Golf courses in Spain

Playing Golf in Spain: Best Courses to Play, Regions of Spain

Spain is a golfing destination with more golf courses than any other country in Europe. The golf courses are well maintained and offer splendid views, making this an ideal golf holiday destination. Spain offers golfers of all levels the opportunity to play on challenging courses or enjoy shorter rounds of golf at easier layouts for beginners.

In fact, there are over 450 golf courses in Spain! This article will give you some information about the different regions where you can go to play golf as well as provide some tips on how to choose the best course for your game from those that we have ranked top 10 most famous golf clubs in Spain

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Where can I play golf in Spain?

There are so many golf courses in Spain to choose from, making it the most popular continental European destination for golf holiday purposes. Coastal regions – Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, and increasingly, the Costa de la Luz – appeal to holiday golfers due to a good year-round climate.

The Mediterranean coast of Spain is full of golf courses. Barcelona, Alicante, and Malaga are all good options for sunny golf breaks in the country.

Different regions across Spain provide golfers with a variety of playing conditions. The country is renowned as an excellent destination for winter getaways, and the wide range of courses makes the nation popular among travelers from all over the world.

The Costa Brava region offers scenic views with difficult holes to challenge any golfer’s ability. You will find many small towns situated along this coast that offer superb accommodation facilities for visitors who come here purely for a golfing holiday or tournament.

Moreover, walking through certain courses can be difficult because hills and heat prohibit it; consequently, many courses require that you take a buggy.

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Best Golf Courses In Spain

Spain is a country with golf courses of all types and styles. From inland to coastal, there are golfing options for every level player. The best golf courses in Spain have been selected according to their location within the country, quality, challenge level and other factors such as facilities.

The best course in Spain is Valderrama Golf Course, designed by golf legend Seve Ballesteros. Located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, this course is recognized as one of Europe’s best and has been ranked number one golf course for over 20 years consecutively.

However, we also believe the PGA Catalunya, Catalonia must be a very close second. The Stadium Course provides a world-class experience and the accommodation is perfect for a weekend escape or a base to explore from.

On the Costa Del Sol near Cadiz, you have the Reserve Club of Sotogrande, and then not too far along the coast you have the Finca Cortesin Golf Course and the Real Club Sevilla, all in Andalusia providing year-round sun.

Is golf expensive in Spain?

Yes, golf is expensive in Spain, but there are golf courses that provide excellent value for money as well. So our advice is to mix and match to play as much as you can while keeping the overall budget sensible.

Whilst the cost of golf may be higher than some other destinations you can get some fantastic offers combining Stay & Play packages and some very reasonable flights as well.

Courses by Great Golf Course Designers

Many of the best golf course architects are responsible for the design of many of the courses you can play on in Spain.

For instance, the courses at Club de Golf Valderrama and Real Club Sotogrande on the Costa de la Luz are both excellent examples of Robert Trent Jones’s work.

Cabell Robinson has designed many world-renowned golf clubs in Spain, including the Finca El Cortesín Golf Club (in Costa del Sol) and La Reserva de Sotogrande (Costa de la Luz).

Former pro golfer Neil Coles is behind the PGA Catalunya Resort (Girona), and Javier Arana has worked on the El Saler Golf Course (region of Valencia) and Aloha Golf (Marbella).

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Top Course

PGA Catalunya

Our favourite golf course in Spain is still the PGA Catalunya Stadium Course

From the daunting moment on the first tee, this is brilliant course and well worth visiting and taking a night or two in the resort.

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