City golf breaks in Madrid
Madrid, located in the heart of the peninsula and the capital of Spain since 1562 is a cosmopolitan city, known for its intense cultural, artistic activity and a very lively nightlife. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is continental and is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters that can be quite extreme at times. The city is well connected by both rail and road and the Barajas Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world which brings a constant flow of visitors to Madrid every year who are looking to enjoy this lively metropolis with its many pubs, cafes, discotheques, and nightclubs that are always open late into the night.
Madrid is fast becoming a popular golfing destination, most of the golf clubs are private but DGH can reserve your green fees as special clients on some of Madrid’s finest golf courses such as El Robledal, Lomas Bosque and Olivar Hinojosa. On your day off from golfing in Madrid, you’ll find the City is home to two major theme parks.
The Warner Brothers Theme Park, the more expensive of the two theme parks and a bit further out of the city but it is rated as the better of the two, and the Parque de Atracciones which is Madrid’s ‘city center’ theme park that can be reached direct from the Plaza de España via the metro and is also right next door to the Zoo and Aquarium.
The culture of Madrid has been dominated by its Royal history and medieval architecture where enormous cathedrals and churches are plentiful in the city. Then there is the “Gran Vía” also known as “The place that never sleeps” a lively street and one of the city’s most important shopping areas that contains a large number of hotels and many popular nightclubs and “Chueca” near to Malasaña and the Gran Vía, by far the most cosmopolitan place in town although it has become quite chic and expensive.
You won’t be short of choice when looking for something to do in Madrid. The “Barrio de Las Letras” so-called because of its connection to Spain’s most famous writers like Cervantes and Quevedo is an area full of history and interesting buildings and is also a popular tourist area because of its concentration of bars, pubs, restaurants, and hotels. The Plaza de Santa Ana is also a beautiful square but can be considered “too touristic” for some people. The Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid is very popular with tourists and locals alike. From flamenco to bullfights, football matches to museums, and the largest European market, Madrid has plenty of attractions and activities to keep its visitors happy.
A trip to Madrid would not be complete without a visit to the famous Prado Museum considered to have one of the finest and largest collections of Spanish art in the world and boasting a permanent collection of about 9,000 paintings, 5,000 drawings, 2,000 prints, 1,000 coins and medals, and approximately 2,000 decorative objects.
Direct Golf Holidays specialise in Spain and now offer a range of packages for golf holidays in Madrid. see above for more details of golf courses in Madrid and our recommended hotels. This year we are offering even lower rates for golfing holidays in Madrid, it has never been a better time to enjoy low cost golfing holidays in Spain.
With flights every day from all over Europe to Spains capital city of Madrid means that city golfing breaks have never been as easy, Madrid is the ideal location for a golf break in Spain