Golf in Spain

Spain boasts some wonderful golf courses, and many people come year after year to combine a quality golf holiday with the chance to enjoy the vibrant culture and top end cuisine. Whether you prefer the Costa del Sol and the climate of Andalusia, or the northern climes of Catalunya, we can offer excellent hotels and the chance to enjoy the surroundings. From the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella to the PGA Catalunya Golf in Caldes de Malavella, we can offer a selection of some of the best golf courses and hotels in Europe,

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Catalunya has a selection of fine Golf courses to whet the appetite. The PGA Catalunya is an hour from the hustle of Barcelona and lee than fifteen minutes from the medieval delight of Girona, set amid green hills and mountains. A five star hotel, two championship golf courses and a myriad of outdoor activities including trekking, cycling and horse riding trails. Further afield, the Torremirona Golf and Spa near Figueras offers fine dining and an excellent location at the feet of the Pyrenees, South of Barcelona and we find the Dolce 5 star hotel in Sitges, next to the nearby Mediterranean golf course, where you can enjoy the sunny microclimate of this excellent resort.


The city of Marbella is known for it’s beachside culture and excellent hotels, and has now launched it’s Golf Passport offering the chance to play on six different golf courses in the área. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Port Banus, and during the day make the most of some of the best golf on the Iberian peninsular. From the Santa Clara Golf Club to Los Naranjos, this is a fantastic meeting point for golf enthusiasts. The Marbella Golf Country Club is another must do for those who like to combine travel with sport, with the chance to embrace all that Andalucia has to offer.

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La Manga Club is another stop for golfers visiting Europe, with two hotels of four and five star class, three golf courses, a wellness centre and over a dozen restaurants. The coastline of the Murcia área has been developed in recent years and both Mar Menor and the city of Murcia are well worth a visit if you are in the área, and the beauty of the countryside has led to several more golf courses being built around the city.


A chance to play on an Arizona style desert course, or a trip to the coast to play by the sea, Almeria can offer both types for both the expert or the enthusiast, with a selection of hotels and villas catering for all visitors. Almeria is an exciting destination for a golf break, with the chance to play a desert course in Europe a big opportunity, and the climate offering 360 days of sunshine every year makes the area a year round destination.


The vibrant city of Barcelona has become synonymous with culture, fine dining and exciting night life, and makes a great base to visit the many golf courses in the area, as well as a great destination in it’s own right. One of the best known courses is the Royal Golf Club El Prat, venue for many prestigious international tournaments, and is ranked in the top 75 in Europe. It has three courses, the Pink course designed for tournaments, as well as the Yellow, which is a heath style course for all levels, and the Green, and from the clubhouse to the views, everything is immaculate.

Canary Islands

Winter golf is an attractive proposition in the Canary Islands, as the climate is a good one if the winter storms are getting you down, and the Islands offer some great courses. The main centres are on the two biggest islands, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. On Tenerife, the five star Abama resort is a wonderful place to start, both for it’s excellent golf and as a centre for other courses around the island.

Costa Blanca

The chance to enjoy golf beside the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean sea is enhanced by the superb climate of the Costa Blanca, that offers excellent conditions for golf, along with several great championship courses. Starting in the north, the fantastic Oliva Nova resort offers a great round of links golf with fifteen holes having water hazards, and excellent facilities.

Costa Brava

Equally accessible from Girona or Barcelona airports, the Costa Brava is a fantastic destination, combining great championship courses with beautiful beaches and scenery. The PGA Resort offers two great tracks, the Stadium course being considered one of the best in Europe, while the Tour course is ideal for golfers of all levels, and the Carimal hotel is a luxury 5 star hotel making a stay there a fantastic experience.

Costa de la Luz

The Cadiz and Huelva areas are home to many excellent golf courses while the nearby town of Jerez de la Frontera offers bodegas specializing in wine, brandy and of course sherry of a very high standard, making this an excellent area for a golf break.

Costa del Sol

For most golfers, this destination needs no introduction. From spectacular views, great weather and a selection of fantastic courses to choose from, it is the place most golfers think of when they consider taking a holiday in Spain.


The capital city of Spain and a place worthy of a visit in it’s own right, Madrid also offers a great selection of golf courses for all types of golfer. The excellent gastronomy of the city, combined with historic monuments at every turn, and art galleries of the caliber of El Prado or the Reina Sofia mean that there will be plenty to do away from the fairways, and a visit to Toledo or Segovia is an excellent way to spend some time out of the city.


Between the pulsating night life and spectacular beaches, Majorca is a popular holiday spot every year, but spectacular can also be applied to the golf courses that populate the island, some of which are among the best in Spain.


Rapidly becoming a major golf centre in Europe, the Murcia region boasts a wonderful year round climate for golf, combined with a selection of fantastic championship courses for both the pro and enthusiastic golfer.


Tarragona is a city with historic roots dating back beyond the Romans, and the amphitheatre and the forum can still be seen in the town. There are two excellent wine growing regions nearby – the Penedes vinyards to the north, and the Priorat region to the south.


Valencia as a city underwent a dynamic change a few years back, and with it’s modern City of Arts and Sciences, and it’s winding alleys in the old town, it makes a fascinating place to visit.

Golf in Portugal


Easily accessible from Seville and Huelva, the Algarve region of Portugal makes an ideal combination for anyone hoping to play golf in more than one country, and there are some great courses in the area. It would be easily combined with the El Rompido resort or the excellent Islantilla Golf resort, as well as a visit to the Seville club, but the Algarve is a destination in it’s own right, combining amazing golf with the famous beaches of the Algarve and the cuisine and culture of Portugal.


Lisbon is becoming a major destination for golfing holidays, combining as it does the attractions of a major city combined with beach options and of course, some great golf.

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Just what I wanted, a weekend in Barcelona and a week playing golf by the Costa Brava. Nice weather and a fine golf course.


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