. At the Ein Bay Open there will be: Maged Abdel TawabSelim El Ebiary and Ahmed W Naim. While at the Red Sea Little Venice Open there will be: Abdel Monem El Shafei, Ahmed Moslhey and Ahmed W Naim. 

For each event in the 2023 Egypt Winter Series, there will be 120 players competing for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The winner of each tournament will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. Both events will be played as 54 holes stroke play tournaments where a cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties.

The Course- 

The venue for both events, Sokhna Golf Club in Ain Sokhna, Egypt is home to 27 holes of golf. The golf club has hosted Alps Tour events for the past 10 years now and therefore has become a point of reference for players. The 2023 Ein Bay Open players will compete on courses B&C as a 7296 yards par 72, while for the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open players will compete on courses A&B as a 7620 yards par 72.

The courses are located along the shores of the Gulf of Suez and were designed by John Sanford & Tim Lobb.  They were built with gently undulating fairways and well-placed water and sand traps. The courses are known for their technical difficulties being located near the shores. With that being said, the players could face strong winds.

Sokhna Golf Club is a joint venture between the Little Venice Golf Resort which is part of Hassan Allam Properties and El Ein Bay owned by Galalah Touristic Investments Company. They joined to create a “real first-class golfing destination” in Ain Sokhna.

Tournament Promoter- 

Both the 2023 Ein Bay Open and the 2023 Red Sea Little Venice Open are grateful for the support of: Sokhna Golf ClubEin BayHassan Allam PropertiesTPC- Touristic Promotion CompanyJaz Hotel Little Venice and Coca Cola Egypt.

While we are eagerly awaiting the first tee shot on February 21st to get the 2023 season started, we wanted to wish all the players the best of luck this season.

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19th February 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Alps Tour 2022 Season ready to kick off at Sokhna GC for the Ein Bay Open


February 19th, 2022 – Everything is finally under way to kick off the Alps Tour season.

120 players, from twenty countries around the world, will challenge each other to try to reach the highest step of the podium in Egypt from February 22nd to 24th during three day of pure golf.
The course chosen to host the opening stage of the Tour, the Ein Bay Open 2022, is the Sokhna Golf Club (course A&B), now in its tenth appearance in the Alps Tour schedule and a true point of reference in these recent years.
Located along the shores of the Gulf of Suez, this par 72 will give the newcomers a hard time even during the following week.
The 27-holes resort of Sokhna GC, in fact, will also be the venue for the second leg of this Egyptian Swing which will take place from February 27th to March 1st during the Red Sea Little Venice Open, on course B&C.
The course is well renowned for its technical difficulties and sometimes the strong winds or high temperatures can add to the challenges that the participants have to fear. In fact, despite most of the players concluded under par last year when the tournament was played in May, the weather conditions definitely tested the bodies and minds of the participants.

Last year Spaniard Angel Hidalgo Portillo, 23, grabbed here his first professional win, igniting the spark for his stellar season which eventually brought him on Challenge Tour and DP World Tour thanks to his brilliant results.

Among the favorites players, there will be Frenchman Frank Medale, who narrowly missed out one of the Challenge Tour cards last season, or Italians Stefano Mazzoli winner of the Antognolla Alps Open in 2021 and Luca Cianchetti who last year won the Red Sea Little Venice Open here at Sokhna GC.
Among the participants there will be also Frenchman Pierre Pineau and Spaniard Jacobo Pastor, two players who last year seriously challenged the eventual winner finishing respectively second and third with -14 and -13 under par.

The host country Egypt will be well represented here at Sokhna Golf Club by pro Issa Abou El Ela and three amateurs, Abdel Monem El Shafei, Anshul Kabthiyal and Ahmed Naim, who will participate in all the three tournaments organized in Egypt over the next weeks.

The French contingent is the most conspicuous, though, with 30 players, including the winner of the 2022 Qualifying School, amateur Martin Couvra, one of the nine “under 20” players who make up for one of the youngest field ever for an Alps Tour event. Italy and Spain follow with 27 and 24 players, respectively.

Players, as for all the competition organized during the year by Alps Tour, will compete for a prize money of 40,000 euros.

The access to the tournament is ruled according to the 2021 Alps Tour ranking and to the results in the Qualifying School played last November, assigning the playing categories to Alps Tour members. Other exemptions include the National Field, with a number of spots varying depending on the host country, plus some invitations and wild cards.

We just have to wait for the initial tee-shot to officially kick off the golf season and wish all the guys good luck. Check the Alps Tour Golf app for the full schedule.


11th January 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

Ready for an exciting New Season!

January 11th, 2022 – The 2022 schedule has not yet been fully finalized, but our Alps Tour members are definitely ready and eager to start an exciting new season with an ambitious goal: gaining one of the five Challenge Tour cards at stake for the best players in the Order of Merit at the end of the year. This has been clear since the opening of the entries for the 2022 Winter Series one week ago with a flow of names adding up, hour after hour, and soon exceeding the 120 spots available for each of the three tournaments scheduled in a row from February 22 to March 6.

Egypt is once again the ideal stage for starting the touring season, as it has been the case since 2013, including the last two complicated years. For the 10th time, in fact, the Sokhna Golf Club will host the Ein Bay Open (February 22-24) and the Red Sea Little Venice Open (Febr. 27 – March 1). These two traditional events taking place on the shores of the Suez Gulf will be followed by the return of the New Giza Open (March 4-6) at stunning New Giza Golf Club near Cairo, some 160 km North West of Sokhna and built by the Australian golf architect Tim Lobb with amazing views of the famous Pyramids of Giza. It will be the second experience for the Alps Tour at New Giza, after the debut event in March 2019 won by Italian Lorenzo Scalise, now a Challenge Tour regular.

The 2022 schedule – which should count 18 tournaments in all, with 40,000 prize money each – will then resume in the last week of March with a “Spring Series” in Italy, two events yet to be confirmed, followed by the traditional stop in Miglianico (centre of Italy) for the 8th edition of the Abruzzo Alps Open (April 13-15).

May, June and July are going to be quite busy, with the Italy Alps event (May 5-7) on a venue to be announced, then in Austria for the 30th edition of the Gösser Open at the Golf Club Erzherzog Johann (May 19-21), the 8th edition of the Memorial Giorgio Bordoni at La Pinetina, Italy (May 25-27). We will cross the Atlantic Sea for the Open de St Francois in Guadeloupe (June 2-4), then back to France for the 18th edition of the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or (June 17-19), and straight to Spain for the Alps de Andalucia (June 23-25); back to France for the Aa St Omer mixed Open (June 30 – July 2) with the LET Access, Spain again with Alps de las Castillas (July 7-9) and La Gomera island with the Alps de la Gomera (July 14-16).

The final part of the season will be in Italy, with one event in July (21-23), then the Albarella Alps Open near Venice (September 29 – October 1), and the Grand Final (October 6-8) to finish with a special celebration and the best performing players of the year.

All we have left to do now is getting ready at our best for the upcoming Egyptian events: entries close on February 1st! Check the Alps Tour Golf app for the full schedule.


31st August 2020 | Alps Tour Golf

Tournament 2 of the Return and the Alps Tour Rises to the Occasion

Breuil-Cervinia (Italy), August 31st, 2020 –By rising to the occasion, we are talking 2050-metres/6726-feet above sea level at the Cervino Golf Club in the Italian Alps.

The highest golf course in Italy and one of the highest in Europe, the par 68, 5305-metre/5799-yard course welcomes its 6th edition of the Cervino Open and celebrates 65 years of affiliation with the Italian Golf Federation.

The stunning backdrop of the Matterhorn, (Il Cervino in Italian and Le Cervin in French), belies a course where the geographic, climatic, and technical challenges are multiple and constantly changing. The sloping terrain offers multiple water hazards, narrow tee offs and even marmot holes. The weather can be capricious with low morning temperatures requiring winter gear and warm afternoon weather seeing the layers peeled off. The elevation of the course affects ball trajectories and distance requiring concentration and anticipation.

Of the 132 players confirmed in the field, there are a number of players who know the course well. In 2018, Giacomo Fortini from Italy, won the competition as an amateur and takes on the challenge again in this his rookie year on the Alps Tour. His compatriot Michele Cea, who was third in 2018, is also present.

The French Alps Tour veteran, Xavier Poncelet who was joint third in 2018 is here, fresh from his win at the Archachon Open in France on August 27th 2020. James Sharp from England, another former Cervino Open champion and Alps Tour habitué, will be hoping to add a win to his previous sole victory here in 2017.

The winners of the 2020 Egypt Series, the Dutchman Lars Keunen, current leader of the Order of Merit and winner in February 2020 of the Ein Bay Open and Stefano Mazzoli from Italy, winner of the Red Sea Little Venice Open, will both be eager to add a victory notch to their belts.

With the absence of last year’s winner, David Carey from Ireland, one thing is sure, there will be a new title holder among the 107 professionals and 25 amateurs teeing up on Wednesday September 2nd.

The forecast for Day 1 means a chilly start for the early tee-offs with a bracing 3°C/37°F in the morning and a maximum of 12°C/54°F in the afternoon. Scattered clouds, long clear spells and light to gentle breezes mean overall good weather conditions as tournament four of the 2020 Alps Tour gets under way.

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6th March 2020 | Alps Tour Golf

Postponement of the Alps Tour Winter Series

Paris – 6 March 2020. Given the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Alps Tour Board has taken the decision to postpone the three upcoming events in Egypt.

The Allegria Open, the Dreamland Pyramids Open and the New Giza Open will be rescheduled for September 2020. Exact details will be released in the near future.

At the moment, no other postponement of events is envisaged, although we are closely monitoring the situation and we shall abide by the orders of the relevant authorities.

We will keep you posted soon.


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16th February 2019 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour Winter Series kicks off in Egypt

120 players of 20 different nationalities are sharpening their tools for the opening tournaments of the 2019 Alps Tour season, kicking off next week in Egypt with the first part of the Winter Series, Ein Bay Open and Red Sea Little Venice Open, on the North shores of the Red Sea.

Italian Michele Cea will be defending his Ein Bay title on Sokhna Golf Course, while Englishman Jack Singh Brar, winner of last year’s Red Sea Little Venice Open, is now off building his brilliant career on the Challenge and European Tour, but both Austrian Bernard Neumayer and Italian Federico Zucchetti, second and third respectively in 2018, will be again in Sokhna aiming to improve their records and trying to grab the €5,800 cheque for the first prize.

Egypt has been welcoming the start of Alps Tour seasons for seven years now, and Sokhna Golf Club, with its beautiful resort and its 27-holes golf course, has already proved to be the perfect venue for assigning the first two titles of the year and the €40,000 prize money at stake for each of the two tournaments.

Ein Bay Open is set to start next Tuesday, 19th February, and will be played on three days and 54 holes on Sokhna Golf, B and C Course; after the second round, the top 40 pros and ties will go on playing for the title and for sharing the prize money; same format for Red Sea Little Venice Open, played on courses A and B from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th February. In between, on Friday 22nd February, the Alps Tour Sokhna Pro Am, with 26 teams playing on A+B courses.

Egypt will host also the second part of the Winter Series with three tournaments in a row, played from March 25th to April 6th on three different courses near The Caire and the pyramids : Dreamland Pyramids Open on Dreamland GC, New Giza Open on New Giza Gc – a new spectacular venue inaugurated last October – and Katameya Dunes Open, on the Lakes Course of Katameya Dunes.

The venue

“Sokhna Golf Club” (SGC) is a joint venture between two of Ain Sokhna’s leading golf resorts Little Venice Golf Resort, part of Hassan Allam Properties (HAP) portfolio and EINBAY, part of Galalah Touristic Investments Company. These two well-known developers joined forces to create a fantastic new golfing heaven in Ain Sokhna.

“Sokhna Golf Club” (SGC) is only one hour drive from Cairo and features a 27-hole Championship Golf Course designed by renowned golf course designers, John Sanford and Tim Lobb, The course is built entirely to international specifications, with gently undulating fairways, perfect putting surfaces and well placed lakes and sand traps. It’s simply a “must play” golf course. The outstanding course is also situated just a minute walk from the sandy coastline of Ain Sokhna, the location aims for a perfect stay for the entire family.

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