Gant Ladies Open
The Ladies European Tour returns to Finland for the inaugural Gant Ladies Open at Aura Golf, Turku from 15-17 June 2021.
Working with the Finnish Golf Association, the tournament boasts a €200,000 prize fund and will be one of the last tournaments before the Olympics – a great chance to see the top talents on their way to Tokyo.
“It has been a long-term dream to get the Ladies European Tour back in Finland. We are very happy that the pieces have now fell into place – a big thank you to all the collaborators for that. Next summer will be a great show for Finnish golf, and the Gant Ladies Open will be a domestic highlight and a significant step towards the Tokyo Olympics. The international event also supports our position of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of professional sport,” said, Hanna Hartikainen, President of Finnish Golf Union.
Hosted at Aura Golf in the idyllic Turku Ruissalo, the championship layout is one of the oldest golf courses in the nation and has extensive experience organizing professional and amateur competitions having hosted the Gant Open in 2015 on the European Challenge Tour and the Finnish Ladies Open on the Swedish Golf Tour.
Commenting on the news, Alexandra Armas, Ladies European Tour, CEO, said: “We are delighted to return to Finland for the first time in ten years for a brand new event on the LET schedule. We are always looking to present our members with exciting playing opportunities and with Finnish golf on the rise, I am certain that the Gant Ladies Open at Aura Golf will be an interesting tournament for not just our players but for local fans who have never seen our world-class players perform live.”
Ahti Koskilahti, President Aura Golf, added, “Aura Golf is famous for it’s long-term investment in competitive golf and organizing championships. Players from the club have won multiple trophies both on amateur level and on professional tours. Hosting the Gant Ladies Open is a natural next step for us and superb way to present our course.”
With 11 tournament invites on offer, it is likely the best of Finland’s talent will join the international field which is set to include LET Finnish stars Sanna Nuutinen, Tiia Koivisto, Ursula Wikström and many more. For more information and news from the Ladies European Tour, visit: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
The Course – Aura Golf
Founded in 1958, Aura Golf is one of the oldest golf clubs in Finland. Ruissalo is just a stone’s throw from Turku, situated on the southwest coast of Finland.
The 18-hole golf course (par 71) is always in top-notch condition and is surrounded by old, impressive oak trees. The course is challenging in a way that endears it to both less experienced players and to pros.
Aura Golf has been the host for several international championship-level competitions, latest the the European Challenge Tour Gant Open in 2015 and the Ladies’ European Amateur Championships in 2013.
Address: Ruissalo puistotie 536, 20100 TURKU
Driving directions: 11 km from the Turku city centre, follow the signs in the direction of Ruissalo Camping.