With its delicious beaches, exquisite cuisine and vibrant culture, there are infinite reasons to visit Andalucia, but one thing it is certainly renowned for is being a golfer’s paradise.
As Europe’s leading golf destination, Andalucia is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite sport and hit some balls on world-class golf courses. The region is lucky enough to experience around 300 days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect climate for a golf holiday at any time of the year.
Andalucia offers more than 100 golf destinations to choose from, with courses located in beautiful mountain landscapes, in the cities and overlooking stunning beaches. With their stretching coastlines, Málaga and Cádiz are hugely popular with golfers. Beginners, amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy Andalucia’s immaculate courses, so whatever your ability, it’s time to tee-up and start swinging.
Check out our golf lover’s guide to Andalucia, where you can discover the best golf destinations and experiences, along with a fantastic hotel for the ultimate golfer’s getaway.
Due to its exceptional location by the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful Costa del Sol region is brimming with golfing opportunities and top destinations to visit. Hosting the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe with over 60 golf courses in the area, it is no surprise that this Spanish costa has earnt its nickname as ‘Costa del Golf’.
Fancy a round of golf in between the mountains and the sea? Head to Golf Torrequebrada – a course that will challenge and delight, whatever your handicap. Located just 20 minutes from Malaga Airport, this golfing gem will guarantee a picturesque setting whilst playing your round. With exceptional terraces, reception rooms for private functions, dressing rooms, a bar-restaurant, driving range and pro-shop, everything you could possibly need from your golfing experience is all under one roof.
Marbella Golf Country Club is another hot spot for golfers, with 18 fabulous holes on offer. If you’re feeling peckish after a day of golf, then head to the golf club’s restaurant, offering truly outstanding service and cuisine. The surrounding hills, olive groves and magnificent sea views from the two shaded terraces provide a breathtaking backdrop for the Club House’s restaurant, where you can indulge in an innovative menu featuring local seasonal ingredients, prepared fresh daily.
You can also avoid the hassle that comes with lugging your own golf clubs by hiring all your kit at Malaga airport.
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Valderrama Golf Club is one of Europe’s most well-known and the most iconic golf course in Cádiz. This prestigious destination was home to the legendary Ryder Cup in 1997, and Volvo Andalucia Masters on the European Tour for many years. Play like a pro at this golfing hub, where strategically placed sand traps, bunkers, slopes and greens await you.
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Heading to Cádiz and looking for a golf course on your hotel’s doorstep? Located in the beautiful city of Jerez, Barceló Montecastillo Golf is a golf lover’s dream, where you can hit some balls on a daily basis at the hotel’s 18-hole golf course. For the ultimate leisurely experience, roam the beautiful greens in a golf buggy and bring along some refreshments to keep yourself energised along the way. Montecastillo golf club offers a driving range, putting and chipping greens, along with a golf school for those who are eager to practice and hone their skills with the expert help of a resident pro.
If you’re an all-round sporting fanatic, you can head to the two professional sized football pitches for a kick around, hire a bat and ball and battle it out on the tennis courts, or break a sweat and go for a jog on the running track.
After all the sporting action, relax and unwind in the hotel’s U-Spa, where you can bask in the luxurious hot tub, Finnish sauna, sensation shower, Turkish bath or even treat yourself to a selection of soothing treatments.
If you fancy waking up to the glorious views of Andalucian sunshine beaming on the golf course, then book your stay in the Superior Golf View Room and admire the spectacular surroundings day and night.
Along with its wonderful sights and attractions, the province of Almería is home to incredible desert-style golf courses that can offer you a truly unique golfing experience. Aguilón Golf boasts five incredible courses where you can hone in on your skills and choose where you want to play depending on your level.
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With a fantastic selection of golf courses, the Huelva province of the Costa de la Luz is a great choice for your next golf holiday in Spain. La Monacilla Golf Club is an 18 hole course that features fairways with subtle shapes and slopes and large, well protected greens. The strategic placement of the fairway bunkers means that each tee fits perfectly to the hole layout making the course an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. The result of this fabulous golf architecture, combined with the superb course maintenance and the wonderful weather conditions found in the Huelva province, makes this a paradise for golfers.
With its proximity to several major golf courses, Barceló Isla Canela is a perfect location for golfers looking for a beach-front hotel base.