44 Monday, 28 September 2009 London Lite We tell you where to go and when... Estepona, Spain 3othertournaments The fairway to heaven Teeoffinthesunandcatchoneofthebiggestgolftournamentsoftheyear BY TRACEY BLAKE Paradise: the luxurious Finca Cortesin resort WHATS GOING ON GOLF is no longer just for the over-50s -- with stylish pros like Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia and Camilo Villegas turning heads and such celebs as Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams and Catherine Zeta- Jones playing, it has gained a young, hip fanbase. All eyes are now on one of this years main events, the Volvo World Match Play Championship, to be held from 29 October to 1 November at Finca Cortesin resort in Spain, just north of Gibraltar. Some of the worlds best golfers, including English world No.3 Paul Casey, will be playing in front of huge crowds (a day ticket is 24, volvoworldmatchplay- championship.com). BED DOWN THE five-star Finca Cortesin is the ideal base. Most players will be staying there d u r i n g the event (fincacortesin.com). Estepona is a short taxi ride away and is lively and affordable. Hostal Pilar (hos- talelpilar.es) has double rooms from just 33. HIT THE TOWN HEAD for the bars in and around Plaza de los Flores, then follow the fashionable locals to late-night music bar Melodie Cool in Calle Real. If you want the festivities to carry on all night, hit La Bulla in Avenida Espana or Bar Kronen and Bar Tolones in Calle Real. REFUEL FOR a gourmet experience, dine at Finca Cortesans Schilo restaurant, run by Dutchman Schilo Van Coevorden. His tasting menu combines Asian, Middle Eastern and European flavours. For a different vibe, head to Estepona, where Robbies on Calle Jubrique, has a fun Marilyn Monroe theme. DONT MISS SEE the Mediterranean sights by boat (5, costasolcruceros.com). HOW TO GET THERE Easyjet (easyjet.com) flies from Gatwick to Malaga from 90 return. MORE DETAILS andalucia.com 1FOR more winter sun, visit theDubai World Championshipfrom 19-22 November, which has$10m (6m) up for grabs. 2THE 2010 Ryder Cup, betweenthe US and Europe, will be atCeltic Manor, above, in Wales from28 Sep to 3 Oct next year. 3THE Open Championship returns to St Andrews, thehome of the game, in July nextyear. See the best golfers pittheir wits against The Old Course. Hip-swinger: Catherine Zeta-Jones is a golf fan index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html