Spain is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the world, and it’s easy to see why.
With so many golf courses and resorts in Spain, it has become the prime location in Europe for golf enthusiasts.
The country offers unique courses that cater to players of every skill level and are located throughout scenic landscapes.
Spain’s Mediterranean climate is well-known for being warm and pleasant even in early spring and the average temperature is 20C. Spain is internationally known for its warm weather and is regularly chosen as a destination for many sporting competitions, such as The Ryder Cup, Volvo Masters and the Spanish Open.
With so many amazing luxury golf resorts in Spain, all golfers are bound to find the ideal one for their holiday. Whether you’re planning a trip with the guys or taking it easy with the family, these resorts offer superb accommodations and provide a relaxing and safe environment. Time to put those clubs back in the bag!
The 450+ magnificent courses provide golfers with outstanding facilities, modern clubhouses and beautiful natural surroundings. From Galicia, Spain’s Costa Brava; Madrid; Valencia; and all along Spain’s exquisite Andalucian coast; there are certainly a lot of choices when it comes to picking one of many great Spain golfing break deals.
1. Valderrama, Cadiz
Widely esteemed as the best golf course in Spain and ranked in the world’s top 10 courses on several occasions Valderrama, Cadiz will be an unforgettable round of golf and is fast becoming a bucket list course on the European Tour.
The site of the 1997 Ryder Cup, climbs and falls like a roller coaster with incredible vistas of wild vegetation and cork oak trees on every hole. Designed by the legendary Trent Jones Sr. the Valderrama’s wide fairways and open holes combine to provide a spectacular all-around golf experience that can be enjoyed year-round.
2. Sotogrande, Cadiz
Neighbour to Valderrama and set on similar ideal-for-golf terrain, this course is shorter and less dramatic but designed by Trent Jones Sr and was the first Spanish design to make the Costa del Sol a golf mecca.
3. PGA Catalunya (Stadium)
5-star luxury accommodation and championship golf combine to make this venue a favorite for golf enthusiasts on tours. Tight tree-lined fairways and elevated greens with lakes make Girona a very scenic and challenging course.
4. Finca Cortesin, Malaga
Synonymous with championship golf, Finca Cortesin is a five-star Mediterranean resort that has hosted the World Match Play Championship three times. The centrepiece of the resort is a brute of course (7,700 yards from the tips and with 28 bunkers) that was designed to have no hole of less than championship quality.
5. El Saler, Valencia
Composed of rolling fairways and flanked by woodland, El Saler by Spanish architect Javier Arana is set on rolling dunes and boasts magnificent views of the Balearic Sea. So if you’re in search of a par 72 and 18-hole links course that exudes style and sophistication, El Saler is the place for you.
6. Real Club Valderrama
The renowned Valderrama Golf Club has been rated the best golf course in Europe according to Golf World magazine. Located in a prominent hill at Sotogrande, in southern Spain, the golf club has a single 18-hole course providing a challenge to even the best players. The extensive facilities also include a 9-hole par-3 course for the novices and more relaxed players.
The Real Club Valderrama Golf Course was constructed in 1974 following the designs of the renowned American Golf Course Architect Robert Trent Jones. In 1984, the golf course was purchased by Jaime Ortíz-Patiño and the original architect was called back to expand and redesign the course. Since then, The Real Club Valderrama Golf Course has collected numerous awards and fun accolades.
Another major golf competition to take place at The Real Club Valderrama is the Volvo Masters. This tournament is played on a prestigious golf course that hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997 and 2010. In addition, this club has played host to other prestigious tournaments such as the WGC-American Express Championship and Ladies Spanish Open.