Seville is located in the far South of Spain. A provincial capital, seat of the government and parliament of the Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía. The city of Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river which crosses the city from North to South. Seville is one of Spain’s most enchanting cities, steeped in heritage and to a large extent un-spoiled by progression. It is surrounded by some of the best countryside and golf courses in Spain and it’s people offer incredible hospitality to it’s visitors.
While there are fewer courses to choose from when taking a golf holiday in Seville, it’s something of a hidden gem of a region among Spain’s plethora of golfing destinations. The historic charm of the old city serves as an ideal base from which to discover the delights of the local clubs and courses, with some local treats to test and rejoice, and a couple of crackers if you’re prepared to venture slightly further afield.
This is the jewel in the crown when it comes to golf in Seville. Just a short hop from the centre of Andalucia’s capital city, Real Sevilla is a relatively new course (opened in 1991) but very much steeped in Spain’s golfing royalty.
Designed by legendary dual major winner José Maria Olazábal, the course has been the host venue for both the World Cup of Golf and the Spanish Open during its short lifetime. A course that’s tested the abilities of seasoned pros from Paul Casey and Luke Donald, to the best of the best on the European Tour.
From the moment you roll up to the first tee, you will understand why it retains such popularity.
With immaculate conditions to greet you, it’s a course that demands respect. Generally a flat track, it’s a course where accuracy and good thinking pay dividends. And a decent short game certainly wouldn’t go amiss either as you scramble to save shots. Find the fairways and you have a chance to hit the smallish greens and keep your card clicking along. But wayward drives beware.
This is a course that reflects the class, style and ingenuity of its creator. If you want to play like Ollie, play here.
Located just to the south of Seville city, Real Club Pineda offers golf among an array of other sports from tennis to croquet and equestrianism. Indeed, it was the latter for which the venue was first founded back in the 1940s.
The club is a refined club of a more traditional type. It's very much a members' club, but it's welcoming to visitors and offers a pleasant off-course experience for food and drink in the recently renovated clubhouse.
The course itself is a relatively flat one, with very much a ‘course of two-halves’ vibe, largely down to the fact that it was originally a nine-hole course that has expanded to full size over the years. The older side of the course still retains echoes of past decades, while recent modernisations and the introduction of Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens lend it a more up-to-date feel.
As well maintained as you would expect from a private club, the course offers plenty of interest in its layout with a range of tees to suit most handicaps. And with some holes passing across the adjacent horse racing track, it’s certainly one of the more quirky courses to walk.
With its abundance of sporting facilities and a course of good quality, this is a recommended place to play when golfing down Sevilla way.
This is a welcoming treat for golfers of all handicaps looking for a pleasant and none too stressful day on the course. Frankly, from a relaxing golf holiday perspective, Zaudin ticks many boxes.
For one thing, it’s a really short and simple drive from the centre of Seville. So those who are basing themselves in the historic city can get out to the course in next to no time, and back to town read for all the evening’s activities on offer in this delightful city.
As for the golf itself, it’s simply a real holiday-style treat. A well-maintained course that’s relatively untaxing on foot, and blessed with plenty of scenery and greenery to retain interest. Wide fairways and receptive greens provide ample opportunity to keep your score respectable while offering enough to keep you regaling your round in the bar afterwards.
If you combine golf with a city break in Seville, chalk this one up to visit.
One of the great attractions about playing at Hato Verde is the natural surroundings in which it sits. A stunning backdrop for your golf, this new course, designed by former tour star Manuel Pinero beautifully blends the breath-taking natural habitat with a well-crafted design that comprises trickily placed bunkers, fairways of varying width and enough water to enjoy and be wary of.
As you'd want from a holiday golf course, there’s a challenge but enough to enjoy regardless of handicap, ability or current form. Sloping greens that reward well-placed approaches while sending others into three-putt territory, Hato Verde offers a great day for the group golfers out to enjoy a holiday Stableford.
Understated charm and quality courses define golf in Seville
While many head to the coastline of Andalucia for their golfing holidays, there’s a genuine charm and a real sense of enjoyment about the golf in and around the city of Seville.
The city itself is a joy to visit for any holiday-maker looking to soak up traditional Spanish city life, history and fine food. But throw in the rare gems of courses like Real Sevilla, Pineda and the rest and you have a city-break destination to rival some of the most enjoyable golfing holidays in Spain or across Europe.
So if this sounds like the perfect new place to plan for a golfing holiday, then get in touch with our consultants today and look to make Seville your next golfing destination.
Seville is a real jewel surrounded by some of the best countryside and golf courses in Spain, its people offer incredible hospitality to its visitors and there is always something to see and do in and around the lively Andalucian city of Seville. The city center is a friendly and captivating place to visit when you are not playing golf and many of the best attractions are all within easy walking distance from the majority of our recommended hotels and accommodation. The six main golf courses in Seville are: Hato Verde, Zaudin Golf, Real Club de Golf Sevilla, Las Minas, Sanlucar and la Pineda all situated to the south of the city.
Located about 80Km from the coast, Seville is the 4th largest of Spain’s major cities and the capital of the Andalucian region and has an enormous amount to offer to both the leisure and business traveler. Most of the popular places of interest for sightseeing like the barrio de Santa Cruz, which is very much in character with Seville’s romantic image, the Cathedral which was originally built as a mosque by the Almohads in the late 12th century, and later became the largest Gothic church in the world and the Reales Alcazares Palace are all on the east bank of the Guadalquivir river which flows through the center of the city, while the most historic places like Triana, that has a traditional pottery and tile industry, a vibrant flamenco culture, and its own festivals, the theme park Isla Magica and the former Expo 92 are all to be found on the western bank.
The passionate Semana Santa (Holy Week) which is truly spectacular with extraordinary processions of masked penitents and carnival-style floats has people travelling from across the country and around the world to witness this annual week-long event that is reputed to be the biggest annual fair. Then there is the best tapas bars and the best nightlife that can all be found in the narrow winding medieval streets that lead to the hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossom that is home to Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Direct Golf Holidays provide a variety of golf holiday packages in Sevilla and surrounding areas, providing you with comfortable accommodation and golf at some of the best courses in the region. We can also include your transfers, or car hire, plus guaranteed tee times at the golf courses.