Spain, with over 250 excellently maintained Golf Courses throughout the mainland and the Canary Islands, it is no wonder that Golf Holidays in Spain continue to be hugely popular, attracting many visitors from around the World to come and Play Golf in the Sun. Tenerife, another Spain 'Golf' Island, has lately become a hot spot for golfers prepared to enjoy another Golf Holiday in Spain.
Europe’s biggest concentration of over 45 Golf Courses can be found along the Andalusian province from Malaga to Cadiz, affectionately known as the "Costa del Golf". Many of the Spanish Golf Courses are set in picturesque locations with beautiful views of the mountains, the forests or sea, and have been meticulously designed by famous craftsmen such as Robert Trent Jones - Sotogrande and Valderrama, Jack Nicklaus - Monte Castillo, initially home of Volvo Masters and of the recently deceased Spanhish Legend Severiano Ballesteros - los Arqueros, and linked with real estate development.
Many of the hotels in Spain advertise special offers exclusively for the Golf Market and the Golf Courses in Spain often make reduced rates at various times throughout the year to help attract an all year round trade.
An utterly pleasant climate, exquisite surroundings and over 75 lavish golf complexes and resorts nestled across a fairyland horizon – there is a reason Costa Del Sol is affectionately called as Costa Del Golf and the Ultimate Golfing Paradise of Europe!
The region, situated in Southern Spain, is home to some of the best golf courses, and tops the list of the best golfing destinations in the world. Here’s an overview of the bets golf course situated in Costa Del Sol.
La Cala - Asia, America, Europa
Perched in the mystique valley of Mijas, La Cala Golf Complex is a 5-star residential golf resort and is one of the top picks of tourists, visitors and golfers landing in the region. The upscale resort is situated at around 30 minutes’ drive from Malaga International Airport, by the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
La Cala is home to three full-fledged golf courses: La Cala Asia, La Cala America and La Cala Europa, each a complete 18-hole course, one par 71 and two par 72.
Recognised as the largest golf complex in Spain, La Cala hosts a number of regional as well as international golfing championships throughout the year. An emblem of the architectural mastery of the designer Cabell Robinson, La Cala Complex was established in 1989 and has undergone multiple renovations and extensions over time.
Atalaya Golf Estepona
Atalaya Golf Estepona is a classic golf course that is heavily doused in an alluring vintage appeal. Built over half a century ago in 1968, the course has undergone multiple renovations over time that were primarily aimed at preserving its natural beauty and to enhance the experience for the visitors.
The complex carries a strong rustic charm about it and houses two golf courses: The Old Course and the New Course. Both courses are 18-hole courses, the New Course is par-71 and the Old Course is par 72. The course is set affront the magnificent Sierra Blanca Mountains is drenched in a blissful serenity.
The fairways are wide and expansive, stretched across the horizon and are punctuated with some incredible flora of the region. With mysterious bunkers, complex traps, narrowing alleyways and graduating slopes and featuring cactus, eucalyptus, azaleas, and palms, golfing is indeed a treat at Atalaya Golf Estepona, for players and spectators alike.
Nestled in the midst of Sotogrande and Marbella, Dona Julia is a unique golf clubs situated by the beach, unlike many other golf courses in the region. The 18-hole course features freshly-manicured grasslands punctuated with chunks of tall palm trees and faces a magnificent azure skyline of the Mediterranean Sea.
The course of wide and expansive, 5,976 metres long and features a variety of slope, sand dunes, bunkers, traps, alleys and greens across the length and width of the fairways. Design by the acclaim golf course designer Antonio Garcia Garrido, the Dona Julia is considered as one of the most complex golf courses of Costa Del Sol and required some skilful precision on the player’s part to ace a shot and make it to the hole.
Spain, the land of colours, cultures, arts and all things sublime is one of the most sought-after destinations of the world. Here are some special things to do, for all the travellers who have listed Spain on their bucket list. Read on.
Go Skiing on Sierra Nevada Mountains
Talk about diversified beauty and there goes the name - Malaga! The region that features tall snowy altitudes as well as sandy beachy descents - when you are in Malaga, the best of both worlds is just an arm's length away.
Take out your snow boots for a mountain stroll, or whoosh your way down the mountains, slicing through chilly mountain winds. When you're done skiing, pick up that straw hat, apply some sunscreen and get a good tan, the very same day.
With Nevada Mountains, a contrasting climate and some of the best resorts of Europe, Malaga should top your list of things to do when you are in Spain.
Golf is becoming an increasingly popular sport in Spain. As more golf courses are being constructed across the country, it has become one of the most popular attractions for the tourists and visitors landing in Spain.
At present, there are around 250 golf courses, situated mainly in the major tourist areas. The Costa del Sol region situated in Southern Spain is known as the ultimate golfing paradise of entire Europe. The courses are lavish and regularly manicured, with exquisite greens and magnificent landscapes.
The green fees depend on the tariff of the clubs and resorts, as well as the season. With a climate that stays pleasant for a major part of the year, golfing in Spain will definitely be an experience of a lifetime for you.
Experience La Tomatina
Grab those tomatoes, toss them, pound them, or squash them on your partners’ head - if you missed La Tomatina, it only means you didn’t do justice to your trip to Spain. La Tomatina, Spain's acclaimed street fest that is held in August is an event to bring out the crazy side of everyone.
With an excited mob of over 20,000 people, La Tomatina is definitely an exciting bout between local as well as foreign visitors from across the globe, where the dirtier you get, the more you have enjoyed. The ticket to the festival costs around €50 and included shuttle transfers to and fro the venue.
Run with the Bulls in Pamplona!
Running with a mob and being chased by a hoard of crazy bulls is considered a stunt that you can do only in Spain and you must have some incredible guts for that. With chanting spectators, nervous participants and the bulls on fire, the race is indeed a marathon for the survival of the fittest.
Despite the fact that it indeed is a hit or miss deal, causing casualties and leaving many injured, running with the bulls in Pamplona will be an experience you will be proud to tell your grandchildren.