in Spain are a great choice
is the ideal location for keen golfers to practice their skills and the
country offers some of the best golf courses in the world, along with great
weather, good food and great accommodation.
anyone planning a golf holiday this summer, Golf
Escapes offers many of the best options worldwide. However, in this
article we will concentrate on destinations on both the Spanish mainland
and the various lovely offshore islands.
Costa del Sol is probably one of the best spots to head to. In fact, the
coast has also been dubbed the Costa del Golf and for good reason. The
area is perfect for golfers travelling alone, but is also ideal for the
golfing member of the family can head to the greens, while the rest of
the family can recline on the gorgeous sandy beaches all the way down the
coastline or explore the various seaside resorts along the way. Many areas
offer mini-golf, which are perfect to keep the kids out of your hair.
are more than 90 courses to choose from along the coastline and many are
situated in golf resorts, giving the option of both the best accommodation
close to the beach, as well as the opportunity to tee off.
Golf on the Costa del Sol CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Adam
visiting Catalonia and Barcelona, the area offers several great courses
close to the city and the fact that Barcelona’s summer heat is a little
less oppressive than the southern regions makes for a more comfortable
game. The fact that there is more rain in this region also helps
in keeping those greens really, well, green.
looking for an island holiday, the Balearic Islands have around 27 golf
courses, perfect for a golfing holiday, all with great accommodation close
by. Whether heading for stunning Mallorca or the party island of Ibiza,
the options are endless.
the Balearic Islands offer a playing length of 93 miles, with a total of
441 holes, split up across 22 x 18-hole golf courses and five 9-hole courses.
Photo: Golf in San Roque Cadiz CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Adam
Canary Islands are another great option. Located off the west coast of
Africa, the Canaries offer a wonderfully warm climate virtually all year
all the islands have plenty to offer, the best golf course layouts are
to be found on the stunning volcanic island of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
looking for a smaller and quieter island there is, however, Martin Ebert’s
stunning golf course in Tecina on La Gomera.
those looking for greener and more lush climes, Northern Spain is also
a great destination for a golf holiday with courses to be found close to
some of the beautiful cities of the region, including Bilbao, Gijon, Pamplona,
Santander and Zaragoza.
Golf in Meloneras, Canary Islands CC BY-SA 2.0 Aftrix
are, however, more than 100 excellent golf clubs situated in the rather
more arid central region of Spain. Some of the more distinguished clubs
near the capital of Madrid even offer 36-hole golf courses. For those who
have had their fill of the busy coastal cities, central Spain is a great
option and there are many historic and beautiful cities and towns to visit
in the area while there.
area is chosen, Spain remains one of the best golfing locations in the
world. Whether you are an ace player or a beginner, you will be spoiled
for choice this year.
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