A beautiful Mediterranean coastline, perfect climate throughout the year, and great holiday destination make Spain golf a real bucket list item. With a rich record of hosting some of the world’s most renowned championships and tournaments such as the Ryder Cup and Volvo Masters Tournament in Autumn, golf courses in Spain offer some challenging world-class golf experiences. Wonderful golf facilities can be found both in the major cities and rural areas. To golf Spain, visitors can choose from an array of hundreds of courses across the country. The famous coastal region of Costa del Sol, situated within the dreamy Andalusia, has more than 40 courses to offer and is known as Costa del Sol for its popularity amongst golfers. Costa de la Luz, Costa Brava, the Canary Islands, and Costa Blanca also feature stunning courses with beautiful Mediterranean backdrops. Golf in Spain has become synonymous with the ultimate golf holiday – a wide range of courses to play and hotels to stay at, touristic attractions, nightlife, and culinary options make a perfect combination for domestic and international golf lovers.
Golf Courses and Architecture
With its long history of nourishing the sport of golf, Spain is nowadays home to world-class courses whose design often carries signatures of some of the most successful golf course architects and golfers. Real Club de Golf el Prat was designed by the legendary Greg Norman, whilst Severiano Ballesteros designed Marbella’s iconic 18-hole par-72 Alhaurín Golf course. Elsewhere in the region, Seville accommodates the Real Club de Golf, an 18-hole golf course designed by Spain’s famous champion Jose Maria Olazabal. Atalaya Golf & Country Club, a gem of the Costa del Sol, is a masterpiece of the 1925 German Golf Championships winner Bernard von Limburger. Designed in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones Senior, one of the leading course architects of the time, Valderrama golf course, situated in Sotogrande, north of Gibraltar, was voted Top European Course by Golf Monthly magazine.
Golf Clubs, Course Maintenance & Facilities
The success of industry of golf in Spain is a result of Spain’s decade-long commitment and efforts put into its development. It is home to hundreds of courses that cater to various requirements, budgets and golf proficiencies. Green fees vary depending on the season, time of the day, and exclusivity of the club. The great majority of golf clubs in Spain are beautifully maintained. Some are combined with country or sports clubs, and tend to offer a wide range of sport activities and amazing dining experiences. Most clubs do not have a waiting list for new members or strict handicap requirements for non-members, although if one is to golf Spain, appropriate attire is a must. Courses are often located in close proximity with major hotels and resorts, and are therefore situated within major touristic spots and leisure options.
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