Spain is home to beautiful landscapes, stunning views and all-year-round sunshine, so it is no surprise that it is the most popular golf destination in Europe. Keen golfers from around the world head to Spain to take advantage of the great weather and the superb golf courses that are on offer. There are hundreds of golf courses and resorts to choose from. With the spectacular surroundings, manicured greens and palm tree-lined fairways, it is a golfer’s paradise only a few hours from home.
Spain is the ideal golf destination for British-based golfers, with the possibility of playing some of the best courses on offer, any time of year. With so many golf courses in Spain and top golf hotels to choose from, the most difficult part can be deciding exactly where to go for a golf break in Spain and what course to play.
On the Costa del Sol, you can find the Santa Maria golf course and the legendary Club de Golf Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup plus the Royal Sotogrande and Finca Cortesin. Further along the coast, the Costa de la Luz features the Jack Nicklaus designed Montecastillo and two golf courses designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, the Royal Seville and Costa Ballena.
The Costa Blanca boasts a number of golf courses and resorts, including the great design’s of Severiano Ballesteros at Alicante golf course or further north and the challenging La Sella, which is designed by two-time Masters winner and winning Ryder Cup captain, Jose Maria Olazabal. The area also has the popular resort of Melia Villataina Resort with its 36 holes, also in the area are Font dell Llop, Alenda, Bonalba, and further south La Finca, Campoamor and Villamartin.
Murcia in the South East of the country is now the most up-and-coming golf destination with a fantastic selection of championship golf including a Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Alhama. The Jack Nicklaus Trail is certainly very popular with some fantastic deals at Mar Menor Golf Resort, Roda Resort, PGA Catalunya resort, Westin La Quinta golf resort & Spa 5 and La Manga Club too, take a look you may be pleasantly surprised. Away from the golf course is the delightful inland town of Torre Pacheco which has a great selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
There can be little doubt that golfing breaks in Spain could last a lifetime and it would still not be possible to visit every golf course. However, it is very easy to travel to this country from the United Kingdom with flights going out from most regional airports, meaning that short or long golf holidays in Spain are proving increasingly popular especially during the winter months. Look out for our special offers and book today!