Golf in Costa de la Luz

Luxury Golf in Costa de la Luz, Andalucía, Spain

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. Huelva itself is a short ride from Portugal, meaning that some of the wonderful Algarve courses are easily accessible from here, and the city of Seville is a little more than an hour away for a cultural or a golfing break, as the Real Club de Golf Sevilla is rated consistently amongst the top fifty in Europe, with an excellent track and wide fairways, with over 10,000 trees. The Barcelo Montecastillo is a huge favourite in the area, due to it’s great maintenance, wide fairways and beautifull greens, and when teeing off here, you are following in the footsteps of many golfing greats. The Sancti Petri area hosts two great golf courses, Novo Sanct Petri, and Sancti Petri Hills which is a shorter course, while the Costa Ballena resort offers 27 holes, with some alongside the sea and others in parkland. In nearby Cadiz, the five star El Rompido resort offers stunning beauty in a national park, with two great golf courses to enjoy. North and South courses play through orange groves and down to the marshes and the sea, and unlike some golf courses in Andalusia, there are no urban sprawls to spoil the view, just the abundance of nature, and the verdant greens of the course. Even if you don’t stay at the excellent five star facilities, with it’s spa and rooms with a sea view, it is worth visiting the courses alone. Islantilla golf resort offers three 9 hole loops with stunning sea views, and the prestigious Golf Digest includes Islantilla in the top one hundred European courses. Isla Canela is another golf course sitting snugly within a nature reserve, which it has been designed to cohabit with.

Away from the golf, if you don’t want to stay in one of the excellent resorts in the area, all the cities offer excellent options to enjoy. Seville speaks for itself as a home for Flamenco, and a few nights in the area are always agreeable. The city also hosts two La Liga teams, Real Betis and Seville, if you want a change of sport. Jerez is another great place to stay, and if you want to enoy wine tasting, the city has a wide selection of some of the best bodegas and wineries in Andalucia. Cadiz is one of the oldest inhabited settlements in Europe, and Huelva enjoys a fascinating blend of culture due to it’s place on the Spain/Portugal border. The area offers spectacular natural beauty from the Donana National Park to the Picos de Aroche hills. The golfing paradise around Sotogrande is approximately an hour from Cadiz, and Portugal is the same distance from Seville, meaning for those who want a longer golfing stay, there are a lot of options.

man in blue t-shirt and gray shorts playing golf during daytime

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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