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Best Golf in Andalucia

Andalucia, the southernmost region of Spain is full of world-class golf courses. The Region of Andalucia is a large geographic span, Illustrated by, the bustling nightlife of the Costa del Sol. In addition, the tranquility of the Costa de la Luz.  Having a good look into the Andalucia golf culture, we present this Guide to Golf in Andalucia to get inspired for your next golf trip to Spain.

Undoubtedly, Andalucia has garnered a reputation as one of Europe's leading golfing locations, with over 100 courses. Spain has a climate with guaranteed beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures, with boundless hours of sunlight, and with breathtaking landscapes.

For one thing, Spain offers plenty of choice for your next Golf Holiday. But where should you be playing your golf?. Our experts have written this guide to help you plan your next Golf Holiday to Spain.

What are our Best Golf Courses in Andalucia?

Costa del Sol

Our Top 5 Golf Courses

From Malaga to Gibraltar.

Real Club Valderrama Golf – Sotogrande, Cadiz, Costa del Sol

Real Clube de Valderrama

The Par 71 Championship Course is 6951 Yards from the Championship tees. Golfers who tee it up at the European Tour Andalucian Masters often agree that the fairways are the best in Europe. And perhaps, possibly even the world. 
Seve Ballesteros certainly had fond memories of Vallderamma.  Commenting on his 1997 Ryder Cup victory. 

"To be the captain and to win The Ryder Cup in Spain was a very special moment. It's one of the great moments of my life." 

It is not an easy course. However, that is not necessarily what it was intended to be. The Course was designed to provide thought and diligent precision for every shot. Valderrama Opened for play in 1974. Indeed, designed by none other than by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., one of the great golf course architects. The Course was originally known as Sotogrande New. Its name was changed to "Las Aves" in 1981. However, Ortiz-Patiño late renamed the course, Valderrama, due to the name of the ancient land in which it is positioned. 

Average Green Fee - €400.00

Finca Cortesin – Caseras, Malaga, Costa del Sol

Finca Cortesin GC

While Finca Cortesin Golf Course was only established in 2007. In spite of this, has already been considered to be among the best golf courses in Spain. Also, one of the finest in continental Europe. The Cabel Robinson-designed course crosses the breathtaking gorge. Furthermore, there are many favourite holes. Such as the Par-5 3rd, involving a risky shot over a water hazard. A truly beautiful course for your next golf holiday on the Costa del Sol.
From the professional tees, Finca Cortesin can be stretched over 7,500 yards. Rendering it a fantastic prospect. Even among the world's finest players who embraced the Volvo World Matchplay Championship. Former winners include Ross Fisher, Ian Poulter, and Nicolas Colsaerts.

“The greens are impressive and have nothing to envy Augusta national” SERGIO GARCIA 

Average Green Fee - €300.00 *Buggy Included

Rio Real - Marbella , Malaga, Costa del Sol

Rio Real GC

The Rio Real golf course has been designed by that of the famous Javier Arana. Often, considered the greatest Spanish designer of all time. Positioned in the most affluent part of Marbella, just 5 minutes from the city centre. This golf course was opened in 1965. The golf course winds all along Rio Real River, from which it derives its name, and constitutes an essential part of the course, right up to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Royal Spanish Golf Federation believes that it is a renowned golf course and one of the finest in Spain. Especially, in terms of its architecture and its distinctive elegance. The course is ideal for any player, due to its far more elevated holes, which make them much more enticing as they demand the use of different clubs and shots.

For those that perhaps don't have as deeper pockets to fork out for Valderrama. Without a doubt, Rio Real can also be considered one of the Best Golf Courses Andalucia

“One of my favourite golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Unquestionably, some of the finest views over the Mediterranean” TOM HALL 360 GOLF HOLIDAYS 

Average Green Fee - €115.00

Mijas Los Lagos - Mijas , Malaga, Costa del Sol

Mijas Golf International presents multiple 18 hole golf courses. Los Lagos and Los Olivos. These especially flat courses are amongst the most enjoyed on the Costa del Sol in Spain. The Los Lagos Golf Course, Also, designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course was established in 1976. While the broad fairways and the lighter rough give this course a wonderful character at first glance. However, one should be mindful of the massive bunkers and the numerous water hazards. Including, eight lakes!.  The par 5th hole, 564 m. Unquestionably, is one of the longer holes on the Costa del Sol as well as Andalucía. In 2012, the course was withdrawn for one year and was totally redesigned, the fairways were widened, new streams, reservoirs, bunkers were added and a state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage system was built, enabling the course to be played in all weather conditions.

Average Green Fee - €100.00

Golf Torrequebrada - Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

Torrequebrada GC

Right in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Torrequebrada is amongst the most popular golf courses in Spain. Thus, many golfers returning year after year. Measuring 6,399 yards in its maximum distance. Golf Torrequebrada is a friendly golf course that is a real test for golfers of all capabilities. Illustrated by, the layout which snakes its way through a variety of precarious lakes.

The ambitious layout is the innovation of Jose 'Pepe' Gancedo, renowned for some of the best courses in Spain. Golf Torrequebrada makes the top 80 Spanish courses. With its epic position between Marbella and Malaga, the course is a favourite of UK golfers looking to make the most out of the Spanish coastline.

Average Green Fee - €120.00

Costa de la Luz

Our Top 5 Golf Courses

From Cadiz to Huelva

Real Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club – Cádiz, Costa de la Luz, Spain

Novo Sancti Petri GC

Novo Sancti Petri Golf Course. Unquestionably, regarded by most to be the masterpiece of Severiano Ballesteros. One of the Best Golf Courses in Andalucia.
The first 27 holes were opened in 1990, while the remaining 9 were opened in April 2001.
Novo Sancti Petri Golf Course, with a total of 54 holes, offers a wide range of elongated fairways and rolling greens, defended by bunkers, water hazards, and plentiful foliage. Indeed, a characteristic of the region. Thus, forcing players to use total focus and accuracy when targeting the flags. The viewpoint of the ocean and the almost infinite beach of La Barrosa. Also, the almost inescapable wind from the sea. Unquestionably, make the round more challenging and more enticing. This Golf course is a test for all abilities. 

Barceló Montecastillo Golf – Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Montecastillo GC

The Montecastillo Golf Resort, crafted by the infamous golf giant Jack Nicklaus. Consequently, named the 5th best course in Europe and justly so. The course follows the idea that what you see is what you get. For example,  no blind holes, and free, wide, drive-inducing fairways.
Montecastillo is perhaps the most pristine and well-maintained course in the region. Up to five elevated tees on every hole ensuring as well that the high handicapper has a fair possibility of securing a decent score. The fairways always feel so tempting, but the clever positioning of so many bunkers ensures that caution needs to be taken. The greens are massive, with slight borrowings, and the summer months very quick.  Water comes into play on 6 of the holes. The closing three holes are exceptionally hard.

Average Green Fee - €20.00 * for hotel residents.

Golf El Rompido - North Course – Huelva,Costa de la Luz, Spain.

El Rompido Nortth GC

The golf club of El Rompido. The North Course is one of the ever-growing golf courses on the Costa de la Luz.
Wrapping across the protected salt marshland of El Rompido.

The North is a visually stunning golf course. With a wide variety of differently designed holes. Undoubtedly, the course has a challenge in store for golfers of all levels. The front nine holes feature a run of holes that require very precise drives. A traditional "risk and reward" opening nine holes await. Whilst, the back 9 is shorter but needs better precision from the fairway to narrow greens with consistently exacting standards.
The golf course opened in June 2006. Thus, the North course at El Rompido is the ideal complement to its sibling golf course. The South course at El Rompido. Nestled in the centre of Andalusia. Both golf courses are of incredible standards. However, The North just edges it for us.

Where To Stay: Precise Resort El Rompido

Average Green Fee - €70.00

Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club – Cádiz, Costa de la Luz, Spain.

Costa Ballena GC

Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club was designed in 1995. Expertly crafted by Spanish champion Jose Maria Olazabal. Jose acted as the head of construction for the golf company Integral Golf Design.

The 27 championship holes and the Par 3 course were designed on vast farmland, giving the designer a blank canvas to build a dynamic golf course. It's an easy walk for golfers of all levels. 
It was officially established for play in 1997 to accommodate all types of competition. Beginning with the European Tour Second Stage Qualifying. The Cuadrangular Internationals at Costa Ballena, King, and Queen's Cup has been contested here also. The Spanish national team also uses this wonderful resort for winter practice. This resort is very popular with Professional groups looking for coaching golf holidays.

Average Green Fee - €80.00

Islantilla Golf Course – Huelva,Costa de la Luz, Spain.

Residences Islantilla

Positioned among Isla Cristina and the Piedras Mountains on the Costa de la Luz. Unquestionably, the 27-hole golf course at Islantilla Golf Resort has held some of the biggest tournaments in Spain. Recognised as one of the best golf courses in Europe by Golf Digest. Also, a  host to the European Tour. In fact, the only course in Huelva to hold such a title.
The 27-hole course at Islantilla Golf Resort is divided into three sets of nine holes. Thus, you can mix them if you wish. The softly sloping fairways and spectacular sea views are apartments. No matter which holes you play. 

Without a doubt, the Blue Course is the most challenging. Whilst, the yellow course is known to be the least punishing.
Water comes into play regularly but is not a core component of the design of Islantilla.  Bunkers are common, particularly near the landing areas on the fairway and all around the greens. Thus, making the key to a successful round accuracy.

The practice hub and academy in Islantilla is one of the biggest in the province of Huelva. Also, the perfect location for PGA professionals to teach budding new golfers.

Where Would You Like To Play Next?…

We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and we have helped you uncover the Best Golf Courses Andalucia for 2021. Our team of experts are on hand to help you plan your next golf holiday to Spain.

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