The PGA EuroPro Tour have announced that the Tour Championship will take place at the majestic Lough Erne Golf Resort.

Following the conclusion of the season-ending event, that will be played from October 19-21, five PGA EuroPro Tour members will progress to the next step and earn their Challenger Tour card after 15 gruelling competitions.

Closing out the season is the intimidating and demanding Faldo Course, which was designed by the six time major championship winner and Ryder Cup icon, Sir Nick Faldo, and opened in 2009.

Golf Operations Manager at the Lough Erne Golf Resort, Barry McCauley is delighted to be hosting the event.

“It is very exciting and it’s historic for Lough Erne because it is the first time that we will have hosted a week long professional tournament at the resort,” said McCauley.

“There is no doubt that the product we have here is suited to that and now the time is just right to go for it.

“It is a great step in the right direction for us and who knows what it will lead to in the future.

“It will be a great trial for the resort and it will give the golf operations team and the golf greenkeeping team massive experience in seeing what it is like to host an event over a week.”

And he also feels that the event will benefit the local area.

“It is brilliant for the Fermanagh Lakelands as well because obviously Lough Erne Resort and the Faldo Course is very much a focal point of the Fermanagh Lakelands in terms of the tourism factor.

“The fact we are getting to promote ourselves globally can only be good for the area and we hope to work with the likes of Fermanagh Lakeland tourism and the golf community in ways that they can get involved,” he added.