Located on Europe’s Iberian peninsula sharing a border with France, Andorra and Portugal. In addition to neighbouring countries, it also borders with the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east plus a small boundary with Gibraltar. The Bay of Biscay is to the north of mainland Spain, which also has several islands including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
Spain is very easy to reach with many international airports throughout the country.
Due to the size of Spain, the climate can differ depending on which part of the country you wish to visit. The northern region of the country is warm in summer but can get cold in the winter, especially at altitude and snow is not uncommon in more mountainous areas.
However, the Mediterranean climate dominates much of the country and this sees hot and dry summers every year. The winter remains mild but with more rain than the summer months but its possible to enjoy playing golf all year round without too much to worry about in terms of the weather.
Mainland Spain is mountainous and is home to several mountain ranges including the Pyrenees, Cordillera Cantabrica, Sistema Iberico, Sistema Central, Montes de Toledo and Sierra Morena. There are also many rivers in Spain, with the Tagus, Ebro, Guadiana, Douro among the largest.
There is wide diversity among the flora and fauna in Spain and you will find different plants and wildlife depending on your location in the country. The Canary islands is home to the third largest volcano in the world from its base, Teide. The Canary islands sit in the Atlantic Ocean while the Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean Sea.
Top Golf Courses
It would be impossible to list all the top golf courses as the list would go on forever. Home to some of the most magnificent golf courses in the world and each region of the country has at least one special course to enjoy.
Real Sotogrande is rated as not only one of the best golf courses in Spain but the world. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened for play in 1964, which is a lot earlier than many other courses in the Costa del Sol. Thanks to the quality of the course, it has been used for European Tour qualifying finals.
Other top-quality golf courses include Las Colinas, La Quinta, La Torre and La Manga Resort. Spain is a massive country, with many top golf courses and the best advice is to focus on one region at a time when booking a golf holiday.