Spain is a great destination for golfing holidays from the UK. Only 2 hours from the UK and with fantastic golf courses available along the Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. We feature the very best golf resorts in Spain including La Manga Club and La Cala.
Cádiz, situated on the southern coastline of Andalusia, Spain. The city has a rich history and a lot of cultural sights. Next to that, there are 10 golf clubs near Cádiz. making it a perfect base for your trip!
One of the best golf courses close to Cadiz is Barceló Montecastillo Golf Club. This 18-hole golf course, situated a 30 minute drive from the city centre, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course was the venue for the Volvo Masters – a European Tour tournament – for five years.
Barceló Montecastillo Golf Club is situated at the Barcelo Montecastillo resort. If you are looking to stay in a golf resort but still want to visit the town of Cadiz, this golf resort could be perfect for you. The resort has all the facilities for a unique golf break, including tennis courts, football pitches, jogging track, saunas, hot tub and swimming pools.
Another great Cadiz golf course is IBEROSTAR Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club. The golf course has two 18-hole courses, both of them designed by Spanish legend Severiano Ballesteros. This golf club is perfect if you want to sleep close to the golf course. There are numerous hotels around IBEROSTAR Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club.
The Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain. It extends from the town of Dénia in the north, beyond which lies the Costa del Azahar, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, beyond which lies the Costa Cálida. The temperature is generally mild – the annual average being slightly higher than 17ºC – with little rainfall.
has become one of the leading International golf destinations all year round, thanks to the exceptional climate with over 300 sunny days a year, and the easy access from the main tourist markets. The golf courses have first-rate facilities and are generally sited on the coast close to the main tourist resorts making it perfect for golf holidays. There are currently over 15 courses along the Costa Blanca
Costa del Sol
Where it all began – the Costa Del Sol (or Costa Del Golf as it is also known) is where golf tourism in Spain started. With the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe its easy to see why.
Where world class resorts such as Marbella and Puerto Banus rub shoulders with more traditional resorts such as Mijas and livelier towns such as Torremolinos the Costa Del Sol is so easy to get to with regular flights from most UK airports.
From a golfers perspective there is the opportunity to play at some of the best golf courses in Europe and mix them with some little known gems and world class golf resorts such as La Cala.
Gran Canaria boasts eight magnificent golf courses that are spread evenly out around the Island. These courses were designed by professionals and experts do not hesitate in affirming that they are some of the best in Spain. Here, you will find golf courses that are veritable oases of tranquillity yet still offer a serious challenge.
Murcia or Costa Calida (Warm Coast) lies in the South East corner of Spain between Andalucia and Valencia. The province has over 170km of coastline dotted with wonderful beaches in addition to the largest salt-water lagoon in Europe (the Mar Menor), 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the Mediterranean.
Murcia enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the winters are pleasantly mild and dry. On the coast you can enjoy the stunning cliffs, endless white sandy beaches, pretty ports and undiscovered coves with crystal clear water; the beautiful and historic towns of Alhama, Lorca and Murcia are all well worth a visit.
The border area between Spain and Portugal is a fabulous area in which to play golf with some fabulous courses around Castro Marim and Tavira on the Potuguese side and Islantilla on the Spanish side.
The pride of this area of Portugal is Monte Rei – voted the best golf course in Portugal – it is an absolute golfing gem and is a real treat – but not cheap – green fees would be upwards of 200 Euro even in low season !
Accommodation options include staying in Tavira town centre at the Vila Gale. Tavira is a relatively small town but still enjoys a good selection of restaurants and bars, including a couple of lively Irish bars.
For a great All Inclusive option look no further than Robinson Club. The hotel complex sits within walking distance of the first tees of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima – both really good golf courses with Ria featuring some stunning holes by the Ocean and Cima perhaps being a little more challenging. Perhaps better than the walking distance to the first tee – the 18th green on Ria is right next to the hotel pool bar and that all inclusive cold beer !! The resort is also only 10 minutes transfer to Monte Rei.
Other options on the Portugal side of the border include the boutique Praia Verde Hotel close to Quinta do Vale golf course.
Across the border into Spain – juts 15 minutes from the border – is Islantilla Golf Resort. Set to relaunch in March 2020 the resort enjoys an on site hotel and apartments and a 27 hole golf course.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a paradise for golfers all year round, thanks to an average yearly temperature of 23°C and a location just 4 hours flight distance from the UK. The island is home to excellent golf courses, offering a variety of challenges and spectacular ocean views.