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The popularity of golf in Spain has to be mainly attributed to it’s superb climate, that in many regions allows “year-round play”, when other parts of Europe are suffering the “wrath” of winter. Another reason might be that the Spanish have taken golf very seriously, not only as a viable boost for tourism but also as a respected game within the country.
Many of the golf courses in Spain have been designed by some of the best designers in Europe and most of them are kept in outstanding condition all year round. The majority of the golf clubs and resorts, especially those along the coast of Spain, have ensured that golfers are well catered for, with the best in modern facilities, restaurants, bars and alternative sporting activities, all situated in luxurious surroundings.
Spain is an ideal autumn/winter destination, especially for golfers, the milder climate allows you to enjoy your sport when other parts of Europe are experiencing the cold damp weather. In the south of Spain, Almeria, Costa del Sol (Malaga) and indeed some of the Islands such as Tenerife and Mallorca, the weather can remain warm and sunny, with temperatures into the 20’s until mid-January. After that date the wetter months continue until May, during this time you may experience some days of heavy rainfall and cold evenings, however, these are more often than not, accompanied by warm sunny days. The south of Spain is Europe’s best destination for winter getaways and a must for golfers wishing to “keep up their play” while the weather prevents it in other European countries.
The main golf destinations in Spain are along the Mediterranean coastline, from the Costa Brava (Barcelona) down to the Atlantic region of Costa de la Luz (Cadiz). The main “pride” of Spain and it’s leading golf destination being the Costa del Sol (Malaga) region, with its impressive collection of golf courses and golf resorts. In fact, the area has now been officially “twin named” the Costa del Golf in acknowledgment of it’s status as Europe’s leading golf destination. The Costa de La Luz is also becoming a very popular destination for golf in Spain, it does not have the vast amount of courses and choice of the Costa del Sol, but the courses that exist here are of “world-class” and the region retains a traditional, hospitable and relaxing charm that attracts visitors from all over Europe. The Costa Blanca is also somewhat of a golf “hot spot” and boasts some of Europes best championship courses.
The Mediterranean coastline of Spain and all its major resorts are easy to access from almost all major cities in Europe, many of the low-cost airlines offer flights into Spain’s major destinations at very low rates (if booked in advance). This makes Spain an attractive place with even a modest budget, accommodation is also very reasonably priced at most times of the year too. Transport within the country has become even easier, with a good road network and ever more reliable public transport and taxis, a sign that Spain has modernised fast. There is no visa system for visitors from Europe, you need only a valid passport to enter Spain, this along with the regular cheap flights, has made Spain a destination for a golf weekend, as well as for the longer golf holiday in Spain.
With golf courses, resorts and clubs of the high standard you will find in Spain, it would be expected that the price tag for playing at these superb establishments would be high. In fact, that is quite the opposite, the rates for playing golf in Spain are very reasonable at all but the most prestigious clubs, golf is not considered a sport for the wealthy in Spain, more a mainstream sport for all to enjoy. There are over 100 golf courses along the coast of Spain, with an astonishing 50 on the Costa del Sol alone, this also helps to keep the green fee’s bearable, with stiff competition between the clubs.
Whether you want to combine a game of golf with a trip to an amazing coastal resort, holiday islands like Mallorca or Tenerife, or a traditional city break, there’s a rich variety of quality golf on offer in Spain, catering to every budget, taste and ability.
Here are some of our favourites Spanish golf courses
Costa Blanca is one of the fastest-growing destinations for Spanish golf holidays, and when you look at courses such as Las Colinas, you can understand why.
A regular on lists for best courses in Europe, Las Colinas offers awe-inspiring natural scenery and 18-stunning holes to test your game. A perfect course to add to the itinerary of golf holidays in and around Alicante.
With 3 golf courses (2 eighteen-hole courses and 1 nine-hole course), stylish facilities and jaw-dropping views out over the Mediterranean, the Lumine club offers a touch of class for those looking to indulge in a Spanish golfer’s paradise.
Just a short drive from Salou in the Costa Brava, Lumine is perfect for golf tourists looking to sample the delights of coastal Spain with challenging, enjoyable time spent on well-tended links.
A modern, parkland course, Nuevo Portil is a popular choice for golf tourists looking for an enjoyable, moderate challenge when on a golf holiday in Andalucia and Costa De La Luz.
Gently undulating wide fairways and smooth, slick greens define the course that stretches more than 6,000m across 45 hectares.
If you’re looking for a resort to immerse yourself in quality, challenging golf with luxury, pampering and high-end amenities at your fingertips, then welcome to Mar Menor. In the heart of the picturesque region of Murcia in the South-East of the country, Mar Menor offers not one but SIX championship courses.
Crafted by golfing luminaries such as Dave Thomas and the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this is a golfer’s resort, offering a new challenge every day of your stay. With the luxury of the resort’s 5-star hotel and just an hour from Alicante airport, Mar Menor is a perfect base for a golf break in Murcia, whether for a week or a weekend.
Few courses on the European mainland boast as much pedigree as Valderrama, host club of the 1997 Ryder Cup.
The iconic venue is an imposing challenge for all golfers but a joy for all who experience it nonetheless. With a range of tees to moderate and difficulty, the sheer pleasure of treading the famous fairways and greens is part of the thrill.
The Costa Del Sol is a hotbed for golf travellers and is situated close to Malaga, Valderrama is a true must-play course on your Spanish golf holiday to the region.
Long-heralded as one of Mallorca’s premier golf courses, the T club at Poniente remains a hugely popular destination for golfers due to its natural beauty, its charm, the delight of its visitor-friendly layout and its close proximity to the vibrancy of the island’s capital, Palma.
The course provides an interesting challenge for all golfers, rewarding more accurate play while allowing everyone a chance to score well on their holiday. With recently modernised facilities and the traditional welcome of an established golfing hotspot, it’s a course you should consider including on your next golf holiday in Mallorca.
For those looking to head inland and enjoy a city break in Madrid for their golf holiday in Spain, then there’s a variety of interesting options and enjoyably challenging venues to consider. High on that list should be Lomas Bosque.
Just thirty minutes from the city centre, this delightful parkland course is beautifully maintained and offers spectacular views across Sierra de Guadarrama. Stylish, modern facilities combine with a championship course and natural scenic beauty to deliver a truly memorable golfing experience as part of your stay in the Spanish capital.
There’s a reason that Costa Adeje is such a well-liked and popular golfing destination in Tenerife. Quite simply, it’s the combination of a delightful, well-kept and interesting course, stunning Atlantic views from the fairways, quality facilities and the fact it is just a lob-wedge from the nightlife and amenities of Playa De Las Americas.
Very much a golf holiday destination, the course lends itself to players of all standards, offering a true challenge yet always enjoyable, from the friendly stableford to the society strokeplay.
And there’s more
Of course, while these are real favourites for golf holiday-makers, the true joy of a golfing break in Spain is the vast number of different courses, dotted on the landscape inland and by the coast, within reach of major cities and every popular holiday resort across the country.
Whichever part of Spain takes your fancy, we’ve got some golfing treats lined up for you. So get in touch and we’ll help put together a Spanish golfing holiday that will stay in your memory.